Community Science in Battling Spruce Budworm in Canada
Ecologist Joanie Simard is a senior research scientist with the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, Quebec.
This article is based on her presentation of the spruce budworm at the Community Science: Participative Research for Conservation, a conference organized by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada, in May 2001.
The spruce budworm is a native insect that is the most crucial defoliator of coniferous forests. It has been present in eastern Canada for …