Canadian Forest Service Publications
Forest Pest Risk Management: National Research Agenda (2019–2029). 2019. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. 18 p.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 40082
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
This agenda aspires to set a long-term path for collaboration and partnership in scientific research, tackling Canada’s most important socioeconomic and environmental challenges related to forest pests. Scientific solutions informed by complementary knowledge systems will help address current needs to safeguard access to wood fibre resources and international markets for Canada’s forest products, and will maintain the integrity of forest ecosystems in the context of a changing climate and an expanding movement of goods and people.
This document defines critical research themes and priorities relevant to the various stages of pest risk management. Research results will generate knowledge and tools that support evidence-based policies and practices from the assessment of potential risks to actual interventions related to outbreaks. The Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada will lead proactive and continual engagement of the pest research community to ensure that the research remains relevant and responsive, and continues to minimize the negative effects of forest pests.
Plain Language Summary
Forest insects and diseases are important ecological components of forests, but their impacts may have negative economic, social or ecological outcomes under certain conditions. Scientific research helps us to better understand, predict, mitigate and adapt to these consequences. The Forest Pest Risk Management National Research Agenda sets a long-term path for collaboration and partnership in forest pest research in Canada. It also outlines critical research themes and priorities for forest pest risk management. Research results will generate knowledge and tools that support evidence-based policies and practices that help maintain forests and a strong forest sector. These policies and practices will also help to ensure that Canadian wood and wood products are safe for international markets.
Also available under the title:
Gestion des risques liés aux ravageurs forestiers : Programme national de recherche (2019-2029). (French)