November 23, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Western researchers who conduct studies overseas are likely familiar with the terms “parachute science” or “colonial science”. Both are defined as scientific work that does not appropriately acknowledge the importance of local expertise. PhD candidate Alida O’Connor wants to ensure her international fieldwork incorporates a more meaningful approach with equitable collaborations integrated into every step in the process.
November 15, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
In this age of the Anthropocene, the pressures of human activity are compelling dramatic shifts in climate and ecosystems that parallel some of antiquity’s most Earth-altering natural disasters. To secure a future for our forests, we will need to adopt new approaches to forest management that incorporate diverse perspectives and adapt to the ever-changing climate.
Posted in: Alumni, Branchlines Articles
Tagged with: Agriculture, Biodiversity, British Columbia, Climate Change, Community, Community Engagement, Ecology, Forest Management, Future Forests, Global Perspectives, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Stewardship, International, Land Management, Sustainability
October 19, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
In partnership with the City of Quesnel and their Forestry Initiatives Program, UBC Forestry hosted its third Master of International Forestry Field School. This year, 16 students and their professors spent two days in Quesnel speaking to land managers, small businesses, government reps from the local First Nations, the municipality, the provincial government, and industry experts.
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.
Posted in: In the Spotlight, News
Tagged with: Agriculture, Climate Action, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Governance, Forest Resources Management, Land Management, Landscape Ecology, Political Ecology
May 19, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Do land management practices, such as clearcutting, play a role in devastating floods? What about the role of fire suppression and land management practices in massive wildfires? Our forest dynamics expert Prof. Lori Daniels will discuss some of the forestry practices that are shaping landscapes in BC and how the profession can help mitigate the impact of extreme weather-related events.