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Hague Vaughan

Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, Environment Canada - Retired

Hague Vaughan

Dr. Hague H. Vaughan is an ecologist who was in charge of Environment Canada’s Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) Coordinating Office from June, 1998 until his retirement from the federal government July 3, 2008. EMAN aimed to enhance the effectiveness of ecological monitoring in Canada through partnerships and collaboration in areas of shared interest including standardization of methods; outreach, engagement and capacity building; and the improved delivery of needed information to decision-makers. For the previous ten years, Dr Vaughan was responsible for the co-ordination of science within the Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation Branch of the National Water Research Institute and for liaison with other agencies and programs in areas including Climate Change, Toxic Chemicals, UV-B and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds. In a varied career, he has published on archaeology, paleoecology, water chemistry, water quality monitoring, water management, organic analytical methods, acid rain, UV-B, climate change effects on wetlands and landscapes, community engagement, better linking science to policy and decision-making, and Scouting.

As a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, he has been recognized to share in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is presently engaged in the design and implementation of the Scout Centers of Excellence for Nature and Environment (SCENES) program for Canadian and International Scouting with a focus on the provision of experiential learning programs that will give Scouting youth the knowledge, skills and ethics tomorrow’s leaders will require.