Véronique Martel


Dr. Véronique Martel has a M.Sc. (2003) and a Ph.D. (2007) in entomology from McGill University in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). After graduating, she went to Europe for two postdoc positions, first in Sweden (2007-09) and then in France (2009-11). She started as a research scientist for Natural Resources Canada in 2011, where she works on forest insect pests (such as spruce budworm and emerald ash borer) and their natural enemies. Her work has been recognized through nine awards from the Entomological Societies of Québec and Canada as well as the Federal Government, including awards for her work in support of women in science and bilingualism for minority communities. She authored 37 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and 51 reports or non peer-reviewed publications. She has been an invited speaker for more than 50 conferences, both international and national, and gave 30 regular talks, in addition to the more than 100 conference talks on which she is a co-author. She has supervised or co-supervised 19 graduate students and 12 undergrads from four countries, in addition to being involved in different roles in the committees of 22 graduate students. She is actively involved in different societies, including the Entomological Societies of Québec, Canada and America. Finally, she is frequently contacted by reporters for her expertise, which led to more than 50 media interviews for newspaper, radio, television, podcast or online medias. Her training with AAFC combined with her current position with CFS gives her a global understanding of biological control in both agriculture and forestry.