Joerg Bohlmann elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Joerg Bohlmann elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Joerg Bohlmann is a world leader in the fields of plant and forestry genomics and in plant natural products biology. He is distinguished for his research on the genomics of defense and resistance mechanisms of conifers against insect pests and insect-associated fungal pathogens, as well as on plant terpenoid biochemistry.

UBC Forestry seeking trees with DNA to survive climate change

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-adaptree-program-1.3212558

Vancouver debates tree cover management after windstorm

The Globe and Mail: Powerful wind and rain that swept the Vancouver region on the weekend highlighted the vulnerability of trees weakened by a summer drought – and the challenges cities will face keeping their tree canopies healthy as climate change brings more severe weather.

The Slow Process of Countering the Emerald Ash Borer

The New York Times: An adult Emerald Ash borer beetle. Scientists are scrambling to find ways to stop it from destroying more North American trees.

This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest

Smithsonian.com: The white Kermode bear of British Columbia is galvanizing First Nations people fighting to protect their homeland.

Kurtis Hoitsema (Wood Products Processing)

Kurtis Hoitsema (Wood Products Processing)

When Weyerhaeuser hired me in January 2015, I had never worked in a sawmill facility before. Over the past two co-op terms with this amazing team of talented and driven people, I have gained an enormous amount of experience and have made many new connections.

Brittany Bonapace (Natural Resources Conservation)

Brittany Bonapace (Natural Resources Conservation)

am working for Walker Industries in the Environmental Group and in the short time that I have been working here I have already learned more than I imagined I would. My weeks are split up between working at the compost site doing various jobs, traveling around to all the different sites in southern Ontario and working in the main WEG (Walker Environmental Group) office.

John Vieira (Wood Products Processing)

John Vieira (Wood Products Processing)

The first few months working on Vancouver Island with Western Forest Products has developed my career skills faster than I could have imagined. My first project as a Quality Control assistant at Duke Point Sawmill involved monitoring variation in the first few machines that breakdown a sawlog. This project allowed for communication with operation staff, some technical writing, and some individual analysis of variation trends.

Drought-stricken B.C., Alberta forests face new threat from insects

The Global and Mail: Turns out it might be bugs that can answer whether a tree falling in the forest makes a sound.

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