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Raymond Desjardins (born and raised in Carlsbad Springs) receives Order of Ontario.

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

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Dr. Raymond Desjardins, a world renowned Agricultural Meteorologist, has worked at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, with researchers, producers and consumers for over 55 years. He has helped them minimize the impact of the agriculture sector on climate change and the impact of climate change on agriculture. He developed techniques to quantify land-atmosphere exchanges of mass and energy. He played a key role in national and international scientific projects in North America related to air quality and climate change. Dr. Desjardins is a member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He twice received the exceptional service award from the Commission of Agricultural Meteorology of the World Meteorological Organization for his contributions to the Commission. He was also a long-standing contributor to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organisation that was jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Raymond Desjardins was born and raised on a farm in Carlsbad Springs, Ontario and now lives in Breckenridge (Pontiac), Quebec. In 1963, he obtained a BSc (Hons.) in Physics from the University of Ottawa. He obtained an MSc in meteorology from the University of Toronto in 1965 and a PhD in Micrometeorology from Cornell University in 1972.

In 1965 Desjardins began working as a research scientist at AAFC where he spearheaded many research projects that have advanced knowledge and enabled Canada to lead the way in international efforts to fight climate change.[4] He was principal resource officer for a CIDA project in Londrina, Brazil from 1983 to 1987. From 1985 to 1998, he was adjunct professor at Laval and McGill University. He also served as a scientific advisor in agrometeorological research for the province of Quebec from 1980 to 1990. Desjardins continues to work at AAFC; some of his most recent research has focused on quantifying the carbon footprint of agricultural products and identifying ways the agricultural sector could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Raymond Desjardins (né et a demeuré à Carlsbad Springs) a reçu l’Ordre de l’Ontario.

Raymond Desjardins, météorologue agricole de renommée mondiale, travaille à la Ferme expérimentale centrale à Ottawa auprès de chercheurs, de producteurs et de consommateurs depuis plus de 55 ans. Il les a aidés à minimiser l’impact du secteur agricole sur le changement climatique et l’impact du changement climatique sur l’agriculture. Il a développé un large éventail de nouvelles techniques pour quantifier les échanges terre-atmosphère de masse et d’énergie. Il a joué un rôle clé dans des projets scientifiques nationaux et internationaux en Amérique du Nord liés à la qualité de l’air et aux changements climatiques. Le Dr Desjardins est membre de l’Ordre du Canada et membre de la Société royale du Canada. Il a reçu à deux reprises le prix pour services exceptionnels de la Commission de météorologie agricole de l’Organisation météorologique mondiale pour ses contributions de longue date à la Commission. Il a également contribué aux travaux du Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat, qui a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix en 2007.

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