b'Large-scale science Success stories Canadian forests play a key environmental role, cleaning the Stopping air and water, storing carbon and providing habitat to wildlife. Invasive Invasive Species alien species that enter the country through imported goods are oftenin Their Tracksto blame and the damage costsan estimated $800 million a year.Dr. Richard Hamelin of the University of British Columbia, along with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, is harnessing the power of genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to develop bio-surveillance tools to rapidly detect harmful forest enemies to avoid future damage. Decoding the Wheat Genome In Canada, wheat accounts for more than $4.5 billion in annual sales, adding more than $11 billion each year to the economy. To meet future demands of the world population, wheat productivity needs to increase by 1.6 per cent each year until 2050. Lead by Dr. Curtis Pozniak of the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian scientists played a pivotal role in cracking the complex wheat code and published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat. This breakthrough has implications for future research in this vital crop and will help produce hardier varieties that are more productive and resistant to disease and climatic changes.Genome Canada Annual Report 2018-19 5'