Véronique Rouleau is finalist for an international prize for innovation in forestry!

12 February 2021

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced that a doctoral student from Université Laval, Véronique Rouleau, and an assistant professor of engineering from the University of British Columbia have been selected as Canadian finalists for the Blue Sky international prize for innovation among young researchers !

The Blue Sky International Award for Young Researcher Innovation is part of an initiative led by the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), currently led by FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. The award provides an opportunity for forest sector researchers and professionals under 30 years of age to show how their ideas, practices, processes or technologies are advancing the global bio-economy while protecting the natural environment.

Véronique Rouleau is conducting research to better understand the phenomenon that governs the storage of organic carbon in managed boreal forest soils. Dr. Rouleau’s unique proposal combines her extensive knowledge of forestry, soil science and microbiology to develop feasible solutions to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change through forestry practices. The results of the study will enable the management of Quebec’s boreal forest to contribute to climate change mitigation and provide a sustainable basis for a diverse, local, eco-responsible and resource-efficient forest bio-economy.

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