Research and Expertise
Dr. Strong's research involves the life history, ecology and management of cone and seed insects, as well as pest expertise in breeding for pest resistance. Breeding of economically-important forest tree species for traits such as pest resistance is one of the most cost-effective silvicultural treatments available to us. Cone and seed insects are a major limitation to seed production of these genetically-improved trees. Dr. Strong's research seeks to address both the development of genetically-improved trees and their deployment for reforestation.