Sharing Our Research

Where you can find us next:

Annual Meeting for the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution (CSEE)
May 2024  –  Vancouver, BC

International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE) Annual Meeting 
July 2024  –  Prague, Czech Republic

Past Conferences, Meetings, and Presentations:

15th Annual R.E. Peter Biology Conference

March 19-21, 2024  –  University of Alberta

Oral Presentations:

  • The effects of volatile tree emissions on detection of host lodgepole pine by mountain pine beetle. Madelyn O’Hara (Cooke Lab)

Poster Presentations:

  • Characterizing genes that influence host quality of lodgepole pine to mountain pine beetle. Raymond Kwok (Cooke Lab)
  • Morphological and dendrochronological traits distinguishing MPB-resilient and MPB-susceptible lodgepole pine families. Lucas Iwamoto Feitosa (Cooke Lab)

66th Annual Forest Pest Management Forum

November 28-30, 2023  –  Ottawa, Ontario

Oral Presentations:

  • Using Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis as a Method to Address Mountain Pine Beetle Management. Emma Neale (Schott Lab)
  • Recovery of Ecosystems and Ecoservices Following a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic. Caroline Grela (Cullingham Lab)
  • Using the Mountain Pine Beetle System to Demonstrate the use of Genomics to Understand Risk and Resiliency of Forests. Dr. Catherine Cullingham

fRI Research Federal-provincial Mountain Pine Beetle Research Forum

October 24-26, 2023  –  Edmonton, Alberta

Oral Presentations:

  • Modelling eastern spread risk of mountain pine beetle using host genetic ancestry. Dr. Catherine Cullingham
  • The physiological costs and consequences of overwintering in mountain pine beetle. Dr. Heath MacMillan
  • Modelling long-term dynamics of MPB in Alberta under climate change. Dr. Mark Lewis
  • Assessment of eastern spread risk of MPB through studies on beetle dispersal. Dr. Maya Evenden

Poster Presentations:

  • Living in a lonely world: Population phase-dependent dispersal of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins). Dr. Antonia Musso (Evenden Lab)
  • Enhanced receptivity of beetles to host semiochemicals. Leanne Petro (Evenden Lab)
TRIA-FoR Team Photo 2023 AGM

TRIA-FoR Annual General Meeting

August 22-25, 2023

University of Alberta