Research projects

Forest-related issues are complex and interrelated. It's impossible to approach a problem or area of study in the forest sector without considering its environmental, social and economic dimensions. Will a new way of thinning trees have more or less impact on nearby wildlife and waterways? Will it make the forest more or less attractive to recreational users? Will it speed up tree growth without weakening the wood? The "science" that helps answer such questions must in reality be many different sciences, from biology and environmental science to engineering and economics.

The Canadian Forest Service conducts research in many forest-related areas including climate change, pathology, entomology, forest management, socio-economy, among others. The list below offers specific project descriptions for a few of these research areas.

Forests in Canada

Climate change

Fire

Industry

Insects and diseases

Remote sensing