November 10, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
Congratulations to Dr. Kira Hoffman for being named a Trebek Grantee from the Trebek Initiative and a National Geographic Explorer for her research Fighting Fire with Food!
July 6, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
Project led by Gitanyow Nation in collaboration with UBC researchers explores how cultural burning and planting practices protect against catastrophic wildfire.
June 20, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
After cutting her teeth on research and tree planting, UBC Forestry alumnus, Tara Bergeson (BSF’09) entered the then emerging field of urban forestry. Now the Urban Forestry Supervisor with the City of Kelowna, Tara has played a key role in community greening and wildfire preparedness projects, including Kelowna’s most recent wildfire resiliency plan.
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April 18, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
Dr. Lori Daniels’ innovative and collaborative research has resulted in policy and practice impacts on forest and community resilience to wildfires.
June 29, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Looking at the tall trees visible from the UBC Forestry offices, Lori Daniels reflects on the environmental firestorm that future generations could face.
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.
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.
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.
April 6, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
After working for some time as a firefighter, Debrah Zemanek’s career took an unexpected turn when she decided to pursue her dream through the UBC Master of Sustainable Forest Management program. Debrah now works at B.A Blackwell & Associates, where she helps lead their fuels management group.
Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2021 Faculty of Forestry Best Master’s Thesis and Best Doctoral Dissertation Awards
March 14, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
UBC Forestry congratulates Daniel Sax and Dr. Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz for receiving the Best Master’s Thesis and Best Doctoral Dissertation Awards, respectively. These two awards recognize outstanding academic achievement in doctoral and Master’s research.