- Prince George
Dr. Elkin is a forest ecologist whose research focuses on how climate and landscape disturbances interact to influence forest dynamics, landscape connectivity, and the spatial distribution of forest ecosystem services.
Research and Expertise
His research is premised on the idea that by improving our understanding of the ecological processes that drive forest dynamics, we will be better able to predict how the systems will change in the future in response to shifting environmental, climatic and socioeconomic conditions, more accurately evaluate the uncertainty associated with future environmental conditions, and develop more robust forest management plans. His research evaluates how forest management practices may be modified to increase the long term ecological and economic resilience of mixed-wood forest systems.