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UBC Forestry -3 weeks ago

World’s city greening experts gather in Vancouver

Vancouver will host the largest international conference on urban forestry ever held, with more than 700 urban greening experts from across the world assembling in Vancouver next week. Trees and green spaces are crucial components of our cities and towns. However, most cities are still losing trees and green spaces due to climate change, invasive […]...

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UBC Forestry -3 weeks ago

The Sopron Story: Looking back 60 years later

How 200 Hungarian forestry students found their way to UBC. Learn more...

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UBC Forestry -3 weeks ago

What are you working on? Paul Lawson

The Director of UBC's Research Forests describes his unique career. Learn more...

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IUFRO -4 weeks ago

Environmental Justice MOOC

This free 5-week online course is open to everyone around the world. For the first time the teaching is available in Spanish as well as English. Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environment management. Hear from activists around the world, and share your own experiences with other learners from many different backgrounds....

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UBC Forestry -4 weeks ago

New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions

A new tool developed by UBC researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar....

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UBC Forestry -1 month ago

Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill

Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill for winning best student presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology based on her research paper co-authored with Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Supervisor....

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UBC Forestry -1 month ago

Congratulations to Shawn Mansfield for being named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Shawn Mansfield has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division. This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field....

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Course: Landscape governance

Forested landscapes worldwide are increasingly integrated in global processes of trade, market development, resource exploitation and climate change. Site-based or community level approaches can no longer cope with these issues which exceed the local sphere of influence. Although landscapes are usually considered to be appropriate levels to negotiate land use options, they are rarely recognised as...

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UBC Forestry -2 months ago

Chiara Longhi Recipient of the 2018 President’s Service Award for Excellence

Chiara Longhi, Director of Student Services, for being selected for this year’s UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence....

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IUFRO -3 months ago

Master of Science in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany

Your are invited to attend the 2019 MSc Course in TROPICAL FORESTRY for which DAAD scholarships available are available. The course is taught in English at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities that obtained a status of Excellence. Over many decades, the international orientation and socio-economic focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

2018 Introduction to Wood Science and Forest Products Course

An informative three-day course empowering participants with the basics of wood and wood-based products. Understand the environmental advantages of wood, product properties and more. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on exercises to practice skills and attend sessions in the state-of-the-art Forest Products and Wood Science Learning Center on the campus of Mississippi Stat...

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Bangor University -3 months ago

Lecturer in Environmental Data Analysis/Synthesis

We invite applications to this strategic full time permanent appointment in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the extensive collaborative research activity of the School, and to develop a research programme in her/his specialist discipline that will attract external funding and international r...

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IUFRO -4 months ago

International Masters' Programme "Ecosystem Services", International Institute (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden, Germany

The programme is devoted to understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation as well as to analysing their impacts on ecosystem functioning and human well-being in an interdisciplinary manner. Students are provided with the knowledge base and methods to analyse pressing environmental problems and to develop societally relevant solutions. A special focus lies on inter- and tr...

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UBC Forestry -4 months ago

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....

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IUFRO -4 months ago

International Summer School "Methods in Forest Ecology 2018"

This summer school will provide background information, demonstrations and training in the application of the newest tools and techniques to collect data on forest community (both animal and plants) as well as quantify and analyse forest structure and dynamic. This course includes lectures on different facets of forest ecology followed by field exercises, computer simulations and statistical analy...

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IUFRO -5 months ago

Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network Training Workshop: Developing Skills In Forest Protection: An Integrated Approach

Worldwide, forests and forest plantations are facing new and increasing threats from pests and diseases. Apart from economic losses, these threats also pose negative consequences to the environment and native habitats. In efforts to address these problems, several training workshops have been held under the umbrella of the Asia Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network (APFISN), for example, the APF...

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UBC Forestry -5 months ago

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....

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UBC Forestry -5 months ago

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....

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UBC Forestry -6 months ago

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....

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UBC Forestry -6 months ago

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....

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IUFRO -6 months ago

Online Training: Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management

Fall 2018 enrollment is now open for Michigan State University’s Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management. Financial assistance will be available to qualified Fall 2018 applicants through our department scholarship program and a newly established Weyerhaeuser Fellowship. The Graduate Certificate consists of three online courses open to participants of any background....

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IUFRO -6 months ago

Summer School: Old-Growth Forest Research

This summer school offers scientific training for Master and PhD students interested in old-growth forests, and for Ukrainian scientists working in this field. The goal is to bring together a group of individuals which are motivated to learn from specialists in forest ecology, remote sensing, animal ecology, biodiversity and data management, and to contribute to an inspiring atmosphere. The focus ...

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UBC Forestry -6 months ago

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....

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UBC Forestry -7 months ago

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....

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UBC Forestry -7 months ago

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....

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IUFRO -9 months ago

VIth Mobile Seminar on Tourism in Protected Areas

The Mobile Seminar on Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas is an intensive, 2.5-week field-based training event for professionals working to promote sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation in protected areas globally. It is given in partnership with the US Forest Service International Programs. Seminar themes include planning and zoning for public use and tourism in protected areas;...