After receiving a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia in 1981, Ole moved to Canada to take a post-doctoral position at the University of Guelph In 1983 he joined the Canadian Forest Service as a research scientist at the Petawawa National Forestry Institute in Chalk River, Ontario. He participated in efforts to clean up the Chalk River Laboratories of Atomic Energy of Canada as researcher for Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County, regularly appearing at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission hearings. Between 2000 and 2012 he worked for Environment Canada as science focal point for the Convention on Biological Diversity. He remains active in nuclear clean-up efforts and has also served as editor in chief of the scientific journal Biodiversity, president of the Ottawa River Institute, and board member and conservation committee chair with the Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
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