2016 AGRO New Investigator Award Finalist – Anson Main

Anson MainDr. Anson Main is a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Main received his PhD in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Christy Morrissey. His research is interdisciplinary in scope, and he currently focuses on an investigation of neonicotinoid seed treatment use and its potential effects on beneficial insects, specifically diverse native pollinator communities. Previously, his doctoral research and associated publications examined the fate and transport of neonicotinoids in agricultural wetlands of Canada’s Prairie Pothole Region. He is a three-time recipient of the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship for recognition of his research in a University-designated signature-area of freshwater resource conservation. Dr. Main has broad interests in ecology, environmental planning, and environmental science (including anthropogenic stressors) and is specifically interested in the fate, transport, and effects of chemicals and pollutants on ecosystems at a range of scales. Prior to receiving his PhD, Anson earned an MLA in Landscape Architecture (University of Toronto) and a BA from the University of Alberta.