Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Wayne MacKinnon

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

Tel.: (506) 451-6096


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1997


  • Work as part of a research team that designs and develops computer-based pest management systems for use by land managers to help make decisions to mitigate the damage caused by forest insect pests across the landscape.
  • Conduct research to quantify forest pest impacts in terms of tree mortality and growth loss and contribute to decision support systems and economic analyses.

Areas of Knowledge:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Forest management
  • Integrated pest management
  • Risk analysis

Areas of Interest:

  • GIS-based pest management systems
  • Insect impacts on stand growth & yield


  • Brown spruce longhorn beetle survey sub-committee


  • Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service Sector Merit Award for Team Achievement for contribution to the development of the Spruce Budworm Decision Support System

Current Research Projects

  • Integrated Pest Management
– Spruce budworm decision support system – Insect defoliation impacts on growth and yield
  • Forest Invasive Alien Species
– Brown spruce longhorn beetle impact research and risk mapping


  • B.Sc. in Forestry (1992), University of New Brunswick
  • M.Sc. in Forestry (1999), University of New Brunswick