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Kathy Martin Elected President of the American Ornithological Society
Kathy Martin has been elected President of the American Ornithological Society, serving from 2018 to 2020.


New insights into how plants produce cellulose
New research from the University of British Columbia and partners sheds light on how plants produce cellulose, a compound found in plant cell walls.


Bruce Larson Appointed to the Forest Practices Board
Congratulations to UBC Forestry professor Bruce Larson for being appointed to the Forest Practices Board, who will be serving as vice-chair.


Cole Burton named Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
UBC professor Cole Burton has been appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation.


Thinking Socially about Novel Interventions in Resource Management
In a world that is rapidly changing, conventional interventions in forestry and conservation may not be sufficient to conserve species of interest, and/or to maintain productive forests. Thus, some scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers have called for novel interventions such as the assisted migration of trees.


Congratulations Shannon Hagerman on being awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for 2017
Shannon Hagerman has been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for the 2017/18 academic year.


The Cultural Landscape of Urban Woodland
This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes, and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial.


TEDx Talk: Ancestral legacy of nature’s connections
Forestry Postdocotral Teaching and Research Fellow Teresa Ryan draws from her ancestral Tsimtian heritage and her work as a fisheries scientist and natural resource conservation expert.


Flight delays: UBC study finds out why some African birds stay home longer
Parents of millennials still living at home aren’t the only ones with children that refuse to leave. Now, new UBC research on a desert-dwelling African bird is yielding some answers. Martha Nelson-Flower, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC Faculty of Forestry, studied the behaviour of wild southern pied babblers, which live in family groups of up to 14 in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.


New pheromone insight may help predict mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid in efforts to better predict outbreaks.