Faisal Moola, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of geography, environment and geomatics at the University of Guelph and the former director general of Ontario and Northern Canada for the David Suzuki Foundation. He is the director of the people, plants and policy lab at the University of Guelph, which does research on the ecology and ethnoecology of cultural keystone species with Indigenous Peoples in Canada and overseas. His favourite plant is wild blueberry — preferably picked from heathlands and barrens in coastal Newfoundland and washed down with a mug of strong black tea.
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