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Kevin Porter

Kevin Porter

Science Director, Forest Production and Protection
Atlantic Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5P7

Tel.: (506) 452-3680

Profile

  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1983

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Knowledge Synthesis Group at the Atlantic Forestry Centre
  • Develop science-based information products
  • Integrate and synthesize science knowledge and data for use in policy analysis and forest management decision-making
  • Develop risk analysis/modeling approaches for use by the forest pest management community
  • Conduct studies to reduce uncertainty associated with forest pest risks

Areas of Knowledge:

  • Pest risk analysis
  • Landscape ecology
  • Forest modeling
  • Computer science
  • Geographic Information Systems

Areas of Interest:

  • Spatial risk modeling
  • Landscape ecology
  • Forest pest impacts

Committees:

  • Chair, National Forest Pest Strategy Information and Information Management Technical Advisory Group
  • National Forest Pest Strategy Risk Analysis Technical Advisory Group
  • Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Survey Sub-Committee

Current Graduate Student Advisory Committees:

  • Jeffrey Musgrave, M.Sc. in Mathematics (2009), University of New Brunswick
  • Chris Hennigar, Ph.D. in Forestry (2009), University of New Brunswick
  • Javed Iqbal, Ph.D. candidate in Forestry, University of New Brunswick

 


 

Awards

  • Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service Sector Merit Award for Exceptional Achievement (2007)
  • Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service Sector Merit Award for Creativity and Innovation (2007)
  • Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service Sector Merit Award for Collaboration and Partnership (2006)
  • Natural Resources Canada Departmental Award (2006)
  • Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service Sector Merit Award for Team Achievement (2001)
  • Natural Resources Canada Y2K Appreciation Award (2000)
  • Forestry Canada – Maritimes Region Award for Technical Service (1991)

 


 

Current Research Projects

  • Risk Analysis Framework for the National Forest Pest Strategy
  • Eastern Spruce Budworm Risk Analysis
  • Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Integrated Pest Management Project
  • Spruce Budworm Decision Support System
  • Spread Modeling for Forest Invasive Alien Species
  • National Invasive Alien Species (CanFIAS) Database and Document Library
  • Information Management Framework for the National Forest Pest Strategy

Education

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science (1983), University of New Brunswick

Affiliations

  • Honorary Research Associate, University of New Brunswick Forestry and Environmental Management Faculty

Publications

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