Research

Our research focuses on understanding and modeling Forest Dynamics, specifically, forest growth and succession, a melding of Forest Ecology and Systems Biology and involves the computational and mathematical modeling of complex ecosystems.

Such models provide a means to assess how our forests will respond and develop following various types of natural and human-caused disturbances (e.g., fire, harvesting, climate change).

Our current work focuses primarily on understanding and projecting the effects of Climate Change on the growth and succession of Canada’s forests, with special emphasis on the eastern Acadian Forest Region.