Research Scientist, Forest Insect Ecology
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7
Tel.: (418) 648-7532
My research explores the ecology and management of native and exotic forest insect pests, including semiochemistry, host and mate finding behaviour, community and population ecology. I am interested in using empirical and theoretical approaches to understand the factors involved in pushing forest insect populations over the edge, causing them to transition from endemic to epidemic states.
B.Sc. Zoology. 1996. Madras Christian College, India. M.Sc. Biological Sciences. 1999. Simon Fraser University. British Columbia, Canada. Ph.D. Biological Sciences. 2003. Simon Fraser University. British Columbia, Canada. NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow. 2004-2005. Dartmouth College. New Hampshire, USA. Postdoctoral Fellow. 2006-2007. Michigan State University, USA.
- Chemical ecology, behaviour and management of Dendroctonus spp. (On-going)
- Community ecology of the brown spruce longhorn beetle, Tetropium fuscum Fabr., in Nova Scotia (On-going)
- Dynamics of rising spruce budworm populations (On-going)
- Ecosystem consequences of spruce budworm outbreaks under a changing climate (On-going)
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