Forest Ecology and Management

The University of Alberta recently ranked among the top 5 universities in the world in forestry (Center for World University Rankings, 2017). Managing forests for long-term sustainability of a diversity of values is a critical global challenge. Our research in this realm focuses on understanding the function of forest organisms, ecosystems, and landscapes with a view towards their sustainable management for a diversity of ecological, economic and social values. We work on extensive and intensive management; genetics and tree improvement; silviculture; tree physiology; ecology, wildlife and conservation; wildland fire; forest health; forest soils; restoration; forest hydrology, and climate change.


John Acorn: Entomology & Wildlife Biodiversity and Ecology
Glen Armstrong: Integrated Forest Management
Jen Beverly: Wildland Fire Management
Mike Bokalo: Mixedwood Growth and Yield Modeling
Scott Chang: Forest Soils and Nutrient Dynamics
Nadir Erbilgin: Forest Entomology & Invasion Biology
Robert Froese: Forest Growth & Yield and Mensuration
Carol Frost: Anthropod Community Ecology
Uwe Hacke: Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants
Andreas Hamann: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Justine Karst: Mycorrhizal & Below-ground Ecology
Simon Landhäusser: Forest Regeneration & Seedling Ecology
Ellen Macdonald: Forest Ecology and Plant Biodiversity
Derek MacKenzie: Forest Ecology and Forest Soils
Scott Nielsen: Forest Ecology & Wildlife Management
Charles Nock: Ecosystem-based Forest Management
Rick Pelletier: Spatial information systems, GIS, remote sensing
Brad Pinno: Silviculture
Mark Poesch: Forest & Stream Interactions
Sylvie Quideau: Soil Biogeochemistry
Fiona Schmiegelow: Northern Ecosystems and Wildlife
Uldis Silins: Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
Barb Thomas: Applied Tree Improvement
Janusz Zwiazek: Tree Physiology