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  • 12 co-applicants and 46+ collaborators across the country

  • 37 master's, doctoral, post-doctoral and professional research projects

  • 1 Project Manager

  • 0.5 Forest Technician

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.

  • $5.5M over 5 years

  • 2:1 NSERC Funding Ratio

  • 14 partners

  • 5 universities

  • Managed by Laval University


Key steps towards the development of new tools and practical knowledge that will facilitate the implementation of silviculture designed to meet societal demands under rapidly changing environmental conditions. We categorize these actions into three main groups:

1) Data reanalysis: reanalysis of existing silvicultural trials and databases with a new lens to identify key stand attributes associated with forest resistance and resilience to multiple stressors,

2) Continuous inventory: developing and mastering new technologies, workflows and infrastructures to provide continuous forest inventories that will guide silvicultural decision-making,

3) Adaptive approaches: implementing bold and innovative silvicultural trials in which a range of adaptive silvicultural strategies are tested and their performance compared not only in terms of forest growth and wood supply, but also stewardship and management and social acceptance



Our understanding of forestry as a holistic scientific discipline is framed by three key themes: observe, anticipate and adapt.


Read our seminal paper, published in Forestry :

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