Kathy Lewis is Professor and Chair of the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at UNBC, where she teaches forestry, natural resources management and biology courses. She has served on the Board of Directors for the John Prince Research Forest, jointly managed between UNBC and the Tl'azt'en Nation, the Provincial Forest Appeals Commission and the Environmental Appeal Board, the Board of Examiners for the Association of BC Forest Professionals, the External Review Panel for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Provincial Forestry Roundtable.
Dr. Lewis' research interests are in the area of ecological roles of pathogenic fungi and insects in forests, the relationships between pathogens, insects and their physical and biological environments, and how those relationships are affected by external influences such as forest management and climate change. She is currently leading a project in which tree ring analysis is used to examine the effects of climate variables, site variables and hemlock looper outbreaks on radial growth of western redcedar in the inland rainforest.
Dr. Kathy Lewis
Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management Program
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George,
British Columbia, Canada
Wallis, CM. Huber, D.P.W., and Lewis, K. J. 2011.
Ecosystem, location, and climate effects on foliar secondary metabolites of lodgepole pine populations from central British Columbia. Accepted, 21 April, 2011. J. of Chemical Ecology
Lewis, K. and Thompson, R.D. 2011.
Wood degradation in standing lodgepole pine killed by mountain pine beetle. Wood and Fiber Science. 43:1-13.
Sturrock, R., Frankel, S., Brown, A., Hennon, P., Kliejunas, J., Lewis, K., Worrall, J. and Woods, A. 2011.
Climate change and forest diseases. Plant Pathology. 60: 133-149.
Wallis, C., Reich, R., Lewis, K. and Huber, D. 2010.
Lodgepole pine provenances differ in chemical defense capacities against foliage and stem diseases. Can. J. For. Res. 40: 2333-2344.
Dale, A., Lewis, K. and Murray, B. 2010.
Sexual reproduction and gene flow in the pine pathogen Dothistroma septosporum in British Columbia. Phytopathology. 101: 68-76.
Welsh, C., Lewis, K.J. and Woods, A. 2009.
The outbreak history of Dothistroma needle blight; an emerging forest disease in northwest British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 39: 2505-2519.
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