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Rob Johns

Forest Insect Ecology
Atlantic Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5P7

Tel.: (506) 452-3785

Profile

  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 2009

Responsibilities:

  • Study the mechanisms of resistance used by trees to reduce damage associated with herbivorous insects.
  • Examine the ecological factors influencing the spatial and temporal distribution and abundance of forest insect herbivores and their natural enemies.

Areas of Interest:

  • Insect-plant-natural enemy interactions and evolutionary ecology
  • Mechanisms driving the eruptive population dynamics of insect pests
  • Proactive strategies for integrated pest management
  • Forest canopy ecology


Awards

  • Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (2007-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (2007-2009)
  • Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellowship National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Forest Service (2007)
  • Industrial Post-Secondary Scholarship (Ph.D.), National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2002-2004)
  • Industrial Post-Secondary Scholarship (M.Sc), National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2000-2002)
  • “John Simeone” Oral Presentation Award (1st place,) Northeastern Forest Pest Council Meeting, Rhode Island, USA (2006)
  • Oral Presentation Award (3rd place), 14th Annual Graduate Student Association Conference, New Brunswick (2006)
  • Dean’s List, St. Francis Xavier University (1999)


Current Research Projects

  • Integrated Pest Management
– Components of spruce budworm oral secretions as a potential pest management tool – Jack pine budworm ecology and sampling methods in white and Jack pine – Eastern spruce budworm relationships with other insect defoliators

Education

  • B.Sc. in Biology (Hon) (1999), St. Francis Xavier University
  • Ph.D. in Biology (2007), University of New Brunswick

Affiliations

  • Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution
  • Ecological Society of Japan
  • Acadian Entomological Society
  • Entomological Society of Canada
  • Population Ecology Group, New Brunswick

Research projects

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