New UBC Faculty of Forestry research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame for the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely-populated urban areas.
Domestic cats drive spread of Toxoplasma parasite to wildlife
November 10, 2021 Author: UBC Forestry
Energy development and consumption drive changes in global climate, landscapes, and biodiversity. The oil sands of western Canada are an epicenter of oil production, creating landscapes without current or historical analogs…Read More Wildlife Winners and Losers in an Oil Sands Landscape
Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry have now shown that seablush, a wildflower of endangered Garry Oak ecosystems throughout the Pacific Northwest, can adapt rapidly to become a large, showy plant over a metre tall where deer are absent, or a diminutive plant only centimeters tall where deer are present, but is nevertheless rapidly driven to extinction where deer are overabundant.Read More Wildflowers Adapt to Deer Presence – UBC Study
Tackling climate change over wine and cheese with your neighbours sounds too good to be true. But Dr. Stephen Sheppard, a professor emeritus with Forest Resources Management, says local climate change action should be fun.Read More Faculty of Forestry Among UBC Researchers Helping Prepare For Climate Change