John R Spence


Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
(780) 492-1426
230D Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3



Job/Research Area: Ecology, conservation and evolutionary biology


Major Responsibilities/Research Interests: Ecosystem-based forest management and agroforestry systems; effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on forest invertebrate populations and communities and their contributions to ecosystem function; forest insect pest management, especially the contribution of host defenses to natural resistance; spread, distribution and impacts of introduced, invasive species; arthropod life-history strategies; natural hybridization between insect species and its evolutionary significance; and the biology and systematics of carabid beetles, gerromorphan bugs and pisaurid spiders.

Featured Publications

Bergeron, JAC, FG Blanchet, JR Spence & WJA Volney

Journal of Plant Ecology. 2012 January; 5

Spence, JR, GE Ball, RL Davidson & J Rykken

ZooKeys. 2011 January; 147

Bergeron, JAC, JR Spence & WJA Volney. 2011

ZooKeys. 2011 January; 147

Jacobs, JM, JAC Bergeron, TT Work & JR Spence

ZooKeys. 2011 January; 147

Pinzón, J, JR Spence & DW Langor

Environmental Entomology. 2011 January; 40

Bourassa, S, JR Spence, DJ Hartley & Seung-Il Lee

ZooKeys. 2011 January; 147

Digweed, SD; MacQuarrie, CJK; Langor, DW; Williams, DJM; Spence, JR.

The Canadian Entomologist. 2009 January; 141

Gradowski, T; Lieffers, VJ; Landhäusser, SM; Sidders, D; Volney, J; Spence, JR.

Forest Ecology & Management. 2009 January; 259

Cobb, T.P., D.W. Langor and J.R. Spence

Can. J. For. Res.. 2007 January; 37

Gandhi, KJK; Gilmore, DW; Katovich, SA; Mattson, WJ; Spence, JR; Seybold, SJ.

Environmental Reviews. 2007 January; 15

Hammond, HEJ, DW Langor & JR Spence

Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2004 January; 34

Gandhi, KJK, JR Spence, DW Langor & LE Morgantini

Biological Conservation. 2001 January; 102

Klingenberg, CP, JR Spence and C. K. Mirth

Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2000 January; 13

Spence, JR

Entomological Science. 2000 January; 3

Buddle, CM, JR Spence & DW Langor

Ecography. 2000 January; 23