The following quotes are unsolicited statements that were kindly extended to MSES Associates. We take great pride in our consistent reputation for scientific excellence that cuts across work sectors and transcends continents. Our clients consistently acknowledge our ability to both understand their needs and deliver results. We remain indebted to our clients.

Review Panels

“[the MSES expert witnesses’] participation helped the Panel’s understanding of the potential effects of the Project.. [and their] evidence helped the Panel’s understanding of the likelihood that Shell’s proposed mitigation would effectively reclaim upland vegetation in the closure landscape.”  The Alberta Energy Regulator’s conclusion regarding Application to Amend Approval 9756.

Aboriginal Communities

You never lost focus of our issues and main concerns. Your analytical approach is the strongest tool that we ever had in addressing the volumes of technical information that industry and government expose us to… Thank you for your objective and personal support.” Mikisew Cree First Nation, Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Komers has worked with the ACFN and other First Nations in the region for a number of years. He’s a highly respected and regarded advisor in our community.” Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Alberta Energy Regulator hearing for the proposed Teck Resources Limited Winter Drilling Program, August 19-22, 2013.

Thank you for teaching me so much about the biology of the local area and the importance of connectivity. … I appreciated your diligence and support on Environmental Committee issues,… and you took the time to explain them in layman’s terms.” Goodman & McDougall Associates Ltd. – Pcartners in Human Resources, Alberta, Canada

… you have really left them in a super position on the wildlife matters. You also have a good appreciation of some of the practical issues for an aboriginal community and I have learnt from you! ….you can be sure I will be in touch!” Chamberlain Hutchison, Barristers & Solicitors, Alberta, Canada

The writing style is crisp and clean, the conclusions are clearly set out at the beginning of the paper and each section so that the reader is not left guessing, and I think the science is very solid.  Great Job!” Prowse Chowne LLP, Alberta, Canada

…your team has been awesome to NB [New Brunswick] First Nations…
– Matt Tomah, Managing Director, Woodstock First Nation Economic Development Corp.

Stakeholders

I… was so impressed by the thoroughness of your review, as well as the simple language you were able to use in explaining some complex elements of the… application. The report is very informative and accessible!” –  Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Research

The authors describe a very relevant problem and suggest solutions that no-one has described before. The findings will form the basis for further discussions on both levels of the scientific community and government” (Reviewer 1). “The authors use different resolution imagery to quantify the rate of disturbance in the boreal forests of Alberta. While the analyses are limited to Alberta, their findings (in particular, that fine resolution imagery reveals much faster rates of disturbance) have implications for tracking forest loss globally” (Reviewer 2). Peer-review comments from Global Change Biology.

Thanks so much for your continuing contributions to ENSC401! I appreciate your complete involvement in your module: introductory lecture, 2 days in the field with the students, and the follow-up lecture … Thanks also for bringing Nina to assist. The students really liked the module.” Acting Director of the Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary, Canada.

Industry

Thank you and Susan for your very useful contributions to the SPA EIA Public Hearing Process. It was a good learning for me and my colleagues. … There is a marked change in the tone of the media. …” – “Congratulations, we have received the approval from Sindh EPA for our EIA. …Yours and Petr’s inputs in the end were very critical to this success. Thank you once again.” Premier Exploration Pakistan Ltd., Islamabad, Pakistan.

Thank you for being a great project manager. In your cordial way you manage to get all the tasks done on time and coordinate the disciplines in an efficient manner.” AMEC Earth & Environmental, Newfoundland, Canada.