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Deepa Pureswaran

Research Scientist, Forest Insect Ecology
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Qu├ębec, 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.


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