Research Highlights

Urban futures research project receives foundation support
Prof. Stephen Sheppard and his team are seeking to help cities mitigate climate change.


Deforestation in snowy regions causes more floods
A new paper from UBC Forestry researchers suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions potentially quadruples the number of large floods that occur in that region.


Estimating moose habitat suitability from satellite-derived indicators
In the Integrated Remote Sensing Studio (IRSS), researches have been using remote sensing to characterize moose habitat.


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 […]


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.


Prof. Suzanne Simard talks about “Mother Trees”
Just like in Avatar, forests depend on Mother Trees for support. Prof. Suzanne Simard explains how trees are connected through an underground web of fungi.


Mapping the Power of Sunshine
By Heather Amos Researchers find solar savings for North Vancouver home owners British Columbia is known for its rainy weather and dark winter months but that hasn’t stopped researchers in UBC’s Faculty of Forestry from mapping solar energy potential in North Vancouver. “Everyone thinks Canada has a cool wet climate, but we have more solar […]