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‘Only you can prevent forest fires’ … with your smartphone
Researchers from the UBC Faculty of Forestry have developed a smart phone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas.


Climate change research featured in Vancouver Sun
The Vancouver Sun features UBC Forestry researcher: "Climate shifts may strand weather-dependent ecosystems"


Haida Gwaii Semester
Looking for a unique field study program in natural resources and the environment? Check out the Haida Gwaii Semester program; an intensive field study program for undergraduates.


Forestry: The New High-Tech Frontier
From UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 6 | Jun. 6, 2012 By Heather Amos Genes may hold the secret to forest survival Zoom in—way in—from the macro view of B.C.’s vast forests, right down to the micro level where researchers are looking into genes that could lead to  improved forest health, productivity and […]


Maja Krzic Given CSSS Soil Science for Society Award
Dr. Maja Krzic, PhD’97, received the Soil Science for Society Award at the annual conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science in Quebec City in June 2012. Dr. Krzic has a joint appointment between the Faculties of Forestry and Land & Food Systems. This award is given by the Canadian Society of Soil Science […]


Forestry graduate selected as 2012 recipient of Governor General’s Gold Medal
MSc Forestry graduate, Jennifer Burt, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the Master’s degree with thesis.


Suzanne Simard featured in episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki
Forestry professor Suzanne Simard will be featured in a March 22 episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki - Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour.


Forestry doctoral student, Natalie Sopinka, wins UBC 3-Minute Thesis competition
Congratulations to Forestry doctoral student, Natalie Sopinka, on winning the the 2012 UBC Three Minute Thesis competition. View the winning presentation, and other finalists, on the 3MT website.


Researchers from Forestry to present at largest global scientific conference
Faculty of Forestry Professors Jack Saddler (biofuels expert) and Stephen Sheppard (climate change expert) are amongst 40 researchers from UBC who will be presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific gathering in the world.


Professor Jack Saddler says we could be close to advanced biofuels being commercially viable
In the January 3 edition of UBC Reports, Jack Saddler elaborates on the progress of advanced biofuels.