Joerg Bohlmann receives Genome Canada and Genome BC funding

Joerg Bohlmann receives Genome Canada and Genome BC funding

Spruce trees are Canada’s most significant forest resource because they grow in almost every region across the country and are the largest species by the number. Spruce trees also produce high quality wood and fibre that is widely used in the industry. With roughly 400 million seedlings planted per year, spruce are the most reforested trees in Canada. Climate change and unpredictable forest product markets require innovative new tools and technologies for tree breeding programs to deliver reliable spruce stock for future seed and seedling production.

Photo by: Jamie Myers

Bill Reid Looplex X Canoe Installation Ceremony

At a staggering 53 feet in length, the Looplex X is slightly larger than a full grown humpback whale. It is one of four replicas of the “Lootas”, or “wave-eater”, which was carved by Bill Reid for the 1986 Vancouver Expo.

The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people

The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people

Tara Martin, Adjunct Professor in the department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, has co-authored a recent paper in in Science titled “The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people”.

Congratulations Andrea Lyall on receiving the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

Congratulations Andrea Lyall on receiving the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Fraser Basin Council and the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Committee are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health. Three scholarships of $2000 each for this inaugural year of the scholarship.

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.

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