October 6, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
With single-use plastics on their way to being banned and the growing demand for recyclable and biodegradable materials, UBC researchers are intensifying their efforts to find cost-effective, technically viable solutions.
September 1, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
When UBC faculty of forestry researcher Dr. Lorien Nesbitt studied patterns of vegetation and green spaces in the United States a few years ago, she found widespread inequities. In many of the 10 metropolitan areas included in the study, comprising over 100 cities and towns, income and education were strongly correlated to the amount of […]
July 20, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
The Fraser is the largest salmon-bearing river in British Columbia, supporting 54 unique populations, known as Conservation Units (CUs), of wild Pacific salmon, 19 of which breed in the lower Fraser River. A new open-access study by the Martin Conservation Decisions Lab found that all 19 of these CUs are on a declining trajectory over the next 25 years.
May 19, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
B.C. Wild salmon populations have declined notably over the last three decades. New UBC research, led by UBC Forestry’s Arthur Bass, presents methods to improve the protection of wild salmon. The study uses the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative’s data to assess pathogens in thousands of Chinook and Coho salmon sampled over a decade along the B.C. coast.