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Forest ecology

Forest ecology is the scientific study of interrelated patterns and processes of flora, fauna, and ecosystem functions in forests. This includes the study of tree physiology, silvics, genetics & genomics, forest soils, climate, insects, fire, and disease disturbances.


  •  Loic D’Orangeville
    • Expertise: Forest vulnerability and adaptation to climate change;Phenology of wood formation
  • Om Rajora
    • Expertise: Local Adaptation and Evolutionary and Adaptive Genetic Potential of Marginal Populations under Climate Change;Genetic Impacts of Forest Management Practices, Fragmentation, Natural Disturbances, Climate Change and Air Pollution
  • Paul Arp
    • Expertise: Forest Soils, Watersheds, and Productivity; Hydrology, Hydro-Topographic Modelling and Mapping; Forest Planning Applications: Trafficability Forecasting, Road and Trail Routing; Digital Soil Mapping.
  • Charles Bourque
    • Expertise: Hydrological processes in landscapes;Vegetation and land interaction with the atmosphere; Biospheric fluxes in deserts, shrub land, and forests 
  • Dave MacLean (Emeritus),
  • Jon Sweeney (Adjunct)
    • Expertise: Applied ecology and management of invasive forest insects; Insect chemical ecology, Plant-insect interactions; Species diversity of ground beetles
  • Anthony Taylor (Adjunct)
    • Expertise: Forest ecosystem dynamics; Plant community assembly and succession; Climate change impacts on forest plant community structure and function
  • Kara Costanza (Adjunct),
  • Eldon Eveleigh (Adjunct),
  • Dan Quiring (HRP)
    • Expertise: Insect ecology, Insect Pest Management