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Individual Member Profile
Dr. Vivek Srivastava Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Forest Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry
University of British Columbia
Position in the INVASIVESNET Associate Member
Associate Editor of Management of Biological Invasions
Expertise Vivek is a PhD graduate from the University of British Columbia and is currently working with the Ministry of Forests as a Forest Health - Research Data Scientist. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry, a master’s degree in remote sensing and GIS and a PhD in Forest Ecology and Integrated Pest Management with specialization in ecological modelling, data analysis, GIS and applied machine learning. Vivek studies forest and agricultural insect pests and develops spatial-temporal pest risk mathematical models that are computer-based to help detect and mitigate the spread of plant pests and diseases. Vivek is excited about helping with efforts to proactively manage key insect pests while developing tools and techniques for assisting decision-making in forest management.
Expertise Keywords
Ecological Modelling, Species Distribution Models, Entomology, Risk Mapping, Invasive pests, Forest health, Plant health, Climate change, Range expansion, Machine learning, Remote Sensing, GIS
North America

Mountain pine beetle, Western spruce budworm, Sudden oak death, Dutch elm disease, Asian longhorned beetle, LDD moth
Projects (1)Dynamic species distribution modelling to predict mountain pine beetle boreal invasion (2)BioSAFE: BioSurveillance of Alien Forest Enemies (3)Dynamic Outbreak Distribution Model (DODM)- A proof of concept using a native invasive species, the Western Spruce Budworm
Online databases
Editorial assignments Frontiers in Insect Science- Guest Editor
Reviewing experience • Journal of Pest Science • Agricultural and Forest Entomology • Journal of Insect Science • GIScience & Remote Sensing • Biological Invasions • Science of Total Environment • Environmental Modelling and Software • Ecology and Evolution • Environmental Modelling and Software • Global Ecology and Conservation • Ecological Research • Ecological Informatics • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Professional societies -International Pest Risk Research Group - Canadian Institute of Forestry - Entomological Society of Canada and America -Canadian Council on Invasive Species - Invasive species council of BC
Expert networks and working groups
Professional social networks
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