Mireille Marcotte, Ph.D.
I am the National Manager of the Forestry and Horticulture section in the Plant Import and Export Division.
The Plant Import and Export Division (PIED) leads international engagement on plant health. PIED is responsible for:
- negotiating phytosanitary requirements for the export of plants, plant products (including forestry products) and other regulated articles with trading partners
- supporting the resolution of plant health-related technical market access impediments
- developing and implementing policies, programs and activities that facilitate the export of plants and plant products
Current research and/or projects
The International Affairs Branch (IAB) focuses on international market access and regulatory trade issues. Integrating the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) international functions, IAB supports the government's trade and market access agenda and industry in advancing new markets for Canadian products.
Research and/or project statements
Professional activities / interests
- Public awareness activities and partners on phytosanitary issues (including the development of outreach products)
- Establishment of partnerships with other federal departments, provinces, municipalities and various non-governmental organizations.
- Promotion of CFIA's activities to raise awareness of its plant protection mandate
- Leadership in people management
Education and awards
President's National Award-Dr. Brian Evans Award for Partnership and Teamwork - Canada-Senegal Training Project. 2021
CFIA Outstanding Ambassador Certificate, 2020.
President's National Award-Leadership in People Management Award, 2018
President's National Award - Dr. Brian Evans Award for Partnership and Teamwork - BioSurveillance of Invasive Alien Species (bioSAFE), 2017
Science Branch Award, Official Languages category, for promoting the use of official languages in the workplace, 2016
Science Branch Award, Innovation category, for promoting the use of social media to advance the CFIA's Plant Protection Mandate, 2016
Ph.D. in Biology (Entomology), Laval University, 2005
BSc in Biology, University of Ottawa, 1999
Allison JD, Marcotte M, Noseworthy M and Ramsfield T (2021) Forest Biosecurity in Canada – An Integrated Multi-Agency Approach. Front. For. Glob. Change 4:700825. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.700825
Yemshanov, D.; Haight, R.G.; Koch, F.H.; Venette, R.C; Swystun, T.; Fournier, R.E.; Marcotte, M.; Chen, Y.; Turgeon, J.J. 2019. Optimizing surveillance strategies for early detection of invasive alien species. Ecological Economics 162: 87 - 99.
Marcotte, M., Lavallée, R., Guertin, C., van Frankenhuyzen, K., Jones, G., Kyei-Poku, G. Lyons, B. and Shajahan, J. 2014. EAB in Canada: Latest updates in terms of regulation and research. Proceedings of the Emerald Ash Borer National Research and Technology Development meeting. pp 2-5.
Lelito, J., Lavallée, R., Lomeli, J.R., Lyons, B. and Marcotte, M. 2013. NAPPO Science and Technology Documents: ST 03: Application of biological control of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in North America. 38 pages disponible à http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.734.125&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Marcotte, M. and Dawson, M. 2008. Report on Wood Packaging Inspection at Marine Ports. In: Proceedings of the Forest Pest Management 2007 pp 175-179.
Marcotte, M., Delisle, J., McNeil, J.N., 2007. Effects of different male remating intervals on the reproductive success of Choristoneura rosaceana males and females. Journal of Insect Physiology 53, 139-145.
Omar, S., Marcotte, M., Fields, P., Sanchez, P.E., Poveda, L., Mata, R., Jimenez, A., Durst, T., Zhang, J., Mackinnon, S., Leaman, D., Arnason, J.T., Philogène, B.J.R., 2007. Antifeedant activities of terpenoids isolated from tropical Rutales. Journal of Stored Products Research 43, 92-96.
Marcotte, M., Delisle, J., McNeil, J.N., 2006. Impact of male multiple mating on the post-copulatory resumption of sexual receptivity and lifetime reproductive success in Choristoneura rosaceana females. Physiological Entomology 31, 227-233.
Delisle, J., Marcotte, M., Chapoux, M., Boutitie, A., Bengtsson, M., Witzgall, P., 2005. Pheromone trials for the monitoring of Cydia splendana in chestnut plantations of France. In C.G. Abreu, E. Rosa, and A.A. Monteiro (eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Chestnut Congress; 20-23cOct. 2004, Chaves, Portugal. Acta Horticulturae 693, 605-610.
Pheromonal and seasonal activity of three Cydia spp. 2004. Delisle, J.; Chapoux, M.; Marcotte, M.; Boutitie, A.; Bengtsson, M.; Witzgall, P. Page 150 in France III International Chesnut Congress, October 20-23, 2004, Chaves, Portugal., Abstract.
Marcotte, M., Delisle, J., McNeil, J.N., 2005. Impact of male mating history on the temporal sperm dynamics in Choristoneura rosaceana and C. fumiferana females. Journal of Insect Physiology 51(5), 537-544.
Dallaire, R., Labrecque, A., Marcotte, M., Bauce, E., Delisle, J., 2004. The sublethal effects of tebufenozide on the precopulatory and copulatory activities of Choristoneura fumiferana and C. rosaceana. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 112, 169-182.
Marcotte, M., Delisle, J., McNeil, J.N., 2003. Pheromonostasis is not directly associated with post-mating sperm dynamics in Choristoneura fumiferana and C. rosaceana females. Journal of Insect Physiology 49(1), 81-90.
Omar, S., Lalonde, M., Marcotte, M., Cook, M., Proulx, J., Goel, K., Durst, T., Philogène, B.J.R., Arnason, J.T., 2000. Insect growth-reducing and antifeedant activity in Eastern North American hardwood species and bioassay-guided isolation of active principles from Prunus serotina. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 2(4), 253-257.