Canadian Forest Service Publications
National Forest Insect and Disease Diagnostic and Taxonomic Resources and Tools. Current Situation and Future Considerations. 2012. Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, Ottawa. 19 p.
Available from: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 33990
The historical occurrence and distribution patterns of native forest pests have been modified, or are expected to be modified in the next decade, as a result of climate change. At the same time, the risks posed by invasive alien species are expected to increase as international trade and traffic grow. These forecast trends are a concern because forest pests and invasive alien species can lead to significant losses in forest ecosystems and to economic hardship for forestrydependent communities.
This report represents a first step in a continuum of steps required to ensure that adequate levels of forest pest diagnostic and taxonomic resources exist across Canada.
Also available under the title:
Ressources et outils de diagnostic et de taxonomie des insectes forestiers et des maladies des arbres à l’échelle nationale : Situation actuelle et éléments à considérer dans l’avenir. (French)