J.D. Irving

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Recent Research Projects

Comprehensive site productivity and soil trafficability modelling based on digital 1-m scale oil re-mapping

2018/19-2019/20 • $270,000
This 3-year proposal focuses on developing data-layers and tools useful for forest management operations planning and knowing how forest growth and soil conditions vary across entire forest management areas at the scale of machine operations. Already, the growing availability of LiDAR-generated...

Rôle de la tique d'hiver dans l'écologie des populations d'orignaux dans l'Est du Canada

2019/20 • $157,969
Le déplacement de nombreuses espèces vers les pôles et le devancement dans le temps des étapes de leurs cycles vitaux sont des conséquences du réchauffement climatique qui entraînent une modification des interactions entre les espèces, notamment les interactions parasites-hôtes. La tique d'hiver...

Northern white-cedar regeneration dynamics in the context of high ungulate densities

2017/18-2019/20 • $130,150
Northern white-cedar is a valuable species, both for the wood industry and as deer habitat. Cedar can provide shelter and a food source but high deer densities can compromise cedar establishment. In this context, there is a strong tendency to ban forest harvesting from deer yards. However, this...

Development of kinetics of the neutral sulfite semi-chemical (NSSC) pulping for the production of high-quality corrugating medium

2019/20 • $59,000
This collaborative research project will be undertaken by Dr. Yonghao Ni and his team at the University of New Brunswick, in partnership with Lake Utopia Paper. Neutral sulfite semi-chemical (NSSC) pulping is the key process for the production of corrugating medium, the raw material for the...

Landscape-level effects of intensive forest management on biodiversity: Integrating monitoring with retrospective and projective landscape analyses

2016/17-2018/19 • $688,000
Managed forests are an important contributor to both economic and non-timber values, but The ecological contribution of managed, including planted, forests to biodiversity objectives at the landscape scale needs to be better understood. Given the long history of forest management by J.D. Irving,...

Rôle de la tique d'hiver dans l'écologie des populations d'orignaux dans l'Est du Canada**********

2018/19 • $115,986
Le déplacement de nombreuses espèces vers les pôles et le devancement dans le temps des étapes de leurs cycles vitaux sont des conséquences du réchauffement climatique qui entraînent une modification des interactions entre les espèces, notamment les interactions parasites-hôtes. La tique d'hiver...

The investigation of human factors that affect work productivity among Canadian forest workers

2017/18 • $25,000
The forest industry is a major economic sector in Canada. It is also one of the most dangerous industries forworkers. The use of mechanized mobile forestry harvesting machines has successfully reduced the incidence ofinjuries in forest workers related to manual labor. However, these machines...

A naturally-occurring resistance gene against the spruce bud worm: genomic characterization, and applications in Canadian tree breeding and pest management

2012/13-2014/15 • $595,500
The spruce budworm (SBW) Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.) is among the most destructive defoliating forest pests of eastern North America. Tree deaths and reduced growth caused losses of 0.38 billion cubic meters of wood during the last major SBW outbreak (1973-1987). Areas of heavy SBW...

Expanding the ability to anaerobically digest pulp and paper mill waste

2012/13-2014/15 • $489,400
In order for the Canadian pulp and paper industry to stay globally competitive and leave a smaller environmental footprint, its extensive water usage requires optimization. Anaerobic digestion is a cost-effective wastewater treatment option, decreasing the amount of residual sludge while...

Continued Data Mining Research in Support of Big Data Retail Analytics

2014/15 • $12,083
J. D. Irving (JDI) , a major Canadian corporation located in Atlantic Canada, and the Institute for Big DataAnalytics at Dalhousie University (IBDA), a regional Data Science centre of excellence, propose to continuetheir research initiated under the successful NSERC Engage grant during the...

Soil trafficability modelling

2011/12-2013/14 • $387,000
Integrated Real-Time Forestry Trafficability Mapping to Enhance Environmental Performance, Forest Production and Efficiency of Forest OperationsThis proposal is about researching and forecasting soil trafficability at the forest operation level, at high resolution and at the daily level,...

Experimental manipulation of habitat structures in intensively managed spruce plantations to increase conservation value

2010/11-2013/14 • $319,000
At least part of Canada's forest will sustain intensification of forest management over the next decades. A criticism is that planted stands are 'sanitized', with less structural diversity, fewer species, and removal of downed and standing deadwood. Concerns are typically focused on paucity of...

Data Mining Research in Support of Big Retail Data Analytics

2013/14 • $25,000
J. D. Irving (JDI) , a major Canadian corporation located in Atlantic Canada, and the Institute for Big DataAnalytics at Dalhousie University (IBDA), a regional Data Science centre of excellence, propose a newresearch relationship focused on company-specific, data intensive problems. The task is...

Improved Synthesis of Spruce Budworm Pheromone to Reduce Production Costs

2013/14 • $24,705
Olefin cross metathesis (CM) is a convenient route to functionalized and higher olefins from simple alkeneprecursors. Cross metathesis has recently gained prominence due to the availability of catalysts with variedactivities, such as Grubbs 1st and 2nd generation and Schrock catalysts. These...

Improving regulatory assessments of endocrine disrupting contaminants in Canadian marine environments

2010/11 • $178,800
Industrial and municipal discharges, such as pulp and paper mill effluents and sewage, contain compounds known as "endocrine disruptors". These compounds have chemical structures which make them able to mimic fish hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone. When fish are exposed to the...

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