Tanya IT Handa

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Recent Research Projects

NSERC CREATE: Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainability

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,350,000 • PI,CO
Environmental change is occurring at an unprecedented rate, raising concerns about the conservation of biodiversity (B), the maintenance of ecosystem services (ES), and the future of sustainability (S) - BESS. These concerns are especially pressing in tropical environments, where most of the...

Climate change and water use: can increase diversity help protect forests?

2017/18-2019/20 • $509,000 • PI,CO
This research project is strongly grounded on the needs expressed by our partners and by forest managers for predictions on the impacts of climate change on forests, and mitigation strategies to limit the expected mortality due to water stress and its effect of the productivity of Canadian...

Interaction between forest tent caterpillar and forest composition: Role of predation in outbreak dynamics and effects on litter, soils and tree regeneration

2018/19-2019/20 • $77,714 • PI,CO
The forest tent caterpillar (FTC) is a significant defoliator of hardwood stands throughout Canada. Currently, in Quebec there are two foci in which outbreaks appear to cycle independently: one in the south on sugar maple and one in the north on trembling aspen. In these forest types, severe...