Isabelle Duchesne

Isabelle Duchesne is a research scientist in fibre characterization with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of the Canadian Forest Service. Over the past 25 years, she has worked on optimizing fibre supply utilization through, 1) better understanding of the effects of silviculture practices on wood quality, 2) testing non-destructive technologies such as X-ray CT scanning to increase lumber recovery, and 3) evaluating the effects of seed source translocation and climate on plantation-grown lumber quality.

Isabelle’s research also aims to develop innovative tools and methods for tree species identification to combat illegal trade of forest products and protect our Canadian market.