Lara van Akker

Research officer
Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • designs and conducts laboratory and field experiments to study the resistance of conifers to insect attack, and
  • explores characteristics of lodgepole pine that influence attack by mountain pine beetle in effort to refine mountain pine beetle risk assessment methods.

Education and awards

BSc. (Biology Co-op), 1996, University of Victoria

MSc. (Forest Science), 2002, University of British Columbia