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Jon Sweeney

Research Scientist
Atlantic Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5P7

Tel.: (506) 452-3499


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1989

Areas of Interest:

  • Applied ecology and management of invasive forest insects
  • Insect chemical ecology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Species diversity of ground beetles
  • Seed and cone insects


  • Associate Editor, The Canadian Entomologist
  • Chair, Science Sub-committee, Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Task Force
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle Science Sub-committee
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency-Canadian Forest Service Invasive Alien Species Surveillance Scientific and Technical Committee

Current Graduate Student Advisory Committees:

  • Co-Supervisor, Leah Flaherty, Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Brunswick: Population ecology of the brown spruce longhorn beetle
  • Advisory Committee, Ryan Jennings, M.Sc. Candidate, Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick




  • Natural Resources Canada Departmental and Canadian Forest Service Merit Awards for Outstanding Contribution addressing Alien Forest Species through Collaboration and Science (2008)
  • Fredericton Meeting Planners’ Recognition Award, as Chair of the Organizing Committee of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and Acadian Entomological Society (1996)



Current Research Projects

  • Forest Alien Invasive Species

– Biology and management of the brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB): risk mitigation, semiochemistry and pheromone-based methods of population suppression; flight behavior and dispersal, role of tree condition and natural enemies on BSLB populations. – Semiochemicals and traps for enhanced surveillance of invasive wood boring beetles


  • B.Sc. Honours (1979), Simon Fraser University
  • Ph.D. (1987), University of British Columbia


  • Entomological Society of Canada
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of British Columbia
  • Acadian Entomological Society
  • Adjunct Professor, University of New Brunswick (since 1999)


Canadian Forest Service research projects