Dr. Cynthia McClain
Dr. Cynthia McClain is a scientist with over 15 years of experience managing environmental monitoring and research programs in the public and private sectors. She believes that solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems require that diverse perspectives be at the table. At ABMI, she has grown the geospatial team by over 150% and her major projects include wetland and groundwater dependent ecosystem mapping, satellite-based algal bloom monitoring, and LiDAR based vegetation regeneration mapping for caribou habitat management. As an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, Dr. McClain also conducts research on provincial-scale groundwater quality and stream temperatures. She is devoted to increasing diversity in science through mentorship, leadership, and education, with a focus on the retention of women in science. Dr. McClain holds a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Geology from the University of California, Davis.