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Isabel Leal

Research Scientist
Pacific Forestry Centre
506 Burnside Road West
Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5

Tel.: (250) 298-2351


  • development of molecular tools for the analysis of phytosanitary risks associated with pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
  • *molecular characterization and genetic diversity of conifer host-laminated root rot Phellinus spp.
  • molecular identification of indigenous isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus Lecanicillium to the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi, and
  • development of molecular tools to be used as diagnostics for exotic pests.


  • B.Sc., 1985; M.Sc., 1989; and Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Microbiology), 1994, all at the University of Victoria.


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