AFRC Research Highlights
News and research from the Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

The surprising, complicated indirect effects of glyphosate-based herbicide use on forested wetland and wildlife

Dani Godbout

Posted: Mar 3, 2022

Category: Ecophysiology and tree improvement , Watersheds , Landscape and stand management , Wildlife ecology , Precision technologies , Tree condition and forest health



Summary: The research on the effects of commonly used herbicides on wetland vegetation and forest wildlife by Dr. Christopher Edge and his colleagues reveals “compensatory indirect effects” which offset the direct, toxic effects of glyphosate on vegetation. Forest sector applications of herbicide containing glyphosate may impact nearby wildlife, but not in the ways you might...

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Donnie McPhee presents the National Tree Seed Centre: E-lecture takeaways and resources for further reading

Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

Posted: Feb 3, 2022

Category: Climate change and carbon , Landscape and stand management , Ecophysiology and tree improvement



Donnie McPhee works for Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) as the NTSC coordinator. His talk to the AFRC audience on Dec. 2, 2021, was entitled “Mobilizing National Tree Seed Centre resources to plant the right seed from the right trees in the right locations.” The National Tree Seed Centre (NTSC) has been located in Fredericton, NB since 1996. Its mandate is to “safeguard...

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Peter Mayo on synthesizing insect pheromones: E-lecture takeaways and resources for further reading

Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

Posted: Jan 20, 2022

Category: Wildlife ecology , Tree condition and forest health , Landscape and stand management



Dr. Peter Mayo – an insect chemical ecologist with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) / Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) – focused his e-lecture on creating pheromones that can be used to attract insects into traps. His lecture was entitled “Working through challenges, synthesizing insect pheromones (emerald ash borer and whitemarked tussock moth)” and was delivered on...

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Jon Sweeney on insect pest surveillance: E-lecture takeaways and resources for further reading

Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

Posted: Jan 6, 2022

Category: Tree condition and forest health , Wildlife ecology , Ecophysiology and tree improvement



Dr. Jon Sweeney from the Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), Canadian Forestry Service (CFS) office in Fredericton joined the AFRC audience to summarize his research career on insect detection and monitoring. The talk was entitled “Improving surveillance of emerald ash borer and other invasive insects increases our knowledge of insect biodiversity” and the remarks were delivered on...

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