Faculty of Forestry
UBC experts on 2024 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2024 budget on Thursday. UBC experts are available to comment on related topics.
Feb 21, 2024
Global contest aims to predict peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms
We spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich at UBC Faculty of Forestry and her colleagues about why the competition is significant for both researchers and citizens.
Feb 8, 2024
UBC experts on flooding
B.C. is anticipating significant storms amidst an atmospheric river. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2024
UBC researchers advocate for sustainable logging to safeguard against global flood risks
They synthesized decades of hydrology studies and found that many “severely and consistently underestimated” the impact of forest cover on flood risk.
Jan 24, 2024
UBC Forestry to launch Centre for Wildfire Coexistence
The launch of the Centre represents a significant step forward in advancing proactive wildfire management practices and fostering coexistence between people and natural environments.
Dec 12, 2023
World-leading scientists named Canada Excellence Research Chairs at UBC
Drs. Kayla King, Isla Myers-Smith, and Corey Stephenson have been appointed Canada Excellence Research Chairs at UBC.
Nov 16, 2023
Cracking the code: Why songbirds are larger in colder climates
Scientists, including those from UBC forestry, use genome sequencing to find out.
Nov 7, 2023
Can AI nip tree disease in the bud?
The researchers at UBC’s faculty of forestry hope to validate the concept through future field tests and are enthusiastic about its potential.
Oct 26, 2023
New tool reveals inequitable distribution of ‘healing’ green spaces in Vancouver
Learn how restorative nature is distributed in Vancouver, as revealed by a new tool that evaluates spaces for qualities that promote mental well-being.
Sep 14, 2023
Microplastic pollution: Plants could be the answer
UBC scientists create device that uses wood dust to trap up to 99.9 per cent of microplastics in water.
Aug 16, 2023
Just how smart are ‘trash pandas’? Volunteer your backyard to help scientists find out
This summer, you can turn your backyard into a raccoon IQ test to help researchers figure out just how brainy your average ‘trash panda’ is.
Aug 14, 2023
Clearcut logging leads to more frequent flooding, including extreme floods
Loss of forest cover is associated with more frequent extreme flooding, as well as more frequent floods of any size, according to new UBC research.
Aug 2, 2023
Easy ways to conserve water this summer
UBC freshwater scientist and forestry professor Dr. John Richardson shares his insights on the current water situation and practical tips for conserving water.
Jul 13, 2023
UBC experts on wildfires, heat and associated issues
UBC experts are available to comment on wildfires, heat and associated issues.
Jul 6, 2023
Urban green spaces that beat the heat: Tips from a UBC expert
Dr. Andrew Almas, an assistant professor of teaching in the faculty of forestry at UBC and an urban forestry expert, shares tips on how we can plant green spaces that are adapted to a changing climate.
Jun 14, 2023
Preparing for wildfires: UBC experts share their tips
Experts from the faculty of forestry suggest practical measures for individuals and communities to protect their homes and surroundings from the B.C. wildfire risk, while calling for broader-scale solutions for managing wildfires.
May 24, 2023
How Vancouver’s geese affect our river systems
Canada geese were introduced by humans in the late 1960s for hunting and other purposes, and they thrived. But the same is not true for the river ecosystem they feed on.
May 16, 2023
UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and heat
UBC experts are available to comment on heat, wildfires and associated issues.
May 9, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2023 budget today. UBC experts will be available to comment on various areas of provincial spending:
Feb 28, 2023
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023