38 Research projects
$ 5.5M from 2021 to 2026
The research program aims to provide data, tools and practical solutions to improve the resilience of Canadian forests to various disturbances and sources of stress, thereby contributing to the health of these ecosystems and the well-being of the communities that depend on them.
Collect data using innovative tools to assess the growth and vigor of trees, and thus allow more flexible and adaptive management strategies in the face of climatic stresses and disturbances.
Improve growth models and prediction methods to account for climate reality and synthesize the multiple risks of disturbance that forests face.
To test innovative silvicultural treatments and forest management strategies adapted to the new socio-environmental reality, thus working to ensure the sustainability of the fiber supply across Canada.
The twelve research sites provide a series of areas of regional interest from which a number of projects can investigate similar questions, but using different data sets, sites, species and variables.
The scientific direction of the program is assured by Alexis Achim and Nicholas Coops. Twelve principal researchers and approximately 50 collaborators from across the country will contribute to this unprecedented research effort in forestry. The project brings together a consortium of five universities, five private forestry companies, a First Nations community, five provincial government agencies, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) and FPInnovations as national research organizations.