Rob Johns Colloquium Hosted by Math Stats-FR
Rob Johns of Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre will speak on:
The Calm before the Storm: Spruce Budworm as a case study for understanding the dynamics of insect epidemics
An epidemic of the spruce budworm is currently raging in eastern Quebec and is expected to soon spread through Atlantic Canada. Outbreaks of spruce budworm can have a major impact on ecosystem function, but are perhaps best known for their largely negative impact on wood supply for forest industries. From an ecologist’s perspective, I discuss the dynamical nature of spruce budworm outbreak cycles and spread and draw attention to the major theoretical framework currently shaping our understanding of spruce budworm outbreaks.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 305
Building: Tilley Hall
Room Number: 305
1 506 458 7376