- Prince George
Research and Expertise
Dr. Cale merges basic and applied research in an interdisciplinary framework to investigate three stages of forest disturbance: susceptibility, impact, and recovery. These stages are reflected in the broad questions that drive his research program:
- How do abiotic and biotic factors interact with forest pathogens to cause disease?
- What impacts do diseases have on tree heath and physiology?
- How do the functions of soil fungi support forest development after disturbance?
Specific areas of interest include emerging forest diseases in the region, climate change impacts on forest diseases, volatile-mediated interactions between pathogens and their vectors, soil fungal communities in reforested/regenerating forest stands.Areas of Expertise:
Forest Pathology, Forest Health, Forest Ecology, Fungal Ecology, Mycology, Chemical Ecology, Tree PhysiologyLanguages Spoken:
- MSc NRES Biology
- MSc NRES Forestry