Wood, Dr. Lisa

Lisa Wood
PhD, Geography (University of Victoria), MSc, Forestry (UNBC), RPF Associate Professor
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  • Prince George


Dr. Wood is an applied plant biologist and dendroclimatologist exploring influences of human induced stress on forested plant communities. She specializes in forest silvicultural disturbance types, and studying the impacts of climate change on plants. Lisa’s lab contains equipment and facilities for detailed analysis of tree-ring records, quantification of cellular-level plant anatomy, and investigation of plant chemical make-up. Her current focus is directed at elucidating the impacts of chemical herbicides on non-target vegetation populations in the boreal and sub-boreal forests of Canada.

Research and Expertise

Dr. Lisa Wood's research interests include forest and plant ecology, climate change and silviculture. Current areas of research include the impacts of climate dynamics on forest productivity and wood quality, and the effects of chemical herbicides on plants in forest operations.

Research Fields:
  • Biodiversity/Ecology
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources
  • Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:

Forestry, Silviculture, Forest and Plant Ecology, Tree-Ring Research, Plant Anatomy, Wood Anatomy, Plant Stress Responses.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MSc NRES Forestry
  • MSc Biology
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Wood, LJ. 2019. The presence of glyphosate in forest plants with different life strategies one-year after application. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49(6): 586-594. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2018-0331.

Wood, LJ, Smith DJ, Hartley, ID. 2016. Predicting softwood quality attributes from climate data in interior British Columbia, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management 361: 81-89.

Wood, LJ, Smith DJ. 2014. Intra-annual dendroclimatic reconstruction for northern British Columbia, Canada, using wood properties. Trees: Structure and Function. 29 (2): 461-474. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-014-1124-9

Wood, LJ, Smith DJ. 2012. Climate and glacier mass balance trends from AD 1780 to present in the Columbia Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. The Holocene 23(5): 739-748.

Wood, LJ, Smith DJ, Demuth, M. 2011. Extending the Place Glacier Mass Balance Record to AD 1585, Using Tree-Rings and Wood Density. Quaternary Research 76 (3): 305-313.

Wood, LJ, Hartley ID, Watson, P. 2009. Determining hybridization in Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) from British Columbia. Wood and Fiber Science 41 (4): 386-395.