Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Peter Silk

Emeritus Scientist
Atlantic Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5P7

Tel.: (506) 451-6084


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 2006


  • Development of environmentally-sound pest management strategies for insect pests
  • Identification and testing of semiochemicals
  • Environmental chemistry

Areas of Interest:

  • Chemical ecology
  • Organic synthesis
  • Trace organic analytical techniques
  • Mass spectrometry



Current Research Projects


  • Forest Alien Invasive Species

– Brown spruce longhorn beetle semiochemistry – Emerald ash borer semiochemistry

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • – Pest management tools for the balsam gall midge
  • Sex pheromones of native moth and beetle species

– Pale-winged gray – Spruce bark beetle – Elm spanworm



  • B.Sc., (1967), University of Salford, UK
  • Ph.D., (1970), University of London, UK