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Robert Lavallée

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

Tel.: (418) 648-5803


Development of biological control methods for insect pests using entomopathogenic fungi.

Development of biological control methods for insect pests to be used in plantations and nurseries. Study on the use of entomopathogenic fungi to control the white pine weevil (Pissodes strobi) and the pine shoot beetle (Tomicus piniperda), the spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) and the Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis).

Creation of a research group to build on various researchers’ expertise to develop control methods based on entomopathogenic and phytopathogenic organisms (ECOBIOM).

Study of the biology of some insect pests, such as the white pine weevil, the strawberry root weevil, the spruce beetle and the Eastern larch beetle.


Forest engineer with a bachelor’s degree in forest science (1978) and a master’s degree in forest entomology (1983) from Université Laval, and a Ph.D. in forest entomology from Concordia University (1994).