UBC Forestry is pleased to congratulate Dr. Cole Burton and Dr. Feng Jiang on the renewal of their Canada Research Chair Positions in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation and Sustainable Functional Biomaterials, respectively.
About Cole’s Research
Cole’s research spans various realms of ecology. His primary research areas focus on understanding mammal community dynamics within human-affected environments, evaluating strategies for coexistence of humans and wildlife, as well as wildlife population estimation, habitat modeling, and pioneering biodiversity monitoring techniques, such as wildlife camera trapping. His expertise also extends to the areas of carnivore ecology and conservation.
About Feng’s Research
Feng Jiang’s research program aims to convert abundant biomass into functional biomaterials efficiently and cost-effectively. This involves streamlining bio-based nanomaterial isolation, enhancing their functionality through comprehensive surface modifications, and creating high-performance hierarchical structures. The ultimate goal is to broaden applications in energy and environmental areas, contributing to sustainability.
About Canada Research Chairs Program
The Canada Research Chairs Program enables Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence and become world-class research centres. Chairholders improve Canadian’s depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching and the coordination of other researchers’ work.