Jacques Tardif

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Jacques Tardif

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.

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UWinnipeg prof studies forest fires in Manitoba and Ontario

Recent fire activity below levels of the past 2,000 years Source: Ecosphere Summary: New research uses lake-sedimentary charcoal records and tree...

Examining tree-rings in China

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Jacques Tardif will be spending 60 days in China in Guangzhou city to research extreme climatic events in temperate mixed forests...

UWinnipeg receives over $2.2 Million in NSERC research grants

UWinnipeg received research and scholarship funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that will enable...

Jack and Scot Pine (trees) found critically injured in a forest

Budworm charged with pine defoliation. The post Jack and Scot Pine (trees) found critically injured in a forest appeared first on University of...