Posts Tagged ‘Forestry’

Mega genomes of spruce species decoded

May. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.

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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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Players take the role of the mayor of Future Delta, racing to stave off flooding before the city runs out of energy.

Save your city!

Nov. 1, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have created a video game to help community members prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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UBC offers world’s largest forestry scholarship

Oct. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry is offering the world’s largest scholarship for forestry research to attract top doctoral students.

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Colin Ferster tests the app on his smartphone

‘Only you can prevent forest fires’ … with your smartphone

Jul. 30, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Taking biofuel from forest to highway

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates

Jan. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.

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Wood biofuel could be a competitive industry by 2020: UBC study

Nov. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

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.

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Old, large, living trees must be left standing to protect nesting animals: UBC study

Jun. 16, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

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.

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Genome of blue stain fungus evolved to bypass tree defense in mountain pine beetle epidemic: UBC research

Jan. 24, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

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.

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