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This program provides you with an opportunity to help drive innovation in forest science and advance knowledge and practices in sustainable forest development. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree or an equivalent degree in a relevant field for forest sciences (economics, sociology, ecology, genetics, etc.)

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.33 or the equivalent.

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

French proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

English proficiency

Applicants must have a good understanding of written English.

Research Areas

  • Integrated forest management
  • Forest biomass
  • Management of agroforestry projects
  • Climate change
  • Forest management economics and policy 
  • Protected areas and national parks 
  • Landscape ecology
  • Fire ecology
  • Animal ecology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Conservation biology
  • Forest genomics
  • Tree genetics and improvement 
  • Forest hydrology
  • Forest pathology
  • Forest productivity
  • Dendrometry
  • Forestry operations
  • Indigenous forestry
  • Silviculture
  • Forest soils

Professors

For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences website giving their fields of research in wood sciences. (In French only).

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.

Alexis Achim

Research areas: Silviculture, properties of wood, airborne lidar, dendroclimatology
Teacher's profile: https://www.sbf.ulaval.ca/alexis-achim
Email: alexis.achim@sbf.ulaval.ca​​​​​​​

Ilga Porth

Research areas: Functional genomics, plant biology, biochemistry, genetics
Teacher's profile: http://www.cef.ulaval.ca/index.php?n=MEmbres.IlgaPorth?userlang=en
Email: ilga.porth@sbf.ulaval.ca​​​​​​​

Steve Cumming

Research areas: Forestry, ecology, statistics
Teacher's profile: http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Membres.StevenGCumming
Email: stevec@sbf.ulaval.ca​​​​​​​