Dr. Munir proposed, designed, implemented and led a wide range of projects on remote monitoring or manual measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with Imperial Oil Resources, University of Umea, Sweden and University of Calgary, Canada. Soil – plant – atmosphere carbon modeling projects were also completed at many Alberta locations including Cold Lake, Fort McMurray, Wandering River, Ciba Beach, Sibbald Lake and Evansburg as part of restoration or mine closure processes. The projects were generally aimed at ensuring the restoration success of wetlands disturbed by harvesting or oil sands exploration, for reporting/regulatory purposes. While working with industry, Dr. Munir extensively reviewed COSIA’s ETAP proposals on area fugitive emissions and authored recommendation reports and presented to COSIA’s GHG work group.
Dr. Munir’s 15+ years of extensive work on GHG exchange is field and laboratory based and involved GHG flux monitoring and measuring equipment and deployment in field and lab. The work has been taught at several universities, presented at 30+ conferences and published in reputed north American or European journals.
Dr. Munir’s diversified environmental competencies are underpinned by an interdisciplinary PhD completed at University of Calgary on empirical modeling of the potential impacts of industrial disturbance or climate change on greenhouse gas exchange at boreal forest ecosystems. Later he completed a Post Doc with Environment – Oil Sands Development and Research, Imperial Oil Resources, Calgary, Alberta. He is an active PAg registered with Alberta Institute of Agrologists.