Student Research Assistant at Natural Resources Canada in Victoria, BC
This co-op term I have been doing bark beetle reaserch for the Canadian Forest Service based out of the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria BC. I have been assisting with multiple research projects on mountain pine beetle and spruce beetle looking at their biology, ecololgy and population managment. A highlight of my summer has been doing field work and travelling all over the province to set up a large-scale mountain pine beetle trapping study. It has been great experience learning about the importance of forest health for forest management and getting to apply what I’ve learned in my forestry classes.