Strong, Dr. Ward

PhD, PAg Adjunct Professor
Email: Phone:
250-260-4763
Cell:
250-309-5865
Fax:
250-542-2230
Office:
Kalamalka Forestry Centre, 3401 Reservoir Road, Vernon, BC, V1B 2C7

Biography

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.