Sustainable Forest Management

Research on sustainable forest management covers a broad range of areas associated with the forests of British Columbia, Canada, and the rest of the world. Much of this work involves many disciplines, ranging from biology, ecology, and silviculture to economics, sociology, and psychology. It involves all types of forest, whether they be remote or in urban areas. Particular interests cover the implications of climate change for forest management, the role of community-based forests, and the management of wildfire.

Examples of our research

  • Development of community-based forest management considering climate change, governance and ecosystem processes
  • Development of computer based decision support systems (DSS) with ecological, economic and social considerations
  • Research on silviculture, stand dynamics and forest biometrics
  • Tree genomics and breeding research to improve forest productivity

Faculty involved in this research area: