Natural Resources Canada

Atlantic Forestry Center

Name: Dr. Rob Johns
Title: Forest Insect Ecologist
Organization: Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Responsibility on EIS project:Rob is a colead on two components of the EIS relating to (1) efficacy testing and non target impacts of insecticide treatments, and (2) the Budworm Tracker community science program. Rob is also one of the lead spokespeople for the program and has given numerous public talks and media interviews.
Name: Emily Owens
Title: Citizen Science Coordinator
Organization: Canadian Forest Service
Responsibility on the EIS: Emily is a researcher on EIS projects 1, 4, 5, and a member of both the communications and project management committees. She focuses on the population dynamics of budworm, better understanding moth dispersal and genetics, efficacy of aerial treatments, refinement of best management practices of EIS operati ons, managing “The Budworm Tracker” community science program, identifying technology transfer opportunities for EIS program, overall science communication.
Name: Bernard Daigle
Title: Knowledge Transfer Specialist
Organization: Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Forest Service
Responsibility on EIS project: Bernie received his forestry degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1978. Before joining the Canadian Forest Service in 1985, he worked with private woodlot owner organizations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Bernie currently leads knowledge exchange and outreach activities for the Canadian Forest Service in the Atlantic Canada.
Name: Dr. Michael Stastny
Title: Forest Insect Ecologist
Organization: CFS
Responsibility on EIS project: Studying ecosystem responses to SBW defoliation of forest watersheds, and SBW outbreaks in the context of climate change.

Natural Resources Canada

Laurentian Forestry Centre

Name: Dr. Deepa Pureswaran
Title: Research Scientist, Forest Insect Ecology
Organization: Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre
Responsibility on EIS project: Colead with Rob Johns on: Dynamics of spruce budworm moth dispersal: Using the “Budworm Tracker” citizen science program to study SBW dispersal and enhance public engagement.
Name: Dr. Michel Cusson
Title: Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor (Biochemistry, Université Laval)
Organization: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec City
Responsibility on EIS project: Coordination/supervision of the project Monitoring and identification of SBW mortality agents using molecular assays
Name: Dr. Veronique Martel
Title:Research Scientist Entomology
Organization: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec City
Responsibility on EIS project: I am a co-lead on the evaluation of the efficacy of the Early Intervention Strategy, and more specifically in charge and interested by evaluating the potential impacts of our treatments on the insect community, focusing mainly on other caterpillars and on their natural enemies. The idea is to make sure that we won’t have a negative impact on the naturally-occurring mortality of the SBW by affecting the larger trophic network. I am also involved in the Budworm Tracker project. I am a French speaker spokesperson for the project, making the project fully bilingual.

Natural Resources Canada

Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Name: Dr. Erik Emilson
Title: Aquatic Ecology Research Scientist
Organization: Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service
Responsibility on EIS project: Co-primary investigator with Michael Stastny on SBW pest management as a conservation tool for critical habitats and ecological integrity of forest watersheds.
Name: Dr. Barry J. Cooke
Title: Research Scientist
Organization: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre
Responsibility on EIS Project: Spatial modeling of spruce budworm population growth and spread.

New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development

Name: Chris Norfolk R.P.F.
Title: Director – Forest Planning & Stewardship Branch
Organization: N.B. Dept. of Energy & Resource Development
Responsibility on EIS project: Chris is a member of the HFP steering committee and he chairs the communications group. In that role he’s responsible for the implementation of all the things that the HFP does in order to keep you informed on our research (workshops, web presence, and media). Chris’s role is to ensure that Aboriginal communities, landowners, and people using the forests of New Brunswick have the facts about what we are doing, why we believe it’s the responsible choice, and how the research effort is helping to answer questions about the budworm.
Name: Drew Carleton
Title: Manager; Forest Health
Organization: New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development
Responsibility on EIS project: Drew oversees the Forest Health Section within the GNB Forest Planning and Stewardship Branch. The Section is responsible for monitoring and assessing risks to forest values in NB including spruce budworm population forecasting and defoliation estimates.

Forest Protection Limited

Name: Gerry Cormier
Title: Information Services Manager
Organization: Forest Protection Limited
Responsibility on EIS project: Develop best management practices to reduce treatment cost per hectare so more hectares can be treated and ensure that all treatments are efficient and efficacious.
Name: Dr. Sara Edwards
Organization: Forest Protection Limited
Responsibility on EIS project: Bio to Follow

University of New Brunswick

Name: Dr. David MacLean
Title: Emeritus Professor
Organization: University of New Brunswick
Responsibility on EIS project:Lead Scientist and Chair of the Project Management Team. Dr. MacLean also leads Project 3 – Decision Support System, operational blocking, prioritization, and impact modeling for EIS.

Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

Name: Dan Lavigne
Supervisor: Forest Protection Programs
Organization: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, Forestry and Wildlife Branch, Forest Engineering & Industry Services Division (FEIS)
Responsibility on EIS project: Dan oversees the Province of NL’s Insect & Disease Control (IDC) and Wildland Fire Management Programs. The IDC program monitors populations & damage caused by forest insect and disease pests; assesses impacts; and recommends and conducts and evaluates treatments to mitigate adverse impacts as necessary.

Fundy Model Forest

Name: Nairn Hay
Organization: Fundy Model Forest
Responsability on EIS project: Nairn does outreach with the public and more specifically the woodlot sector on behalf of the Healty Forest Partnership.