I am an interdisciplinary scientist conducting applied research by drawing from the fields of forestry, applied ecology, entomology, dendrochronology, and wood anatomy. One of my main goals is to understand the conditions that need to be maintained in order for forest ecosystem to persist over long time frames and adapt in the face of uncertainty. Since January 2020, I have been the research lead in silviculture for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operation and Rural Development and am based in Victoria BC.
My research to date has been broadly focused on forest-insect dynamics across temporal and spatial scales. I am interested in the interaction between insect disturbances, climate and vegetation management; insect outbreaks and ecosystem recovery; and management strategies that maintain and/or enhance resilience.
I am the current President of the Tree-Ring Society (2021-23) and so far it has been a pleasure to serve the dendrochronology community in this capacity.
Sessions in which Jodi Axelson participates
- Symposium 2. Common garden experiments to evaluate tree adaptation in a changing climate Coeur des Sciences, Sherbrooke Building, UQAM - Salle polyvalente (SH-4800)
- 9:20 - 10:35 | 1 hour 15 minutes
- Current and projected changes in climate are estimated to be from 10 to 100 times faster than the natural adaptive capacity of trees whose gener...
- A dendrochronological approach to reveal climate sensitivities and productivity of Douglas-fir in a long-term range-wide Coeur des Sciences, Sherbrooke Building, UQAM - Salle polyvalente (SH-4800)
- Speaker Jodi Axelson (Lands) |
- 9:35 - 9:50 | 15 minutes Part of: Symposium 2. Common garden experiments to evaluate tree adaptation in a changing climate
- In the 1970s, forest geneticists with the British Columbia Forest Service established a number of long-term provenance trials throughout the pro...