Posts Tagged ‘Faculty of Forestry’

A hobbyist bird watcher from Spain, Carlos Molina completed a master’s in Forestry and is moving to Prince George for work. Martin Dee Photograph

New life in old growth forests

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , ,

Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates

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Mountain Pine Beetle. Photo by: Ward Strong, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Mountain pine beetle genome decoded

Mar. 26, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Janette Bulkan is a new professor in the Faculty of Forestry. Jamie Myers Photograph

Protecting land, protecting people

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , ,

New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry

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For her doctoral research, Sara Barron will study how to balance natural forest environments with higher density housing in suburbs. Martin Dee Photograph

People need trees. Cities need forests.

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Future Forests Fellowship winner Sara Barron will study the impact of nature on suburbia

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Trisha Atwood at a stream site in UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Photo by: Amanda Klemmer

As predators decline, carbon emissions rise

Feb. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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New tool helps towns assess resources needed for bioenergy plant

Feb. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.

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How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf

Apr. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research

Sep. 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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