Professor Nicholas Coops holds a Canada Research Chair at UBC. His research aims to increase our understanding of the interaction between vegetation reflectance and stand structure, coupled with developing applications of remote sensing imagery to forestry conservation and production issues. Coops is dedicated to scientific excellence. He has published > 300 refereed peer-reviewed publications and has provided keynote presentations to conferences in Japan, Brazil, Australia, the UK and Chile. In 2007 he was awarded the UBC Forestry mentoring award. He was awarded a Killam research scholarship in 2012 and the Canadian Remote Sensing Society Silver Medal for his teaching and service to the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, of which he is editor-in-chief.