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Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a team that will use genomics to test the ability of trees from different populations to resist heat, cold, drought and disease, and identify the genes and genetic variation involved in climate adaptation.
For my second work term I worked for the City of Surrey in the Parks department. I was part of the Natural Areas Team which covers all of the parks and urban forests in the city. I worked outdoors every single day and enjoyed it very much. During my first few weeks I was mainly doing planting maintenance which involved removing invasive species around planted trees.
Parks Canada, Vancouver, BC For my first work term in the Forestry Co-op Program, I worked as an Outreach Team Member on the Vancouver Outreach Team for Parks Canada. My job was to raise public awareness of the national parks system, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas throughout Western Canada. During my work […]
For my first co-op work term I lived and worked as a Research Assistant in Zomba, Malawi! This opportunity gave me the chance to combine my passion for both the social and natural sciences, and desire to work abroad. Our research is aimed at uncovering to what degree the local people of Malawi depend on forest resources.
Although being a Forestry Technician is one of the most challenging jobs in the forestry industry, I really enjoy this position since I receive tons of valuable opportunities to gain experience and learn details about managing a timber harvest operation.
The Department of Forest Resources Management, UBC-Vancouver campus seeks a Research Associate to undertake forest carbon modelling research in British Columbia. This research associate will be responsible for undertaking research within the Forest Carbon Management Project of the Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions (PICS) under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Coops.
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Scott Hinch was awarded a NSERC Strategic grant totaling $590,000 for research into the effects of injury , pathogens, and climate warming on migration and spawning success of Pacific salmon that have escaped from fishing gear. Partner organizations include the Canadian Dept. Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Salmon Commission, and Pacific Salmon Foundation.
An up-to-date synthesis of the state of knowledge on sustainable forest management from a variety of environmental, economic, social, cultural, and governance perspectives.
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is excited to announce that the official approval of the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) Program. We are now accepting applications and will welcome our first cohort in August, 2017.
Dr. Richard Hamelin will co-lead a team of scientists to harness the power of biosurveillance by decoding the genomes of some of the most threatening invasive species and developing a new suite of tools to rapidly and accurately detect these detrimental forest enemies and assess the risk they pose.