Extreme rainfall events cause top-heavy aquatic food webs
An expansive, multi-site ecology study led by UBC has uncovered new insights into the effects of climate change on the delicate food webs of the neotropics.
Jul 9, 2020
Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive.
Jul 31, 2019
UBC-led study finds beliefs about all-knowing gods fosters co-operation
Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and led to the development of modern-day states, according to a UBC-led study published in Nature.
Feb 10, 2016
Satellite mapping reveals agricultural slowdown in Latin America: UBC study
For the first time, satellite mapping of Latin America shows that the continent’s agricultural expansion has waned in the wake of the global economic downturn, according to UBC research.
May 13, 2015
A Silva lining for Brazil’s presidency?
A UBC expert on Brazil’s upcoming presidential election.
Sep 25, 2014
A secure future
Brazilian dentist Marcio Barros worked as a campus guard before earning Canadian credentials
May 1, 2013 - by Brian Lin
18 arrested for murder in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation
Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of Guarani tribal chief Nisio Gomes.
Jul 20, 2012
UBC students report on Brazil violence for The New York Times
A reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students, in collaboration with the New York Times, has exposed violent conflicts over resources and territory in Brazil, as the emerging superpower grapples with an increasing demand for food and electricity.
Jun 11, 2012