Eight Forestry Projects Receive Grants as Part of Major, Nation-Wide Investment in Research

Congratulations to all our faculty members who have been awarded grants from highly competitive federal research funding programs. Their grants are part of a major funding announcement of more than $635 million from the Government of Canada for science, research and engineering projects across the country that push big ideas, discoveries and innovations forward.  The funds awarded to professors Boedhihartono, Day, Konijnendijk, Montwé, Nelson, Nesbitt, Tu and Wilson will advance scientific understanding in areas ranging from urban forestry to effects of climate change on forests and land use impacts on migratory bird species.

Four Faculty of Forestry projects were announced to have received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. This is notable as the Faculty has under 2% of all UBC professors, yet received about 5% of the grants in the 2020-2021 round. These projects included:

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Cecil Konijnendijk
Cecil Konijnendijk

Cecil Konijnendijk
(Professor, Forest Resources Management)
with UBC co-applicants Kai Chan (Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) and Susan Day (Professor, Forest Resources Management)

The Urban Forest Management Action Framework: How human actions impact urban forest ecosystem services
$ 182,395 (3 years)

SSHRC Insight Grants

Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono
Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono

Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono
(Associate Professor, Forest and Conservation Sciences)

Learning from Customary Governance: Achieving Broader Societal Benefits from Forest Landscapes
$ 297,600 

Harry Nelson
Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson 
(Associate Professor, Forest Resources Management)

I’m a Lumberjack and I’m not OK
$ 272,710 

Lorien Nesbitt
Lorien Nesbitt

Lorien Nesbitt 
(Assistant Professor, Forest Resources Management)
Co-applicants Leila Harris (Professor, Geography), Cecil Konijnendijk, (Professor, Forest Resources Management), Nathanael Lauster (Associate Professor Sociology)

Green gentrification and equitable urban forest governance in Metro Vancouver
$73,460

Four faculty members received five-year Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC):

Susan Day
Susan Day

Susan Day
(Professor, Forest Resources Management)

Making Sense of Urban Soil Heterogeneity for Urban Forest Ecosystem Service Provision in a Changing Climate
$ 150,000

David Montwé
David Montwé

David Montwé
(Assistant Professor, Forest Resources Management)

Resilience of western Canadian forests to climatic extremes
$ 140,000

Qingshi Tu
Qingshi Tu

Tu, Qingshi
(Assistant Professor, Wood Science)

Quantifying synergy and trade-off between resource efficiency and climate change: Filling the fundamental knowledge gap in systems analysis and uncertainty treatment
$ 130,000

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson 
(Adjunct Professor, Forest and Conservation Sciences)

Spatial and temporal variation in the response of migratory species to anthropogenic land use
$ 124,500

Read more about 58 New UBC-Led Projects Supported Through SSHRC Funding Programs

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