Faculty of Forestry
Researchers identify nine steps to save waterways
Nine guiding principles for clean water and sustainable fisheries from a team of Canadian biologists.
Jan 31, 2014
Members of UBC community named to the Order of Canada
Nancy Hermiston, Sherrill Grace, and James Kimmins are among members of the UBC community who have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Jan 2, 2014
The forest that weathers climate change
Genomics is behind an innovative new method for breeding trees that can adapt to our changing world.
Dec 23, 2013 - by Maura Forrest
UBC experts for comment on federal report about Enbridge Northern Gateway
The federal review panel released its environmental report and recommendations about the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 19, 2013
How wildfires can do more good than harm
Lori Daniels explains how forest fires can contribute to landscape diversity.
Jul 29, 2013
CSI: Cedar Science Investigators
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.
Jul 15, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Tune in to clean wood
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.
Jun 17, 2013 - by Heather Amos
New life in old growth forests
Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates
May 1, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Mountain pine beetle genome decoded
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.
Mar 26, 2013
Protecting land, protecting people
New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
People need trees. Cities need forests.
Future Forests Fellowship winner Sara Barron will study the impact of nature on suburbia
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
As predators decline, carbon emissions rise
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.
Feb 17, 2013
New tool helps towns assess resources needed for bioenergy plant
For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.
Feb 6, 2013
How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf
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.
Apr 5, 2012
UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research
The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive.
Sep 21, 2011