Canadian Forest Service employee directory

James C.G. Farrell

Tree Growth Impact Advisor
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre
1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5P7

Tel.: (506) 452-3171


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1994

James coordinates and carries out field activities and acts as a technical advisor to project leaders of research projects on silviculture, pest management and forest inventories. He also maintains the Stem Analysis Laboratory at the Atlantic Forestry Centre.


  • Provide scientific support and technical advice to researchers both in the laboratory and field for various research studies
  • Study the impact of insect defoliation on tree growth and stand development
  • Study the impact of silviculture treatments on tree growth and fibre attributes
  • Investigate relationships between mensurational characteristics and fibre attributes
  • Study the impact of vegetation management strategies on stand growth and yield
  • Maintain the stem analysis laboratory at the Atlantic Forestry Centre
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Investigate new methods of remote sensing for forest inventory

Areas of Interest:

  • Tree response to insect defoliation
  • Forest Ecology
  • Silviculture
  • Stem Analysis
  • LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for forest inventory




  • Canadian Forest Service Merit Awards (2004 and 2010)


  • Diploma (Forestry Technician), Algonquin College, Pembroke, ON, 1991


  • New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association (NBFTA)