Announcing The NSERC TRIA Network: Turning Risk Into Action for the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic
The NSERC TRIA Network (TRIA-Net) is a recently funded initiative under the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Network Grants program which will work to protect Canadian forests through science-based strategies to control spread of the mountain pine beetle in Canada.
Directed by Dr. Janice Cooke (University of Alberta) and co-directed Dr. Joerg Bohlmann (University of British Columbia), this highly collaborative research initiative will leverage the interdisciplinary strengths of 18 contributing scientists, in addition to government, not-for-profit, and industry organizations which have been integrated into the Network structure.
Over the five year Network timeframe, TRIA-Net will build on the ground-breaking research from the Tria Project that originally began in 2007. Working closely with its Partner Organizations, TRIA-Net research will provide knowledge and tools in real time to decision makers, helping them combat the continued spread of this devastating forest insect.
Additional information on this newly funded initiative can be found on The NSERC TRIA Network page, and we invite you to explore the Tria Project website to view our research efforts to date.