Senior Environment Resources Specialist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-Science and Technology Branch
Erl Svendsen, PAg, MSc, is a knowledge transfer specialist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In this role, he works with scientists and development specialists in many disciplines, helping them communicate their findings to non-specialists like agrologists, producers, land managers, program managers, agriculture service providers and other scientists. His background in horticulture science and plant physiology gives him a good background in agricultural sciences, while being a popular science writer has strengthened his skills to translate sometimes complex and jargon-filled scientific concepts into plain language. In communicating with varied audiences, Erl employs the most appropriate tool(s) including conventional print tools as well as new media options.