Our internet addiction is destroying our ability to combat the climate crisis: An Earth Day Q&A with Hamish van der Ven
April 19, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
The internet is firmly embedded in human life, but we need to consider its rising physical and non-physical costs to the environment and our ability to address climate change. That’s according to Dr. Hamish van der Ven, assistant professor in the UBC Department of Wood Science, whose lab investigates how technology impacts the great sustainability […]
December 9, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Christmas tree consumers may again experience difficuly finding a traditional tree due to a continuing supply shortage linked to climate change. Hear from Dr. Richard Hamelin as he explains how climate change continues to plague the real Christmas tree market and what should be considered for improving the worldwide growing supply chain shortage.
October 21, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Touring Europe during one of the worst heat waves ever to hit the continent was both challenging and inspiring for the UBC Forestry’s Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL) student group, who visited during the summer of 2022 as part of their professional program.
October 14, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Happening on October 22, 2022, online, LCOY Canada 2022 is a first-of-its-kind, free conference that is aimed at climate-action-motivated youth and their community supporters and mentors.
October 7, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Juliet Lu is an Assistant Professor with both the Faculty of Forestry and UBC’s School for Public Policy and Global Affairs. She is a political ecologist focused on the implications of China’s growing investments in land and other resources in Southeast Asia and beyond.
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Tagged with: Agriculture, Climate Action, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Governance, Forest Resources Management, Land Management, Landscape Ecology, Political Ecology
June 22, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Wildfires have grown in frequency, intensity and overall burned area due to climate change. UBC Forestry researchers Dr. Lori Daniels, Dr. Kira Hoffman and Dr. Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz are wildfire experts whose research focuses on how natural disturbances such as wildfires and droughts, human factors and climate interact to affect how easily—or not—forests burn.
June 3, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
The Faculty of Forestry continues to build out its breadth of accessible, flexible and virtual learning opportunities with two new Micro-Certificates in Forest Carbon Management (FCM) and Climate Action and Community Engagement (CACE). Personalized, adaptable and industry-aligned, these two Micro-Certificates were designed to address the gap in online forestry education.
June 1, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
UBC Forestry’s Cristiano Loss and a team of fellow researchers were recently awarded a $1M NSERC Alliance Missions grant. Their project, funded over two years, will help lead the development of advanced technologies for the creation of high-performance structures and surrounding community infrastructure that can respond to external stimuli and develop a resilient built environment.
April 16, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
UBC Forestry congratulates Dr. Cole Burton and PhD candidate Sarah Dickson-Hoyle, recipients of the 2021-22 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund. CUES funding aims to support community partnerships pursuing shared projects with UBC focused on inclusive engagement to benefit communities and advance collaboration across the province.