Dr. Francis Wiese is a marine ecologist and Stantec’s Science Director for Climate Solutions. Francis brings 29 years of experience working in the coastal and marine environment throughout the world, designing, implementing, and managing large inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional science programs that address important socio-ecological issues related to climate change, the ocean, and its uses. Francis has been active in increasing ocean sustainability and climate change awareness and providing solutions by working for and with academia, government, non-profits, and industry.
Throughout his career, he has extensively focused on climate change and other anthropogenic stressors on the environment, system science, adaptive management, resilience, and environmental policy. Geographic experience includes the North Pacific, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic, Caribbean, North Sea, Galapagos, the Arctic, and Antarctica.
Dr. Wiese is also a technical reviewer for over 20 international journals and serves on various national and international science panels, committees, and working groups.