Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Lara Van Akker

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

Tel.: (250) 298-2364


  • designs and conducts laboratory and field experiments to study the resistance of conifers to insect attack, and
  • explores characteristics of lodgepole pine that influence attack by mountain pine beetle in effort to refine mountain pine beetle risk assessment methods.


  • BSc. (Biology Co-op), 1996, University of Victoria; MSc. (Forest Science), 2002, University of British Columbia.