Research Highlights

UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Surprisingly Malleable Public Preferences for Climate Adaptation in Forests
Researchers and policy-makers often assume that public preferences for climate change adaptation are positive and stable compared to those of mitigation. However, public judgments about adaptation in natural resource sectors (like forestry) require that people make difficult, value-laden and uncertain trade-offs across complex social-ecological systems.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

UBC Forestry Part of North American Research Project Combating Climate Change
Two UBC Forestry professors have joined forces with a research team working to de-escalate the impact of wildfires caused by climate change.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Alex Fraser Fireguard Rehabilitation Plan Addresses Forest Values
During the 2017 lightning-ignited fires in the Alex Fraser Research Forest, a 10,000-hectare parcel of crown land managed by the Faculty of Forestry to provide teaching and research opportunities. Resources and equipment were immediately deployed to suppress the fires. This included the construction of fireguards, areas strategically cleared of trees and other vegetation that serve as barriers around the perimeter of a wildfire. Fireguards work to stop a fire’s spread by removing all sources of fuel.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Building Reforestation Strategies Through Macroscale Analysis
Finding research-based solutions to decide on the best reforestation practices in regions experiencing dryer and warmer conditions.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Protecting Wild Salmon in Uncertain Times
Addressing the challenges to protect, conserve, and manage wild Pacific salmon is a significant aspect of professor Scott Hinch's research.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Learning from Nature – Reconstructing Cellulose into High Performance Materials
Forest products are expanding beyond conventional wood, pulp, and paper products to include high-performance cellulose-based materials.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Terry Sunderland Receives Scientific Achievement Award
Terry Sunderland was recently presented with the 2019 IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award at the XXV IUFRO Congress held in Curitiba, Brazil.


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

Dr Scott Hinch Receives the 2019 Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society
Forest & Conservation Sciences professor, Dr Scott Hinch, received the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society (AFS).


UBC Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

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 Faculty of Forestry Research Highlight

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.