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Congratulations Dr Aimee Houde on receiving the Alice Wilson Award

Congratulations Dr Aimee Houde on receiving the Alice Wilson Award

The Alice Wilson Award is given each year to four women of outstanding academic qualifications entering a career in research at the post-doctoral level. Dr Aimee Houde (PDF, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences) was a recipient for the Academy of Science, selected by disciplinary Fellows of the Society.

Forestry world descends on Maple Ridge

Malcolm Knapp Research Forest – Maple Ridge News – The MKRF was on the world stage last week as more than 10,000 people hiked up the roads and looked at the latest in forestry fellers, skidders, and harvesters.

Talkin’ Trees

Suzanne Simard – CBC Radio – Quirks and Quarks: Gentle breezes swirl through the treetops, rustling leaves, almost giving you the impression that the trees are whispering to each other. It can be magical. Well according to Dr. Suzanne Simard from the University of British Columbia, it’s not magic, but the trees are actually talking to each other.

Researchers discover key genes for climate adaptation shared between distantly related trees

Sally Aitken – UBC News: Despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes to rapidly adapt to varying climates, an international team of forestry researchers have found in a new study, published today in Science.

Future Delta 2.0

Stepehn Sheppard – CKNW: What could Delta look like in less than 100 years?

Researchers discover key genes for climate adaptation shared between distantly related trees

Researchers discover key genes for climate adaptation shared between distantly related trees

Despite 140 million years of independent evolution, two types of coniferous trees use the same small set of 47 genes to rapidly adapt to varying climates, an international team of forestry researchers have found in a new study, published today in Science.

Inside the hidden lives of trees

The Tyee: Simard coined the term “wood wide web” and drew attention to the brain-like function of this web. The trees use chemical messages, electrical impulses, and even sound signals to communicate.

Congratulations to the Canadian Institute of Forestry award recipients

Congratulations to the Canadian Institute of Forestry award recipients

Each year the Canadian Institute of Forestry presents a number of awards in recognition of outstanding, unique accomplishments to forestry in Canada. Recipients may earn distinction through demonstration of exceptional accomplishments in the field of forestry.

UBC student turns thousands of chopsticks into table tops

CBC: A UBC student (Felix Bock) is turning thousands of wasted chopsticks from Vancouver restaurants into home decor — and he is just getting started.

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