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Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

AFRC Staff

Dr. Kevin Percy, Executive Director

Dr. Kevin Percy is a senior scientist with over 40 years of experience in forest health, air pollution/climate change and environmental effects science. He retired in 2009 as Senior Scientist-Global Change following a 30 year career with the Canadian Forest Service. During 2009-2016 Dr. Percy was Lead Scientist and Executive Director of the 38 member science-based, consensus-driven, non-profit multi-stakeholder/Rights holder Wood Buffalo Environmental Association, Fort McMurray. 

Dr. Percy has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in forest health, and environmental exposure-response science. He has written retrospective state of science analyses at national and global scales, and has made key science contributions to policy and regulation. He has contributed to the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Canadian Indicators of Sustainable Forest Development, and served on the IUFRO Executive Board.

Since November 2017, Dr. Percy has been serving as Executive Director of the UNB Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative.


Kevin Danielle Godbout, Science Writer

Kevin Danielle is a writer, blogger and independent researcher living and working in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. They identify as non-binary and use of they/them pronouns. They hold graduate degrees in English literature and comparative literature from York University (MA) and Western University (PhD), respectively.

After grad school, Kevin Danielle worked as an English Second Language (ESL) instructor at l’Université de Moncton – the same institution they attended as an undergraduate, splitting time between English and psychology. Until recently, they worked full-time for LAC Group, a firm which offers clients newsletters and research papers in multiple industries.

As a content writer for Atlantic Forestry Research Collaborative (AFRC) and the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Kevin Danielle’s writing for the AFRC seeks to convey academic research using a journalistic style in order to mobilize knowledge both for specialists and the general public.

A long-time resident in the region, Kevin Danielle is actively engaged in broader discussions with friends and colleagues about natural resources in the Maritimes. Over the years, they’ve been able to explore many of the outdoor trails and natural hikes around the province, including the Fundy National Park and stops on the Acadian Coast, among others. While not a natural resources specialist, Kevin Danielle looks forward to learning more about the area from stakeholders at the AFRC and bringing more attention to their work.