CERFO

Forestry Education and Research Center

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

CERFO’s mission is to contribute, in a sustainable development perspective, to the technological advancement and growth of organizations and college-level educational institutions in Québec forestry sector.

The CERFO obtained its accreditation as a CCTT in 1984. The centre operates in the field of forestry, specifically in applied research in forestry, supplying plants, issues with wood production, ecosystem-based forest management, climate change, invasive alien species, wildlife management, remote sensing in forestry and agroforestry.

CERFO

2440, chemin Sainte-Foy Québec G1V 1T2 418 659-4225

General Expertises

  • Aquaculture and halieutics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cartography
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Geomatics
  • Logistics
  • Remote sensing
  • Sustainable development
  • Territorial development
  • Waters

Specific expertises

  • Agroforestry
  • Applied forest ecology
  • Applied research in forestry
  • Integrated planning of forestry operations, development of operation timetables
  • International forestry
  • Remote sensing in forestry
  • Sustainable and ecosystem-based forest management
  • Urban forestry

Areas of intervention

  • Aquaculture and halieutics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
  • Geomatics

Examples of applications

  • Evaluation of modalities of the implementation of irregular shelterwood (ICC)
  • Evaluation of the impacts of silvicultural treatments on the quality of wildlife habitats
  • Implementation of spatial planning system
  • Mapping of heat / cool islands in urban areas
  • Monitoring and evaluation of silvicultural treatments through the network of 50 experimental devices, silvicultural trials and operational deployments of CERFO in Québec
  • Optimization of regeneration processes
  • Silvicultural grid to identify families of silvicultural treatments (flowchart)
  • Synthesis and use of ecological information in the form of a guide
  • Tending to young stands
  • Use of lidar for hydrographic network analysis