Paul Galpern

University of Calgary

Paul Galpern is an Associate Professor at University of Calgary with research interests related to agricultural sustainability. His principal focus is on Canadian Prairie agroecosystems, where he collaborates with crop growers to collect data and to ensure the relevance of his research to those making in-field decisions. Work in his lab often has an entomological or geospatial emphasis.  His team’s approach is multidisciplinary, incorporating methods from satellite remote sensing, agricultural entomology, agronomy, spatiotemporal statistics, machine learning, and genomics.

He is hopeful that growers can meet industry sustainability objectives without compromising on profitability, and that ecosystem services (the things that nature gives freely to people) hold the key to this success.