Research

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

More specifically, we focus on the development of quantitative models to understand and project the Growth and Succession of forests.

Such models provide a means to assess how 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 projecting the effects of Climate Change on forest tree species distribution and abundance across Canada, with special emphasis on the eastern Canadian Acadian Forest Region.