Faculty of Forestry
Media Release | August 21, 2014
Sockeye salmon that sprint to spawning grounds through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new research by University of British Columbia scientists.
July 29, 2014 - by Heather Amos
UBC researchers are part of an international team that wants to see city skylines filled with buildings made of bamboo.
July 15, 2014
As forest fires spread across B.C., Canada and parts of the U.S., UBC experts are available to comment.
Media Release | April 3, 2014
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
Media Release | March 21, 2014
The new Centre for Applied Earth Observation will use images from satellites, aircraft, and the International Space Station to monitor globally important environmental issues.
March 18, 2014
UBC professors are available to comment on the impact and legacy of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and how it relates to proposed pipeline projects in northern B.C.
Media Release | January 31, 2014
Nine guiding principles for clean water and sustainable fisheries from a team of Canadian biologists.
Media Release | January 2, 2014
Nancy Hermiston, Sherrill Grace, and James Kimmins are among members of the UBC community who have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
December 23, 2013 - by Maura Forrest
Genomics is behind an innovative new method for breeding trees that can adapt to our changing world.
December 19, 2013
The federal review panel released its environmental report and recommendations about the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and UBC experts are available to comment.
July 29, 2013
Lori Daniels explains how forest fires can contribute to landscape diversity.
July 15, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Ashley Dobko is part of a group of tree detectives looking to unlock the secrets of B.C.’s old growth trees in an effort to protect them.
June 17, 2013 - by Heather Amos
With the same technology that carries tunes through the airwaves into your old AM/FM radio, Stavros Avramidis decontaminates wood. It’s a new solution to an old problem.
May 1, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates
Media Release | March 26, 2013
The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.
March 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry
March 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Future Forests Fellowship winner Sara Barron will study the impact of nature on suburbia
Media Release | February 17, 2013
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Media Release | February 6, 2013
For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.
Media Release | April 5, 2012
University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a substance harvested from whale barf.