Allison Pamela Yataco Marquez

Concordia University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Emma Despland
Start: 2020-01-06
End: 2021-12-22


Insect biodiversity in White Spruce plantation and Boreal forest
Extensive losses in White Spruce (Picea glauca) plantations are caused by herbivorous pest insects. Some native species or arthropod may cause defoliations in plantations rather than in mix forest sites. The goal of this study is to identify the orders from sampled insects in plantations and forested sites. Modeling will be used to explain the defoliation in both areas. Taking climate change into account, predictions will be made on future damage of these plantation. The samples will be classified into species and functional group, as to further understand the relationship between species. Environmental factors will be taken into account as possible causes of variation. The beta diversity will be used in the analysis to compare data between site by cluster analysis and ordination.


biodiversity, entomologie forestière, Entomologie forestière/Forest entomology, Picea glauca, White spruce, herbivory, forest defoliation