Sara Correa Garcia, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Canadian Forestry / Chercheuse scientifique senior, Foresterie canadienne

Canadian Operations – Montreal, QC


Dr. Correa Garcia is a biologist and ecologist with a wide range of research interests, such as functional ecology of forest ecosystems, climate change, biodiversity or genomics. Before joining NCASI in February of 2024, Sara was a postdoctoral researcher with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), where her research focused on the application of genomics to enhance wetland treatment systems for the remediation of processed water. Sara worked as a data analyst for the Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada) – Laurentian Forestry Centre, where she compared the effect of clearcutting, insect-induced mortality, and salvage logging on boreal forest soil microbial communities. She holds a PhD in Biology (2021) from the INRS Centre Armand Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (Québec) and an MSc in Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment (2015) from the Université Rennes1 (France).


  • Ph.D. in Biology – Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) (2016-2021)
  • M.S. in Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment – University of Rennes1 (France) (2014-2015)
  • B.S. in Environmental Biology ­– University Complutense Madrid (Spain) (2009 – 2014)

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

  • Biodiversity
  • Forest Ecology
  • Statistics
  • Scientific Programming
  • Forest Ecology
  • Climate Change
  • Functional Ecology
  • Functional Traits
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Proficient in English, French, and Spanish

Awards and Career Highlights

  • 2021 – Scientific Director’s Honour Roll
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