Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Lucie Royer

Research Scientist, Population Dynamics
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 649-6248


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1998

Areas of interest:

  • Optimal allocation of the sexes
  • Differential mortalities of the sexes during development
  • Population dynamics
  • Heterogeneous landscapes
  • Climate change
  • Insect-plant relationship
  • Competition
  • Parasitism

Current graduate student advisory committee:

  • Dorthea Grégoire. Impact of thinning and previous damage by the balsam wooly adelgid on the performance of spruce budworm and balsam fir sawfly, University of New Brunswick (co-supervisor: Dan Quiring)

Current research

  • Effect of pest feeding on host susceptibility to other pests (Collaborative Research and Development Grant: « Développement d’outils d’aide à la décision, de lutte directe et de prévention contre les ravageurs entomologiques forestiers dans un contexte de changements environnementaux » Consortium iFOR)
  • Ecological factors affecting hemlock looper densities
  • Ecological factors affecting balsam fir sawfly densities
  • Humber River Basin – Ecosystem Based Management framework: Modeling natural disturbance risks


  • Training in Chemical Ecology/Electrophysiology (1989), New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, USA
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Ecology/Ecology/Behaviour/Physiology (1993), Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Canada
  • Post-Doctoral position in Ecology/Behaviour/Entomology (1996), Macdonald College of McGill University, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Canada
  • Training in Scanning and Transmission Electronic Microscopy (1995), Université de Rennes, France


  • Research Associate at University of New Brunswick (since 2002)
  • Adjunct Professor at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (since 2008)
  • Entomological Society of Canada
  • Acadian Entomological Society


Canadian Forest Service research projects