M Anne Naeth, PAg, PBiol, FSTLHE, FCSSS

Professor (Land Reclamation and Restoration Ecology) and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Renewable Resources

About Me

Research Area: Land Reclamation, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Soil Science, Conservation Biology, Sustainable Agriculture


  • University Cup, University of Alberta (2018)
  • ALES Teacher of the Year award, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (2011-2014)
  • University of Alberta Vargo Teaching Chair (2010, 2005)
  • Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (2007)
  • Mentors of the Millennium, Alberta Women’s Science Network (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Student Club, University of Alberta (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics (1999 -2011)
  • University of Alberta Alumni Association Award of Excellence (2005)
  • Award of Recognition from the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (2003)
  • Killam Annual Professorship (2001)
  • Distinguished Agrologist Award from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (2000)
  • Rutherford Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Alberta (1999)
  • 3M Teaching Fellowship for top 10 professors in Canada (1997)


Research Interests: Land reclamation; revegetation; soil reconstruction (Anthroposols); accelerating soil-plant community development; plant species selection and establishment; impacts of non native species on native plant communities; bioengineering; native plants, their mycorrhizae and microbial communities; soil remediation, bioremediation and phytoremediation; soil amendments, particularly waste products such as compost, manure, sewage sludge and biosolids.