James C.G. Farrell

Tree Growth Impact Advisor
Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1994

James coordinates and carries out field activities and acts as a technical advisor to project leaders of research projects on silviculture, pest management and forest inventories. He also maintains the Stem Analysis Laboratory at the Atlantic Forestry Centre.


  • Provide scientific support and technical advice to researchers both in the laboratory and field for various research studies
  • Study the impact of insect defoliation on tree growth and stand development
  • Study the impact of silviculture treatments on tree growth and fibre attributes
  • Investigate relationships between mensurational characteristics and fibre attributes
  • Study the impact of vegetation management strategies on stand growth and yield
  • Maintain the stem analysis laboratory at the Atlantic Forestry Centre
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Investigate new methods of remote sensing for forest inventory

Professional activities / interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Tree response to insect defoliation
  • Forest Ecology
  • Silviculture
  • Stem Analysis
  • LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for forest inventory

Education and awards

Canadian Forest Service Merit Awards (2004 and 2010)

Diploma (Forestry Technician), Algonquin College, Pembroke, ON, 1991


New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association (NBFTA)