Faculty of Forestry
Media Release | August 24, 2016
An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published today in Biology Letters.
June 29, 2016
UBC wood scientist Phil Evans has created a pull buoy for swimming out of balsa wood, a more environmentally-friendly material than the foam that is typically used.
May 31, 2016 - by Corey Allen
Nestled high in the remote mountainside trees of southern British Columbia, a rare bird is disappearing.
Media Release | May 9, 2016
Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, UBC researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration from their birthplace to the ocean.
February 1, 2016 - by Corey Allen
Local First Nations artists are working with UBC in the hopes technology can help carve out a new niche for their work in the art market.
October 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.
Media Release | September 24, 2015
With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, cities need urban foresters who can deal with the unique challenges to help build sustainable, green communities.
August 11, 2015
Armed with iPhones, dozens of first and second-year students walk into the forest at UBC. The students are on a scientific quest to better understand the ground beneath them; learning about soil by playing a mobile game.
May 27, 2015
A plant on BC’s Gulf Islands has genetically evolved to avoid being eaten by herds of hungry deer, according to UBC research.
Media Release | March 4, 2015
Forest scientists at UBC believe they’ve discovered the root cause of a deadly tree fungus: extra genes.
December 15, 2014
A UBC forestry expert on how to root out the right tree.
November 13, 2014
A UBC expert on how B.C.’s forestry industry can capitalize on the emerging bioeconomy.
Media Release | October 2, 2014
UBC students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management.
September 24, 2014
The BC Big Tree Registry, a database of the biggest trees in the province, has found a new home in the UBC Faculty of Forestry.
September 24, 2014
The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the 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.