Research

In the 2016/2017 fiscal year, members of the Faculty Forestry were awarded a total of $12.1 million in research funding and authored 260 articles in 161 peer-reviewed journals. Read more about our research in our Annual Report.

Our wide breadth of research includes topics such as tree rings, integrated remote sensing, bioenergy, forest conservation genetics, landscape visualizations, African forest conservation & development, alpine studies, advanced wood processing.

Learn about all our research topics in our groups & projects section, or browse our Faculty by research interests.


Recent Research Highlights

Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands
UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. The study is the first to compare biodiversity and land management on such a broad geographic scale.


UBC researchers bat for gold with new cricket bat design
A new cricket bat designed at UBC could put a high-performing bat into the hands of more youth and ultimately bring even more people into the sport.


UBC scientists find high mutation rates generating genetic diversity within huge, old-growth trees
This is the first evidence of the tremendous genetic variation that can accumulate in some of our tallest trees.


Study highlights lack of fair access to urban green spaces
A new study has found that people with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbours.
Read the study