CV

Education

Ph.D in Biology (2012-2017)
University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM)
Director: Dr.Christian Messier (UQAM-UQAO)
Co-Director: Dr.Dominique Gravel (University of Sherbrooke)

M.Sc. in Enhanced Forest Biology and Management (2008-2010)
University of Alberta, Department of Renewable Resources
Director: Dr.Victor Lieffers (University of Alberta)
Co-Director: Dr.Jan Volney (Canadian Forest Service)

B.Sc.in Specialization of Environmental Science (2004-2008)
Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment

 

Professional Experience

Post Doctoral Researcher (2017 – Present)                            Landhäusser Research Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Kevin A. Solarik Environmental Consulting (2012-Present)
Salaberry de Valleyfield, Québec, Canada

Internship (2015)
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (Provincial Government of Québec)
Director: Dr.Rock Ouimet
Québec City, Québec, Canada

Sustainable Forest Management Officer (2011-2012)
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Geospatial Technical Assistant (2010-2011)
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Teaching Assistant (2008-2009)
Forestry 323 – Siliviculture, University of Alberta, Department of Renewable Resources
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Field Research Technician (2008)
Applied Forest Ecology and Reclamation Lab, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

Scholarships, Awards & Research Grants

Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science Seed Grant. (2016). $5000. Linking sugar maple root microbiome structure with seedling establishment across a species range. [Solarik, K.A., Laforest-Lapoint, I., Kembel, S., De Bellis, T., Gravel, D].

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Doctoral Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D)(2013-2016). $105,000
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Forest Complexity Modeling Doctoral Partial Scholarship (2012-2014, 2016). $30,000
Université of Québec at Montréal, Department of Biological Sciences

Mary Loise Imrie and J Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award (2010). $1,000
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta

University of Alberta Professional Development Grant (2010). $500
University of Alberta

Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (2010). $3,000
Alberta Provincial Government

Desmond I Crossley Memorial Scholarship (2008 and 2009). $24,800
University of Alberta

Canadian Inter-University Sports Academic All-Canadian (Football) (2005-06)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Training Completed

OSSA  (Oil Sands Safety Association)                                                                   Basic Training                                                                                                                       Safe Work Permits                                                                                                     Driving in the Mine                                                                                   

Bear Scare                                                                                                                        Wildlife Awareness and Bear Response 

Fall Protection Essentials (Alberta)

Genie Lift Pro Aerial Work Platform Operator Training 

All-Terrain Vehicle Training Course
Canadian Safety Council

Chainsaw Safety Cource – Level 3 – Intermediate
Woodlands Trainers Association, Edmonton, Alberta

Standard First Aid, Level C CPR/AED

St.John’s Ambulance, Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator License
Ottawa, Ontario

Defensive Driving, Green Driving Course
Canadian Safety Council, University of Alberta

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
University of Alberta

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

Presentations 

2016

Solarik, K.A. (2016). Local Adaptation of trees at the range margins slows range shifts in the face of climate change. Oral Presentation. September 30th, 2016. ECANUSA Conference. Burlington, Vermont, United States.

Solarik, K.A. (2016). Local Adaptation of trees at the range margins slows range shifts in the face of climate change. Oral Presentation. August 10th , 2016. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

Solarik, K.A., Messier, C., Gravel, D.,Ouimet, R., Bergeron, Y. (2016). Local Adaptation of trees at the range margins slows range shifts in the face of climate change. Oral Presentation. May 3rd, 2016. Centre for Forest Research (CEF) Annual Conference. Montréal, Québec.

Solarik, K.A. (2016). Climate change and Our Forests: A Canadian Perspective. Dawson College Environmental Science Seminar. February 25th, 2016. Montréal, Québec.

Solarik, K.A., (2016). L’envahissement de la forêt boréale par l`érable à sucre suite au changement climatique: mythe ou réalité. Oral presentation. February 18th, 2016. Initiative TRIADE. La Tuque, Québec.

2015

Solarik, K.A., Gravel, D., Ameztegui, A., Bergeron, Y., Messier, C. (2015). Assessing tree germination resilience to global warming: A manipulative experiment using sugar maple (Acer saccharum). Oral presentation. October 30th, 2015. Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science Symposium. Montréal, Québec.

Solarik, K.A., Messier, C., Bergeron, Y., Gravel, D. (2015). Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) tap out to climate change. Oral Presentation. June 14th-18th, 2015. North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW). Veracruz, Mexico.

Solarik, K.A. (2015). Germination: A better understanding. Oral Presentation. May 26th, 2015. Forest Complexity Modelling Workshop. St-Hippolyte, Québec.

Solarik, K.A., Gravel, D., Ameztegui, A., Bergeron, Y., Messier, C. (2015). Acer saccharum germination rates are influenced by temperature Oral Presentation. April 30th – May 1st. Colloque Annuel Du Centre D’Étude De La Forêt. Rimouski, Québec.

2014

Solarik, K.A. 2014. Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple Tap Out to Climate Change? Centre for Forest Research (CEF). Poster Presentation. April 29th-30th. Montréal, Québec.

Solarik, K.A. 2014. Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple Tap Out to Climate Change? Université du Québec à Montreal. Oral Presentation, April 12th, 2014 Montréal, Québec.

Solarik, K.A. 2014. Limited Migration: Will Sugar Maple Tap Out to Climate Change? Le centre de semences forestières de Berthierville. Oral Presentation, July 10th, 2013. Berthierville, Québec.

Pre 2014

Solarik, K.A. 2011. EMEND: A Silviculture Perspective. Oral Presentation. Foothills Research Insitute AGM. October 3, 2011. Edmonton, Alberta.

Solarik, K.A., Volney, W.J., Lieffers, V.J., Spence, J..R, Hamann, A. 2010. Mortality of residual trees 10 years after variable retention harvest in the boreal forest: results from EMEND. Oral Presentation. August 9-13. PRIFOR2010. Sundsvall, Sweden.

Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V.J., Volney, W.J., Pelletier, R., Spence, J..R. 2010. Seed tree density, variable retention and stand composition influence recruitment of white spruce in the boreal mixedwood forests. Oral Presentation. April 15-16. Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Solarik, K.A., Lieffers, V., Volney,J.W, Pelletier, R. 2010. Natural Regeneration of White Spruce 10 years after variable retention in boreal mixedwood forests of different composition. CONFORWEST 2010. Oral presentation. January 21-23. Harrison Springs, British Columbia.

Solarik, K.A. 2009. Tree survival and establishment in the 10 years after the variable-retention harvests at the EMEND experiment. Poster presentation. SFMN Conference. April 20-23. Gatineau, Québec.