UQO invasive species, drought project receives $987K from NSERC, organizations

March 4, 2021
Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) has announced that professor Audrey Maheu has received $987K grant from NSERC, the Government of Quebec, and Kenauk Canada to study the impacts of drought and invasive beech trees on temperate forests. The research focuses on identifying and assessing areas where large-leafed beech trees have invaded maple groves, as well as assessing the impact of more frequent and severe droughts. The research will assess the risk of ecosystem collapse and suggest approaches to its restoration. UQO (QC)