UBC Faculty of ForestryCollege & University in Vancouver, British Columbia
Mountain pine beetles have been spreading into new habitats, migrating east from BC into Alberta. A new pheromone insight may help predict beetle outbreaks.
An innovative solution by Urban Forestry student Alyx Hough and team. Well done!
New research shows how warmer and wetter summers could have some unexpected impacts. Co-authored by UBC's own Colin Mahony and published in Nature Communications.
See and hear a unique set of hand-crafted speakers made of reclaimed wood at the upcoming UBC Sustainability (CIRS) showcase, March 4-10.
Join us March 5-9 for our first Aboriginal Initiatives speaker series. The week will feature talks by Indigenous and settler speakers sharing their perspectives.
Go behind the scenes with Dr John Innes, Dean, Faculty of Forestry. John opens up about leadership, humour, and what inspires him.
Researchers have come up with a new, more sustainable way to feed salmon - insects.
Join us February 22 for the PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, where seven doctoral students (4 from Forestry) will have seven minutes each to talk about how their research can contribute to environmental well-being.
Congratulations on your retirement Ken Day!
Ken was the first, and only, manager of the Alex Fraser Research Forest when it was established in 1987. Since then, he has established the forest as a venue for innovative forest practices and long term research experiments, and making a reputation in the Cariboo as a thoughtful forester, quite prepared to challenge prevailing views about forest practices. In addition to maintaining the financial viability of the research forest th...rough good economic times and bad, Ken demonstrated how BC’s interior forests can be managed to reduce wildfire and beetle hazards, has demonstrated the integration of mule deer winter range, timber production, fuel management and grassland restoration, and has contributed to the development of community forestry in BC. His vision for AFRF and the long term replicated silviculture system installations have made AFRF an outstanding classroom and laboratory.
For his contributions to the profession of forestry in BC, Ken was awarded the Distinguished Forest Professional award by the ABCFP in 2008, and for his work with students and academia, the UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence in 2014.
All the best Ken!
A recent UBC study shows how climate change is affecting the size of organisms – even ones as small as beetles.
"We have the most diverse team I’ve ever seen" - team organizer of the UBC Thunderjacks. Half of the competitors at the Great Canadian Classic were female.
Jennifer Hong is studying Forest Sciences at UBC to explore how closer connections with nature can improve our wellbeing.
For a better BC.