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Flight delays: UBC study finds out why some African birds stay home longer

Parents of millennials still living at home aren’t the only ones with children that refuse to leave. Now, new UBC research on a desert-dwelling African bird is yielding some answers. Martha Nelson-Flower, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC Faculty of Forestry, studied the behaviour of wild southern pied babblers, which live in family groups of up to 14 in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.


New pheromone insight may help predict mountain pine beetle outbreaks

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid in efforts to better predict outbreaks.


As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less

Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new UBC research.


Sally Aitken named as 2018 recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence

Sally Aitken has been named this year’s recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence by LifeSciences BC.


One-On-One with John Innes

John Innes, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, on leadership, humour, and what inspires him. Learn more


Congratulations to Dr John Innes

John was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. Learn more


Congratulations to John Innes for being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

Congratulations to John Innes who was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.


The Role of Nature in Improving the Health of a Population

There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and improved cognitive development.


Cumulative Effects

Cumulative Effects are changes to the environmental, social and economic values - caused by the combined effect of past, present and potential future human activities & natural processes.


Escape To Freedom: A Forestry Revolution – Thoughts by Kianna Gnap

The Canadian forestry industry has an interesting history. A recent article in History Magazine on Hungarian Forestry student refugees and their impact on the industry outlined some intriguing background.