Effective monitoring of global trends in biodiversity is an important component of international commitments to protect wildlife. Remote cameras (aka camera “traps”) are a rapidly growing technology with great potential to transform the way wildlife monitoring is done.
The occurrence of invasive plants is increasing in all types of ecosystems, producing both positive and negative changes on the landscape. Many land managers aim to decrease the negative effects that plant invasions bring, which may require curbing their spread through proactive management.
Using data from a household survey covering colonist and Indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, we have analyzed the socioeconomic determinants of legal and illegal smallholder timber harvesting. The results of a multinomial probit model reveal that non-harvesting households are statistically likely to be poor, to receive nonfarm income, to have smaller areas in primary forest and to reside closer to population centers.
Scott Hinch was awarded a NSERC Strategic grant totaling $590,000 for research into the effects of injury , pathogens, and climate warming on migration and spawning success of Pacific salmon that have escaped from fishing gear. Partner organizations include the Canadian Dept. Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Salmon Commission, and Pacific Salmon Foundation.
An up-to-date synthesis of the state of knowledge on sustainable forest management from a variety of environmental, economic, social, cultural, and governance perspectives.
Carbonic anhydrase is the second most abundant protein in plants, and therefore is quite possibly the second most abundant protein on Earth.
The SES research group is housed in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. We conduct problem-focused research that is motivated by the perspective that social science insights provide essential contributions for understanding and developing solutions for challenges such as adapting to climate change, minimizing biodiversity and forest loss, and fostering sustainable, self-determined livelihoods.
In the face of global change, the concept of resilience is being increasingly valued and adopted in the management of socioecological systems.
Phil Evans and colleagues have been doing detailed archaeological research on a prefabricated timber church on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. The church was destroyed due to the overwhelming destructive forces of tropical cyclone Pam, which passed through Vanuatu on 13th March 2015.