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Isabelle Duchesne

Research Scientist - Fibre Characterization
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 649-6016

Profile

Isabelle specializes in the effects of silvicultural practices on wood product quality and value. She links external tree characteristics with internal wood attributes to better predict product volume, quality and value recoveries, for softwoods and hardwoods. Within the ForValueNet network, she leads a team that develops and integrate wood attribute models allowing to simulate log primary breakdown based on both external and internal log characteristics in the sawing simulation software Optitek of FPInnovations.

Education

  • Ph.D. in forestry (Wood Science and Technology) (2001)
    Wood Ultrastructure Research Centre (WURC)
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Licence in forestry (1999)
    Wood Ultrastructure Research Centre (WURC)
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • B.Sc. in Wood Science and Technology (1992), Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of forestry, geography and geomatics, Laval University
  • Coordinator of one of the five research themes of the ForValueNet network
  • Member of the Wood Research Centre of Laval University
  • Member of Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec

Publications

Canadian Forest Service research projects