Canadian Forest Service employee directory

André Arsenault

Forest Ecologist
Atlantic Forestry Centre
26 University Drive, P.O. Box 960
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 6J3

Tel.: (709) 637-4933


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 2010

Areas of Interest:

  • Forest ecology and management
  • Disturbance ecology and forest dynamics
  • Old-growth forest
  • Coarse woody debris and bio-fuel
  • Lichen ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Silviculture systems

Academic Awards

  • Tuckernan award (best paper in lichenology) honourable mentions to Trevor Goward and André Arsenault for “Cyanolichen distribution in young unmanaged forests: a dripzone effect?”
  • BC Forest Service re-classification from Bio4 to Bio5 based on merit 2005-2006
  • BC Forest Service re-classification from Bio3 to Bio4 based on merit 2000-2001
  • Award of excellence for 1st place among papers presented at the 76th annual meeting of the Pacific Division of AAAS 1995
  • Honourable mention for 2nd place (Lionel Cinq-Mars Award) among papers presented at an annual meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association 1994
  • University of British Columbia Fellowship (Ph.D.) 1991-1992
  • NSERC Post-graduate scholarship (Ph.D.) 1989-1991
  • NSERC Post-graduate scholarship (M.Sc.) 1987-1989
  • NSERC University undergraduate award (B.Sc.) 1985

Current Research Projects

  • The ecology and management of ponderosa pine forests: an endangered ecosystem in Canada
  • Distribution, ecology, and restoration of epiphytic cyanolichen habitats in Canada: a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Forest productivity and dynamics of the Humber River Valley: a reconnaissance study
  • Historical reconstruction of forest dynamics and climates of dominant forest types in Newfoundland and Labrador across a climatic gradient.
  • Vegetation and tree regeneration response to anthropogenic and natural disturbances in Canadian forests
  • Ecology and management of deadwood in Canadian forests


  • B.Sc. in Biology/Ecology (1987), Université du Québec à Montréal
  • M.Sc. in Biology/Ecology (1990), Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Ph.D. in Botany (1995), University of British Columbia

Canadian Forest Service research projects