Professor, Department of Biology and the Biotron Centre for Experimental Climate Change Research
Dr. Hüner is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Environmental Stress Biology and the founder and Principal Scientist of the Biotron Centre for Experimental Climate Change Research, University of Western Ontario focused on the elucidation of the mechanisms by which plants, microbes and insects sense and adjust to climate change. Dr. Hüner has received more than 40 national and international honours and awards. In 1995, he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada, and subsequently, elected as Director of the Life Sciences Division, Academy III, the Royal Society of Canada from 1998-2001. From 1998-2002, Dr. Hüner was elected Vice President and President of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB) for which he served from 1998-2002. Dr. Hüner was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Umeå University, Sweden in 1999 and was honoured as Thomson ISI Highly Cited Researcher in 2006. Since 1980, his research group has pioneered the concept of excitation pressure as a redox sensing mechanism in plants, algae and cyanobacteria for which he received the CSPB Gold Medal in 2010.