Postdocs + Researchers


Valentine Valentine Lafond, PhD
Postdoctoral researcher

Valentine is a forest engineer, ecologist and modeler from France. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Grenoble-Alpes / Irstea and did her first Postdoc at ETH Zurich. In the past, she studied the impact of climate change on European forests, assessed the effects of different management strategies on ecosystem services and analyzed trade-offs and synergies between them. At FRESH, she works on the development of a decision support system to help decision makers assess different pest mitigation strategies within the framework of the BioSurveillance of Alien Forest Enemies project.When not in the lab, she likes playing outside in the forest, in the mountains or on the water.

   Placeholder_Vertical Gregory Paradis, PhD
Postdoctoral researcher

Gregory is a registered professional forester and engineer, and has several years expert consulting experience building wood supply model and other decision support tools. He completed a PhD and postdoctoral research fellowship at Université Laval in collaboration with the FORAC Research Consortium. At FRESH, Gregory will be  working in collaboration with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) to design models to evaluate and recommend potential climate change mitigation portfolios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase sinks through forest management, forest conservation and the use of harvested wood.

David Martell Best Paper in Forestry 2017
awarded by the CORS Forestry Special Interest Group Find the paper ->here<-


Adam POLINKO
Graduate research assistant

Adam is a silviculturist and PhD candidate in the Forest Resources Management department at the University of British Columbia. His PhD research investigates wood quality as a way to meet sustainable forest management objectives, using British Columbia, Canada as an example. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, his research background spans from the dry mixed-conifer forests of the American Southwest to reclaimed mine sites in the Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta. Adam’s research interests include silviculture, stand dynamics and modelling, particularly using silvicultural tools and applying stand dynamics in novel environments and situations.

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