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Jacques Tardif


Contact Information


Biology and Environmental Studies and Sciences


  • Forestry
  • Forest Ecology and Dynamics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dendrochronology
  • Fire History
  • Forest Disturbances
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest History
  • Insect Outbreaks
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction
  • Tree Growth
  • Tree-ring Analysis
  • Tree-ring Anomalies and Extreme Climate Events
  • Wood Anatomy

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French

Available To:

  •  Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Jacques Tardif has been studying the boreal forests of Manitoba since 1998. Tardif is a forest historian who uses tree rings to better understand tree growth, forest disturbances and climate interactions in central Canada.

He uses tree-ring measurements and tree-ring anomalies to reconstruct environmental events (cool summers, late spring frosts, insect outbreaks) that took place over the last two to three centuries. Tree-ring analysis provides a long-term perspective when analyzing recent environmental changes.

Media and Research Expert