Media Release | September 23, 2016
Despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes to rapidly adapt to varying climates, according to an international team of forestry researchers.
December 23, 2013 - by Maura Forrest
Genomics is behind an innovative new method for breeding trees that can adapt to our changing world.
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.
Media Release | May 22, 2013
Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.
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.
November 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC researchers have created a video game to help community members prepare for the impacts of climate change.
October 5, 2012
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry is offering the world’s largest scholarship for forestry research to attract top doctoral students.
Media Release | July 30, 2012
An app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the BC Okanagan this summer.
Media Release | February 17, 2012
The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. He is presenting his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver on Feb. 17.
Media Release | January 6, 2012
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.
Media Release | November 8, 2011
Fuel made from wood could become a competitive commercial alternative to fuel made from corn by 2020 if the wood biofuel industry is supported, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Media Release | June 16, 2011
Old trees must be protected to save the homes of more than 1,000 different bird and mammal species who nest, says a new study from UBC. Most animals can’t carve out their own tree holes and rely on holes already formed. The study found that outside of North America, most animals nest in tree holes formed by damage and decay, a process that can take several centuries.
Genome of blue stain fungus evolved to bypass tree defense in mountain pine beetle epidemic: UBC research
Media Release | January 24, 2011
The genome of the fungus that helps mountain pine beetles infect and kill lodgepole pines has been decoded in a University of British Columbia study.
Media Release | January 17, 2011
Growing deer populations are fundamentally changing the environment of the Gulf Islands off the coast of B.C. and Washington, leaving the region susceptible to invasion by foreign species, says a study by researchers in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC.
Media Release | June 10, 2010
John Innes, professor and FRBC Chair of Forest Management, will become the University of British Columbia’s new dean in the Faculty of Forestry, beginning July 1, 2010.