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John MacKay

John MacKay

Wood Professor of Forest Science, Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford
Oxford, England

John MacKay is specialized in forest genomics. His interests include adaptation to environmental change, tree-insect interactions, genome evolution, and forest genetic resources. He has led multidisciplinary genomics projects and a network in intensive forestry, and has participated in international initiatives. New areas of activity include conservation and forest landscape restoration. He has authored 93 peer-reviewed publications and supervised a total of 40 postgraduate students and research staff.

He previously has worked as a research scientist and assistant professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology in the United States and as a professor at Laval University. He was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics at Laval University for two years.

He obtained a Ph.D. in genetics at North Carolina State University, a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in forest sciences at Laval University.