Employee directory

Brian Hearn

Science Director
Atlantic Forestry Centre
26 University Drive, P.O. Box 960
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 6J3

Tel.: (709) 637-4920


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1990


  • Forest wildlife studies with an emphasis on species at risk and forestry practices
  • Develop ecosystem based management to approach sustainable forest manage
  • Expert advise to forest industry and stakeholders

Areas of Knowledge:

  • Mammalian population dynamics
  • Conservation biology
  • Population and habitat predictive modeling
  • Conservation of species at risk



  • Co-chair – American Marten Recovery Team – Newfoundland population
  • Member – Newfoundland Red Crossbill Recovery Team
  • Member – Southern Labrador Woodland Caribou Recovery Team
  • Chair – Program Advisory Committee, Fish and Wildlife Program, College of the North Atlantic



  • Canadian Forest Service – 2008 Departmental Merit Award for Collaboration and Partnership
  • Canadian Boreal Initiative – 2008 National Boreal Award – Nominee
  • Canadian Forest Service – 2007 Regional Merit Award – Atlantic Forest Centre
  • Canadian Forest Service – 1994 Regional Merit Award – Maritime Region



Current Research Projects


  • Forest biodiversity resilience
  • – Conservation of Species of Concern in the Eastern Boreal e.g. the impact of forest harvesting and wildlife management practices on the Newfoundland pine marten
  • Assess and understand forest productivity and dynamics in support of sustainable forest management

– Develop, in collaboration, an ecosystem-based management framework for the integrated land use of the Humber River Basin, Newfoundland


  • B.Sc. (1979), University of New Brunswick
  • M.Sc. (1985), University of Wisconsin, Madison WI.
  • Ph.D. (2007), University of Maine, Orono ME.


  • Wildlife Society Member
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