Craig DelongCraig Delong, MSc, RPBio: Senior Ecologist
Mr. Craig DeLong is a professional biologist who previously worked as a landscape ecologist with the B.C. Forest Service for 30 years. His work included development of BC’s world class ecological classification system - the Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification. He also conducted research in a wide range of subject areas including forest ecology, natural disturbance ecology, climate change, biodiversity and coarse wood debris.
Craig is also an adjunct professor at University of Northern British Columbia. During his tenure as a landscape ecologist with the BC Forest Service, he conducted numerous field courses and lectured to thousands of fellow scientists, forest practitioners, students and the general public.
Mr. DeLong has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific publications including the popular “Plants of Northern British Columbia”, and “Ecology, Conservation and Management of British Columbia’s Inland Rainforest”. He is an avid hiker, back country skier and mountain bike rider with over 30 years experience exploring BC’s outdoors. He is a certified cross country and telemark skiing instructor.
Botting, R. S. and S.C. DeLong. 2009. Macrolichen and bryophyte responses to coarse woody debris characteristicsin sub-boreal spruce forest. Forest Ecology and Management 258S:S85-S94.
Comeau, P. G., C. N. Filipescu, R. Kabzems, and S.C. DeLong. 2009. Growth of white spruce underplanted beneath spaced and unspaced aspen stands in northeastern B.C.—10 year results. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 1087–1094.
DeLong, S.C., G.D. Sutherland, L.D. Daniels, B. Heemskerk, and K.O. Storaunet. 2008. Temporal dynamics and development of snag habitats in wet spruce-fir stands in east-central British Columbia. Forest Ecology and Management 255:3613-3620.
DeLong, S.C. 2007. Implementation of natural disturbance-based management in northern B.C. Forestry Chronicle 83:338-346.
DeLong, S.C., L.D. Daniels, B. Heemskerk, and K.O. Storaunet. 2005. Temporal development of decaying log habitats in wet spruce-fir stands in east-central British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35:2841-2850.
DeLong, S. C., S. A. Fall, and G. D. Sutherland. 2004. Estimating the impacts of harvest distribution on building of roads and stream crossings, and snag abundance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34:323-331.
DeLong, C., P.J. Burton, and M. Harrison. 2004. Assessing the relative quality of old-growth forest: an example from the Robson Valley, British Columbia. B.C. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 4(2):71-86.
DeLong, C. 2004. A field guide to site identification and interpretation for the north-central portion of the Northern Interior Forest Region. Research Branch, Ministry of Forests, Victoria, B.C. Land Management Handbook 54.