Canadian Forest Service Publications

Great Lakes Forestry Centre e-Bulletin. Issue 17, Spring 2012. 7p.

Year: 2012

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35104

Language: English

Series: e-Bulletin (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Bt - a forest biopesticide success story: Over several decades, Canadian Forest Service researchers have played a significant role in developing the biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to combat forest defoliators such as the spruce budworm and gypsy moth. Improvements in product formulation and application technology have been made to enhance its efficacy against a wide variety of forest and agriculture insect pests.

**Leadership changes at Great Lakes Forestry Centre" - Dr. David Nanang was appointed Acting Director General, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, on a one year development assignment, effective March 6, 2013. Rod Smith will retire from the Canadian Forest Service on May 31, 2012 after a long and illustrious career spanning five decades.

Peatland fires are increasing carbon emissions: With increasing fire frequency in the boreal ecosystem Great Lakes Forestry Centre researchers are working with international collaborators to better understand the effects of peatland fires on carbon emissions to best allocate limited fire management resources and to improve policy decisions to meet these expected changes.

Using computer models and risk maps to improve invasive species management: preventing or minimizing impacts of invasive pests on forests requires the identification of areas that are threatened by invasive species. Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) scientist, Denys Yemshanov is developing new predictive risk assessment and mapping tools to support efficient and effective decisions about the management of invasive species in Canada. Knowing where, and to what extent, invasive species may become established allows management efforts to be focused on stopping or slowing their spread to minimize economic and environmental impacts.

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Also available under the title:
Centre de foresterie des Grands Lacs Bulletin-é. No. 17, printemps 2012. (French)