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  2009 Annual Report Faculty of Forestry University of British Columbia April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010 Editor: Susan B Watts, PhD, RPF Desktop Publishing: In-house at the Faculty of Forestry by Jamie Myers Full page photographs of science in the Faculty of Forestry by Jamie Myers Front cover – Examining cottonwood with a Licor 6400 portable photosynthesis system Back cover – Germinants in a UBC greenhouse © 2010, Faculty of Forestry University of British Columbia ISSN 1188-9837 Contents Dean’s Message 2 Students and Teaching Programs Undergraduate Students  Programs of Study 6  Co-op Programs 7  Student Services and Recruitment 8  Enrolment Statistics 9  Awards 10  Graduation Statistics 11 Graduate Students 	 Enrolment Statistics 12  Achievements and Plans 13  Scholarships and Fellowships 14  Degrees Granted 17 International Forestry 20 Aboriginal Forestry 22 Faculty, Research, Development and Alumni Office of the Dean 24  Faculty and Staff 25 Forest Resources Management 26  Faculty and Staff 27  Achievements and Plans 30 Forest Sciences 32  Faculty and Staff 33  Achievements and Plans 37 Wood Science 38  Faculty and Staff 39  Achievements and Plans 42 Centre for Advanced Wood Processing 44 Centre for Applied Conservation Research 46 University Research Forests 48 Offices, Awards and Distinctions 50 Extramural Funding and Sponsored Research 54 Faculty Publications 62 Faculty Development and Alumni 78 TABLE OF CONTENTS 2	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry DEAN’S MESSAGE AFTER CLOSE to 10 years of being in the fortunate position of Dean of one of the world’s premier Faculties of Forestry, this will be my last opportunity to report on the annual progress of our unit and the many communities, partners and individuals who have supported us over the past decade. There was almost a doomsday sense at the start of my tenure in 2000, with Y2K threatening to disrupt our ever increasing reliance on computers and the debate on global warming starting to pick up steam. Although there was already general rec- ognition that “sustainability” was important, there was still a sense that perhaps we were generally, “living beyond our means”. By the year 2000, the Faculty of Forestry had fully embraced what most people now recognize as the economic, ecological and social legs of the sustainability stool, and was contributing to the ongoing challenge of keeping them in balance. This is reflected in many aspects of what the Faculty does. From the continuing growth of our natural resources conservation program, to the hir- ing of many world-class faculty members whose research and teaching contributes to the evolving paradigm that is “the sustainable, global forest”, to the many products and outcomes of the Faculty’s work including our graduates, alumni, papers, conferences and contributions to policy recom- mendations and the evolution of the forest sector. During the past ten years there has also been increasing recognition of the convergence and competition for the 5 Fs, Food, Feed, Fibre, Fuel and Fertilizer, and the role that forestry and its products will play in the new economy. This was occurring even before the catalytic effect of the global financial meltdown. The BC forest indus- try experienced some highs in the early part of the decade, with record sales of lumber. This was fol- lowed by some of the lowest numbers of US hous- ing starts in quite some time. Similarly, there has been a roller coaster ride in oil prices. Prices rose from about $10 a barrel at the start of the decade, to almost $150 a barrel a few years ago. The increase in the price of oil has influenced a grow- ing interest in bioenergy as well as wood pellet pro- duction and exports. Through all of this, the envi- ronment and more specifically the role that forests and their products might play in demonstrating, alleviating or, with their removal, exacerbating climate change, has remained front-and-centre in many people’s minds. It has been a great pleasure to see how the Faculty’s research and teaching has contributed to the discussions and understanding of many of the areas mentioned above. For example, we now better understand the role that wood engineering can play in increasing markets for non-residential housing, the concomitant carbon that will not be released by avoiding concrete and steel, the signifi- cance of the carbon that can be “stored” in these long lived buildings, and the effect that climate change is having on BC’s biogeoclimatic zones and how, in some case, the land area is changing more quickly than trees can re-seed themselves. As well as our traditional strengths in the management and science of forests and their products, we have established some world-class expertise in the social aspects of forestry. Our research spans Aboriginal issues through to the viability and functioning of communities. This is unfortunately demonstrated by the colossal impact that climate change has had on the ecological, economic and social aspects of the mountain pine beetle infestation of BC’s forests. Fortunately, with support from partners such as the BC Ministry of Forests and Range and the Future Forests Economic Scientific Council (FFESC), resources were available to recruit world- class graduate students and post docs to help us predict what our future forest might look like and how this will affect the viability of forest depen- dent communities. One great concern I have as I vacate the Dean’s chair is that, with unprecedented changes occur- ring in our forests and communities, now is the time to invest more in research and training of the next generation of individuals that will have to deal with these issues. With the demise of programs such as FFESC, and reductions in federal and provincial programs such as the Forest Innovation Investment, we may not have the information to make enlightened decisions. Just as important, with a future lack of trained and informed indi- viduals to make these decisions, there is apprehen- sion that we will not be able to sustain, never mind expand, the multiple values that we obtain from BC’s and the world’s forests. As well as taking a lead in our forest community, the Faculty has also taken a lead in demonstrating what might be accomplished at UBC as it relates to UBC’s aspirational document, “Place and Promise”, which was published in December 2009. The Plan focuses on the student learning experi- ence, research excellence, Aboriginal engagement and other key areas such as teaching and research in sustainability, intercultural understanding and increasing internationalization in all that we do. The Faculty, particularly through the work of Nicholas Coops and Jean Markus, has taken a lead in developing undergraduate opportunities in the broad area of sustainability, such that all students 2009	Annual	Report	3 DEAN’S MESSAGE at UBC will have the opportunity to learn what sustainability actually means. If you navigate to UBC’s home page and look up sustainability you will see that Jean and her colleagues have been able to list all of the undergraduate courses relevant to sustainability and that the Faculty’s offerings fea- ture prominently. Other goals described in “Place and Promise”, such as increased internationaliza- tion and Aboriginal engagement, have been well established strategies at the Faculty of Forestry for many years. As described in this year’s anual report, our undergraduate numbers continue to increase (thanks mostly to our Natural Resources Conservation program and increasing interna- tional student numbers). We have excellent “qual- ity and quantity” of graduate students (although diminishing research funding is likely to quickly change this picture). We remain second to Medicine in terms of research dollars per budget- supported faculty member, but again this situ- ation is likely to change with reduced provincial and federal funding. One of our biggest financial challenges has been with our endowments, which are about one-third lower than we have been used to. Particular programs, such as our endowment- dependent Wood Products Processing program, have had to be both innovative and frugal. Our endowed professorships and scholarships also remain challenged. Students and Teaching Programs For the ninth year in a row, our student enrolment at the undergraduate level has continued to grow. Total undergraduate enrolment for 2009/10 was 557, an increase of 50 students from the previous year. New student enrolment was up by over 25% from 160 in 2008/09 to 207 in the past year. Our Natural Resources Conservation program remains by far the most popular of our five undergradu- ate options with 250 students enrolled (up 13% from 2008/09). Natalie Swift, a Conservation stu- dent was chosen to receive the Canadian Institute of Forestry Gold Medal recognizing her as one of the country’s most outstanding students from the nation’s graduating classes. A continuing priority has been to increase international student enrol- ment and this year we welcomed 90 undergraduate students from countries other than Canada. We are second to the Sauder School of Business in terms of the proportion of international students in our undergraduate programs. The primary sources of our growing number of international students are China and the United States. We also remain an attractive location for visiting and exchange stu- dents from elsewhere in Canada and around the world. During the past year 7 of our students went on exchange to Australia, Norway, New Zealand and South Africa. We hosted 10 international exchange/visiting students from Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden Faculty of Forestry Activities, 1999/00 – 2009/10 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 Undergraduate enrolment1 553 508 447 441 448 453 454 467 504 507 557 Distance education (fte) 21 22 19 14 9 9 10 10 10 9 7 Graduate enrolment 217 231 202 163 170 197 242 252 265 261 268 Teaching Evaluation Index2 2.15 2.19 2.05 1.88 1.90 1.99 1.89 2.00 4.26 4.29 4.32 GPOB ($’000)3 4,919 5,491 5,884 6,124 6,219 6,332 6,398 6,631 6,850 8,102 7,824 GPOB/WFTE4 2,195 2,479 3,024 3,487 3,508 3,315 2,976 3,003 2,890 3,439 3,135 Extramural funding ($’000) 8,168 8,635 8,357 11,370 11,379 10,427 12,101 11,699 13,296 13,493 12,229 Endowment income ($’000) 1,192 1,330 1,342 2,031 1,981 1,706 1,698 1,575 1,902 1,843 1,207 Extramural funding/GPOB  faculty member ($’000) 233 225 214 274 295 260 304 286 365 374 307 1 Headcount unless otherwise noted 2  Average numerical score of several criteria used by students to assess teaching performance of Faculty members.  Score system used up to and including 2006/07, 1= Excellent; 2=Very Good; 3=Good; 4=Fair; 5=Poor; 6=Very Poor   New system introduced in 2007/08, 5=Excellent; 4=Good; 3=Average; 2=Poor; 1=Very Poor 3  GPOB = base recurring budget 4  WFTE calculated as 2 x (undergraduate + extrasessional) + 4 x masters + 6 x PhD students 4	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry and the United Kingdom. Our undergraduate stu- dent statistics are summarized on pages 6-11. Enrolment in the Forestry Graduate program reached an all-time high during the past year with a total of 268 graduate students, many coming with their own scholarship support and choosing to study at UBC. More than half of all of the grad- uate students are enrolled in PhD programs. We welcomed 26 new PhD students and 41 new mas- ter’s students to the Faculty of Forestry in 2009/10. Fifty-four percent of our graduate students are from outside of Canada representing 42 different countries and making us one of the most culturally diverse graduate programs on campus. Women comprise 51% of our masters and 36% of our doc- toral students. Fifty-two students completed their studies (36 from master’s programs and 16 from doctoral programs) and were conferred with grad- uate degrees. This past year Dr John Innes intro- duced a new graduate course on tropical forestry. Our graduate student statistics are summarized on pages 12-19. The Faculty continues to develop strong ties with Chinese forestry universities, particularly through programs that allow Chinese students to study at home for 2 years before transferring to UBC for 2 years to graduate with UBC Forestry degrees. This transfer program is currently in place with 2 uni- versities in China and agreements have now been signed with several more Chinese forestry universi- ties. In August of 2009 we hosted the International Energy Agency Bioenergy conference “Biofuels and bioenergy: A changing climate”. We also hosted international delegations from China, France, Ethiopia, Taiwan, Indonesia and South Africa dur- ing the year. Further information on our interna- tional activities is provided on pages 20-21 of this report. For more than 15 years we have been develop- ing a First Nations strategy for our Faculty. The challenge remains to increase the number of First Nation Registered Professional Foresters and land managers. We continue to provide assistance to First Nations and the wider community to meet these challenges and opportunities through our First Nations strategy. This was the final year of support from the Ministry of Forests and Range for our First Nations/Aboriginal strategy. With this financial support together with the advice of our First Nations Council of Advisors and the work of Garth Greskiw, Ron Trosper and Gordon Prest, we made good progress in the implementation of this strategy. A highlight was Gordon Prest’s winning of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, recognizing the many con- tributions that Gordon has made over his career. Pages 22-23 provide highlights of our Aboriginal forestry activities. Faculty, Research, Development and Alumni This past year has seen 2 new faculty hires, 2 resigna- tions and one retirement. Dr Allan Carroll joined the Forest Sciences department as an associate professor in forest entomology. Allan previously worked as a research scientist with the Canadian Forest Service in Victoria. Dr Richard Hamelin joined the Forest Sciences department as a Professor in plant pathol- ogy. Richard is seconded to us from the Canadian Forest Service where he was stationed at the Laurentian Forest Centre. Dr Tom Maness resigned from the Forest Resources Management to join the Forest Engineering, Resources and Management department at Oregon State University. Dr Sumeet Gulati (assistant professor in food and resource eco- nomics) moved from a joint appointment between the Forest Resources Management department and Land and Food Systems to a 100% appointment with Land and Food Systems at UBC. Dr Michael Feller retired from his position of associate professor in fire science and water quality after a long asso- ciation with the Faculty. Michael taught courses in forest fire science and was an active participant in all of the forest management and conservation field schools. During the past year, Dr Nicholas Coops (Forest Resources Management) was promoted to full professor and Drs Sarah Gergel and Maja Krzik (Forest Sciences) were promoted to associate pro- fessor status with tenure. Several faculty members were recognized with prestigious awards during the year. Dr Sally Aitken (Forest Sciences depart- ment) received the Canadian Forestry Achievement Award, Drs Yousry El-Kassaby (Forest Sciences) and Shawn Mansfield (Wood Science) received the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award, Dr Jack Saddler (Wood Science) received the Life Sciences BC Leadership Award, Dr Sue Grayston (Forest Sciences) received the UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship, Dr John Kadla (Wood Science) received the Hayashi Jisuke Award and Dr Maja Krzic received the CNIE Award of Merit from the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education. Dr Cindy Prescott (Forest Sciences) was appointed deputy editor in-chief of the National Research Council Press. The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) continues to provide educational pro- grams and applied research activities under its integrated structure with the department of Wood Science. In 2009 CAWP launched a new product development service that allows compa- nies to access the Centre’s scientific and technical expertise including use of CAWP’s state-of-the-art range of CAD/Cam software and manufacturing equipment. Together with Stellenbosch University, CAWP is involved in a major new initiative to assist Ghana’s forest products sector with the cre- ation of new educational and training programs. DEAN’S MESSAGE 2009	Annual	Report	5 For further information on activities of the Centre, see pages 44-45 of this report. The Centre for Applied Conservation Research (CACR) co-directors Drs Sarah Gergel and Peter Arcese continue to lead Centre collaborators to help solve interdisciplinary issues in conservation and management. In the past year, CACR postdoctoral fellow Dr Hilary Thorpe coordinated 2 educational initiatives on Haida Gwaii. A workshop on aerial photography and dendrochronology promoted opportunities for islanders interested in historical ecology and management. Hilary also coordinated a four-month interdisciplinary undergraduate pro- gram offered through UBC Forestry by the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. CACR activities are covered on pages 46-47 of this report. Twenty-five new projects were initiated at our Research Forests over the past year. Construction of the Norm and Betty Pelton Rotary Field, the Loon Lake outdoor activity shelter and the Loon Lake Camp host residence was completed at the Malcolm Knapp Forest. Past year achievements and future plans for our Research Forests are docu- mented on pages 48-49. During the past year we hosted 2 “Forestry Lectures in Sustainabilty” funded by the Koerner Foundation. In April we hosted the annual Alumni and Friends Forest Tour and Dean’s BBQ at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. In May we opened our doors to UBC alumni during UBC’s Alumni Weekend Open House. Also in May, we formally recognized the accomplishments and contributions of “Champions” Mike Apsey, Joseph Gardner and Gordon Prest. Full details of our development and alumni activities are recorded on pages 78-79. Looking Ahead During the past decade, the Faculty has built on the legacy that my predecessors established. We have the impressive building that is our Forest Sciences Centre, innovative undergraduate programs and successful Research Forests. Through the hard work of individuals such as Paul Lawson (manager of Malcolm Knapp Research Forest) we have brought many ideas from concept through to reality. For example, the “destination resort” that is now the world class Loon Lake teaching and research facility was only realized through the generosity and part- nership of individuals and groups such as Sue and Charlie Johnston, the Koerner Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Agency (Camp Goodtimes), to name but a few. Through the provincial, national and international work of our faculty and graduate students and resources such as our Research Forests, we truly are “The University of British Columbia”, rather that the “University of Point Grey”, with our work impacting regional issues such as “what should be going in the ground after the pine bee- tle has moved through” to the social, ecological and economic impacts that forest have on global issues such as trade, poverty alleviation and climate change. We have become a research intensive unit, attracting and training some of the brightest minds in the full spectrum of disciplines that now consti- tute “forestry”. During the past ten years we have also been able to recruit, and mostly retain, world- class faculty members who have helped us to attract research support, quality graduate students and measurable outcomes such as high impact publi- cations, contributions to policy development, and final placement of our graduates. I have used the term “world class” several times, because I think the Faculty truly is associated with one of the world’s greatest universities and is, if not the best, certainly one of the best Faculties of Forestry, in the broadest sense, in the world! During this past year, UBC has been engaged in a worldwide search to recruit the next Dean of the Faculty of Forestry. As might be expected, with the Faculty being one of the world’s premier forestry institutions, we had strong interest in the position from around the world. After a rigorous and I am sure, exhausting, review process, Dr John Innes, professor of Forest Resources Management was chosen as the next Dean of the Faculty of Forestry. John is internationally recognized and, in addition to having an excellent teaching and research track record, has been heavily involved with international organizations such as the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, the Commonwealth Forestry Association, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has been a long time proponent of increasing the international impact of the Faculty’s work and has worked extensively in Europe and China. I am sure that John will help build the Faculty’s reputation and bring us to new levels of excellence! It has been a great pleasure and a privilege to have been able to serve as the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry for these last years. I want to thank all the individuals and organizations that have been so generous and gracious with their support of me and the Faculty, both internally (you know who you are) and externally (you also know who you are). I hope to be able to continue to contribute to the aspirational goals of UBC and the Faculty while having more time to spend with my hard working research group, colleagues in organizations such as the International Energy Agency and while contrib- uting to UBC’s sustainability and clean energy strat- egies by working with colleagues in the Michael Smith Laboratory and the Clean energy Research Centre. Thank you all. I know the Faculty will con- tinue to go onto greater things! DEAN’S MESSAGE 6	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry Peter L Marshall BScF, MScF, PhD, RPF Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies 604.822.4918 peter.marshall@ubc.ca Sally Aitken BSF (Hons), MSc, PhD Director Forest Sciences Program Dennis Bendickson BSF, RPF Director Forest Operations Major Simon C Ellis BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Director, Wood Products Processing Program  Scott G Hinch BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Director, Natural Resources Conservation Program John Nelson BSF, MBA, PhD, RPF Director, Forest Resources Management Major UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS PROGRAMS OF STUDY THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY offers four-year degree programs in the following areas: Bachelor of Science in Forestry BSF This degree integrates science and technology to advance the understanding and practice of sus- tainable forest management. It enables students to become Registered Professional Foresters with diverse career options. Students choose one of two majors upon application to first year: Major in Forest Operations: This major focuses on the engineering, planning, development, harvest- ing, and management of forest lands. It is designed to develop professionals who understand both envi- ronmental and social objectives and who can provide the link between the growing forest and its products. Students in this program can add courses to create eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer. For students who wish to concentrate on business rather than engineering, a Minor in Commerce is offered through the UBC Sauder School of Business. Contact: Dennis Bendickson 604.822.5932 dennis.bendickson@ubc.ca Major in Forest Resources Management: This major focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of forest resources and the management of forested ecosystems. Students learn about the unique charac- teristics of each resource, their interactions, and the manipulation of forests to yield a variety of desir- able products in the context of ecological, social, and economic objectives. It also offers a four-year International Forestry Specialization plus a new Community and Aboriginal Forestry Specialization. Contact: John Nelson 604.822.3902 john.nelson@ubc.ca Forest Sciences BSc (Forest Sciences) This program is designed to develop professionals who can conduct research in forested ecosystems, and are well prepared for graduate studies. Students gain a strong foundation in the basic biological and environ- mental sciences, with emphasis on the interacting com- ponents and functions of forests. Core topics include genetics, soil science, weather and climate, tree form and function, ecology, silviculture, biodiversity, and research methods. In the third and fourth years of study, students specialize in an area of particular inter- est. Possible specializations include forest ecology, for- est entomology or pathology, forest fire science, forest genetics or biotechnology, forest hydrology and aquatic sciences, forest soils, tree physiology, silviculture, con- servation biology, or wildlife ecology. This program also allows a four-year International Forestry Specialization. Contact: Sally Aitken 604.822.6020 sally.aitken@ubc.ca Wood Products Processing BSc (Wood Products Processing) This award-winning program is a fusion of science, engineering and business that prepares students for careers in the wood products sector. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of wood science, advanced manufacturing and business operations, and can choose to complement their degree with a Minor in Commerce through the UBC Sauder School of Business. Co-op is an option to integrate career-related experience into academic studies. This program was developed in response to the need for university graduates qualified to become leaders in the wood products manufacturing sector. Graduates are always in demand and enjoy diverse career opportunities with the highest average salary com- pared to other UBC undergraduate degrees. Contact: Simon Ellis 604.822.3551 simon.ellis@ubc.ca Natural Resources Conservation BSc (Natural Resources Conservation) This transdisciplinary program provides students with a solid foundation in the function, process, and structure of natural ecosystems, with an appre- ciation for the political, legal, and socioeconomic contexts of conservation and management strategies. The development of communication and problem- solving skills, teamwork, and leadership is empha- sized. Students select a major at the end of second year: Major in Science and Management: Students obtain a working knowledge of conservation science and management, particularly within the Pacific Northwest context. A notable feature is the fourth year capstone field school which integrates field and classroom instruction throughout the fall term. Students can readily pursue Registered Professional Biologist or Forester status through this major. Major in Global Perspectives: Students obtain broad knowledge on a range of resource systems. International study is a requirement. A notable feature is the capstone modeling course involving a comprehensive assessment of policy, management, and resource sustainability in devel- oping countries. Contact: Scott Hinch 604.822.9377 scott.hinch@ubc.ca ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 A new specialization under the BSF program in Forest Resources Management was approved by Senate and will be implemented starting in September 2010. Four Wood Products Processing (WPP) students and one professor took part in an all-expenses-paid one-week tour of Italian manufacturing facili- ties, courtesy of ACIMALL, the Italian Machinery Manufacturers’ Association in July 2009. They www.forestry.ubc.ca/programs/ undergrad.html 2009	Annual	Report	7 Geoffrey Anderson BComm Coordinator, Co-op Education Forestry Programs 604.827.5196 geoff.anderson@ubc.ca CO-OP PROGRAMSCOOPERATIVE EDUCATION is an educational model combining class-room-based learning with practical work experience; allowing students to alternate between the classroom and paid work terms related to their degree. Students gain practical and relevant work experience and develop career clarity and en- hanced employability; ensuring they are well pre- pared for their future careers. Employers have access to an excellent staffing resource and the opportunity to recruit, train and assess potential future employ- ees. 2009-10 was another challenging year. The eco- nomic downturn impacted forestry much harder than other sectors. Many employers, though sup- portive of co-op, were unable to offer co-op oppor- tunities; resulting in lower work term numbers com- pared to previous years. Barbara Bremner resigned her position as Co-op Coordinator – Wood Products Processing in February 2010. Linda Dom from the UBC Sauder School of Business Co-op Program was hired to fill this position. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 Forestry Programs • Co-op students completed work terms with con- sultants, government, industry and non-govern- mental organizations. • Work terms were completed in British Colum- bia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, South Africa and the United States (California). • International work terms were completed with CC Laboratorios (Ecuador), Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. (USA), The Nature Conservancy (Costa Rica) and Universiteit Stel- lenbosch (South Africa). • New employers included: Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada (Summerland, BC), Burns Bog Conservation Society (Delta, BC), Cana- dian Forest Service – Northern Forestry Centre (Edmonton), Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Freshwater Institute (Winnipeg), Nature Con- servancy of Canada (Calgary) and Parks Canada – Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Ingon- ish Beach, NS). • The geographical distribution of co-op work terms was 24% BC Lower Mainland; 8% other BC locations; 24% Canada outside of BC; and 44% international. • In February delivered presentation to faculty and students of the Department of Forest and Wood Science at Universiteit Stellenbosch. Wood Products Processing Program • Co-op work terms were completed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and New Brunswick as well as Australia, Germany and the United States. • The geographical distribution of co-op work terms was 47% BC Lower Mainland; 3% other BC locations; 31% Canada outside of BC; and 19% international. • International co-op work terms completed with Forest Enterprises Australia (Australia); Hansen Tree Farms (USA); and Hochschule Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences (Germany). • Attendance at the semi-annual Co-op Presenta- tion Evening remained strong despite the recent economic downturn. • Presentations delivered by senior co-op students at Co-op Presentation Evening were recorded and available for viewing on the Forestry website. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Further develop international co-op opportuni- ties to broaden students’ cultural awareness and understanding of global issues related to their degree and future career. • Increase the number of new employers participat- ing in co-op. • Review employer and student marketing strategies. • Update co-op workshops and handbook. UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS Barbara Bremner BA Coordinator, Co-op Education Wood Products Processing Program 604.822.4793 barbara.bremner@ubc.ca Number of work terms completed 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 Forestry 9 9 8 3 Forest Sciences 6 9 7 2 Natural Resources Conservation 22 26 24 20 Wood Products Processing 50 52 34 32 Total 87 96 73 57 www.forestry.ubc.ca/co-op were based in Milan, where they visited leading machinery manufacturers as well as several furni- ture and wood products makers, with a particular focus on advanced CNC technologies. ACIMALL ran an essay-writing competition among the senior WPP students to select the winning stu- dents. The efforts and generosity of ACIMALL and the Italian Trade Commission in organiz- ing and hosting the trip are greatly appreciated. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Explore the concept of a “Forest Sciences Honours Program” with entry after completion of second year. • Implement a new in-house Forestry Communi- cations course for first year students to replace three credits of the first year English requirement. The curriculum has been designed and the course will be offered once a Faculty member has been identified to teach it. 8	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry Candace Parsons BSF, RPF Director, Student Services 604.822.3547 candace.parsons@ubc.ca THE UBC FORESTRY STUDENT Ser-vices Team provides support to prospec-tive, new and continuing undergraduate students. Our priorities include attract- ing strong students to our degree programs, en- hancing student life for current undergraduates and raising the profile of the Faculty of Forestry at UBC and beyond. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 Student Events Tradition is alive and well in the Faculty of Forestry. This year, Student Services worked with the Forestry Undergraduate Society to organize and support the following student events: • “Imagine” – the university-wide orientation session held on the first day of classes • Forestry Week – our week to showcase our Faculty to the rest of campus • Trip to Nanaimo, BC for the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) 101st annual conference, including the nationwide Forestry Student Quizbowl competition – two UBC teams competed but despite valiant efforts, were out-competed by the University of Alberta • Dean’s Welcome Back BBQ, a well-attended annual function • CIF Chili Cookoff – complete with “just for fun” Quiz Bowl competition • International Food Extravaganza, a sampling of student-prepared dishes from the world over • CIF Silver Ring Ceremony, our magnificent graduation celebration held each spring • Coconut, the legendary year-end event, held again this year at the UBC Farm Student Services Student Services staff provide many different types of assistance, including admissions and registra- tion support, orientations and tours, personal and program advising, referrals to other UBC services and more. We pride ourselves on our personal- ized approach. Last year, we were delighted to welcome back Chiara Longhi from her maternity leave but sad to say good-bye to Tristan Banwell, our Recruiter/Advisor, who left in September 2009 to move to Washington and marry his American sweetheart. In December, the Forestry Graduate Program staff moved into the Student Services office, creating “one-stop shopping” student ser- vices for all Forestry students. Recruitment Activities Chiara Longhi recruits and advises interna- tional, visiting and exchange students, and Tristan Banwell was responsible for recruiting and advising domestic (and US) students. Tristan’s position was not fully replaced due to budget cuts, although we were pleased to welcome Miriam Isaac-Renton (recent Conservation program graduate) on a part- time contract for a few months in Spring 2010. Barbara Bremner was responsible for recruitment to the WPP program until her resignation in Spring 2010. Her replacement, Linda Dom, will continue to provide both co-op and recruitment activities for this program. Our Faculty-wide recruitment priority again this year has been to increase international student enrolment and retention, in China and the US in particular. A new recruitment video was developed. We also maintained efforts to raise awareness of our programs among current UBC Arts and Science students. Outstanding Students Natalie Swift, a Conservation student, was cho- sen to receive the Canadian Institute of Forestry Gold Medal, recognizing her as the most outstand- ing student of this year’s graduating class. Natalie was also instrumental in organizing a student sym- posium called “Branching Out” in January 2010 focussing on future careers for Forestry students. Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program This year was the second delivery of our fledgling Tri- Mentoring Program – triads are comprised of one alumni mentor plus two students (one senior and one junior). This program helps students to develop their skills in career planning and provides links to their future job market. Mentors included entrepre- neurs, retirees and industry and government repre- sentatives; participation provided the opportunity to inspire future colleagues, to enhance coaching skills, to network with other mentors and to maintain a connection with the UBC community. This year’s program was well received by all participants. Tri- mentoring is popular with students and growing every year. We are always looking for more mentors – to learn more, please contact Geoff Anderson at geoff.anderson@ubc.ca PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Take a Forestry Quiz Bowl team to Jasper, AB for the 102nd CIF Conference and AGM, where they will compete against college and university forestry teams from across Canada and bring back the Quiz Bowl trophy to UBC! • Find ways to streamline student services activities with reduced staffing to minimize negative impacts to recruitment and the student academic experience. • Continue to enhance the reputation of the Faculty of Forestry and increase awareness of our undergraduate programs, both on campus and beyond. STUDENT SERVICES & RECRUITMENT UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS Chiara Longhi MA Officer, International Recruitment 604.822.9187 chiara.longhi@ubc.ca Tristan Banwell Advisor, Admissions 604.822.1834 tristan.banwell@ubc.ca 2009	Annual	Report	9 New Student Enrolment New student enrolment this year was 207, up by over 25%. Our admission GPA for students enter- ing directly from secondary school remained the same as last year: 78% for the Forest Sciences and Natural Resources Conservation programs and 75% for Wood Products Processing and BSF Forest Resources Management and Forest Operations majors. New students entering into different program years are tabulated below. New students 2009 – 10 Year of study Number of new students entering 1 173 2 27 3 7 4 0 Total 207 Total Enrolment Total undergraduate enrolment grew to 557, an increase of 50 students over the previous year. This increase is a consequence of the higher secondary school entrance standards we have adopted in the past few years, which have resulted in higher reten- tion rates (fewer failures) as well as a larger new stu- dent intake. We remain an attractive location for undergraduate visiting and exchange students from elsewhere in Canada and the world. This year we hosted 9 visiting and exchange students In addi- tion to visiting and exchange student enrolment, the number of international students enrolled in our degree programs continues to increase. This year we had 90 international students, up from 66 the previous year. We are second in the university to the Sauder School of Business in terms of the proportion of international students in our under- graduate programs. The primary sources of our growing number of international students are the United States and China. The Faculty of Forestry has partnership arrangements with Nanjing Forestry University and Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University and memoranda of understanding with several other Chinese universities which have helped us with attracting suitably qualified students. The following graph shows the distribution of undergraduate students by year of study. The percentage of female students in our under- graduate programs is 40.5%, down about one per- cent from the last few years. This percentage varies considerably among our programs, from about 60% for the Natural Resources Conservation program to about 10% for the Wood Products Processing program. The following table provides a breakdown of stu- dents by program. ENROLMENT STATISTICS UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS Number of Students Enrolment by year of study 2009 – 10 Year of Study 1 2 3 4 123113 74 247 Enrolment by program 2009 – 10 Number enrolled % of total Forest Resources Management (BSF) 113 20.3 Forest Operations (BSF) 35 6.3 Forest Sciences (BSc) 56 10.1 Wood Products Processing (BSc) 103 18.5 Natural Resources Conservation (BSc) 250 44.9 BSc (Forest Sciences) 12% BSc (Natural Resources Conservation) 44% BSF 30% BSc (Wood Products Processing) 14%  Breakdown of new enrolment 2009 – 10 New Enrolment Total Enrolment Total enrolment and new enrolment 1999/00 – 2009/10 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 207 557 99/00 01/02 03/04 05/06 07/08 09/00 N um be r o f S tu de nt s 10	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry First Year Students Beaudoin Nadeau, Martin SODERMAN,  DEAN Bruemmer, Matthew TRUCK1 Daly, Murray WOOD Fraser, Elijah CS JOHNSON Gleasure, Elizabeth TRUCK1 Katamay-Smith, Tanya WEST Lenze, Justin TRUCK1 Leung, Debbi SODERMAN Warkman, Erin ALUMNI2 Second Year Students Xie, Shenghao WOOD Xiong, Huan WOOD Baker, Sydney GOLOUBEF Erdle, Lisa WEST Fegyverneki, James WELDWOOD Field, Samuel BANKS Grills, Chantelle WEYERHAEUSER1 Langley, Benjamin TRUCK2 Lepine, Maxime KETCHAM,  WEYERHAEUSER 3 Schlenker, Nora WEST Wallace, Cory SODERMAN, DEAN Third Year Students Beier, Clayton GOLOUBEF Boulton, Christopher MAC1, CHISHOLM,  DEAN Bunnell, Corey DEAN, McINTOSH2,  GARDNER David, Christian TRUCK 2 Fraser, Stephen SPLAN James, Samantha LITTLE , DEAN Kofoed, Michael MAC1 Lawrence, Michael MAC1, SODERMAN,  DEAN, McINTOSH1 Lee, Charles DEAN, LUMBER Limantono, Arnold SODERMAN, WOOD Mellstrom, Charlotte DEAN, CARIBOO Ng, Tracy GOLOUBEF Nie, Xin BANKS Pu, Ting WEYERHAEUSER1 Strimbu, Vlad SPLAN Tan, Rynehvee STEINER, WOOD Ukpabi, Houston MACHINERY, LUMBER,  MAC1 Wildeman, Jesse  WELDWOOD Yang, YuanYan SODERMAN, WOOD Fourth Year Students Barra, Michael WELLWOOD Bemmels, Jordan SIDDOO1 Bichel, Patricia RE MILLS Borslein, Daniel WOOD Buschhaus, Catherine SPLAN, BINKLEY Cheng, Kenneth WOOD Chow, Amanda BANKS Czapiewski, Christopher SODERMAN Dolejsi, Douglas ENGLISH Doyon, Erika BACKMAN Goldsmith, Fraser Perry, Burgess WOOD Guy, Brendan BANKS, CRAIG, DEAN Harrison, Sophia  BANKS, DEAN Hooper, Robyn SIDDOO2 Hu, Miao WOOD Jablkowski, Patrick SOPRON Laurysen, Michael BANKS, WOOD Lu, Cynthia CRUCIL Molander, Mariko BANKS, BACKMAN,  SISCO Ng, Jeffrey WOOD Piwek, Jeffrey DEAN Ponnambalam, Kumary  TIMBERLINE,  SPLAN Prilesky, Vojtech SPLAN Schonnop, Marcus SPLAN Senda, Teio NORTHWOOD Sills, Nicholas CRUCIL, WOOD Smith, Jason SMITH Spence, Andrew WEST Swift, Natalie  BANKS, ALUMNI1, DEAN Thy, Emilie PACIFIC, WELDWOOD, KOZAK Toews, Mary ELKINGTON, JOHNSON,  DEAN Utama, Stefanus WOOD Young, Emily BANKS, MILLS Graduating Awards (Spring 2009) Braun, Sarah CIF Martin, Amanda ABCFP2, MAC1 Bakker, Nicola MAC2 Pashkowski, Tove  HOBSON, FORED Pershin, Andrew ABCFP2,  LARRE ABCFP Scholarship in Forestry1, Graduating Prize in Forestry2, UBC-O Award3 UBC Forestry ALUMNI Division Scholarship1 and Entrance Scholarship2 BACKMAN Scholarship in Forest Resources Management Charles and Jane BANKS Scholarship Emily and Francis BINKLEY Scholarship CARIBOO Woodlot Education Society Scholarship in Forestry Hugh RD CHISHOLM Scholarship in Forestry Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) Medal Robert J CRAIG Memorial Scholarship August and Cristina CRUCIL Scholarship in Forestry Charlie and Sue JOHNSON Forestry Entrance Scholarship DEAN of Forestry Scholarship Elizabeth BACKMAN Scholarship in Natural Resources Conservation Galt ELKINGTON Memorial Scholarship Barry ENGLISH Memorial Prize Joseph and Joyce GARDNER Scholarship in Forestry Peter Andrew GOLOUBEF Scholarship in Forestry Harry HOBSON Memorial Prize Ted JOHNSON Scholarship in Forestry Janet KETCHAM Scholarship Tony KOZAK Scholarship in Forest Measurement National Education Initiative Gerhard KRESS Memorial Scholarship Charles LARRE Memorial Graduating Prize David Bell LITTLE Memorial Scholarship MACHINERY and Supply Companies Group Forestry Scholarship HR MACMILLAN Prizes in Forestry1, Forest Harvesting2, Scholarship in Forestry3 Jim and Gerry McINTOSH Award in Forestry1 and Scholarship in Forestry2 James Russell MILLS Memorial Award NATIONAL Scholarship NORTHWOOD Pulp and Timber Limited Scholarship Robert E MILLS Memorial Award KJ ROLLER Sopron Scholarship in Forestry Kapoor Singh SIDDOO Scholarships in Forestry1 and Forest Ecology2 Dave White SISCO Memorial Award in Forestry J Harry G SMITH Award in Forest Resources Management Oscar SODERMAN Memorial Scholarship SOPRON Alumni Scholarship William John SPLAN Scholarship in Forestry Paul Robert STEINER Memorial Scholarship in Wood Science TIMBERLINE Scholarship TRUCK Loggers Association Scholarship1 and Scholarship in Harvesting2 WELDWOOD of Canada Ltd Scholarship in Forestry Mary and Robert WELLWOOD Memorial Scholarship in Wood Science and Industry WEST Fraser Timber Co Ltd Scholarship in Forestry WEYERHAEUSER Scholarship in Forestry1, Award in Forestry2 and Aboriginal Award in Forestry3 Weldwood of Canada Limited H Richard WHITTALL Scholarship University of BC WOOD Products Processing Awards AWARDS UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS 2009	Annual	Report	11 BSc (Natural Resources Conservation, Global Perspectives Major) Alidina,Alyssa Banwell,Tristan Desilles-Rubino,Melyssa Hansen,Emily Jaung,Wang Gi Okamoto,Tami Shaffer,Eva Stafl,Natalie Taguchi,Megumi Yang,Fan BSc (Natural Resources Conservation, Science and Management Major) Anderson, Meghan Van Breemen, Elke Buchwald, Jason Chan, Kwok Hei Cheng, Amy Oi Wah Cho, Jonathan Cristiani, John Elkington, James Foster, Tiffany Freeman, Olivia Henderson, Evan Kobitzsch, Caitlin Kosztirko, Peter Lai, Kavin Mallon, Christopher Martin, Amanda Niddery, Kim Nielsen, Lindsay O’Neill, Eoin Pearson, Jessica Ramey, Stella Scuffi, Lacy Tha, Andrea Wagner, Shannon Whitney, Charlotte Wong, Kelvin BSF (Forest Operations) Bakker, Nicola Cho, Sang Han Sam Hansen, Kyle Lee, Michael Pledger, Sean Wickman, Christopher BSF (Forest Resources Management) Allingham, Reece John Beaumont, Kristen Lee Beck, Alistair Stuart Bergeson, Tara Leigh Caissy, Mathieu Chandra, Timothy Shi Qiang Donovan, Matthew Evan Sean Farrer, Nicola Dawn Fietz, Wesley Warren Galligos, Craig Gerry Helleouet, Patrick Jean-Michel Iverson, Chad Lawrence Kwok, Kevin Chi Sum Laing, Chris Jacob MacEachern, Neil Alexander Morben, Melinda Jade Pashkowski, Tove Marie Reinhardt, George Nicholas Richmond, Gregory Neil Hugh Sawden, Andrew Jacob Shepherd, Conal Smith, Richard Joseph Wakelin, Heather Monica Williams, Matthew Scott Killam BSc (Forest Sciences) Braun, Sarah Hrynkiewicz-Moczulski, Magdalena Law, Siew Minagawa, Haruna Mohan, Ashish Nixon, John Saraiva, Maria BSc (Wood Products Processing) Alvarez Orellana, Monica Carter, Bradley Compston, Sean Dhadwal, Daksh Dube, Tinina Edwards, Vanessa Emaminia, Ghazal Fairclough, Duncan Gendi, Raymond Hewitt, Richard Hoang, David Huang, Yi Liem, Martin Mihalcheon, Christopher Nordman, Brock Pearson, Alexander Pershin, Andrew Poon, Chi-Yuen Winston Scott, William Watai, Kengo Widiyanto, Dwi Herschel H BOYDSTON, Jr Memorial Bursary in Forestry Gerry and Jack BURCH Bursary Tommy BURGESS Memorial Forestry Bursary Ian T CAMERON Memorial Bursary CANFOR Corporation Bursary COASTAL Silviculture Committee Bursary Doris M DOWLING Memorial Bursary EUROCAN Pulp & Paper Co Bursary J D HETHERINGTON Memorial Bursary British Columbia KILN Association Bursary in Forestry Jeanette LINDSAY Memorial Bursary NORRIS-MEBIUS Bursary P L NORTHCOTT Memorial Bursary Tudor OMMANEY Memorial Bursary in Forestry Henri J PIGEON Bursary in Wood Science and Industry Oscar SODERMAN Memorial Bursary Oscar SZIKLAI Memorial Bursary in Forestry EG & WD TOUZEAU Bursary VINTEN Fund Forestry Bursary John WORRALL Alumni Bursary in Forestry Bursaries The following bursaries have been made available specifically for students enrolled in the Faculty of Forestry. Due to the confidential nature of bursary applications, recipients cannot be identified. Degrees Conferred, May 2009 and November 2009 Congregations GRADUATION STATISTICS UNDER- GRADUATE STUDENTS 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 `08 `09`00 `01 `02 `03 `04 `05 `06 Students graduating 2000 – 2009 N um be r o f S tu de nt s `07 94 12	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry ENROLMENT STATISTICS www.forestry.ubc.ca/ programs/grad GRADUATE STUDENTS THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY offers four graduate degrees: Cindy E Prescott BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research 604.822.4701 cindy.prescott@ubc.ca Gayle Kosh Dip T Manager, Graduate Programs 604.827.4454 gayle.kosh@ubc.ca Dan Naidu Coordinator, Graduate Awards and Scholarships 604.822.6177 dan.naidu@ubc.ca Erika Helmerson Assistant, Graduate Programs 604.822.6784 erika.helmerson@ubc.ca Enrolment in the Forestry Graduate Program reached an all-time high during the past year with 268 graduate students. More than half (55%) of our graduate students are enrolled in PhD pro- grams. Women comprise 50.8% of our master’s and 36% of our doctoral students. We welcomed 26 new PhD students and 41 new master’s stu- dents to the Faculty of Forestry in 09/10. The average graduate student complement of supervising faculty members is 5. Fifty-two stu- dents successfully completed their graduate pro- grams last year, 36 with master’s degrees and 16 with PhD degrees. Average time-in-program of students finishing their programs in 09/10 was 2.6 years for master’s and 5.6 years for doctoral students. Distribution of students by degree program 2009 – 00* Male Female Total PhD 94 54 148 MSc 42 44 86 MASc 5 1 6 MF 12 16 28 Total 153 115 268 *As of October, 2009. • Doctor of Philosophy – PhD (in Forestry) • Master of Science – MSc (in Forestry) • Master of Applied Science – MASc (in Forestry) • Master of Forestry – MF Graduates 1999 – 2009 N um be r o f G ra du at es Spring & fall convocations 10 20 30 40 50 60 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 20082005 2007 2009 52 Graduate student enrolment 1998/99 – 2008/09 N um be r o f S tu de nt s 99/00 01/02 03/04 05/06 07/0800/01 02/03 04/05 06/07 08/09 09/00 268 TotalPhDMasters TotalPhDMasters 60 30 120 90 180 240 210 270 150 Enrolment and Graduation Trends 2009	Annual	Report	13 ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS GRADUATE STUDENTS The Forestry Graduate Program – An International Community The Faculty of Forestry continues to attract excellent graduate students from around the world. Fifty-four percent of our graduate students are from countries other than Canada, and we have students from 42 different countries, making Forestry one of the most culturally diverse graduate programs on campus. We continue to link incoming international students with a current student from the same country or region, to ease their transition to UBC and Vancouver. In 09/10, 16 current students served as “buddies” for incoming students from China, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Spain and Taiwan. The FGSA again hosted the monthly Global Tea House talk series; this year students from Brazil, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Pakistan, Spain and the United States presented talks to students and faculty members about the forests and culture in their native countries. ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 Andres Varhola (PhD, Coops) received the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Ciprian Lazarescu (PhD, Avramidis) received the Best PhD Thesis Award and Kyle Bateson (MSc, Trosper) received the Best Master’s Thesis Award. MSc student Jenn Burt spearheaded implementation of teaching evaluations for graduate student teaching assistants. The Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) was very active again this year in helping us to provide a sense of community for our graduate students. The FGSA organized a welcome-back get- together BBQ, wine and cheese evening, and musi- cal ‘coffee house’ events. Special monthly socials this year included a ‘Forestry Olympics’ theme, a bowling night, and a Blues Music night. The FGSA also supported graduate student involvement in inter-mural sports across campus. The FGSA execu- tive and representatives were Andrew Innerd, Mike Buffo, Helené Marcoux, Lily Khadempour, Trevor Jones, Victor Nery, Ana Elia Hidalgo Ramon, Felipe Hirata, Jean-Simon Michaud, David Jack, and Suzi Malan. David Jack and Lily Khadempour organized lab tours for the public as part of this year’s Celebrate Research event, which included visits to the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Belowground Ecosystem Group, Pathology Lab, Integrated Remote Sensing Studio, and Forest Biotechnology. Thirty-two students presented their research at the Faculty’s Research Poster Evening and awards for outstand- ing posters were presented to Ana Elia Hidalgo Ramon, Joshua Switzer and Jill Hamilton. Forestry graduate students were once again active participants in the Let’s Talk Science pro- gram. Leah Rathbun, Carmen Hsieh, Jenn Burt, Kent Chen and Carolina Chanis gave presentations to more than 1000 elementary and high-school students in Vancouver and Williams Lake. Dr Phil Evans continued a 12-workshop series on advanced scientific writing for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Our graduate students also continue to benefit from graduate skills-train- ing courses in oral presentation and technical writ- ing offered by Dr Susan Watts. Faculty of Forestry Research Seminars were presented by faculty mem- bers Howard Harshaw, Sarah Gergel, Tom Sullivan and Shawn Mansfield. In 09/10 we also offered a Career Choices for Graduate Students seminar, at which a panel of faculty members who have also worked in government, NGOs or private industry (Nicholas Coops, Yousry El-Kassaby, John Innes, Suzanne Simard, Kathy Martin, Steve Mitchell, Hosny El-Lakany, and Paul McFarlane) discussed their experiences and the relative merits of these career options. Dr John Innes introduced a new graduate course on Tropical Forests in 09/10. Drs Scott Hinch and Sally Aitken presented a workshop on “What is Graduate Studies” to make Forestry undergraduate students aware of the possibilities offered by this opportunity. To facilitate future graduate program reviews we have tracked down all of our former graduate stu- dents back to the graduating class of 2003, and will be able to report their activities and accomplish- ments both in program reviews and as features in future publications. We have also compiled the pub- lications of present and former graduate students to facilitate reporting. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Continue development of planning of new course-based master’s degree programs. • Enhance our presence on the web by incorporat- ing multi-media profiles of grad students into the Faculty website. Origins of graduate students 2009/10 Canada 46% Asia 17.5% USA 10.8% Europe 9.3% Central & South America 7.1% Middle East 6.0% Africa 2.6% Oceania 1.1% 14	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS GRADUATE STUDENTS Graduate Student Funding 2009 – 10 Adequate funding of our graduate students is a priority in the Faculty of Forestry. More than $3.6 million was invested in graduate student stipends in 09/10. The average annual stipend for doctoral stu- dents (during the first four years of their program) was just over $19,000; for research-based master’s students (during the first two years of their pro- gram) it was just over $15,000. Graduate research assistantships ($2,125,326) are the primary source of student stipends, especially for master’s students, while graduate teaching assistantships contrib- ute about 5% of our student funding ($184,079). Competitive awards (not including tuition awards) contribute about half of doctoral student sti- pends and one quarter of master’s student stipends ($1,321,974). Twenty-five Forestry graduate students received Tri-Council (NSERC and SSHRC) scholarships. Tri-council scholarships accounted for almost 40% of the $1.3 million received by our graduate stu- dents in competitive awards in 09/10. This was a transitional year for university graduate awards, during which University Graduate Fellowships were replaced by the Four Year Doctoral Fellowships (FYF). The Faculty of Forestry allocation of five FYFs were awarded to incoming doctoral stu- dents Stephen Drenner, David Levy-Booth, Trisha Atwood, Shalima Devi, and Keith Gourlay. Faculty of Forestry Strategic Recruitment Fellowships (SRF) were awarded to an additional 17 incom- ing MSc and PhD students. The SRF program is funded through the Graduate Student Initiative program at UBC. A total of 31 Forestry graduate students received University Awards (FYF, SRF or UGF), $457,390, which accounted for 35% of the total received in competitive awards. Endowed, merit-based, Faculty of Forestry awards continue to be a vital resource for our grad- uate students; in 09/10 23 students received part of their stipend from these internal awards, despite the downturn in endowment values. Louise Blight holds the Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Forestry, sponsored by the Koerner Foundation. Competitive awards ($1,321,974) 2009/10 SSHRC (2) MITACS (2) Four Year Fellow- ships & University Grad Fellowships (31) Internal Awards (23) NSERC (23) Recruitment & Entrance Scholarships (18) All graduate sources of funds 2009/10 Competitive Awards 36% Graduate Teaching Assistantships 5% Graduate Research Assistantships 59% 2009	Annual	Report	15 Doctoral Students Abdollahzadeh, Negar HANSON Albouyeh, Rokneddin VANDUSEN Atwood, Trisha FYF Assadi, Pooria SRF Beaudoin, Jean-Mitchel SSHRC Beiler, Kevin BUCKLAND, MCPHEE Bennett, Joseph FYF Bingham, Marcus GRAHAM, MCPHEE Blight, Louise KOERNER Branton, Margaret HOFFMEISTER Brooks, Dallin SRF Brooks, Denise FYF Bull, Justin SRF Campbell, Jocelyn COCHRAN, MCPHEE Chamberlain, Brent NSERC, MSFSS Chen, Baozhang NSERC Churchland, Carolyn NSERC, FYF, SRF Cockle, Kristina NAMKOONG, MCPHEE Coggins, Samuel FYF Curtis-McLane, Sierra FYF De La Torre Cuba, Amanda FYF Del Rio, Luis FYF Devi, Shalima FYF DeWaard, Jeremy NSERC, FYF Donaldson, Michael SRF, NSERC Drenner, Matthew FYF Ebadian, Mamood FYF Eddington, Margaret SRF Farnden, Craig FMIBC, MCPHEE Ferster, Colin UGF Funda, Tomas FYF Gonzalez, Julian UGF Gourlay, Keith FYF Guichon, Shannon UGF, IMAJO Hajjar, Reem SSHRC Hamilton, Jill SRF, NSERC Hember, Robbie NSERC Jinguang, Hu CSC Huang, Yu SRF Jack, David SMITH Jeffries, Kenneth FYF Jones, Trevor FYF Kalcsits, Lee SRF Lazarescu, Ciprian BEST PHD THESIS Levy-Booth, David FYF Li, Yu FYF Lim, Hyung-Suk (Thomas) MITACS Massoumi-Alamouti, Sepideh NSERC, FYF Mcguigan, Erin FYF Mobini Dehkordi, Mohammad Mahd FYF Naujokaitis-Lewis, Ilona NSERC Norris, Andrea FYF Oaten, Dustin NSERC Paudel, Shyam NSERC Pittl, Elisabeth AAICER Rathbun, Leah CANFOR, MCPHEE Read, Wolf VANDUSEN Ristea, Catalin PICS Shabani, Nazanin GES Toktam, Sajedi WEBER, MCPHEE Singh, Monika MCPHEE Stephen, James NSERC Stephens, Jeffrey VANDUSEN Tooke, Rory NSERC Trenholm, Ryan HELLER Twieg, Brendan SRF Unda, Faride NSERC, FYF Vahid, Saba FYF Varhola, Andres UGF, BEST TA Waeber, Patrick FYF Wahl, Antje FYF Xi, Li CSC Xu, Lianzhen CSC Master’s Students Bateson, Kyle BEST MASTER’S THESIS Bird, Laura AFFLECK, MCPHEE Buffo, Mike VANDUSEN, MCPHEE Burt, Jennifer NSERC Clark, Allyson LUMBER Edworthy, Amanda NSERC Fundova, Irena ALLEN, MCPHEE Gale, Marika NSERC Gillanders, Steve MITACS Haase, Jonathan SRF, RIX Jackson, Cheyney SRF Klemmer, Amanda SRF Little, Patrick SRF, PICS Lobo, Nina VANDUSEN, MCPHEE MacDonald, Elizabeth NSERC Marcoux, Helene NSERC Nery, Victor NSERC IPS, IMAJO Noel, Natalie SRF, NSERC Philpott, Timothy SRF, NSERC Pribowo, Amadeus  WELDWOOD, VANDUSEN, MCPHEE Ramon Hidalgo, Ana Elia  1st PRIZE, CELEBRATE  RESEARCH POSTER EVENT, LA CAIXA Sam-Brew, Solace VANDUSEN, MCPHEE Sheldon, Kim NSERC Tomaselli, Maria SRF Vollmer, Stephen RIX Yoshida, Tomoko MCPHEE SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS GRADUATE STUDENTS 16	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS GRADUATE STUDENTS ACCELERATE BC Graduate Research Internship Program AFFLECK Peter N. Affleck Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Forest Policy Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research George S. ALLEN Memorial Scholarship Edward W. BASSETT Memorial Scholarship in Reforestation BCIC Innovation Scholars Scholarship Don BUCKLAND Memorial Scholarship in Forest Pathology CANFOR Corporation Fellowship in Forest Ecosystem Management China Scholarship Council Hugh Robert Duncan CHISHOLM Scholarship in Forestry Ralph and Elizabeth COCHRAN Scholarship COMMONWEALTH Scholarship Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst. Forest Management Institute of British Columbia Forest Science Program Graduate Student Pilot Project Four Year Fellowship Graduate Entrance Scholarship Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Forestry GO GLOBAL international learning programs award Braham G. GRIFFITH Memorial Scholarship in Forest Resources Management Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Kenneth GRAHAM Memorial Scholarship Brenda HANSON Memorial Scholarship in Forestry Paul HELLER Fellowship Bert HOFFMEISTER Scholarship in Forest Wildlife US-IALE Student Travel Award International Doctoral Research Centre Awards IMAJO Cedar Management Fund Asa JOHAL Graduate Fellowship in Forestry KOERNER Foundation LA CAIXA Canada Scholarships LINDBERGH Foundation Grant LUMBER Inspector’s Benevolent Society Scholarship MADSEN Harold Madsen Prize Donald S. MCPHEE Fellowships Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NAMKOONG Family Fellowship in Forest Sciences NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada NSERC Graduate Scholarships NSERC Post Graduate Scholarships NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships NSERC Top Up Supplements Organization of American States Scholarships Society of ORNITHOLOGISTS Award for Best Oral Presentation PACIFIC FOREST Centre Graduate Student Award PACIFIC LEADERS Graduate Student Fellowships RIX Family Leading Edge Student Awards J. Harry G. SMITH Scholarship in Forest Resources Management SOPRON Alumni Fellowship Strategic Recruitment Fellowship Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada TIMBERWEST Forest Limited Fellowship in Forest Resources Management and Planning TIMBERWEST Forest Limited Fellowship in Forest Sciences University of BC Graduate Fellowships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – Theodore E. ARNOLD Fellowships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – JOSEPHINE T. BERTHIER Fellowships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – KILLAM Predoctoral Scholarships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – PACIFIC CENTURY Graduate Scholarships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – Cordula and Gunter PAETZOLD Fellowships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – SIMONS Foundation Doctoral Scholarships University of BC Graduate Fellowships – ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE Fellowships VANDUSEN Graduate Fellowships in Forestry James WATSON Award Adrian WEBER Memorial Scholarship in Forest Ecology WELDWOOD of Canada Limited Scholarship in Forestry WELDWOOD of Canada Ltd. H. Richard WHITTALL Scholarship 2009	Annual	Report	17 DEGREES GRANTED GRADUATE STUDENTS MASc ASSADI, Pooria Dr T Sowlati Evaluation of information technology investments in the wood industry. MSc AMES, Caroline Dr P Arcese Extra-pair mate choice in the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia). BAHUGUNA, Devesh Dr S Mitchell Postharvest windthrow and recruitment of large woody debris in riparian buffers. BAINS, Babita Dr J McLean Galling adelgids: Gall formation, developmental anatomy, characterization, and the genetic suscepti- bility of spruce. BARNES, Justin Dr R Trosper Land use preferences of the Adams Lake Indian Band: Employing the q sorting technique in natural resource management. BATESON, Kyle Dr R Trosper Contemporary and traditional values of a landless Cree first nation in northern Ontario. BAUMBER, Stephen Dr P Wood Exploring discretion and ethical agency of BC Professional Foresters: the space between ought and can. BRAVI, Rebecca Drs C Chanway and R Hamelin An ectomycorrhizal symbiosis? A morphologi- cal and molecular characterization of Tricholoma magnivelare in Pinus contorta roots from the West Chilcotin Plateau of British Columbia, Canada. DEWI, Meiliana Dr S Grayston Soil microbial community responses to green-tree retention harvesting in coastal British Columbia. DING, Chen (Klaus) Drs M Meitner and Y El-Kassaby Evaluating interior spruce genetic resource manage- ment practices through GIS-based tracking of seed deployment over time in British Columbia. EBERLE, Rowan Dr R Kozak Are secondary wood products environmentally friendly? A study of public perceptions. FERSTER, Colin Dr N Coops Using inventory based field attributes to character- ize carbon stocks and carbon stock changes within eddy-flux covariance tower footprints. GILLANDERS, Steve Dr N Coops Multi-temporal remote sensing of landscape pat- tern dynamics resulting from mountain pine beetle infestation and timber harvest. GOUGH, Angeline Dr J Innes Characterizing sustainable forest management at the local-level in British Columbia, Canada. LAI, Ben Dr Y El-Kassaby Pollination dynamic in an advanced generation Douglas-fir seed orchard. LARSON, Lisa Dr J Richardson Coeur d’Alene salamander abundance, distribution, and habitat use in Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada. MASSAH, Nasim Dr Y El-Kassaby Genealogical relationship among members of selec- tion and production population of yellow-cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis) in the absence of parental information. MATHES, Todd (Martin) Dr S Hinch Effect of water temperature, timing, physiological condition and lake thermal refugia on success of migrating adult sockeye salmon. MORGAN, Jessica Lindsay Dr S Gergel Analysis of historic aerial photographs for ecological management using object-based approaches. Degrees Conferred, May 2009 and November 2009 Congregations 18	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry DEGREES GRANTED GRADUATE STUDENTS MORTYN, Joel Dr T Maness Economic analysis of recovering solid wood prod- ucts from western hemlock pulp logs. MURAKAMI, Aya Dr J Richardson The relationships between headwater stream mac- roinvertebrate communities and summer low-flow events in a temperate rainforest. OTSU, Kaori Drs G Bull and J Nelson Trade-off analysis of accuracy and spatial resolution in strategic forest planning models. RATU, Ricky Dr P Evans Development of a weatherometer to accelerate the surface checking of wood. RAYIRATH, Prasad Dr S Avramidis Some aspects of western hemlock air permeability. ROSCOE, David Dr S Hinch Hydro-system related mortality and in-lake behaviour of migrating adult sockeye salmon in the Seton-Anderson watershed, British Columbia. SATTLER, Derek Dr V LeMay A hybrid model to estimate natural recruitment and growth in stands following mountain pine beetle disturbance. SCHULZ, Rueben Dr P Marshall Predicting time-since-fire from forest inventory data in Saskatchewan, Canada. TOMLINSON, Matthew Dr S Gergel Long-term changes in river-floodplain dynamics: Implications for salmonid habitat in the interior columbia basin, USA. TOOKE, Rory Dr N Coops Remote sensing applications for vegetation manage- ment in urban environments. ZHANG, Chao (Tom) Dr G Smith Measurement and modeling of the in-plane perme- ability of oriented strand-based wood composites. YUAN, Jinhong Dr CK Lyons Title depreciation of capital expenditures in forestry. MF HADIZADEH, Azadeh Dr C Prescott (essay) Place prioritization for biodiversity conservation in the chilliwack forest district. KWOK, Joanne Dr R Trosper Local perception of deforestation in Mexico. SHEN, Yin Dr R Trosper (essay) Review of co-management in natural resource man- agement using two case studies: Clayoquot Sound and Gwaii Haanas. SLAYMAKER, Heidi Drs H Harshaw and M Meitner (essay) To guard or garden: the wilderness management question. SMITH, Alison Drs B Larson and C Prescott (essay) Natural disturbance based management of boreal shield forests in Ontario and Quebec. PhD AMOROSO, Mariano Dr B Larson Stand development patterns as a consequence of the decline in Austrocedrus chilensis forests. CHEN, Chin-Lin (Charles) Dr K Ritland Lineage specific inferences about QTL evolution among three mimulus species of contrasting rela- tionship and inbreeding. DIMITRIU, Pedro Dr S Grayston Functional and compositional responses of micro- organisms to reclamation of surface-mined boreal forest soils. DORDEL, Julia Drs S Simard and C Prescott Effects of nurse tree species on growth environment and physiology of underplanted Toona ciliata Roem in subtropical Argentinean plantations. HOLLIDAY, Jason Dr S Aitken Genomics of adaptation to local climate in sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). 2009	Annual	Report	19 LAZARESCU, Ciprian Dr S Avramidis Modeling wood shrinkage response to tensile stresses in convective drying. LI, Minghao Dr F Lam Seismic performance of post-and-beam wood buildings. LO, Yueh-Hsin Dr JP Kimmins Relationships between climate and annual growth in three coniferous species in interior British Columbia, Canada. ROBICHAUD, Francois Dr R Kozak The role of communications in emerging markets for wood products. ROBINSON, Andrew (Rob) Dr S Mansfield Metabolomic analyses of wood attributes in tree species. SCHERER, Robert Dr R Moore The effects of wildfire disturbance and streamside clearcut harvesting on instream wood and small stream geomorphology in south-central British Columbia. SCHWAB, Olaf Drs G Bull and T Maness The economics of natural disturbances:  an agent- based forest sector modeling approach. SONG, Xiaobin Dr F Lam Stability and reliability analysis of metal plate  con- nected wood truss assemblies. STRIMBU, Bogdan Dr J Innes An analytical platform for cumulative impact assessment in northeastern British Columbia. WANG, Guangyu (Jason) Dr J Innes  Sustainable forest management in the context of integrated watershed management in southern China. ZHAO, Yihai (Simon) Dr M Krzic Relative bulk density as an index of soil compaction and forest productivity in British Columbia. DEGREES GRANTED GRADUATE STUDENTS 20	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY at UBC is characterized by its large number of in-ternational undergraduate and graduate students and a range of significant inter- national research and teaching activities. We are committed to further internationalization and bet- ter communicating our ongoing successes within UBC, our community and globally. The challenges faced by forests around the globe affect people lo- cally and the issues facing local forests have global impacts. Our future graduates need to understand their role in the context of global forests and en- vironmental issues. We wish to broaden global awareness of both faculty and students through cross-border experiences and exchange of knowl- edge through international partnerships and col- laboration. UBC Forestry considers China as one of its focus areas internationally and intends to build on the good relationships developed over the years. We hired Dr Guangyu Wang as Director of Asian Strategies. Dr Wang has been instrumental in strengthening ties with the Chinese forestry sector and forestry universities and research institutions. Prior to moving to Canada, Guangyu was President and CEO of the Fujian Forestry Investment and Development Co. (one of China’s top ten for- estry companies), Deputy Director of the World Bank Forest Project and Director of International Forestry Programs in Fujian, China. International Students and Student Exchange UBC’s Faculty of Forestry is one of the most cultur- ally-diverse faculties at UBC. Both our undergradu- ate and graduate programs attract students from around the world and our international student numbers are growing steadily. Currently international students comprise 16% of the undergraduate student body (representing 19 countries) and 54% of all graduate students (representing 42 countries). We continue our efforts to make international students more aware of our Faculty’s offerings through participation in international recruitment activities. The Faculty continues to develop strong ties with Chinese forestry universities through transfer programs in which Chinese students study for two years at home before transferring to UBC Forestry for two years. These students graduate with UBC forestry degrees. This transfer program is currently in place with two universities in China. In 2009, Nanjing sent 4 students to UBC and Nanjing Overseas College registered 19 first year students in their UBC stream. These students hope to be admitted to UBC Forestry undergraduate pro- grams in 2011. Our faculty members are involved in teaching these students during their first two years in China through short teaching modules delivered in Nanjing and through video conference lectures from UBC. Nanjing has also implemented curriculum changes that better reflect the equiva- lent programs in UBC Forestry. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) has also been working with us on a 2+2 program. FAFU sent 3 students to UBC Forestry this year. Similar col- laboration agreements have now been signed with several other Chinese forestry universities. We provide students with opportunities for foreign experiences through our international exchange programs. Our undergraduate and grad- uate students can select from 155 institutions in 50 countries that share formal agreements with UBC. During the past year, seven of our students went on exchange to Australia, Norway, New Zealand and South Africa. We hosted 10 international exchange/visiting students from 7 different univer- sities in 6 different countries, including Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom. There is still a marked imbalance between outgoing and incoming students, but this year we worked with the UBC Go Global office to improve our agreements with foreign institutions. International Partnership for Forestry Education (IPFE) The International Partnership for Forestry Education (IPFE, www.ipfe.fi) is a global network that assists university-level forestry educators to meet society’s needs. IPFE facilitates partnerships between univer- sity forestry educators and other relevant institutions to improve the quality and relevance of forestry edu- cation programs. Our Faculty has a leadership role in IPFE through Dr Hosny El-Lakany, elected Chair, and by hosting the network’s secretariat jointly with the University of Eastern Finland. The Canadian Forest Service has provided financial support to help implement IPFE related activities. Similarly, the Finnish Ministry of Education has allocated funds to the University of Eastern Finland to help with co- hosting the IPFE secretariat.  Fax: 604.822.8645  E-mail: int.progs@ubc.ca www.forestry.ubc.ca/intprogs www.forestry.ubc.ca/exchange Hosny El-Lakany BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc Director International Forestry 604.822.6921 hosny.ellakany@ubc.ca Jorma Neuvonen MBA, MSc Director, Special Projects 604.822.2807 jorma.neuvonen@ubc.ca Undergraduate international student enrolment by program 2003 – 09 Forest Sciences Forestry Wood Products Processing Natural Resources Conservation N um be r o f S tu de nt s INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY 70 80 90 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 ‘03 ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 2009	Annual	Report	21 The IPFE met during the XIII World Forestry Congress, in Buenos Aires. Participants included the Association of University Forestry Schools in Canada, the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education, the Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Network, the Latin American Network on Forestry Education, the Network of European Forestry Schools, the International Forestry Students’ Association and the FAO. IPFE supports the University of Eastern Finland’s forestry education projects with Moi University in Kenya and with the University of the Andes in Venezuela. These projects involve information communication technology to facili- tate education and communication goals and to establish an education platform to link different institutions. IPFE has created a marketplace for forestry E-learning courses for its members and is provid- ing a catalogue of E-learning courses at member universities. This new site is designed to provide a free information service that will connect suppliers (universities) with potential customers (students). International Events and Collaboration In August 2009 we hosted the International Energy Agency Bioenergy conference “Biofuels & Bioenergy: A Changing Climate”. This conference brought together researchers, government officials and industry leaders from over 20 countries with the aim of advancing bioenergy development and reducing fossil fuel dependency. Faculty members participated in many interna- tional events throughout 2009. Hosny El Lakany organized a session on forestry education and presented a paper on the future of forestry educa- tion at the XIII World Forestry Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We hosted a number of international delegations during the year including the Chinese State Forestry Administration, Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Spanish Research Council, the French Embassy, Hawassa University (Ethiopia), the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Shandong Agricultural University (China), Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (China), Gadjah Mada Univeristy (Indonesia) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa). Faculty members also hosted several visiting faculty members from around the world. We facilitate collaboration between major inter- national research institutions such as CIFOR and ICRAF through Hosny El-Lakany who is a board member of both organizations. The Faculty is also well represented in IUFRO through Dr John Innes who serves as its vice president. We joined a consortium of seven European partner institu- tions to form the Forest and Nature for Society, a three-year world-class joint doctoral program. We also worked with three Canadian and four European forestry schools on a joint proposal for a Transatlantic Degree Partnership involving the delivery of course-based master programs leading to dual degrees (Canada-Europe) in resource and environmental management. We also collaborated with Freiburg University, IUFRO and forestry fac- ulties at six universities to develop a worldwide E-learning program. The aim of this program is to promote, facilitate, organize and run E-learning courses in forestry education and competence development in the fields of forestry, wood science and management of natural resources. UBC Forestry has also been actively involved in building educational collaboration between Chinese forestry universities and western univer- sities. Together with the Chinese State Forestry Administration, the Canadian Forest Service, the Chinese Education Association of Forestry, the Association of University Forestry Schools of Canada, Beijing Forestry University, and the International Partnership for Forestry Education, we have been working hard to organize a follow- up symposium for the Beijing 2008 Symposium. Vancouver International Forestry Education Symposium will be organized on May 17th-21st, 2010. The goal is to discuss progress with issues and themes that were identified at the Beijing Symposium. The symposium will provide a forum for reporting on joint educational programs and initiatives, and will explore future synergies and collaborations in areas of forestry education pro- motion, enhancing effectiveness of regional for- estry education networks, E-learning and course- based masters graduate programs. Curriculum Development Our international forestry master’s degree is designed for students who wish to work in the area of international forest and land management issues. Graduates will be equipped with a solid founda- tion in forestry and land use in combination with international law and global policies addressing the environment and natural resources manage- ment. Dr Hosny El-Lakany is leading the develop- ment of this program which is scheduled to start in September 2011. INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY 22	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry ABORIGINAL FORESTRY FOR MORE THAN 15 years, the Faculty has been developing and implementing its First Nations strategy. Starting with rec-ognition of the increasing importance of British Columbia’s First Nations in the forest sector, the strategy is expanding to include the importance of indigenous peoples in all aspects of ecosystem management, including conservation policy, land use planning, and park co-management. In British Columbia, the need for First Nations involvement in forested land activities is evident. In November 2004, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in the Haida and Taku cases that First Nations must be consulted at a strategic level in forestry management. In spite of its view, the Court issued no injunction, and in late May, 2005, the Haida Nation, along with non-Haida community mem- bers, blockaded forest operations on Haida Gwaii in protest of actions they felt did not adequately address the public concerns or Aboriginal rights on the island. This eventually led to a land planning agreement. In other cases, BC courts have con- tinued to insist that the government consult and accommodate Aboriginal rights, whether proved or likely to be proved. These and other events contributed to Premier Campbell’s decision to enter into a “New Relationship” with First Nations in BC. Leaders of the First Nations Summit, BC Assembly of First Nations and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs agreed to work on developing the New Relationship. A New Relationship document described the BC Government’s intent to establish new legisla- tion and policy affecting First Nations rights and access to traditional territories. Implementing the policy in legislation has not occurred, how- ever. Although the extent of the practical effect of the New Relationship remains to be determined, First Nations are gaining greater access to forest resources through Forest and Range Agreements, the new Forest and Range Opportunities, and other Interim Measures Agreements. Although many of the tenures are non-replaceable or have other drawbacks, progress appears to be occur- ring. Much remains uncertain, however, because the forest sector is in an extended economic slump, and the consequences of the mountain pine beetle infestation remain uncertain. The challenge remains to increase the number of First Nation Registered Professional Foresters and land managers. The UBC Faculty of Forestry wishes to provide assistance to First Nations and the wider forest community in order to meet these challenges and opportunities through its First Nations strategy. Below is an abbreviated list of achievements over the past year. They are a reflection of strate- gies and efforts employed to maintain established relationships while fostering new ones. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 • In the final year of financial support from the Ministry of Forests and Range, the First Nations Council of Advisors (FNCOA), and the Faculty, we continued to employ Dr Garth Greskiw to manage the implementation of our First Nations strategy, “Furthering Aboriginal For- estry: A Strategic Plan for 2007 – 2010,” until January, 2010. • Garth co-ordinated Aboriginal initiatives with the Faculty development office. He involved members of FNCOA, the Faculty and others with fund-raising initiatives to achieve objec- tives of the 2007-2010 First Nations Forestry strategic plan. Garth provided the Faculty contribution to the much-valued UBC First Nations House of Learning initiatives. He col- laborated on the UBC Aboriginal undergradu- ate student recruitment committee to attract new Aboriginal students to UBC. The Faculty has been proud to announce, to all of Canada, that Gordon and the FNCOA have done much to develop Aboriginal forestry knowledge at the University of British Columbia. Gordon con- tinues to serve the Faculty as an advisor and recruiter in his ‘retirement’. • Dr Ronald Trosper from the Salish and Koote- nai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Mon- tana, began his fifth year in the Faculty as Associate Professor of Aboriginal Forestry, con- tinuing to teach the graduate course FRST 522, “Indigenous Peoples and Forest Land Manage- ment,” and the undergraduate course CONS 370, “Perspectives on First Nations and Forest Lands.” This year he also piloted a new course in Community Forestry. He also published a book, Resilience, Reciprocity and Ecological Econom- ics: Northwest Coast Sustainability (Routledge, 2009) • A total of nine undergraduate and one graduate Aboriginal student were enrolled in forestry pro- grams in 2009-2010. One of these Aboriginal students will receive their bachelor’s degree in forestry in 2010. • In 2005, the Faculty and Malaspina Univer- sity College formally created the First Nations Bridging and Laddering Partnership to offer the first two years of the BSF degree program for block credit transfer to UBC. We continue to implement this partnership. • Ronald Trosper, as chair of the Research Advi- sory Board for the Centre for Native Policy and Research, also served on its Board of Directors.   Ronald Trosper BA, MA, PhD Associate Professor Aboriginal Forestry 604.822.8089 ronald.trosper@ubc.ca. Garth Greskiw BA, MRM, PhD Manager, Aboriginal Initiatives 604.827.4407 garth.greskiw@ubc.ca. 2009	Annual	Report	23 • Dr Trosper was a co-investigator on a com- pleted project, “A Participatory Approach to Aboriginal Tenure Reform in Canada.” The Carrier-Sekani Tribal Council and Stellaquo First Nations participated in this project, which examined Aboriginal tenures and governance. This project has generated a chapter in a book edited by David Natcher and Mark Stevenson, Changing the Culture of Forestry in Canada (CCI Press, 2009). • Dr Trosper continued to work on the idea of using the Q Method to examine attitudes regard- ing the use of land and water. One, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, supported graduate student Kyle Bate- son in work with his band, the Missanabie Cree First Nation of Ontario. He completed his the- sis. The second, funded by the Forest Sciences Program, examined the meaning of criteria and indicator frameworks for First Nations commu- nities. Dr John Innes is a collaborator on the second project. Justin Barnes completed a thesis on this project. • Dr Trosper continues as the North American focal point for the Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. He will be co- editor of the final report of the task force. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 Efforts in 2010 – 2011 will be directed toward funding and implementing the strategic plan and the new community and Aboriginal forestry spe- cialization in the forest resources management degree program. The vision of the plan is as follows: Guided by indigenous values, and in partnership with all British Columbians, the UBC Faculty of Forestry will be a global leader in indigenous forest steward- ship, and the building and sharing of forest knowledge for future generations through exceptional learning experiences. The mission is as follows: The Faculty of Forestry will work with the indigenous peoples of British Columbia and throughout the world to enhance participation and success of Aboriginal peo- ple in the forest sector, broadly defined. The new plan contains specific targets orga- nized by each of the categories of UBC’s Trek 2010 Vision of the Future: People, Learning, Research, Community and Internationalization. First Nations Council of Advisors Keith Atkinson FNCOA Co-Chair  CEO, BC First Nations  Forestry Council Gordon Prest FNCOA Co-Chair, Sto:lo Jeremy Boyd Forestry Director  Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Dawna Harden Manager of Policy and Interim  Measures, Aboriginal Affairs Branch  BC Ministry of Forests and Range Lennard Joe Owner-Operator , Grizzly-man  Resource Management Ltd Linc Kesler Director, First Nations’  House of Learning  Professor and Head  Dep’t of Indigenous Studies Bruce Larson  Professor & Head FRM, UBC Maxine Lepine Undergraduate Student Andrea Lyall Stewardship Forester  Ministry of Forests  Squamish District Peter Marshall Professor & Associate  Dean of Forestry, UBC Jim McGrath Forester, Kamloops Indian Band Garry Merkel Forester, Tahltan Nations Debbie Miller Treaty Officer, Katzie First Nation Lyle Mueller Coordinator, Aboriginal Programs   UBC Okanagan David Nordquist Forester, Adams Lake  Indian Band Angeline Nyce Lawyer and Forester   Davis LLP, Vancouver Darrell Robb Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch,  Ministry of Forests & Range Brian Robinson Association of BC Forest  Professionals Jack Saddler Dean of Forestry, UBC Carleigh Smart Teacher, Coquitlam Ivan Tallio Forester, First Nations Forestry Council Georgina Thomas Extension Officer, Forrex First  Nations Forestry Council Matt Wealick Forester and Manager  Ch-ihl-kway-uhk Forestry ABORIGINAL FORESTRY 24	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry OFFICE OF THE DEAN MARSHALL, Peter L BScF, MScF (Tor), PhD (Brit Col), RPF Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies Responsible for administering undergraduate academic programs, including curriculum and calendar changes; admissions; retention; transfers and advancements; awards; discipline and teaching evaluations. 604.822.4918 peter.marshall@ubc.ca SADDLER, JN (Jack) BSc (Hons) (Edin), PhD (Glas) Dean  604.822.3542 jack.saddler@ubc.ca PRESCOTT, Cindy E BSc (Hons) (Brock), MSc, PhD (Calg) Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research Responsible for promoting and overseeing administration of externally- sponsored research activities, and administering all aspects of Forestry graduate programs. 604.822.4701 cindy.prescott@ubc.ca WATTS, Susan B BSc (Wales), MF, PhD (Brit Col), RPF Director, Communications Responsible for directing communications and external relations, for promoting research, and for producing Faculty Newsletters and Annual Reports. 604.822.6316 sue.watts@ubc.ca 2009	Annual	Report	25 ANDERSON, Geoffrey BComm (Nfld) Coordinator, Cooperative Education 604.827.5196 geoff.anderson@ubc.ca CHOI, Felix BCS (Brit Col) Manager, Computer Lab 604.822.6793 felix.choi@ubc.ca CHOU, Julie BSc (Brit Col), MBA (West Texas A & M) Receptionist/Financial Clerk 604.822.2727 julie.chou@ubc.ca CLODIUS, Christoph BA (S Fraser), MA (Brit Col) Director, Development 604.822.8716 christoph.clodius@ubc.ca DRAKES, Renita BA (Brit Col) Coordinator, Education and Web Technology 604.822.0024 renita.drakes@ubc.ca HELMERSON, Erika Assistant, Graduate Programs 604.822.6784 erika.helmerson@ubc.ca JOHANSSON, Carl BSc, PhD (S Fraser) MCSE Manager, IT Systems 604.822.4061 carl.johansson@ubc.ca JOHNSTON, Wendy Director, Operations and Facilities 604.822.0651 wendy.johnston@ubc.ca KOLEVA, Eli MSc (Bulgaria) Executive Coordinator, Dean’s Office 604.822.3542 eli.koleva@ubc.ca KOSH, Gayle DipT (Calg) Manager, Graduate Programs 604.827.4454 gayle.kosh@ubc.ca LEE, Yuko Ikegami BFA (Japan) Assistant, Student Services 604.822.5195 yuko.lee@ubc.ca LONGHI, Chiara MA (Pisa) Coordinator, International Recruitment 604.822-9187 chiara.longhi@ubc.ca MARCUS, Jean BA (Queens), BSc (Dalhousie), PhD (Vic) Project Manager (Environmental and Sustainability Education) 604.822.5794 jean.marcus@ubc.ca McCANN, Jenna BA (Brit Col) Officer, Development 604.822.8787 jenna.mccann@ubc.ca MORIZAWA, Caryn Coordinator, Dean’s Office 604.822.2176 caryn.morizawa@ubc.ca MYERS, Jamie HND (Lond) Coordinator, Editorial and Graphic Design 604.822.4072 jamie.myers@ubc.ca NAIDU, Dan Coordinator, Graduate Awards and Scholarships 604.822.6177 dan.naidu@ubc.ca NEUVONEN, Jorma MBA (Brit Col), MSc (Finland) Director, Special Projects 604.822.2807 jorma.neuvonen@ubc.ca PARSONS, Candace BSF (Brit Col), RPF Director, Student Services 604.822.3547 candace.parsons@ubc.ca QUINN, Katherine BA (Brit Col) Coordinator, Development 604.822.0898 katherine.quinn@ubc.ca SHARWOOD, Colin CGA, BEcon, BCom (Hons) (S Africa) Director, Finance and Administration 604.822.5542 colin.sharwood@ubc.ca WANG, Guangyu PhD (Brit Col) MBA (Marylhurst, Oregon) Director, Asian Strategies 604.822.4407 guangyu.wang@ubc.ca YU, Jill CGA, BBA (S Fraser) Manager, Finance 604.827.3082 jill.yu@ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF OFFICE OF THE DEAN Office of the Dean Forest Sciences Centre 2005 – 2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Phone: 604.822.2727 Fax: 604.822.8645 26	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Stephen Sheppard Gary Bull John Innes Paul Wood John Nelson Younes Alila Peter MarshallKevin Lyons Dan Moore David Tindall Ron Trosper Dennis Bendickson Harry Nelson George Hoberg Bruce Larson Head Valerie LeMayNicholas Coops Michael Meitner David Tait 2009	Annual	Report	27 Forest Resources Management Forest Sciences Centre 2045 – 2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Phone: 604.822.3482 Fax: 604.822.9106 FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT LARSON, Bruce Professor, Head Silviculture and Management AB (1976) Harvard, MFS (1978) Yale, PhD (1982) Wash 604.822.1284 bruce.larson@ubc.ca ALILA, Younes Associate Professor Forest Engineering Hydrology BASc (1985), MASc (1987), PhD (1994) Ottawa, PEng 604.822.6058 younes.alila@ubc.ca BENDICKSON, Dennis F Senior Instructor and Director, Forest Operations Major Forest Operations BSF (1971) Brit Col, RPF 604.822.5932 dennis.bendickson@ubc.ca BULL, Gary Q Associate Professor Forest Economics and Forest Policy BSF (1988), MF (1991) Brit Col, PhD (1995) Tor 604.822.1553 gary.bull@ubc.ca COOPS, Nicholas C Professor and Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing Remote Sensing and Spatial Data Modeling in Forestry and Ecology BAppSc (1991), PhD (1996), RMIT Melbourne 604.822.6452 nicholas.coops@ubc.ca HOBERG, George Professor Policy and Governance BS (1980) Calif, Berkeley, PhD (1987) MIT 604.822.3728 george.hoberg@ubc.ca INNES, John L Professor and Forest Renewal BC Chair in Forest Management Sustainable Forest Management, Cumulative Impacts Analysis, First Nations BA (1979), MA (1983), PhD (1983) Cantab., CEnv 604.822.6761 john.innes@ubc.ca LeMAY, Valerie M Professor Biometrics and Mensuration BSc (1981), MSc (1982) Alta, PhD (1989) Brit Col, RPF 604.822.4770 valerie.lemay@ubc.ca LYONS, C Kevin Associate Professor Forest Engineering BSF (1997), MF (1998) Brit Col, PhD (2001) Oregon State 604.822.3559 kevin.lyons@ubc.ca MARSHALL, Peter L Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies Growth and Yield, Sampling Design BScF (1976), MScF (1979) Tor, PhD (1984) Brit Col, RPF 604.822.4918 peter.marshall@ubc.ca MEITNER, Michael Associate Professor Environmental Perception and Visualization, Recreation, GIS BSc (1992), MA (1998), PhD (1999) Arizona 604.822.0029 michael.meitner@ubc.ca MOORE, R Dan Professor (Forest Resources Management, Geography) and Forest Renewal BC Chair in Forest Hydrology Hydrology BSc (Hons) (1979) Brit Col, PhD (1984) Canterbury, PGeo 604.822.3538 rdmoore@geog.ubc.ca NELSON, Harry W Assistant Professor Forest Policy and Economics BA (1983) Carleton, MPP (1987) Harvard, MSc (1990), PhD (1999) Brit Col 604.827.3478 harry.nelson@ubc.ca NELSON, John D Professor and Director, Forest Resources Management Major Timber Supply Planning BSF (1980), MBA (1982) Brit Col, PhD (1988) Oregon State, RPF 604.822.3902 john.nelson@ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF 28	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry FACULTY AND STAFF FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SHEPPARD, Stephen RJ Professor (Forest Resources Management, Landscape Architecture) and Director, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning Visual Management, Planning, Visualization, Communicating Climate Change BA (1974) Oxf, MSc (1976) Brit Col, MA (1980) Oxf, PhD (1982) Calif, Berkeley 604.822.6582 stephen.sheppard@ubc.ca TAIT, David EN Assistant Professor Optimization Techniques, Forest Planning BSc (1968), MSc (1970), PhD (1983) Brit Col 604.822.2997 david.tait@ubc.ca TINDALL, David B Associate Professor (Forest Resources Management, Sociology) Environmental Sociology and Social Research Methods BA (1985), MA (1989) Vic, PhD (1994) Tor 604.822.2550/2363 tindall@interchange.ubc.ca TROSPER, Ronald Associate Professor Aboriginal Forestry BA (1967), MA (1970), PhD (1974) Harvard 604.822.8089 ronald.trosper@ubc.ca WOOD, Paul M Associate Professor Conservation Policy, Environmental Ethics BSc (1973), PhD (1994) Brit Col, RPF, RPBio 604.822.0951 paul.wood@ubc.ca Research Associates HARSHAW, Howard HBOR, BA (Lakehead), PhD (Brit Col) Forest Recreation, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources MATHEY, Anne-Helene BSc (Grenoble), MSc, PhD (Brit Col) Natural Resources Management Faculty Associate CAO, Sam PhD (Nanjing University) Honorary Research Associate ZUMRAWI, Abdel Azim BSc (Sudan), MSc, PhD (Corvallis) Biometrics, Growth & Yield Post-doctoral Fellows HILKER, Thomas BSc (Goettingen), MSc (Stuttgart), PhD (Brit Col) Modeling Carbon-Fluxes and Mapping Landscape Disturbances NITSCHKE, Craig BSF, PhD (Brit Col) Forest Vulnerability and Climate Change TIKINA, Anna MSc (Budapest), MFS (Yale), PhD (Brit Col) Environmental Policy, Sustainable Forest Management SCHROTH, Olaf Vordiplom (Hannover), MA (Newcastle), PhD (Zurich) Interactive Landscape Visualization Adjunct Professors COHEN, Stewart (Environment Canada, Adaptation & Impacts Research Division) BSc, MSc, PhD Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation COLLINS, Denis (BC Ministry of Forests and Range) BSc, PhD, PGeo Forest Sustainability and Inventory; Remotely Sensed Imagery DAVIS, Rod (Ministry of Environment, Director Emeritus) BSc, MSc, PAg Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation DE LA ROCHE, Ian (Formerly FPInnovations) BSc, MSc, PhD Forest Industry Policy D’EON, Robert (Consultant) BScF, MScF, PhD Ecology and Management of Forested Landscapes EL-LAKANY, Hosny (Forestry Department, FAO/UN, Former Head) BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc International Forest Policy ELLIOTT, Chris (WWF Canada) BSc, MES, PhD Forest Policy, Biodiversity and Certification 2009	Annual	Report	29 FACULTY AND STAFF FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT HUDSON, Robert (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Forest Hydrology ILES, Kimberley (Consultant) BS, MSc, PhD Forest Inventory KURZ, Werner (Canadian Forest Service) Dip Holzwirt, PhD Forest Ecosystem Modelling LAAKSONEN-CRAIG, Susanna (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) MSc, PhD Forest Economics LECKIE, Donald G (Canadian Forest Service) BSc, PhD Remote Sensing MANESS, Thomas C (Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Oregon State University) BSF, MSc, PhD Forest Economics and Systems Analysis MATAKALA, Patrick (Int’l Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Mozambique) BSc, MSc, PhD Community Resource Management and Conservation Planning OGDEN, Aynslie (Government of Yukon) BSc, MSc, PhD Sustainable Forest Management ROBERTS, Don (CIBC World Markets Inc.) BSc, MSc, MBA Forest Economics & Finance, International Forestry SMITH, Nicholas (Consultant) BSc, MF, PhD Biometrics, Inventory, Silvicultural Investment Analysis, Growth & Yield WEILER, Markus (Freiburg University) MSc, PhD Watershed Hydrology WINKLER, Rita D (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSF, MSc, PhD Watershed Management, Snow Hydrology WULDER, Mike (Canadian Forest Service) BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Forest Geomatics, Remote Sensing YIN, Yongyuan (Environment Canada) BSc, MSc, MA, PhD Professors Emeriti ADAMOVICH, L Professor Emeritus (1984) CHAMBERS, AD Associate Professor Emeritus (1997) DOOLING, PJ Associate Professor Emeritus (1995) GOLDING, DL Associate Professor Emeritus (1996) HALEY, D Professor Emeritus (2004) KOZAK, A Professor Emeritus (2001) MUNRO, DD Professor Emeritus (1995) MURTHA, PA Professor Emeritus (2003) PEARSE, PH Professor Emeritus (1997) REED, FLC Professor Emeritus (1993) YOUNG, GG Associate Professor Emeritus (1996) Staff AIREY, Adelle CALP Secretary AKAI, Heather Administrator AQUINO, David BSc (La Molina, Peru), MF (Brit Col) Research Assistant, Senior Technician BATER, Christopher BA (Winnepeg), MSc (Brit Col) Research Scientist FLANDERS, David BSc (Calgary), MLA (Brit Col) Research Scientist GOUGH, Angeline BSc, MSc (Brit Col) Research Analyst 30	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry LEE, Taehee BSc (Kyunghee), MSc (Kookmin), MSc (Brit Col) Research Analyst MAEDEL, Jerry BFA, TC (Vic), MSc (Brit Col) GIS/RS Coordinator MCGUIGAN, Erin BSc, MSc (Brit Col) MCPHERSON, Debbie Department Secretary POND, Ellen BA (Brit Col), MLA (Brit Col) Research Scientist RELOVA, Marissa BA (Maryknoll Coll, The Philippines) Financial Clerk RISTEA, Catalin BSc (Transylvania), MSc (Brit Col) Project Manager TATEBE, Kristi BSc, MSc (Brit Col) Research Scientist VERWOERD, Harry Computer Support Specialist Promotion • Dr Nicholas Coops was promoted to professor, effective July 1, 2009. Resignation • Dr Sumeet Gulati moved to 100% Land and Food Systems, effective July 1, 2009. • Dr Thomas Maness resigned effective September 30, 2009 to take a position as head of depart- ment of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University. Dr Maness will continue to be associated with UBC as an adjunct professor in Forest Resources Man- agement department. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 • New students for the 2 plus 2 program with Nanjing University and Fujian University arrived and are integrating into the courses. • Dr Stephen Sheppard completed the Peter Wall Scholar in Residence. • Drs Alila, Coops, Maness and Nelson received ongoing NSERC funding. • Dr Mike Meitner received an NSERC Discovery grant. • Dr Coops received a CFI Infrastructure grant and NSERC Engage grant. • Drs LeMay and Marshall received funding from ForValueNet. • Dr Innes received new SSHRC grants. • Drs Innes, Larson, and H Nelson received FSP funding. • Dr Ron Trosper successfully completed the University Investment Funds to support a study on bridging and supporting aboriginal students in UBC science programs. • Working on building closer links with FERIC and the new FPInnovations. • Mark Boyland, CFS has relocated from Ottawa to join Tony Lempriere and Peter Graham on the 4th floor. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • The department is developing a Field Safety Protocol, requiring graduate students to develop a plan for field safety. • Hold an international workshop with Environ- ment Canada “Proactive Adaptation: Challenges and Opportunities for Incorporating Climate Change Response within Sustainable Forest Management”. • Develop at least one new service course in sustainability. • Develop and implement strategy for meeting Forest Economics teaching and research needs. ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Flasks in a shaking bench-top incubator 32	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT Peter Arcese Susan Watts John Richardson Maja Krzic Jörg Bohlmann Kermit Ritland Sarah Gergel Kathy Martin Robert Guy Head Suzanne Simard Chris Chanway Susan Grayston Steve Mitchell Sally Aitken Tom Sullivan Yousry El-KassabyAllan Carroll Richard Hamelin Scott Hinch Cindy Prescott 2009	Annual	Report	33 FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT FACULTY AND STAFF Forest Sciences Forest Sciences Centre 3041 – 2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Phone: 604.822.2507 Fax: 604.822.9102 GUY, Robert D Professor and Head Plant Physiology BSc (1977), PhD (1984) Calg 604.822.6023 rob.guy@ubc.ca AITKEN, Sally N Professor and Director, Forest Sciences Program Director, Centre for Forest Gene Conservation Forest Genetics and Gene Conservation BSF (Hons) (1984) Brit Col, MSc (1986), PhD (1989) Calif, Berkeley 604.822.6020 sally.aitken@ubc.ca ARCESE, Peter Professor and Forest Renewal BC Chair in Applied Conservation Biology Population Ecology of Birds and Mammals BA (1981) Wash, MSc (1985), PhD (1988) Brit Col 604.822.1886 peter.arcese@ubc.ca BOHLMANN, Jörg Professor (Michael Smith Laboratories, Forest Sciences, Botany), Distinguished University Scholar, NSERC EWR Steacie Fellow Plant/Insect Interactions, Forest Health, Genomics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology BSc (1988), MSc (1991), PhD (1995) Braunschweig, Germany 604.822.0282 bohlmann@msl.ubc.ca CARROLL, Allan Associate Professor Forest Entomology BSc (1988) S Fraser, PhD (1993) New Brunswick 604.822-3360 allan.carroll@ubc.ca CHANWAY, Christopher P Professor (Forest Sciences, Land and Food Systems) Soil Microbiology BSc (1978) Winn, BS Ag (1980) Manit, MSc (1983), PhD (1987) Brit Col 604.822.3716 christopher.chanway@ubc.ca EL-KASSABY, Yousry A Professor and NSERC Chair in Applied Forest Genetics and Biotechnology Quantitative Genetics BSc (1970) Alexandra, MSc (1976) Tanta, PhD (1980) Brit Col, RPF 604.822.1821 y.el-kassaby@ubc.ca GERGEL, Sarah E Associate Professor Watershed Landscape Ecology BS (1992) Florida, MS (1996), PhD (2001) Wisconsin 604.827.5163 sarah.gergel@ubc.ca GRAYSTON, Susan J Professor and Canada Research Chair in Soil Microbial Ecology Soil Microbial Ecology BSc (1982), PhD (1987) Sheffield 604.822.5928 sue.grayston@ubc.ca HAMELIN, Richard Professor (Canadian Forest Service) Plant Pathology BSc (1992) McGill, MSc (1986) S Fraser., PhD (1991) Kentucky 604.827-4441 richard.hamelin@ubc.ca HINCH, Scott G Professor and Director, Natural Resources Conservation Program (Forest Sciences, Institute for Resources and Environment) Aquatic Ecology and Fish Conservation BSc (Hons) (1985), MSc (1987) W Ont, PhD (1992) Tor 604.822.9377 scott.hinch@ubc.ca KRZIC, Maja Associate Professor (Forest Sciences, Land and Food Systems) Soil Science BSc (1986), MSc (1990) (Belgrade), PhD (1997) Brit Col 604.822.0252 maja.krzic@ubc.ca MARTIN, Kathy M Professor (Environment Canada) Avian Ecology and Conservation BSc (1970) Prince Edward Is, MSc (1973) Alta, PhD (1985) Qu 604.822.9695 kathy.martin@ubc.ca MITCHELL, Stephen J Associate Professor Silviculture BSF (1987), PhD (1999) Brit Col, RPF 604.822.4591 stephen.mitchell@ubc.ca 34	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry PRESCOTT, Cindy E Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research Forest Nutrition BSc (Hons) (1981) Brock, MSc (1984), PhD (1988) Calg 604.822.4701 cindy.prescott@ubc.ca RICHARDSON, John S Professor Stream and Riparian Ecosystems BSc (1979) Tor, MSc (1983) Alta, PhD (1989) Brit Col 604.822.6586 john.richardson@ubc.ca RITLAND, Kermit M Professor Population and Quantitative Genetics BSc (1977) Wash, PhD (1982) Calif, Davis 604.822.8101 kermit.ritland@ubc.ca SIMARD, Suzanne W Professor Forest Ecology and Silvics BSF (1983) Brit Col, MS (1989), PhD (1995) Oregon 604.822.1955 suzanne.simard@ubc.ca SULLIVAN, Thomas P Professor (Forest Sciences, Land and Food Systems) Wildlife Ecology BSc (Hons) (1973), MSc (1976), PhD (1978) Brit Col 604.822.6873 tom.sullivan@ubc.ca WATTS, Susan B Lecturer and Director, Communications Forest Entomology BSc (1973) Wales, MF (1976), PhD (1981) Brit Col, RPF 604.822.6316 sue.watts@ubc.ca Sessional Lecturers LAVALLEE, Suzie BSc, MSc, PhD (Brit Col) Insect Ecology and Conservation Research Associates CHAN-McLEOD, Ann C Allaye BSF, MSc (Brit Col), PhD (Alaska) Physiological Ecology CLARK, Timothy BSc, PhD (La Trobe) Ecophysiology and Behavioural Energetics of Migrating Salmonids KRCMAR, Emina BSc, MSc, PhD (Belgrade) Decision Analysis Under Multiple Criteria and Uncertainty RITLAND, Carol BSc, MSc (Brit Col), PhD (Tor) Molecular Genetics SEELY, Brad BS (Redlands), PhD (Boston) Nutrient Dynamics and Forest Hydrology SMETS, Pia MSc (Leuven), PhD (Brit Col) Forest Genetics, Genecology TSUI, Clement BSc, PhD (Hong Kong) Mycology, Phylogeny, Evolution, and Population Genetics WANG, Tongli MSc, PhD (Helsinki) Forest Tree Breeding WELHAM, Clive BSc, MSc, (Manit), PhD (S Fraser) Biosciences WELLS, Ralph BSc, MRM (S Fraser) Applied Forest Ecology Honorary Research Associates COOKE, Steven J BES, MSc (Waterloo), PhD (Illinois) NSERC and Izaak Killam Fellowship Fish Conservation DREVER, Mark BSc (Tor), MPM (S Fraser), PhD (Guelph) Avian Ecology and Conservation EVANS OGDEN, Lesley BSc (Hons) (Tor), MSc (York), PhD (S Fraser) Wildlife Ecology JACKSON, Michael BSc (E Anglia), MSc (Lond), PhD (E Anglia) Biology of Shallow Lakes, Ecotoxicology, and Biodiversity Conservation ZHANG, Yixin BSc (Nanjing), PhD (Umeå) Stream Ecology Post-doctoral Fellows AITKEN, Kathryn BSc (S Fraser), MSc, PhD (Brit Col) Applied Conservation Research BAO, Hua BSc (S China Normal), PhD (Sun Yat-Sen) Evolutionary Genomics FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT FACULTY AND STAFF 2009	Annual	Report	35 BLANC, Lori BSc, MSc (Calif Polytechnic), PhD (Virg Polytechnic) Applied Conservation Research BLANCO VACA, Juan PhD (Navarra) Forest Ecology, Nutrient Cycling and Ecosystem-level Modelling BOIZARD, Sophie BSc (Vic), PhD (Brit Col) Marine Biology and Biomechanics BUSCHIAZZO, Emmanuel BSc (Heriot-Watt), PhD (Canterbury) Cellular and Molecular Biology CROSSIN, Glenn BA (Maine), BSc (New Hampshire), MSc, PhD (Brit Col) Behavioural and Physiological Ecology DESLIPPE, Julie BSc (Vic), MSc (North Brit Col), PhD (Brit Col) Arctic Ecology DORDEL, Julia BSc (Freiburg), MSc, PhD (Brit Col) Ecology DUDANIEC, Rachael BSc, PhD (Flinders) Conservation Biology GREIG, Hamish BSc, PhD (Canterbury) Freshwater Ecology HOOVER, Trent BSc (Alberta), MSc (North Brit Col) PhD (Brit Col) Stream Ecology/Open Channel Flow KANG, Misun BSc (Tor), MSc, PhD (Windsor) Riparian and Stream Ecology KLAPSTE, Jaroslav BSC, PhD (Czech Republic) Forest Genetics KOMINOSKI, John BA (Augustana Coll), MS (Loyola Chicago), PhD (Georgia) Ecology LARRANAGA, Santiago BSc, PhD (Basque) Stream Ecology MARTINS, Eduardo BSc, MSc, PhD (Estadual de Campinas) Ecology MCKOWN, Athena BSc (Alb), PhD (Tor) Plant and Microbial Biology NOSHAD, David BSc, MSc (Azerbaijan), PhD (Brit Col) Plant Pathology and Genetics THORPE, Hilary BSc, PhD (Tor) Forest Ecology and Management VERNE, Sébastien MSc (François Rabelais), PhD (Poitiers) Forest Genetics WERTZ, Sophie BSc (Marseille III), MSc, PhD (Lyon) Microbial Ecology Adjunct Professors BULMER, Charles (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSc, MSc, PhD Productivity of Disturbed and Rehabilitated Soils COATES, David (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSF, MSc, PhD Silviculture and Forest Ecology HUMBLE, Leland (Canadian Forest Service) BSc, PhD Entomology MARTIN, Tara BSc (Griffith), PhD (Queensland) Population and Conservation Biology MILLER, Kristina (Fisheries and Oceans, Canada) BSc, MSc, PhD Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Salmon NEWMAN, Reg (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSc, BSF, PhD Range Ecology SHAMOUN, Simon (Canadian Forest Service) BSc, MSc, PhD Plant Pathology STOEHR, Michael (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSc, MSc, PhD Advanced Generation Seed Orchards YANCHUK, Alvin (BC Ministry of Forests & Range) BSc, MSc, PhD Gene Conservation FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT FACULTY AND STAFF 36	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT Faculty Associates DURALL, Daniel (Okanagan University College) BSc, PhD Mycorrhizal Ecology CLEMENTS, David (Trinity Western University) BSc, PhD Weed Ecologies Professors Emeriti BUNNELL, Fred L Professor Emeritus (2007) FELLER, Michael Associate Professor Emeritus (2009) KIMMINS, JP (Hamish) Professor Emeritus (2007) KLINKA, K Professor Emeritus (2002) LAVENDER, DP Professor Emeritus (1992) McLEAN, John A Professor Emeritus (2008) NORTHCOTE, TG Professor Emeritus (1992) van der KAMP, BJ Professor Emeritus (2006) WEETMAN, GF Professor Emeritus (1998) WORRALL, JG Associate Professor Emeritus (2003) Staff AZAM, Shofiul BSc (Dhaka), MSc (Japan) Research Assistant/Technician BERG, Nora BSc (Alta) Research Assistant/Technician CHAN, Andrea BSc (Brit Col) Financial Clerk CHANG, Alice BSc, MSc, (Brit Col), PhD (Carleton) Research Scientist CHENG, Rosemarie BSIE (UP, The Philippines) Financial Coordinator DEL BEL, Kate BSc (Guelph), MSc (Cal) Research Scientist DESCALZO, Rolando MPM, PhD (S Fraser) Collections Manager HODGES, Norman BSc (Vic) Computer Specialist KREMSATER, Laurie BSF, MSc (Brit Col) Manager, Sustainable Forestry Project LIAO, Limin BSc (Shangsha), MSc (Beijing) Research Assistant/Technician LOTTO, Andrew RMOT (Malaspina) Research Assistant/Technician McKAY, D’Arcy BSc (S Fraser) Research Assistant/Technician MISCAMPBELL, Allyson BSc (Lakehead), MSc (Brit Col) Research Assistant/Technician MOY, Arnold BSc (Brit Col) GIS Specialist MUTIA, Christine B Admin (UP, The Philippines) Financial Clerk ROOTMAN, Susan Departmental Secretary SETO, Carrie BA (HK) Administrator YUEH, Hesther BSc (McGill) Research Scientist Promotions Drs Sarah Gergel and Maja Krzic were promoted to associate professors with tenure effective July 1, 2009. New Appointments Dr Allan Carroll has joined the department as an associate professor with tenure. Allan worked as a research scientist at Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria. Allan received his BSc from Simon Fraser University and a PhD from the University of New Brunswick. His research interests are focused on the population dynamics of eruptive forest insects, and the role of forest management, climate and climate change in insect-caused disturbances to northern forests. Dr Richard Hamelin has joined the department as an honorary part-time professor. Richard has been seconded to us from Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, where he was stationed at the Laurentian Forestry Centre. Richard received his BSc from McGill University, MSc from Simon Fraser University and PhD from University of Kentucky. FACULTY AND STAFF 2009	Annual	Report	37 FOREST SCIENCES DEPARTMENT His research interests are in forest pathology, in par- ticular in the use of genetic and genomic approaches to better understand forest disease epidemics and the development of diagnostic and monitoring tools. Retirement Dr Michael Feller retired on June 30, 2009 after a long and, we trust, continuing association with the Faculty of Forestry. Michael came out with chemistry degrees from the University of Melbourne to complete his PhD in Forestry at UBC in 1975. After a few years of lectur- ing back in Melbourne, he returned to UBC in 1979 as a postdoctoral fellow, was made an NSERC University Research Fellow, and then joined the professoriate in 1983. Michael’s interests have ranged widely, from seed germination through to long-term ecosystem chemis- try. He is perhaps best known for his work in the areas of fire ecology and streamwater quality, and has always been in great demand to speak on these matters to the press. Michael taught courses in forest fire science and was an active and critical participant in all of the for- est management and conservation field schools. He played a major role in helping to establish the Natural Resources Conservation program, and served as direc- tor of that program in its early years. In his retirement, Michael will continue to pur- sue his professional interests, while making more time to indulge his passion for the mountains and backcountry recreation. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 • Dr Aitken received the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award which recognizes unique and outstanding accomplishment in forestry research in Canada. Dr Aitken’s work is important to the sus- tainable practice of forestry in British Columbia, throughout Canada, and internationally. • Dr El-Kassaby was awarded the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award. This international award is given in recognition of distinguished scientific achievements and significant contribution to for- estry research covered by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. Only 10 awards are given every five years. • Dr Sue Grayston received the UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship from the “Izaak Walton Kil- lam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies’. • Dr Bohlmann co-chaired with Dr Ian Baldwin the Gordon Research Conference on Floral and Veg- etative Volatiles at Magdalen College, Oxford, UK, August 9-14, 2009. The conference was to bring together researchers to explore the rapid advances in genomics, analytics and sensory perception of plant volatiles. • Dr Martin delivered a plenary lecture at the joint Ornithological Society’s meeting in San Diego, February on her cavity nesting research. • Cindy Prescott was appointed Deputy Editor-in- Chief of the NRC Research Press for a five-year term beginning 1 July 2009. NRC Research Press is the foremost scientific publisher in Canada and has been publishing peer-reviewed international science since 1929. • Carolyn Churchland (PhD, Grayston), was awarded one of the new UBC Graduate Student International Research Mobility Awards in the first competition. Carolyn used the funding to under- take collaborative research assessing the importance of root exudates in fueling soil microbial activity using stem-injection stable-isotope labeling tech- niques at the University of Lancaster Environment Centre in the UK in the fall term. • Catherine Buschhaus, a student in the Forest Sci- ences program, was the recipient of the Thelma Sharp Cook Premier Undergraduate Scholarship and the Wesbrook Scholarship. Only a handful of students on campus receive both. • Dr Grayston was on sabbatical leave from Septem- ber 2009 to August 2010. • The 2009 Namkoong Family Lecture was held in October and can be viewed at our website www. forestry.ubc.ca/NewsEvents/ • Drs John Richardson and Kermit Ritland started a successful Wednesday seminar series. The semi- nar series provided an opportunity for graduate students, post-docs and advanced undergraduates in Forest Sciences to talk about their work in an informal setting. • Drs Hamelin, Hinch, Krzic and Ritland received new NSERC funding while Drs Aitken, Arcese, Chanway, El-Kassaby, Gergel, Grayston, Guy, Hinch, Martin, Mitchell, Prescott, Richardson, Rit- land and Simard received ongoing NSERC funding. • Drs Bunnell, Chan-McLeod, Grayston, Richard- son, Seely, Simard and Sullivan were awarded con- tinuing Forest Science Program grants under the Forest Investment Account. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Recruit a lecturer in Natural Resources Conser- vation (NRC). This will be a 12-month term appointment for two years. The lecturer will be involved in the teaching, coordination, and development of undergraduate and graduate courses in the NRC Program. • Pursue switching Allan Carroll’s position into an NSERC IRC Chair. • Pursue the renewal of the NSERC IRC Chair “Applied Forest Genetics and Biotechnology” with Dr El-Kassaby. • Maintain high level of proposals to NSERC and other funding agencies. • Organize the Leslie L Schaffer Lectureship in the Fall. ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS 38	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Gregory Smith Shawn Mansfield David Cohen Robert Fürst Taraneh Sowlati Helmut Prion John Kadla Paul McFarlane Head Patrick Cramond John Ruddick Robert Kozak Stavros Avramidis Simon Ellis Jack Saddler Frank Lam Colette Breuil Philip Evans 2009	Annual	Report	39 WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Wood Science Forest Sciences Centre 2900 – 2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Phone: 604.822.9352 Fax: 604.822.9104 woodubc@interchg.ubc.ca www.wood.ubc.ca FACULTY AND STAFF McFARLANE, Paul N Professor and Head Environmental Aspects of Wood Products and Processing B Tech (Hons) (1973), PhD (1979) Massey FIAWS 604.822.7667 paul.mcfarlane@ubc.ca AVRAMIDIS, Stavros Professor Wood Physics and Drying BSF (1981) Thessaloniki, MS (1983), PhD (1986) SUNY, Syracuse, FIAWS 604.822.6153 stavros.avramidis@ubc.ca BREUIL, Colette Professor Forest Products Biotechnology BSc (1971) Lyon, MSc (1974) Ottawa, PhD (1977) Lyon 604.822.9738 colette.breuil@ubc.ca COHEN, David H Professor Forest Products Marketing and Management Dip For Tech (1976) Selkirk, BSc (1986) Idaho, PhD (1989) Virginia Polytech 604.822.6716 david.cohen@ubc.ca CRAMOND, Patrick Senior Instructor (Wood Science, Mechanical Engineering) Wood Products Processing BASc (1974) Brit Col, PEng 604.822.1287 pcramond@mech.ubc.ca ELLIS, Simon C Associate Professor and Director, Wood Products Processing Program Wood Anatomy and Quality BSc (Hons) (1983) Wales, MSc (1986), PhD (1989) Brit Col 604.822.3551 simon.ellis@ubc.ca EVANS, Philip D Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Advanced Forest Products Manufacturing Technology Photoprotection and Modification of Wood BSc (Hons) (1980), PhD (1985) Wales, FIAWS 604.822.0517 phil.evans@ubc.ca FÜRST, Robert Senior Instructor Manufacture of Secondary Wood Products Master Dip (1992) Augsburg, Germany 604.822.0034 robert.fuerst@ubc.ca KADLA, John Professor and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Biomaterials Chemistry Polymer Chemistry and Materials Science BSc (1989) Brit Col, PhD (1997) N Carolina, FIAWS 604.827.5254 john.kadla@ubc.ca KOZAK, Robert A Professor Sustainable Business Management BSc (1988), PhD (1996) Brit Col 604.822.2402 rob.kozak@ubc.ca LAM, Frank Professor Wood Mechanics BASc (1982), MASc (1985), PhD (1992) Brit Col, PEng 604.822.6526 frank.lam@ubc.ca MANSFIELD, Shawn D Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wood and Fibre Quality Biotechnology and Chemistry of Wood Fibres BSc (Hons) (1992) Mt Allison, MSc (1994) Dal, PhD (1997) Brit Col, FIAWS 604.822.0196 shawn.mansfield@ubc.ca PRION, Helmut GL Associate Professor (Wood Science, Civil Engineering) Engineered Timber Structures Design BEng (Hons) (1974) Stellenbosch, PhD (1987) Tor, PEng 604.822.3864 prion@civil.ubc.ca RUDDICK, John NR Professor Wood Preservation BSc (1965), MSc (1966) Newcastle, PhD (1970) Lond 604.822.3736 john.ruddick@ubc.ca 40	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FACULTY AND STAFF SADDLER, Jack N Professor and Dean Forest Products Biotechnology BSc (Hons) (1975) Edin, PhD (1978) Glas, FIAWS 604.822.3542 jack.saddler@ubc.ca SMITH, Gregory Associate Professor Wood Composites BASc (1988), MASc (1992) Brit Col, Dr sc techn (1996) Swiss Federal Inst, PEng 604.822.0081 greg.smith@ubc.ca SOWLATI, Taraneh Associate Professor Operational Research, Performance Assessment BSc (1990) Sharif, MASc (1996) Tarbiat Modares, PhD (2001) Tor 604.822.6109 taraneh.sowlati@ubc.ca Research Associates ACKOM, Emmanuel BSc (Hons) (Ghana), MSc, PhD (BTU, Germany) Industrial Ecology of Forest Products Manufacturing; Forest Certification and Chain of Custody CHANDRA, Richard BSc, MSc (Brit Col), PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology/Institute of Paper Science and Technology, USA) Wood Chemistry MALABADI, Ravindra BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD (Dharwad, India) Plant Biotechnology PORTH, Ilga MSc, PhD (Vienna) Genomics, Plant Biochemistry TIMKO, Joleen BSc, MSc, PhD (Brit Col) Social Equity and Ecological Integrity TSUI, Kin Ming (Clement) BSc, PhD (Hong Kong) Genomics WANG, Ye BSc, MSc, PhD (China Agricultural) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology YAWALATA, Dominggus PhD (Brit Col) Wood Mechanics Post-doctoral Fellows ALEMAGI, Dieudonne BSc (Cameroon), MSc, PhD (Brandenburg, Germany) Environment and Resource Management ANDERSSON-ROOS, Alexandra MSc, PhD (Lund, Sweden) Forest Product Biotechnology ARANTES,Valdeir PhD (San Paulo, Brazil) Applied Microbiology GHATORA, Sonia BSc, MSc, PhD (Guru Nanak Dev, Amritsar, India) Microbiology and Enzymology GONZALES-PENA, Marcos BEng (Chapingo Autonomous, Mexica), MSc, PhD (Univ of Wales) Photo Degradation of Wood KIM, Yong Sik BSc, MSc, (Kangwon Nat, South Korea), PhD (Brit Col) Paper Science & Engineering LAZARESCU, Ciprian BSc, MSc, (Transilvania, Brasov ) PhD (Brit Col) Wood Physics and Drying LI, Minghao BSc, MSc, (Tongji, China ) PhD (Brit Col) Structural Engineering PARK, So Young BSc (Busan Nat, Korea), MSc, PhD (Chungbuk Nat, Korea) Tree Biotechnology SALLES, Bruno PhD (Brasilia, Brazil) Enzymology Applied to Forest Product Biotechnology SELLA KAPU, Nuwan BSc (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MS, PhD (Penn State) Lignocellulose to Ethanol/Co-Products Bioconversion SKYBA, Oleksandr (Alex) BSc, MSc (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine) PhD, (Swiss Fed Institute of Tech., Switzerland) Genomic Analysis of Wood TOKAREVA, Olena BSc, MSc (Zapiruzhzhya State Univ Ukraine), PhD (Tufts) Chemistry/Biotechnology WATANABE, Ken PhD (Tokyo, Japan) Wood Physics and Drying  2009	Annual	Report	41 WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT XU, Zhi Ming (William) BEng (Nanjing, China), PhD (Western Ontario) Chemical and Biochemical Engineering ZHANG, Xuelian BE, MS, (Beijing, China) Wood Based Composites, Nano Composites Visiting Scholars SHEN, Fei BS, MS, PhD Candidate, (Shenyang, China) Biomass Energy Engineering JORGENSEN, Henning PhD (Denmark) Biorefinery of Bioethanol MYBURG, Alexander PhD (N Carolina State) Genetics and Forestry ZHAN, Jian Feng PhD (Northeast Forestry, China) Wood Drying ZHONG, Yuehua BSc, PhD (Sichuan, China) Forest Products Biotechnology Adjunct Professors BEATSON, Rodger (BC Institute of Technology) BSc, PhD Pulp and Paper Chemistry DAI, Chunping (FP Innovations Forintek) BSc, MSc, PhD Wood Composite Products & Processing, Computer Modeling GASTON, Chris (FP Innovations Forintek) BSc, MSc, PhD Forest Products Marketing HE, Minjuan (Tongji University) BSc, MSc, PhD Timber Structures MORRIS, Paul (FP Innovations Forintek) BSc, PhD Preservation and Protection OLIVEIRA, Luiz (FP Innovations Forintek) BSc, MSc, PhD Wood Drying Professors Emeriti BARRETT, DJ Professor Emeritus (2005) GARDNER, JA Dean Emeritus (1985) KENNEDY, R Dean Emeritus (1992) PASZNER, L Professor Emeritus (1999) Staff ANASTAS,Hiba MSc (Brit Col) Research Assistant/Technician BRAUN, Jennifer BSc, MSc, PhD (Cincinnati) Research Scientist BREMNER, Barbara BA (Vic) Cooperative Education Coordinator/ Recruitment Officer CHIU, Jason BSc (Brit Col) Training and Continuing Education CHUNG, Pablo BSc (UNALM), MSc (Brit Col) Research Scientist CULLIS, Ian BSc, MSc (Brit Col) Research Assistant/Technician FISHER, Karen BEd (Ont) Administrator GO, Genevieve BSc (De la Salle, Philippines) MBA (S Fraser) Project Manager, Report Writer GUNTHER, Lawrence Engineering Technician HASTINGS, Diana BSc (Brit Col) Research Assistant/Technician HOANG, Sue Ann BA (Brit Col) Administrative Support 2 KALYNYAK, Peter MSc (Ternopil Pedagogical, Ukraine) Research Assistant/Technician LEE, George BSc (China), MSc (Oregon State) Wood Engineer Scientist FACULTY AND STAFF 42	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry WOOD SCIENCE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS LEUNG, Vincent BSc (Brit Col), DipT (BCIT) Technical Facilities Supervisor LIM, Linette Research Assistant/Technician LIU, Winfield BA (Brit Col) Computer Support Specialist MACDONALD, Iain BA (Scotland), MA (Brit Col) Managing Director, CAWP PARK, Ji Young PhD (Seoul Nat, Korea) WONG, Debbie BComm (Brit Col) Senior Financial Specialist YAN, Hui Jun BS (Shandong Inst, China), MAS (Harbin, China) Research Engineer YANG, Li BSc (Northeast Technology, China) MSc (Idaho) Research Scientist ZHANG, Chao (Tom) Research Assistant/Technician Promotions Drs Shawn Mansfield and John Kadla were pro- moted to professor (tenure). Dr Taraneh Sowlati was promoted to associate professor (tenure). ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 • The Wood Products Processing program achieved an enrolment of 104 undergraduate students with a new student intake of 32. There were seven international students. • The co-op program continued as an integral and highly successful component of the Wood Prod- ucts Processing program with 32 co-op work terms completed. • Students from Dr Greg Smith’s wood composites class represented UBC in the BC Wood Works/ Canadian Wood Council annual engineering design competition. Our Wood Science team placed first in the report category and second and third in the performance trials category. • Dr Shawn Mansfield was awarded the presti- gious IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award. He also served as the Chair of the IUFRO Tree Bio- technology Conference Committee and Chair of IUFRO Working Party 2.04.06 – Molecular Biology of Forest Trees. • Dr John Kadla was appointed as the Scien- tific Director for the NSERC Biomaterials and Chemicals Strategic Network. He also received the Hayashi Jisuke Award. • Dr Phil Evans served as a Visiting Professor Swedish National Technical Institute and a Visit- ing Fellow in both the Department of Applied Mathematics and the School Environment & Society at the Australian National University. • Dr Jack Saddler was awarded the LifeSciences BC Leadership Award. He also served as a Board member for the US Department of Energy - Bio- energy Progress. • Dr Robert Kozak served as the Editor of the Journal of Forest Products Business Research, Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research and the Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Group 5.10.100. • Dr Callum Hill, Edinburgh, Napier University presented the 2010 Burgess-Lane Memorial Lecture entitled ‘The potential for the use of modified wood products in the built environment’. • Drs Kadla, Evans and Smith received new NSERC funding while Drs Avramidis, Breuil, Dai, Evans, Kadla, Lam, Mansfield, Sowlati, Sad- dler received ongoing NSERC funding. • Drs Evans, Kadla, Lam and Smith received ongoing funding from the Value-to-Wood program. • Dr Kadla received ongoing funding from the Sentinel Network NCE. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • The close coordination of the activities of the Department and CAWP will continue. In order to compensate for an ongoing reduction in endowment revenues, efforts will continue to be made to develop a sustainable funding framework. • An Associate Chair in Wood Building Design and Construction will be appointed at the assis- tant professor level. This position will be a joint appointment with the Department of Civil Engineering. • Despite the challenging funding environment, faculty will continue to vigorously pursue diverse funding sources to support wood products research. Western larch (Larix	occidentalis) in a controlled climate chamber 44	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry Iain Macdonald BA, MSc  Managing Director 604.822.1472 iain.macdonald@ubc.ca Pat Cramond, BASc Senior Instructor Robert Fürst, M Dip  Senior Instructor Taraneh Sowlati BSc, MASc, PhD Associate Professor Barbara Bremner, BA Coordinator, Co-op Education & Acting Officer, Recruitment Jason Chiu, BSc Specialist, Technical Karen Fisher, BEd Administrator Lawrence Günther Technician, CAWP Lab Sue Anne Hoang, BA Administrative Support Vincent Leung, BSc Supervisor, Technical Facilities Winfield Liu, BA Specialist, Computers CENTRE FOR ADVANCED WOOD PROCESSING THE CENTRE FOR ADVANCED WOOD Processing (CAWP) is Canada’s national centre for education, extension and research for the advanced wood products industries. The role of CAWP is to provide support to the BSc (Wood Products Processing) (WPP) program in the education and training of students with the capacity to lead and drive change in the industry; offer con- tinuing education and lifelong learning programs aimed at enhancing the skills of existing industry employees; provide technical services to improve the product quality and manufacturing efficiency of SMEs; and to coordinate interdisciplinary applied research. CAWP is funded through an endowment, the CAWP Industry Partnership Program, various project grants, and cost recovery on services. CAWP is supported by a large number of indus- trial equipment and technology suppliers, whose in- kind contributions of software, machinery, supplies, and services significantly enhance our facilities and the training and education experiences that CAWP is able to offer. A number of manufacturing com- panies also support CAWP annually through cash contributions to our industry partnership program. CAWP has an internal Management Committee, established in 2007, to allow faculty members in the Department of Wood Science to provide input into the activities of CAWP, and it is active in planning and monitoring our technical and educational activ- ities. CAWP also receives guidance from an external Advisory Board consisting of senior personnel from the wood products industry across Canada. Educational Programs The Wood Products Processing program remains the largest degree program in wood technology/wood science in North America. In 2009-10 there were 34 co-op work terms completed, reflecting a well- balanced geographical distribution across Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. International work terms were com- pleted in Australia, Japan, and the United States. In addition to supporting WPP courses, CAWP pro- vides facilities to support joint project-based courses involving students from Emily Carr University and the Wood Products Processing Program. In 2009 a joint course was held in which mixed student teams from the two institutions designed and built out- door furniture to be used at hospitality stations at several of the 2010 Winter Olympic venues. Continuing Education, Communication and Extension CAWP offers two UBC Certificate Programs to indus- try professionals - the Industrial Finishing Certificate and the Kiln Drying Certificate. In 2009 CAWP completed the development of a new certificate pro- gram for the Wood Manufacturing Council. The pro- gram consists of eight 30-hour online course modules that can be taken by entrepreneurs and management- track employees of wood manufacturing businesses to acquire key management concepts. The eight mod- ules are: Sales and Marketing; Human Resources and Safety; Quality Management & Control; Business Finance & Investment Evaluation; Supply Chain Management; Factory Layout and Equipment Justification; Production Planning; and New Product Development. Authors from UBC as well as external specialists participated in the writing process, and extensive industry input was received via an industry steering committee and a pilot launch of the Quality Management & Control module. Starting in January 2010 the full suite of courses are being offered, with positive feedback industry learners. The latest certifi- cate program rounds out a comprehensive range of lifelong learning programs that CAWP is able to offer decision makers and technical personnel in the wood products manufacturing industry. In the summer of 2009 CAWP launched a new product development service that is being offered as part of the Business Innovation Partnership, a joint program delivered in cooperation with BC Wood Specialties Group and FP Innovations to provide business development services to the value added wood products industry in British Columbia. The program is funded by Forestry Innovation Investment, and the new service provides funding support for companies that need help with product design, engineering prototyping, cost-benefit analy- ses, and other related activities. Participating com- panies can access scientific and technical expertise from within CAWP and related units, and make use of CAWP’s state-of-the-art range of CAD/CAM software and manufacturing equipment. In 2009-10 project assignments have included the development of a prefabricated housing module, the utilisation of CAD/CAM and CNC systems to design factory- built housing, and prototyping of consumer wood products and fine furniture. In 2010-11 CAWP aims to increase the number of companies that it services through the BIP program, and upcoming projects include the development of an innovative engineered building product for the timber frame market, the design of furniture and millwork prod- ucts using reclaimed timber, and the prototyping of curved window components using 5-axis CNC technology. CAWP works with companies through- out North America on product development proj- ects, though the unique funding arrangements of BIP are available to BC companies only. CAWP’s Canadian International Development Agency funded capacity-building project in South Africa will be completed in the summer of 2010. The collaboration with Stellenbosch University will continue through a new e-learning project to create a Postgraduate Diploma in Wood Products Science, and through collaborative research and cooperative education links that have developed as a result of the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing Forest Sciences Centre 2900-2424 Main Mall Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4  Phone: 604.822.6448  Fax: 604.822.9159 cawp@cawp.ubc.ca www.cawp.ubc.ca 2009	Annual	Report	45 six-year project. CAWP and Stellenbosch University are also involved in a major new initiative to assist Ghana’s forest product sector with the creation of new education and training offerings for established companies, entrepreneurs, SMEs and university stu- dents. CAWP continues to respond to requests for assistance and collaboration from educational insti- tutions, economic development agencies and indus- try groups worldwide. In September 2009 CAWP held an industry con- ference on industrial wood finishing in Toronto at the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo in partnership with Vance Publishing. Further joint events are being planned. Lastly, two projects linked CAWP to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The first saw WPP students work in mixed teams with Emily Carr University’s Industrial Design students to design and build outdoor furniture that was used in the Athlete’s Villages and at some event venues to promote the Far Coast coffee brand. In the second project, which also involved students, CAWP’s technical team machined the unique medal podiums and medal ceremony trays for the Games using its sophisticated CNC machines. The prototype podium will be displayed permanently at CAWP as a symbol of the innovative design and technological complexity that is a hallmark of today’s wood products industry. Research CAWP’s role under an integrated structure within the Department of Wood Science is to act as a con- duit between the industry and academic communi- ties in order to ensure that applied research activities within the department and CAWP fully reflect industry needs. CAWP is active in helping industry find solutions to current competitive challenges by linking them with researchers who may be able to provide avenues for change. Several faculty members of the Department of Wood Science continue to receive funding for research projects from the NRCan-CFS Value-to- Wood program. These projects cover a wide range of themes, from corporate social responsibility to advanced finishing and building systems and from forest certification and life cycle analysis to advanced wood composites development. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Increase industry support for CAWP through our industry partnership program. • Increase awareness and uptake of CAWP’s Busi- ness Innovation Partnership activities among BC companies. • Increase awareness and uptake of the WMC Management Training Certificate Program by Canadian and international audiences. • Launch a new introductory-level e-learning course on the forest products value chain. • Obtain funding for a comprehensive new edu- cation and training capacity-building project in Ghana. • Continue collaboration with South African uni- versity partners to enhance education, training and industry services for South Africa’s wood processing sector. • Enhance informational displays within the CAWP public areas and meeting spaces to high- light innovative industry and student projects • Leverage existing curricula and educational tech- nologies to offer innovative new training pro- grams in response to industry needs. CENTRE FOR ADVANCED WOOD PROCESSING Centre Associates Avramidis, Stavros  UBC Barrett, David  UBC Blyt, Christian  Emily Carr University Bramer, Mark  Conestoga College Breuil, Colette  UBC Cohen, David  UBC Dai, Chunping  Forintek Ellis, Simon  UBC Evans, Philip  UBC Hartley, Ian  UBC Kadla, John  UBC Kataoka, Yutaka  FFPRI, Tsukuba, Japan Kiguchi, Makoto  FFPRI, Tsukuba, Japan Köster, Heinz  Fachhochschule Rosenheim Kozak, Robert  UBC Lam, Frank  UBC Mai, Carsten  Univ of Göttingen Mansfield, Shawn  UBC McFarlane, Paul  UBC Meincken, Martina Stellenbosch Univ,  South Africa Militz, Holger  Univ of Göttingen Morris, Paul  Forintek Mortimer, John  Stellenbosch Univ, S.Africa Prion, Helmut  UBC Romilly, Douglas  UBC Ruddick, John UBC Rypstra, Tim  Stellenbosch Univ, S.Africa Schajer, Gary  UBC Scholte, David  Consultant Smith, Greg  UBC Yellowly, Ian  UBC 46	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry CENTRE FOR APPLIED  CONSERVATION RESEARCH INCREASING DEMAND for natural resources makes the maintenance of healthy, sustainable forests a key challenge for the future. To address this challenge, Dr Fred Bunnell and Dean Clark Binkley established the Centre for Applied Conser- vation Biology in 1991. Over the past 19 years, our faculty, post doctoral fellows and graduate students have build a reputation for excellence in biodiversity conservation research. In 2001 we became the Centre for Applied Conservation Research (CACR) under the direction of Dr John Innes, reflecting a broader mandate to incorporate social and economic issues into applied conservation research. Drs Peter Arcese and Sarah Gergel now share CACR directorship and draw from across campus, and other universities, for collaborations improving the conservation of species, ecosystems, and landscapes and the responsible man- agement of natural resources. HIGHLIGHTS OF 2009 – 10 AND FUTURE EVENTS Innovations in Applied Graduate Research: Forest Science Program Pilot Project There is a perception among many managers that graduate students rarely gain meaningful experience with government, private sector or non-profit orga- nizations. The Forest Science Program Pilot Project in Graduate Research was created in 2007 to address this gap. The initiative has been administered by the CACR and has awarded scholarships to students from three British Columbia Universities. The program was established to encourage mean- ingful collaboration between graduate students, aca- demics and forestry practitioners by attracting 10 top students to questions of immediate importance to private and public sector foresters. The selection team, chaired by the CACR, included researchers from four BC universities, industry, and the FIA–FSP Forest Science Board. In all, 58 researchers from government, industry and NGOs submitted sponsorship requests for a total of 120 research projects. From these, 10 projects were undertaken and received grants total- ing $15,000 in each of 3 years for PhD students, and $10,000 in each of 2 years for MSc students. March 2010 marked the end of the FSP Pilot Program. The excellent accomplishments of graduate students and responses of sponsors to date suggest the program was highly successful in meeting its goal of encouraging applied research. Ambassadors to Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands: Spot Light on CACR Post-Doctoral Fellow CACR has a history of attracting exceptional post- doctoral fellows and Dr Hilary Thorpe (NSERC PDF) is no exception. In addition to her research, Dr Thorpe has coordinated two recent educational initiatives on Haida Gwaii. First, members of the Landscape Ecology Lab (Gergel) and the Tree-Ring Lab (Daniels, Geography) hosted a week-long Aerial Photo / Dendrochronology Workshop on Haida Gwaii in Summer 2009. This well-attended workshop for local managers provided training in cutting edge digital air photo techniques, the primary basis for many of the maps used in for- est management. The workshop promoted collabora- tive opportunities among representatives from Haida Mapping, Ministry of Forests & Range, Parks Canada and many other islanders interested in historical ecol- ogy and management. The workshop was graciously funded by Environment Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. Dr Thorpe also coordinated the first “Haida Gwaii Semester in Natural Resource Studies”, an interdis- ciplinary undergraduate program offered through UBC Forestry by the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society. The program ran from January to April 2010 and included courses taught by Dr Thorpe and four other CACR members. Pamela Perreault (PhD student) taught First Nations and Forests, Dr Gary Bull and Steven Northway (PhD student) instructed Socio-Economics of Forest-Dependent Communities, Andy MacKinnon (PhD student, MoFR) taught Rainforest Ecology and Management, and Dr Thorpe was the instructor of Case Studies in Haida Gwaii, an interdisciplinary seminar course. Thanks to the efforts of our Associate Dean Peter Marshall, Haida Gwaii Semester students received 15 upper-level credits from UBC. Several students from universities across Canada have applied to transfer to UBC Forestry for fall 2010 following their educational experiences in Haida Gwaii. Future Events: Training of Global Stewards to Incorporate Local Knowledge CACR will host an international workshop at the Resilience Centre in Stockholm focused on Incorporating Local Perspectives into Landscape Management. Support from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund will help us develop teaching tools for undergraduates in our Natural Resource Conservation Program. We will be develop- ing a series of global case studies which incorporate and support local and indigenous perspectives on resilience and ecosystem services into our curricula. Research Groups and Projects Climate Change and Biodiversity Fred Bunnell, founder and former director of CACR, and his colleagues continued their work on effects of climate change on biodiversity, primar- ily focused on wetlands. They also are assisting the BC Ministry of Environment and the forest indus- try with application of the recently adapted provin- cial conservation framework that was developed by Fred and co-workers, and with developing more cost-effective approaches to monitoring biodiversity. Peter Arcese  BA, MSc, PhD Co–Director 604.822.1886 peter.arcese@ubc.ca Centre for Applied Conservation Research Forest Sciences Centre 3004-2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Fax: 604.822.5410 www.forestry.ubc.ca/conservation Sarah Gergel BS, PhD Co–Director 604.827.5163 sarah.gergel@ubc.ca 2009	Annual	Report	47 Environmentalism in Canada David Tindall and his research team recently con- ducted nation-wide social surveys of the general public, and environmental organization members, regarding attitudes about protected areas and parks, as well as other environmental issues. This is part of a larger project examining environmentalism in Canada. Conservation and Development in Africa Rob Kozak, Joleen Timko, and others have started the AFRICAD initiative which aims to pursue conserva- tion-based approaches that address poverty alleviation and local livelihood development in forested areas of significant biodiversity value in sub-Saharan Africa. Conservation Policy Paul Wood has been continuing his work on the eth- ics and social acceptability of using genomic tools in reforestation, and has started on a separate project to examine the ethics of using genomic tools in salmon management. He and his students have also been working on stakeholder involvement in groundfish management, professional ethics, and how best to implement the Supreme Court’s requirements for consultation and accommodation of First Nations’ interests. Remote Sensing, Biodiversity and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping Nicholas Coops is leading projects applying remote sensing to forest growth and biodiversity issues, including modelling mountain pine beetle dam- age and mapping biodiversity using satellite data. Of recent interest is the integration of hyperspec- tral remote sensing and LIDAR data to produce a TEM-based classification of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve in BC. The Gergel Lab explored the utility of imagery from the QuickBird high-spatial resolution satellite to aid TEM in coastal BC, and explored the role of TEM misclassification error in influencing estimates of ecosystem productivity. Wildlife Biodiversity after the Bark Beetle Epidemic Since 1995, Kathy Martin and students have stud- ied wildlife ecology in the interior mixed forests that support high biodiversity. Over 40% of wildlife spe- cies show significant population trends in relation to forest health with the largest change in resident cav- ity nesters. Current students will study the impacts on cavity nesters in post-beetle epidemic forests. Belowground Ecosystem Group’s Soil Biodiversity Research Sue Grayston, Cindy Prescott, Suzanne Simard, Chris Chanway and students are exploring the links between the composition and diversity of soil microbial communities and key processes in the cycling of carbon and nutrients in forest eco- systems. Current projects include assessing vari- able retention harvesting as a tool to maintain soil functions and productivity in coastal forests, fertil- izing forests as a means of increasing sequestration of carbon in soil, recreating a functioning forest soil in reclaimed oil sands sites in Alberta, using stable isotope probing to identify keystone species in soil food webs. Stream and Riparian Research Laboratory John Richardson continues to lead collaborators on the ecology and management of riparian-stream ecosystems, including the influence of reserve strips, ecology of invertebrates and amphibians, and resource limitation in streams. Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics The Centre’s mandate is to study population and ecological genetic structure of indigenous forest tree species, assess the current degree of genetic conser- vation in both nature reserves and collections, and evaluate genetic diversity in populations of forest trees to meet current and future environmental chal- lenges. The CFCG is also the home of the climate model ClimateBC, and is undertaking a variety of research to predict the fate of BC’s native tree popu- lations and ecological zones in a rapidly changing climate. Salmon Migration and Fish/Forestry Research Scott Hinch and colleagues are using physiologi- cal biopsy telemetry and lab experiments to study salmon migration behaviour and swim performance, and reveal limitations to ocean and river survival. Long-term field experiments in both southern coastal and northern interior regions of BC are being used to study the impacts of riparian forest practices on fish and habitat in small streams, and the processes of recovery. Sustainable Forest Management Research Laboratory Led by John Innes, this lab is an interdisciplin- ary research unit focusing on sustainable forest management through an understanding of both human and natural systems. Research projects in Canada, China, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and South Africa focus on forest certification, criteria and indicators, effectiveness monitoring, climate change, cumulative impact assessment, geomor- phologic processes, biodiversity and social and cul- tural indicators for resource-dependent and First Nation communities. The Genetic Data Centre Directed by Carol Ritland, this group conducts state-of-the art DNA genotyping and sequencing, including projects on coat colour and population structure of Kermode bears, killer whales on the west coast, Alaskan carnivores, western tent caterpil- lars and social spiders. CENTRE FOR APPLIED CONSERVATION RESEARCH 48	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry MALCOLM KNAPP FOREST Paul Lawson BSF, MBA, RPF Manager paul.lawson@ubc.ca • Initiated 10 new research projects. • Employed 2 forestry students on 4-month internships. • Completed construction of the Norm and Betty Pelton Rotary Field, the Loon Lake outdoor activity shelter, and the Loon Lake Camp host residence. • Increased Loon Lake facility use to 19,540 overnight stays in 2009 – an increase of 9% from 2008. • Hosted the Faculty’s Spring Field School in April and Conservation Field School in October. • Hosted the IEA International Bioenergy Conference at Loon Lake in August. • Hosted over 400 children and over 300 volunteers at the sixth Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes held at Loon Lake. • Milled over 453,000 board feet of lumber at our sawmill facility, an increase of 3% from 2008. • Completed silviculture surveys on 154 ha, brushing and deer protection installation on 16 ha, and planting of 65,235 trees on 45 ha. • Constructed 2,879 meters of new road. • Upgraded wireless internet service and added wireless VOIP phone service to Loon Lake. • Negotiated and signed a Protocol Agreement between UBC and the Katzie First Nation as a commitment to work together on a wide variety of issues. • Reduced full time staff from 9 to 8. ALEX FRASER FOREST Ken Day BScF (Hons), MF, RPF Manager ken.day@ubc.ca • Initiated 6 new research projects and reported on long-term in-house projects. • Recorded 453 contact days for extension with 239 attendees, including Fall Field School. • Provided 11 tours and 2 presentations for researchers, professionals, students, teachers and donors. • Hosted a visiting scholar from the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Argentina, a German intern, and employed a short-term technician. • A donor-supported small sawmill venture was considered but postponed in favour of pursuing collaboration with the BC Community Forest Association to provide extension services and promote Faculty expertise regarding forest management planning, forestry administration, data management, timber sales and wood products manufacturing. • Silviculture: Juvenile Spacing 110.7 ha; Fuel Management Treatments 14.2 ha; Surveys 124.9 ha • Spot graveled 4.2 km research access roads. • Improved interpretive signage facilitating knowledge transfer and increased public awareness. • Maintained recognition for consulting expertise regarding woody biomass management for biofuels, as well as urban/wildland interface fire hazard reduction planning and implementation. Extension, education and research services also in demand. • Continued managing the application process for the Williams Lake Community Forest in cooperation with the Williams Lake Indian Band. • Participated on boards for the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society, local Invasive Plant Committee, and Southern Interior Silviculture Committee. Bruce Larson AB, MFS, PhD Chair, Research Forests Advisory Committee 604.822.1284 bruce.larson@ubc.ca Malcolm Knapp Research Forest PO Box 21120 14500 Silver Valley Road Maple Ridge, BC V2X 1P7 Phone: 604.463.8148 Fax: 604.463.2712 Alex Fraser Research Forest 72 S. 7th Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 4N5 Phone: 250.392.2207 Fax: 250.398.5708 Aleza Lake Research Forest 3333 University Way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Phone: 250.960.6674/6339 UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FORESTS THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY operates three Research Forests: The Malcolm Knapp Research For-est near Maple Ridge on the coast, the Alex Fraser Research Forest near Williams Lake in the central interior of BC and the Aleza Lake Research Forest, near Prince George (jointly operated with the University of Northern British Columbia). The mission of the Research Forests is to support the Faculty of Forestry, other partner universities and research organizations in serving the people of BC through teaching and research. This is accomplished by hosting research from a variety of disciplines in order to create teaching opportunities for students from UBC, other post-secondary institutions and continuing education programs. The location of the forests, covering eight diverse biogeoclimatic subzones and three tenure systems, offers a variety of research and education opportunities. ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2009 – 10 2009	Annual	Report	49 ALEZA LAKE FOREST Michael Jull BSF, MSc, RPF Manager jullm@unbc.ca  • Initiated 9 new research projects. • Remeasured and maintained 36 growth and yield research plots. • Hosted the 2009 Forest History Association of BC conference, field tour, and AGM. • Inventoried coarse woody debris (CWD) loadings on ALRF recently-harvested areas under different utilization regimes. • Conducted operational trial of on-block chipping of woody logging debris for bio-energy products. • Upgrading and brushing of 4 km of forest roads • Silviculture: planted 75,000 seedlings including spruce and Douglas-fir. • Vegetation management on 16 hectares; surveys on 205 hectares. • Completed partial-cutting of a group shelter- wood demo site in a mature stand, and  over- story-removal demo site in a 14-year-old uniform shelterwood. • Completed a new ALRF timber supply analysis for 2010-2015, with review and input from the BC Ministry of Forests and Range. • Completed 1st phase of total resource planning initiative. Research Forests harvesting 2009 Knapp Fraser Aleza Total Logging m3 ha 22,661 34 0 0 25,000 69 47,661 103 Commercial Thinning/Par- tial Cutting m3 ha 3,391 12 0 0 1,500 5 4,891 17 Road Right- of-Way m3 2,724 0 0 2,724 Salvage m3 158 0 0 158 Malcolm Knapp Forest utilized a variety of harvest methods in 2009 including ground based and sky- line. Silvicultural systems ranged from clearcut with reserves to variable retention. Commercial thinning was carried out on three blocks, but was curtailed due to market conditions PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 Malcolm Knapp Forest • Install a wood fired dry kiln and a moulder at our sawmill. • Increase Loon Lake visitor days to over 20,000 based on improved accommodations and marketing. • Decrease timber harvest levels to 11,000 m3. • Prepare a Woodlot License Plan for Woodlot 37. • Prepare a carbon management strategy for the Forest. • Reduce permanent staff from 8 FTEs to 5. • Investigate and pursue bioenergy opportunities for Loon Lake. • Upgrade main gate trails and signage with grant funding. Alex Fraser Forest • Continue diversifying revenue streams, includ- ing sales, services and funded projects. • Continue to provide consulting services in fuel reduction treatments. • Submit application for Williams Lake Com- munity Forest. • Work with the BC Community Forest Associa- tion to provide extension services and linkages to the Faculty of Forestry for Community Forests. • Continue pre-commercial thinning via Job Opportunities Program. • Pursue timber harvest if markets allow. • Pursue bioenergy research opportunities and promote research opportunities more generally. • Initiate forest cover inventory project. Aleza Lake Forest • Interpretive trail improvements and installation of signage. • New bridge installation and major road upgrade on > 2 km of road. • Conduct further planning for a forest research and education centre at the ALRF. • Outreach to local rural communities. • Participation in the Prince George Community Forest advisory committee. FOREST STAFF Cheryl Power BSF, RPF Resident Forester Malcolm Knapp Research Forest cheryl.power@ubc.ca Cathy Koot BSc, RPBio Research Coordinator Alex Fraser Research Forest cathy.koot@ubc.ca Melanie Karjala MNRES Research Coordinator Aleza Lake Research Forest karjala@unbc.ca UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FORESTS 50	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS AITKEN, Sally • Killam Teaching Award for Forestry (2010) • Canadian Institute of Forestry Scientific Achievement Award. • Associate Editor, Tree Genetics and Genomes. • Member, WT Adams Symposium Organizing Committee, Western Forest Genetics Association 2009. BULL, Gary Q • Member, Worldwide Fund for Nature Forest Carbon Standards Committee. • Chair, Quantification Committee, North American Forest Carbon Standards Committee. • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee – Mistra Foundation, Sweden. • Scientific Advisor, Chinese State Forest Administration. COOPS, Nicholas • Editor in Chief, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. EL-KASSABY, Yousry • IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award. • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Forest Research. • Taskforce Coordinator, IUFRO Forests and Genetically Modified Trees. • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Forestry Research. EVANS, Phil • BC Leadership Chair. • Member, Editorial Board, International Wood Products Journal. • Visiting Fellow, Dept Applied Mathematics, The Australian National University. • Visiting Professor, Swedish National Technical Institute. • Member, Organizing Committee, Pacific Rim Bio-based Composites Symposia. • Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science. • Member, Editorial Board, Wood Science and Technology. GUY, Rob • Senior Director, Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists. • Managing Editor, Trees Structure and Function. • Member, Forest Genetics Council of BC. GERGEL, Sarah • Co-Director, Centre for Applied Conservation Research. • Councillor-at-Large, US International Association for Landscape Ecology. GRAYSTON, Sue • Canada Research Chair in Soil Microbial Ecology. • UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. • Associate Editor, Soil Biology & Biochemistry. • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Soil Science. HAMELIN, Richard • Senior Editor, Phytopathology. • Section Editor, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. • Associate Editor, Phytopathology. • Member, Evaluation commission, Centre de Recherche en Agriculture et Développement, Analyse et maîtrise du risque lié aux bioagresseurs dan les écosystèmes tropicaux, Montpellier, France. HINCH, Scott • Member, Board of Directors (Council) for the Ocean Telemetry Network. • Canada’s Representative, Scientific Advisory Committee for the Ocean Telemetry Network Western. INNES, John • Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Management. • Associate Editor, Environmental Conservation. • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. • Associate Editor, Dendrochonologia. • Member, Editorial Board, Forestry. • Member, Editorial Advisory Board International Forestry Review. • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, BC Journal of Ecosystem Management. • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources. • Member, Committee for Research Evaluation Board of Experts, Italy. • Member, Advisory Committee, C-Questor Scientific. • Lead Author, Collaborative Partnership on Forests, Team of Experts on Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change. ALONGSIDE THEIR TEACHING and research commitments, most Faculty members have committee responsibilities with off-campus organizations and groups. These involvements are listed below together with various distinctions and awards (in bold-face type) bestowed on Faculty members during the past year. 2009	Annual	Report	51 OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS • Member, Publications Committee, Commonwealth Forestry Association. • Vice Chair, Commonwealth Forestry Association. • Chair, FORREX International Committee. • Member, Interdisciplinary Committee, World Cultural Council. • Member, IUCN/SSC Sustainable Use Specialist Group. • Member, IUFRO 2010 Congress Scientific Committee. • Vice President, IUFRO. • Member, IUFRO Honours and Awards Committee. • Member, IUFRO Management Committee. KADLA, John • Hayashi Jisuke Award. • Canada Research Chair in Advanced Biomaterials. • Editor, Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology. • Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science. • Member, Executive Committee, ACS CELL Division. • Associate Editor, Holzforschung. • Adjunct Professor, NC State University. • Member, INWFPPC Scientific Program Committee. • Member, ISETPP Scientific Program Committee. • Member, ISWPC Scientific Program Committee. KOZAK, Rob • Deputy Coordinator, International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Working Group. • Member, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Team of Specialists on Forest Products Marketing. • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Editorial Board. • Editor, Journal of Forest Products Business Research. KRZIC, Maja • CNIE Award of Merit in the Media Festival by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education. • Western Counselor, Canadian Society of Soil Science Executive. LEMAY, Valerie • Adjunct Professor, Beijing Forestry University. • Co-ordinator, IUFRO 4.01. • Council Member, Association of BC Forest Professionals. • Guest Editor, Canadian Journal of Forest Research. • Associate Editor, Forest Science. • Associate Editor, The Forestry Chronicle. • Member, Organizing Committee, IUFRO Extending Forest Inventory and Monitoring Conference, Quebec, 2009. • Member, Organizing Committee, IUFRO Meeting Multiple Demands Conference, Australia. MANSFIELD, Shawn • IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award. • Canada Research Chair in Wood and Fibre Quality. • Associate Editor, Holzforschung. • Associate Editor, BioEnergy Research. • Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial Microbiology. • Member, International Scientific Committee for the International Conference on Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry. • Chairperson, 2009 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Symposium. • Chairperson, IUFRO Working Party 2.04.06 – Molecular Biology of Forest Trees. • Member, Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists. MARSHALL, Peter • President/Immediate Past President, Canadian Institute of Forestry. • Associate Editor, Forestry Chronicle. MARTIN, Kathy • Associate Editor, Studies in Avian Biology. • Associate Editor, Avian Conservation and Ecology. • Member, Committee, CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards for Engineering, Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences to select top PhD thesis for Canada. • Member, Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution Council. • Member, National Science Advisory Council, Bird Studies Canada. • Member, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Recovery Team. MITCHELL, Stephen • Coordinator, IUFRO 8.01.11 ‘Wind and Trees’ section. • Member, Scientific Committee – International Conference on Wind Effects on Trees, Freiburg, Oct 2009. • Editor, Forestry – An International Journal of Forest Research. 52	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry OFFICES, AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS MOORE, Dan • Canadian Representative, International Association of Hydrological Sciences. • Member, College of Reviewers, MITACS. PRESCOTT, Cindy E • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, NRC Press. • Member, Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council. • Associate Editor, Ecosystems. • Member, Editorial Board, Acta Universitatis Carolinae Environmentalica (Prague). RICHARDSON JS • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Ecology. • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. • Associate Editor, Washington State Fish and Wildlife Riparian Trial. RITLAND, K • Member, Editorial Board, Heredity. SADDLER, Jack • LifeSciences BC Leadership Award. • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. • Editor, World Journal Microbiology and Biotechnology. • Task Leader, IEA Biotechnology Network. • Member, US DoE Biofuels Review Program. • Board Member, Cellulosic Biofuels (CBioN) network. • Project Leader, GenomeBC. • Member, BC Bioenergy Netowrk. • Board Member, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. • Board Member, LifeSciences BC. • Board Member, NSERC Bioconversion Network. • Member (Reviewer), Scientific Committee of the 17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Mascoma Corporation. • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Lignol Corporation. • Member, Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund Governance Committee. • Board Member, US Department of Energy, Bioenergy Progress. • Leader, IEA Bioenergy Liquid Biofuels Task 39 Leader. SOWLATI, Taraneh • Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. • Council Member, Canadian Operational Research Society. • Chair, Membership Committee, Canadian Operational Research Society. • President, Canadian Operational Research Society, Vancouver Chapter. • Member, College of Reviewers, MITACS. • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies. • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Applied Management Science. SHEPPARD, Stephen • Peter Wall Distinguished Scholar in Residence. • Member, Landscape Research Group, UK. • Member, International Association of Society and Natural Resources, USA. • Member, West Vancouver Climate Action working Group. • Member, Real Estate Institute of British Columbia, Climate Change Advisory Panel. • Member, Editorial Review Board, Landscape Journal. • Theme-leader, Social Mobilisation Research Theme with Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. SIMARD, Susan • Member, Editorial Board, Forest Ecology and Management. • Referee, Government of Sweden Infrastructure Grants for Forestry and Mining. • Member, Organizing Committee, Pacific Regional Soil Science Society. • Invited Expert, Scoping Committee, US Dept of Energy: Next-Generation Climate Change Ecosystem Experiment: Arctic Tundra. TINDALL, David • Editor, ASA Digital Area Editor for Teaching and Learning Materials Related to “Social Networks”. • Associate Editor, Korean Journal of Canadian Studies. TROSPER, Ron • Subject Editor, Ecology and Society. WOOD, Paul • Member, Board of Referees, Environmental Ethics. Forestry experiment in UBC’s horticultural greenhouse 54	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry INCOMES Research funding in the Faculty of Forestry was not immune to the economic troubles of the past year, particularly funding from provincial programs. Between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010 members of our faculty were awarded a total of $12.2 million in research funding. This represents a decrease of 9.4% over the previous year. Federal funding was up by 12.5% and repre- sented 45.8% of our total funds received. Tri-Council (NSERC and SSHRC) award were up by 17.5%. Members of the faculty held 23 NSERC Strategic grants, 3 Collaborative Research and Development grants, 1 Special Research Opportunity grant, 1 Industrial Research Chair, 31 Discovery grants and 4 SSHRC grants for a total Tri-Council funding of $3.2 million. Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada and Parks Canada contributed a combined total of $1.07 million in support of 19 research projects. Canada Research Chair awards (Coops, Grayston, Kadla, Mansfield) contributed another $400,000. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada pro- vided $389,742 in support of ABIP, the Agriculture Bioproducts Innovation Program (Saddler). Provincial funding dropped by 23.5% in 2009/10. Overall provincial funding was $5.3 million, down from almost $7 million in the previous year. Provincial funding represented 43.5% of our total research fund- ing. Over one-third of our provincial funding was in the form of research awards through Genome BC (10 projects totaling over $1.8 million). The BC Ministry of Forests and Range funded 12 projects for a total of $1.2 million (a drop of 26.1% from 2008/09). The FIA-Forest Science Program (FSP) funded an addi- tional 22 projects, down from 49 in the previous year, for a total of almost $1.1 million (a decrease of 52.5% over the previous year). Forestry Innovation Investment funds supported 3 projects for a total of $585,588, a drop of 13.9% over funds received in 2008/09. Private funding support for research contributed $942,500 through 27 projects. The largest indus- try supporters were the Foothills Research Institute who funded one project (Coops) and the Coast Forest Products Association who funded 2 projects (Avramidis and Lam). Overall, private funding for research was down by 24.9% over the previous year. International funds in support of research were up by 18.3% for a total of $371,471 backing 10 projects (up from 6 projects in the previous year). We also received endowment income of $1.2 mil- lion (down by 3.5% from the previous year). This funding is provided by endowments originally set up by Forest Renewal BC, as well as from private sectors. Extramural funding sources 2009 – 10* Source $000  Count  % Federal Tri-Council Natural Resources Canada Environment Canada & Parks Canada Canada Research Chairs ABIP CFI/KDF Network of Centres for Excellence 	 Subtotal 3,151 603 463 400 390 356 235 5,597 67 13 6 4 1 9 8 108 25.8 4.9 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.9 1.9 45.8 Provincial Genome BC BC Ministry of Forests & Range Forest Science Program Forestry Innovation Investment Forest Genetics Council Government of the Yukon SRD Alberta BC Innovation Council Other 	 Subtotal 1,856 1,160 1,094 586 147 131 120 99 124 5,318 10 13 22 3 2 5 2 1 10 68 15.2 9.5 8.9 4.8 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 43.5 Private Industry Other  Subtotal 588 354 942 26 8 34 4.8 2.9 7.7 International 371 13 3.0 Total 12,229 223 100 Cindy E Prescott BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research 604.822.4701 cindy.prescott@ubc.ca EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH * Excluding endowments. Operating budget and extramural funding 1995/96 – 2009/10 Extramural	funding	per	faculty	member	supported	by	operating	budget	($000) ($ 00 0) 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 95/96 96/97 98/9997/98 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 Operating Budget $7,824 Extramural Funding $12,229 188 289 255 225 274 260 286 374265 233 214 295 304 365 307 2009	Annual	Report	55 AITKEN, Sally • Towards a framework for the operational assessment of ecological resilience in temperate and boreal ecosystems (BCMoF&R $10,000) • Population genomics of cold adaptation in spruce (NSERC $34,000) • Potential impacts of climate change on the distribution of ecosystems and tree species in BC (BCMoF&R $40,000) • Conifer hybrid zones as genomic laboratories for adaptation to new climates (Genome British Columbia $110,903) • Proposal to establish a Centre for Forest Gene Conservation at the University of British Columbia (BCMoF&R $165,000) • Climate maps for climate based seed transfer (Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council projects) ($10,000 BCMoF&R) ALILA, Younes • Forest management effects on flooding in rain- on-snow coastal British Columbia: an innovative experimental-numerical modelling approach (NSERC $39,000) ARCESE, Peter • Long-term population change in glaucous- winged gulls of the Georgia Basin (Environment Canada $12,000) • Application of ecological and evolutionary theory to the conservation of populations and species (NSERC $48,300) AVRAMIDIS, Stavros • Pasteurization of lumber using dielectric heating (Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia $12,495) • Modeling of wood thermo-sorptive behavior with artificial neural networks (NSERC $28,000) • Eliminating wet-spots in BC coastal hemlock lamstock. Phase 2: evaluation of NIR technology to detect wet-spots (co-investigator) (Coast Forest Products Association $37,260) • RF heating for phytosanitation of green logs and lumber (Canada Wood $39,000) • Assessment and optimization of radio frequency heating technology as treatment to protect Canadian green log and timber exports by killing microbes and other pests (NSERC $146,400) BREUIL, Colette • Exploring how the mountain pine beetle fungal associate Ophiostoma clavigerum overcomes lodgepole pine defenses (NSERC $30,000) • Indicators of conifer forest health in bark beetle- vectored fungal epidemics (NSERC $80,000) • Mountain pine beetle epidemic – phase 1 (Genome BC $192,500) • Genomics-enhanced forecasting tools to secure Canada’s near-term lignocellulosic feedstock supply for bioenergy using the mountain pine beetle (Genome BC $226,315) The following list reflects research funding obtained between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH OUTCOMES In the past year faculty members authored 248 arti- cles in 146 peer-reviewed journals. Faculty members (Coops, Guy, Kadla, Kozak, Hamelin, Innes) serve as senior editors for 6 interna- tional peer-reviewed journals (Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, TREES – Structure and Function, Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, Journal of Forest Products Business, Forestry: An International Journal and Phytophathology). One faculty member (Prescott) was recently appointed as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the National Research Council Press. As well, 15 faculty members serve as associate editors of 23 different journals and 9 individuals serve on editorial boards of 15 journals across the spectrum of forest-related journals. Faculty members made presentations at close to 50 scientific conferences outside Canada includ- ing Korea, China, New Zealand, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan, Argentina, Germany, France, French Guyana, Greece, Austria and the USA. Fifty- one talks were given to professional groups within Canada. During the past year 23 faculty members wel- comed 64 visiting researchers from 31 countries. Twenty-three faculty members hosted a total of 44 post-doctoral fellows. Twenty-five of our faculty members were engaged in a total of 56 grant reviews for outside funding agencies during the year. During the past year, researchers in the Faculty of Forestry were cited 25 times in the media. These research stories included diverse topics such as sav- ing BC’s forests in the light of climate change, the mountain pine beetle fungus genome, forest fires in BC, wooden podiums for the Olympic games, energy and biofuels and forest industry emissions in northern BC. 56	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry BUNNELL, Fred • Developing and validating habitat-based management models for species at risk in northeastern BC (BCMoF&R $21,416) • Mountain pine beetle: A synthesis of the ecological consequences of large scale disturbances on sustainable forest management (NRC $27,500) • Using few species to assess the sustainability of many species (BCMoF&R $34,293) • Future vegetation structure and vertebrate distributions based on changes in moisture balance and temperature (BCMoF&R $47,371) CARROLL, Allan • Towards a framework for the operational assessment of ecological resilience in temperate and boreal ecosystems (BCMoF&R $7,000) CHAN-MCLEOD, Ann C Allaye • An experimental study of variable-retention harvest methods on forest birds (BCMoF&R $55,961) • Integrating climate change adaptation strategies with sustainability and socioeconomic objectives for the Quesnel timber supply area (BCMoF&R $85,655) CHANWAY, Chris • Nitrogen balance in pine forests: Comparing the efficacy of nitrogen fixing endophytes above and below ground (NSERC $15,000) COHEN, Stewart • Impacts of climate change in the Columbia River Basin (Columbia Basin Trust $19,000) COOPS, Nicholas • Canada Research Chair in Remote sensing (CRC $100,000) • LiDAR sampling context and trial (CFS $15,000) • Segmentation and classification of very high spatial resolution satellite imagery (NRC $23,000) • Estimate the above ground biomass and carbon content of the boreal forest of NA (Caelum Research Corporation $27,615) • Canadian carbon program: 3-PG modelling (Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences $30,000) • A monitoring system for nearshore aquatic habitats (MITACS, NCE $30,000) • Detection of vegetation canopy stress dynamics using integrated near-ground and airborne remote sensing data over coastal and boreal forests (NSERC $31,500) • BioSpace – NERIS acquisition and analysis enabling regional implementation and demonstration (CFS $31,500) • Mapping of composite burn index for Canadian parks from remote sensing (Parks Canada Agency $34,364) • Detection of vegetation canopy stress dynamics using integrated near-ground, and airborne remote sensing data over coastal and boreal forests (NSERC $40,000) • Remote sensing of forest functioning and structure (BCKDF, CFI $118,500) • Evaluation of LiDAR-derived estimates of tree and stand parameters as predictors of fibre quality (NRC $60,000) • Image analysis to support grizzly bear mountain pine beetle research (Foothills Research Institute $73,000) • Derivation of landscape scale solar radiation potential for renewable energy strategies (NSERC $24,500) DAI, Chunping • Modeling bonding properties of wood-based composites (NSERC $23,100) DAY, Ken • Alex Fraser Research Forest (BCMoF&R $31,598) EL-KASSABY, Yousry • Industrial Research Chair: Applied Forest Genetics and Biotechnology (FERIC, Forest Genetics Council of BC, NSERC, industry $262,000) • Elucidating conifer juvenility through functional genomics (co-investigator)(The Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta $100,000) • Applied forest genetics and biotechnology (Forest Genetics Council of BC, BCMoF&R, Genome BC, NSERC Discovery, $351,000) • Optimized Populus feedstocks and novel enzyme systems for a British Columbian bioenergy sector (co-investigator) (Genome BC $186,115) • Molecular breeding using forest trees as a model (NSERC $39,000) EVANS, Phil • Wood products processing education (AUCC $83,375) • Infrastructure operating funds (CFI $5,437) • ForValueNet project 4.3: Improving the performance of natural finishes on Canada’s boreal wood species (NSERC $19,500) EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH 2009	Annual	Report	57 • ForValueNet Project 4.1: Plasma treatment to improve the surface finishing characteristics of boreal wood species (NSERC $22,250) • Wavelength dependent photodegradation of wood (NSERC $30,030) • Integrated approach to creating durable clear finishes for wood (NSERC, Arclin $117,000) • Development of a simple test to predict the surface cracking of coatings on cabinets (NRC $49,940) GERGEL, Sarah • Yeendoo nanh nakhweenjit k’art’ ahanahtyaa – Environmental change and traditional use of the Old Crow flats in northern Canada (NSERC $8,000) • Multi-scale assessment of river-floodplains (NSERC $17,500) • Air photo training workshop and extension activities (Environment Canada $19,000) • Analysis of historical aerial photos of the Interior Columbia Basin (NOAA $20,685) GRAYSTON, Sue • Canada Research Chair in Soil Microbial Ecology (CRC $100,000) • Stable isotope and molecular biology laboratory for the identification and development of indicators of forest sustainability (CFI $12,846) • Green Crop Research Network – 2d “Transforming plant carbon into soil carbon: process level controls on carbon sequestration” (NSERC $20,000) • Potential of forest fertilization to alleviate effects of climate change-induced insect infestation (NSERC $31,200) • Developing a new indicator of soil functioning for use in designing variable- retention harvesting (BCMoF&R $57,321) • Microbial diversity and function in forest soils and the influence of rhizosphere carbon flow (NSERC $71,000) • Green tree retention as a tool to maintain soil microbial diversity and function after harvest (NSERC $67,100) • Stable isotope probing and molecular mining to ascertain keystone, functioning microbes in forests(UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship $18,000) GUY, Rob • Poplar research program (The Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta $20,000) • Comparative physiology of plant adaptation: C and N isotope discrimination and trade-offs in traits related to resource acquisition in black cottonwood (NSERC $44,000) • Optimized Populus feedstocks and novel enzyme systems for a British Columbian bioenergy sector (co-investigator) (Genome BC $186,115) • Elucidating conifer juvenility through functional genomics (co-investigator)(The Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta $100,000) HAMELIN, Richard • Elucidation of rust life-cycle using molecular approaches (NSERC $20,000) • Risk assessment of Septoria musiva (BCMoF&R $70,200) • SPP system (Genome BC $122,792) HARSHAW, Howard • Sustainable forest management public opinion survey: Prince George TSA (Canadian Forest Products Ltd. $16,992) HINCH, Scott • Increasing the sustainability of multi-sector pacific salmon fisheries in coastal rivers of British Columbia by quantifying and reducing mortality of released fish (NSERC $18,700) • Climate warming and high salmon migration mortality (NSERC $232,000) • Genomics tools for fisheries management (co-investigator) (Genome BC $257,328) • Salmon and water transport (NSERC $62,740) INNES, John • Coarse/fine filter biodiversity linkages in the Champagne and Aishihik Traditional Territory (Government of the Yukon $8,000) • SFM in beetle affected forests of the Yukon: confronting rapid ecological and socio- economic change (Government of the Yukon $8,000) • Identification of management indicators for the Teslin Tlingit traditional territory and application to State of Yukon Forests reporting (Government of the Yukon $8,000) • CONFOR West 2010 (SFM NCE $11,400) • Development of appropriate economic and social indicators of sustainable forest management (BCMoF&R $36,543) • Impacts of forestry property markets on the livelihoods of local people in China (SSHRC $45,010) EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH 58	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry • Assessing the potential climate change impacts of the susceptibility of the pine inventory to mountain pine beetle attack (Government of the Yukon $50,000) • A retrospective study looking at the relationship between levels of retention and lichen abundance in historic harvesting in the Lewes marsh area (Government of the Yukon $57,240) • Impacts of changes in forest health on the cultural and social values associated with forests (SSHRC $78,900) • Climate change adaptation research for forest and rangeland ecosystems: resiliency implications at the landscape level. (BCMoF&R $83,926) • Development of the Chinese national sustainable forest management systems and the national forest certification standard (BCIC $99,225) KADLA, John • Canada Research Chair Tier II (CRC $100,000) • Renewable, recyclable and lightweight structural prototype greener auto parts (The Automobile of the 21st Century, NCE $17,250) • Lignocellulosics as precursors of high performance biopolymer structures (USDA $34,478) • SENTINEL research network – Nanoscale fibrous structures through electrospinning of novel cellulosic systems (NSERC, industry $85,500) • Advanced materials from natural polymers (NSERC $76,000) • Laboratory for characterization of novel lignocellulosic materials (CFI, BCKDF $196,100) • Lignin-based advanced materials as part of a pulp and paper biorefinery (NSERC $142,500) • Biomaterials and chemicals strategic research network (NSERC $119,700) • High-strength wood composite materials through nanotechnology (NRC $66,700) KIMMINS, Hamish • Development of tree ring – climate relationships boreal forests (MITACS $15,000) • Application of habitat suitability models in boreal forest reclamation (MITACS $15,000) KOZAK, Rob • Rethinking sustainable supply chains: A case study of paper and digital media (NSERC $15,000) • Forests and communities in transition (co-investigator) (Real Estate Foundation of BC$3,750) • Assessing the enabling conditions and constraints facing alternative business models on publicly held forestlands: Case studies in Canada and central and west Africa (SSHRC 45,600) • Value chain optimization (co-investigator) ($954,200) • Using red alder as an adaptation strategy to reduce environmental, social and economic risks of climate change in coastal BC (co-investigator) (BCMoF&R $159,953) • Reducing vulnerability and susceptibility through increased understanding: Health and environmental interactions of forest-dependent HIV/Aids affected African households (SSHRC $38,850) • Reviewing decades of socio-economic impact assessment in rural BC: A preliminary assessment (SSHRC $36,457) KRCMAR-NOZIC, Emina • Uncertainty in adaptation to climate change in forest management: selected case studies in British Columbia (BCMoF&R $55,723) KRZIC, Maja • Soil: Charting new territory in high school education (NSERC/PromoScience $15,000) LAM, Frank • For ValueNet – Utilization of trembling aspen as lamstock in gulam posts (NSERC $7,375) • Plant layout, economic study of Canadian cross laminated timber development (MITACS $15,000) • Seismic performance of post and beam buildings in Japan (Coast Forest Products Association $17,280) • Performance of OSB, rimboard, and OSL (Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP $21,581) • Performance of glulam post (CST Innovations Ltd. $24,500) • Reliability of timber structural system under seismic loading (NSERC $35,000) • Study of production of laminae and performance of laminated structural products from BC Coastal hemlock (FII Ltd. $208,450)  EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH 2009	Annual	Report	59 • Development of cross lamination technology for MPB engineered wood products (FII Ltd. $217,248) • Size effect adjustment factor of glulam (NRC $66,420) LARSON, Bruce • Develop protocols for evaluating, treating, and monitoring the forest of San Juan Island National Historical Park (National Park Service $6,279) • Crown competition, crown efficiency, tree growth and site type: Quantification with terrestrial LIDAR (BCMoF&R $39,567) • Promotion and coordination of research under Adaptation and Impacts Research Division (Environment Canada $80,000) • Using red alder as an adaptation strategy to reduce environmental, social and economic risks of climate change in coastal BC (BCMoF&R $138,395) LEMAY, Valerie • Modelling the development of coastal BC stands: An individual tree model linked to a variable retention microclimate model (Island Timberlands $27,964) LYONS, Kevin • Developing a remotely operated falling wedge (WorkSafe BC $32,280) MACDONALD, Iain • Business Innovation Partnership (FII Ltd. $159,890) MANESS, Thomas • An agent-based model to assess the climate mitigation potential of forest-based bioenergy projects (NSERC $24,000) • Optimized Populus feedstocks and novel enzyme systems for a British Columbian bioenergy sector (co-investigator) (Genome BC $16,1410) MANSFIELD, Shawn • Canada Research Chair in Wood & Fibre Quality (CRC $100,000) • Green Crop Research Network - 2a “Manipulating lignin deposition” (NSERC $2,500) • Improved enzyme systems for woody biomass utilization (USDA $21,500) • For ValueNet – investigating the variability and the influence of site and stand dynamics on aspen wood quality traits (NSERC $22,958) • Biomass improvement through genomics in populus (NSERC $31,484) • Elucidating conifer juvenility through functional genomics (co-investigator) (The Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta $100,000) • Modelling the impacts of silvicultural treatments on the wood quality of interior spruce (BCMoF&R $110,000) • Optimized Populus feedstocks and novel enzyme systems for a British Columbian bioenergy sector (co-investigator) (Genome BC $1,283,404) • From source to sink – carbon allocation in poplar (NSERC $30,000) • WoW: Working on Walls (co-investigator) (NSERC $300,000) • Eliminating wet-spots in BC coastal hemlock lamstock. Phase 2: evaluation of NIR technology to detect wet-spots (co-investigator) (Coast Forest Products Association $37,260) • Laboratory for wood cell wall characterization (CFI $162,633) MARSHALL, Peter • For ValueNet – Model evaluation and validation (NSERC $4,625) • Collection and analysis of individual tree growth & yield data in SBS and SBPS zones (BCMoF&R $60,000) MARTIN, Kathy • Avian ecology and climate variability in Kluane alpine ecosystems (NSERC $10,000) • Alpine and forest landbird ecology and conservation research (Environment Canada $67,500) • Biodiversity maintenance in post-epidemic MPB forests (NSERC $82,082) • Ecology of Alpine and Northern birds (NSERC $35,300) • Cavity nesting youth internship (Environment Canada $12,000) • Climate forcing of alpine tundra ecosystems in southwest Yukon: A Canadian contribution to the international polar year (NSERC $31,000) MEITNER, Michael • Integrated modelling and assessment of forest harvest patterns (NSERC $24,000) EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH 60	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry MITCHELL, Stephen • Effects of root system configuration and partial excavation on tree stability (Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund, Tree Fund, J Duling Grant $10,000) • Drag and resistance in mangroves (NSERC $22,910) • Stanley Park Forest Management Plan (City of Vancouver $40,000) • Wind hazard assessment for forested state trust lands in coastal Washington State (Washington State Natural Resources Agency $4,540) • Windthrow modelling with BC Transmission Corp power outage database (BC Transmission Corp $88,452) NELSON, Harry • Review of forest management models (FPInnovations $50,000) • Assessing alternative forest management strategies under climate change (BCMoF&R $55,752) • Preparing for changes in hydrological cycles and surface hydrology in BC (NRC $57,500) • Validating impacts, exploring vulnerabilities, and developing robust adaptive strategies under the Kamloops future forest strategy (BCMoF&R $369,470) • Novel pests (CFS $37,500) NELSON, John • Decision support systems for forest land use planning (NSERC $25,000) • Carbon offset potential of UBC research forests (UBC Sustainability Office $35,000) NITSCHKE, Craig • Climate change impacts on BC native tree species (BCMoF&R $15,000) PRESCOTT, Cindy E • Nutrient availability and late-stage decomposition (NSERC $42,000)) RICHARDSON, JOHN S • Review of possible effects of high water hardness on aquatic life (BCMoE $3,000) • Resource heterogeneity and the environmental basis of productivity in flowing waters (NSERC $19,700) • Assessing the sensitivity of streams to riparian changes: Does channel geomorphology determine how tightly forests and small streams are linked to downstream reaches? (BCMoF&R $49,807) • Ecosystem functioning in small streams and their riparian areas in response to partial harvest riparian management (BCMoF&R $51,931) • How does past climate predictability influence organismal and community resilience to climate change? (New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology $60,000) • Biogeochemical indicator and threshold for assessing ecological impacts of riparian forest management on downstream ecosystems (BCMoF&R $61,796) • Conservation genetics and ecology of the threatened coastal giant salamander in managed forests of BC: Setting priorities for an integrative species recovery plan (BCMoF&R $80,427) • Recovery processes of small streams and their riparian areas from clear-cutting and partial harvest riparian management (BCMoF&R $122,992) • The role of riparian management on small stream technology (NSERC $12,000) RITLAND, Kermit • Population genomics of plants (NSERC $54,000) • Conifer genome exploration (Genome BC $199,804) • Canadian pollination initiative (NSERC $42,000) RUDDICK, John • Enhancing wood durability for above ground structures (NSERC $24,670) SADDLER, Jack • Biofuels and bioenergy: A changing climate (NRC $20,000) • Bioprocessing Centre for Sustainable Fuels – Operations (CFI $20,403) • IEA Bioconversion Task (IEA $25,397) • Elucidating the substrate and enzyme factors that control the hydrolysis of lignocellulose (NSERC $28,870) • Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and chemicals (NSERC $ 161,075) • The development of biorefinery technologies for conversion of softwood residues to ethanol and co-products (NSERC $95,467) • Optimizing hydrolytic enzymes and lignocellulosic substrates toward maximizing the saccharification and fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass for bioethanol production. (Genome BC $159,628) EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH 2009	Annual	Report	61 EXTRAMURAL FUNDING AND SPONSORED RESEARCH • Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol (Environment Canada $250,000) • Linking the process steps in the bioconversion of lignocellulosics to ethanol (NSERC, Novozymes, Inc. $421,263) • ABIP Network: Cellulosic Biofuel Network (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada $389,742) • Development of integrated forest management and wood manufacturing decision-support systems for a value-added forest industry (NSERC $33,625) SOWLATI, Taraneh • Modeling of off-gassing for wood pellets (NSERC $104,000) SEELY, Brad • Representation of climate change impacts on forest growth in FORECAST (BCMoF&R $66,528) SHEPPARD, Stephen • Visualizing the industrial north: Exploring new ways to engage and inform the public on extremely large projects (SSHRC $18,540) • Community climate change solutions program – Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Regional District $25,000) • Energy modeling & benefits analysis for GHG reductions for existing building and neighbourhood retrofits in BC (Real Estate Institute of British Columbia $45,000) • Delta flood planning (NRC $47,843) • Local climate change visioning tools and process for community decision-making (GEOIDE, NCE $164,218) SIMARD, Susan • Modeling transpiration deficits after disturbances and evaluating the sensitivity of south-west Yukon forest ecosystems to climate change (FORREX, BCMoSBED, MITACS $15,000) • Ecosystem recovery after disturbance: thresholds for biodiversity and resiliency indicators (BCMoF&R $20,244) • Effects of climate change on high-elevation plant communities and their ecological processes (BCMoF&R $30,606) • Mycorrhizal fungi: Unlocking its ecology and role for the establishment and growth performance of different conifer species in coastal ecosystems (BCMoF&R $32,695)   • The role of mycorrhizae and mycorrhizal networks in tree species range shifts with climate change and disturbance (NSERC $50,000) • Predicting development and productivity of southern interior mixed species stands following mountain pine beetle attack (BCMoF&R $52,191) • Carbon-flux and plant-microbial community dynamics in low-Arctic tundra (NSERC $10,000) • Forest resilience to disturbance and climate change (NSERC $10,000) • CFI Infrastructure operating fund (CFI $2,442) SMITH, Gregory • Investigation of the resination process for oriented strand board (NSERC $25,100) • Performance improvements of particleboard by adding nano-clay materials (NRC $63,000) • Further development of lightweight sandwich panels for higher requirement applications (NRC $75,000) SOWLATI, Taraneh • Feasibility assessment of wood pellet production in British Columbia (Korea Wood Pellet Corporation $14,000) • Optimization of forest biomass supply chain - incorporating uncertainties (NSERC $24,000) • Performance improvements of particleboard by adding nano-clay materials (co-investigator) (NRC $63,000) • Modelling of off-gasing for wood pellets (NSERC $104,900) SULLIVAN, Tom • Creation of habitat for small mammal prey and their predators on clearcuts: coarse woody debris in piles and windrows (BCMoF&R $37,480) • Influence of forest harvesting and succession on vole populations and feeding damage to populations (BCMoF&R $47,892) TIMKO, Joleen • Reducing vulnerability and susceptibility through increased understanding: Health and environmental interactions of forest-dependent HIV/AIDS-affected African households (SSHRC $28,400) 62	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry THIS LIST INCLUDES documents published between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. Names appearing in bold-face type are those of UBC Forestry Faculty members. For further information on any of these publications (many of which are available in libraries), please contact the appropriate Faculty member directly. Aitken KEH, Martin K. 2008. Resource selection plasticity and community responses to experimental reduction of a critical resource. Ecol 89:971-980. Aitken SN, Yeaman S, Holliday JA, Wang T, Curtis-McLane S. 2008. Adaptation, migration or extirpation: Climate change outcomes for tree populations. Evol Appl 1:95-111. Alamouti MS, Tsui CKM, Breuil C. 2009. Multigene phylogeny of filamentous ambrosia fungi associated with ambrosia and bark beetles. Mycol Res 113:822-835. Alila Y, Kuras PK, Schnorbus M, Hudson R. 2009. Forests and floods: A new paradigm sheds light on age-old controversies. Water Resour Res 45:W08416. doi:10.1029/2008WR007207. Amoroso MM, Larson B. 2010. Stand development patterns as a consequence of the mortality in Austrocedrus chilensis forests. For Ecol Manage 259:1981-1992. Amoroso MM, Larson B. 2010. Can a natural experiment be used as a tool to design partial cutting regimes? The decline of Austrocedrus chilensis forests, an example. J For Res 15:38-42. Anderson AE, Weiler M, Alila Y, Hudson RO. 2009. Subsurface flow velocities in a hillslope with lateral preferential flow. Wat Res 45:W11407, doi:10.1029/2008WR007121. Anderson AE, Weiler M, Alila Y, Hudson RO. 2009. Dye staining and excavation of a lateral preferential flow network. Hydrol Earth Syst Sci 5:1043-1065. Arantes V, Saddler JN. 2010. Access to cellulose limits the efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis: The role of amorphogenesis. Biotech Biofuel 3:4 doi:10.1186/1754-6834-3-4. Assadi P, Sowlati T, Paradi JC. 2009. Multi- criteria evaluation of design and manufacturing software packages considering the interdependencies between criteria: The ANP approach. Int J Info Decis Sci 1(4):397-410. Bahuguna D, Mitchell SJ, Miquelajauregui Y. 2010. Windthrow and recruitment of large woody debris in riparian stands. For Ecol Manage 259:2048-2055. Bains B, Isik F, Strong W, Jaquish B, McLean JA, El-Kassaby YA. 2009. Genetic resistance of spruce to gall-forming adelgids (Hemiptera: Adelgidae). Can J For Res 39(12):2536-2541. Basiliko N, Khan A, Roy R, Prescott CE, Grayston SJ. 2009. Greenhouse gas and nutrient dynamics in recently fertilized western Canadian plantation forest soils. Can J For Res 39:1220-1235. Bastidas J, Pawlak J, Venditti R, Heitmann J, Hubbe M, Kadla JF. 2008. A colloidal probe microscopy study of cellulose/gypsum interactions. Materials Charact 59:144-150. Bater C, Coops NC. 2009. Evaluating error associated with LiDAR-derived DEM interpolation under dense forest canopy. Comp Geosci. 35:289-300. Bater CW, Coops NC, Gergel SE, LeMay VM, Collins D. 2009. Estimation of standing dead tree class distributions in northwest coastal forests using LiDAR remote sensing. Can J For Res 38(6):1080-1091. Bater CW, Wulder MA, White JC, Coops NC. 2010. Integration of LiDAR and digital aerial imagery for detailed estimates of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) volume killed by mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). J For 108:111-119. Bears H, Drever MC, Martin K. 2008. Comparative morphology of dark-eyed juncos breeding at two elevations: A common aviary experiment. J Avian Biol 39:152-162. Bears H, Martin K, White GC. 2009. Breeding in high-elevation habitat results in shift to slower life-history strategy within a single species. J Animal Ecol 78:365-375. Beck K, Lam F. 2009. The variation of the tensile strength and the modulus of elasticity through the thickness of oriented strand lumber. J Mater Civ Engin ASCE 1:174-630. Beiler KJ, Durall DM, Simard SW, Maxwell SA, Kretzer AM. 2010. Mapping the wood- wide web: Mycorrhizal networks link multiple Douglas-fir cohorts. New Phytol 185:543-553. Bengtson P, Basiliko N, Dumont M, Roy R, Hills M, Murrell JC, Grayston SJ. 2009. Links between methanotroph community composition and CH 4 oxidation in a pine forest soil. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 70:356-366. FACULTY PUBLICATIONS 2009	Annual	Report	63 FACULTY PUBLICATIONS Berkes F, Davidson-Hunt IJ, Deutsch N, Burlando C, Miller A, Peters C, Peters P, Preston R, Robson J, Strang M, Tanner A, Trapper L, Trosper R, Turner J. 2009. Institutions for Algonquian land use: Change, continuity and implications for sustainable forest management. pp 35-52 in Stevenson MG and Natcher DC, (eds), Changing the Culture of Forestry in Canada: Building Effective Institutions for Aboriginal Engagement in Sustainable Forest Management Canadian Conservation Institute. Ottawa, Canada. Bilodeau GB, Pelletier G, Pelletier F, Léesque CA, Hamelin RC. 2009. Multiplex real-time PCR for detection of Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of sudden oak death. Can J Plant Pathology 31:195-210. Blanchard V, Riedl B, Blanchet P, Evans PD. 2009. Modification of sugar maple wood board surface by plasma treatments at low pressure. pp 311-323 in Mittal, KL (ed), Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Vol 6. VSP, Leiden, The Netherlands. Blanco JA, Kimmins JP. 2009. The role of allelopathy in ecosystem-level forest models: A study case in the Pacific NW. pp 205-210 in Dykstra DP, Monserud RA (eds) Forest Growth and Timber Quality: Crown Models and Simulation Methods for Sustainable Forest Management. USDA For Serv Gen Tech Rep PNW-GTR-791, Portland, USA. Blanco JA, Welham C, Kimmins JP, Seely B, Mailly D. 2009. Guidelines for modeling natural regeneration in boreal forests. For Chron 85:427-439. Bower AD, Aitken SN. 2008. Genetic diversity and geographic differentiation in quantitative traits, and seed transfer guidelines for Pinus albicaulis (Pinaceae). Am J Bot 95:66-76. Boyd J, Trosper R. 2010. The use of joint ventures to accomplish aboriginal economic development: Two examples from British Columbia. Int J Commons 4(1):36-55. Braun J, Kadla JF. 2009. A relatively simple method for calculating Mark-Houwink parameters using basic definitions. J Appl Polym Sci 114:3303-3309. Bunnell FL. 2009. It isn’t Kansas anymore – species and climate change in British Columbia. BIOnews 19(3):24-25. Bunnell FL. 2009. Don Quixote challenges biodiversity – and meets wetlands. Conserving wetlands in British Columbia. Columbia Mount Inst Appl Ecol www.cmiae.org/_PDF/ Conserving-Wetlands-in-BC-summary-2009.pdf. Bura R, Chandra R, Saddler JN. 2009. The influence of xylan on the enzymatic hydrolysis of steam pretreated corn stover and hybrid poplar. Biotechnol Prog 25(2):315-322. Burch S, Shaw A, Sheppard SRJ, Flanders D. 2009. Climate change visualization: Using 3D imagery of local places to build capacity and inform policy. In Neset, T., J. Johansson, and B.-O. Linnér (eds). State of Climate Change Visualization, CSPR Report No. 09:04. www. ep.liu.se/ecp/045/009/index.html. Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Norrköping, Sweden. Linköping University Electronic Press. Burch S, Sheppard SRJ, Shaw A, Flanders D. 2010. Planning for climate change in a flood-prone community: Municipal barriers to policy action and the use of visualizations as decision-support tools. J Flood Risk Manage 3:126-139. Camfield AF, Martin K. 2009. The influence of ambient temperature on horned lark incubation behaviour in an alpine environment. Behav 146:1615-1633. Campbell J, Bradfield GE, Prescott CE, Fredeen AL. 2010. The influence of overstorey Populus on epiphytic lichens in sub-boreal spruce forests of British Columbia. Can J For Res 40:143-154. Chandra RP, Ewanick SM, Chung PA, Au-Yeung K, Del Rio L, Mabee W, Saddler JN. 2009. Comparison of methods to assess the enzyme accessibility and hydrolysis of pretreated lignocellulosic substrates. Biotechnol Lett 264:1333-1222. Chang, FC, Lam F. 2008. Suitability of fibers from mountain pine beetle attacked wood in wood-cement composite materials. For Prod J 58(3):85-90. Chang FC, Lam F. 2009. Use of mountain pine beetle killed wood to produce cement-bonded particleboard. Wood Fiber Sci 41(3):291-299. Chang FC, Lam F. 2010. Feasibility of using mountain pine beetle attacked wood to produce wood-plastic composites: Preliminary work. Wood Fiber Sci 42(1):107-116. Chen B, Black A, Coops NC, Hilker T, Trofymow T, Nesic Z, Morgenstern K. 2009. Assessing tower flux footprint climatology and scaling between remotely sensed and eddy covariance measurements. Boundary Layer Meteorol 130:137–167. 64	UBC	Faculty	of	Forestry FACULTY PUBLICATIONS Chen B, Black A, Coops NC, Jassal R, Krishnan P, Nesic Z. 2009. Seasonal controls on interannual variability in carbon dioxide exchange of a Pacific northwest Douglas-fir forest, 1997–2006. Glob Change Biol 15(8):1962-1981. Chen BZ, Coops NC. 2010. Understanding of coupled terrestrial carbon, nitrogen and water dynamics-an overview. Sensors 9:8624-8657. Cheng Y-B, Middleton EB, Hilker T, Coops NC, Black TA, Krishnan P. 2009. Dynamics of spectral bio-indicators and their correlations with light use efficiency using directional observations at a Douglas-fir forest. Measure Sci Technol 20:95-107. Clark TD, Eliason EJ, Sandblom E, Hinch SG, Farrell AP. 2008. Calibration of a hand-held haemoglobin analyser for use on fish blood. J Fish Biol 73:2587-2595. Clark TD, Hinch SG, Taylor BD, Frappell FB, Farrell AP. 2009. Sex differences in circulatory oxygen transport parameters of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) on the spawning ground. J Comp Physiol 179:663-671. Clark, TD, Sandblom EJ, Cox G, Hinch SG, Farrell AP. 2008. Circulatory limits to oxygen supply during an acute temperature increase in the Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Am J Physiol 295:R1631-R1639. Cockle K, Martin K, Wiebe KL. 2008. Availability of cavities for nesting birds in the Atlantic Forest, Argentina. Ornitologia Neotropical 19(Suppl):269-278. Cohen D. 2009. Engineering, business and ... wood science? Teaching tomorrow’s wood industry managers. BC For Prof Jul/Aug 2009:18-19. Cohen D, Eastin I, Gaston C, Braden R. 2008. Wood market trends in China FP Innovations, CFS Ottawa or CINTRAFOR University of Washington. FP Innovations SP 48 ISSN # 1916-4238. Coleman HD, Beamish L, Reid A, Park J-Y, Mansfield SD. 2010. Altered sucrose metabolism impacts plant biomass production and flower development. Transgenic Res 19:269-283. Coleman, HD, Park J-Y, Nair R, Chapple C, Mansfield SD. 2008. RNAi- mediated suppression of p-coumaroyl- CoA 3’-hydroxylase in hybrid poplar impacts on lignin deposition and soluble secondary metabolism. Proc Nat Acad Sci 105(11):4501-4506. Coleman HD, Yan J, Mansfield SD. 2009. Sucrose synthase affects carbon partitioning to increase cellulose production and altered cell wall ultrastructure. Proc National Academy of Science, USA 106(31):13118-13123. Cooke SJ, Donaldson MR, Hinch SG, Crossin GT, Patterson DA, Hanson KC, English KK, Shrimpton MJ, Farrell AP. 2009. Is fishing selective for physiological and energetic characteristics in migratory adult sockeye salmon? Evol Appl 2:299-311. Cooperman MS, Hinch SG, Farrell AP, Cooke SJ, Crossin G, Patterson D. 2009. High mortality of migrating Fraser River salmon: Physiological, oceanographic, & temperature causes of a conservation crisis. In Proc Haro AJ, Smith KL,  Rulifson RA, Moffitt CM, Klauda RJ, Dadswell MJ, Cunjak RA, Cooper JE, Beal KL, Avery TS, (eds). Challenges for Diadromous Fishes in a Dynamic Global Environment. Am Fish Soc, Symposium 69, Bethesda, Maryland. Cooperman, MS, Hinch SG,  Crossin GT, Cooke SJ, Patterson DA, Olsson I, Lotto AG, Welch DW, Shrimpton JM, Van Der Kraak G, Farrell AP. 2010. Effects of experimental manipulations of salinity and maturation status on the physiological condition and mortality of homing adult sockeye salmon held in a laboratory. Physiol Biochem Zool www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/20345242. Coops NC, Ferster CJ, Waring RH, Nightingale J. 2009. Three model comparison of predicted gross primary production across and within forested portions of 84 ecoregions in the contiguous United States. Rem Sens Environ 113:680-690. Coops NC, Gillanders S, Wulder MA, Gergel SE, Nelson T, Goodwin NR. 2010. Evaluation of forest fragmentation and loss of connectivity using multitemporal Landsat imagery: Quantifying natural and anthropogenic disturbance. For Ecol Manage 259:2355-2365. Coops NC, Hember R. 2009. Physiologically- derived predictions of Douglas-fir site index in British Columbia. For Chron 85(5):733-744. Coops NC, Hember RA, Waring RH. 2010. Assessing the impact of current and projected climates on Douglas-Fir productivity in British Columbia, Canada. Can J For Res 40:511-524. Coops NC, Timko JA, Wulder MA, White JC. 2008. Investigating the effectiveness of mountain pine beetle mitigation strategies. Int J Pest Manage 54:151-165. 2009	Annual	Report	65 FACULTY PUBLICATIONS Coops NC, Waring RH, Schroeder T. 2009. A generic process-based growth model that predicts the presence and absence of tree species on U.S. Forest Service survey plots in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Ecol Model 220:1776-1796. Coops NC, Waring RH, Wulder MA, Pidgeon AM, Radeloff VC. 2009. Bird diversity: A predictable function of satellite-derived estimates of seasonal variation in canopy light absorbance across the United States. J Biogeog 36:905-918. Coops NC, Waring RH, Wulder MA, White JA. 2009. Prediction and assessment of bark beetle-induced mortality of lodgepole pine using estimates of stand vigor derived from remotely sensed data. Rem Sens Environ 113:1058-1066. Coops NC, Wulder MA. 2010. Estimating the reduction in gross primary production due to mountain pine beetle infestation using satellite observations. Int J Rem Sens 31(8):2129-2138. Coops NC, Wulder MA, Duro DC, Han T, Berry S. 2008. Large area characterization of habitat using satellite data across Canada. Ecol Indic 8:754-766. Coops NC, Wulder MA, Iwanicka D. 2009. Large area monitoring with a satellite-based disturbance index sensitive to annual and seasonal variations. Rem Sens Environ 113:1250-1261. Coops NC, Wulder MA, Iwanicka D. 2009. 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We are a world-class institution, building for the future and providing innovative and important research, education, and outreach. Now, more than ever, our students, faculty and programs need sup- port to ensure that the Faculty maintains its posi- tion as the leading school of Forestry in Canada. We are proud to report that for the period April 2009 to March 2010 the Faculty of Forestry raised over $1.8 million in cash and stock gifts, in-kind support, and other contributions and pledges in support of student awards, research, endowments and upgrading of our facilities. Forestry Alumni Support The Faculty of Forestry would like to thank our alumni for their generous and continued support of our programs and students. This year’s annual appeal raised over $56,000 in support of projects such as the Loon Lake redevelopment ($17,778), the Dean of Forestry Scholarship Fund ($8,747), and the John Worrall Alumni Bursary in Forestry ($7,040). The Faculty would also like to recognize the con- tributions of numerous alumni volunteers and thank them for their continued dedication to the many events and Faculty activities throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2010/2011. HIGHLIGHTS IN 2009 – 10 The following events, activities and milestones were reached this year: • The Alumni and Friends Forest Tour and Dean’s BBQ at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest and Loon Lake was held on April 30, 2009 in con- junction with the annual undergraduate Spring Camp. The group was treated to a tour of the sawmill and witnessed conservation research tak- ing place at East Creek. Later in the day, guests visited the newly renovated facilities at Loon Lake and heard from Evan Stewart of the Tsleil- Waututh First Nation. • On May 23, 2009, the Faculty hosted UBC alumni at an Open House during Alumni Week- end. A reception and lab tours welcomed numer- ous guests throughout the day, as did a host of other activities across campus. • The Faculty was pleased to recognize the accom- plishments of three illustrious alumni at a cel- ebration evening on May 25, 2009. Dr Mike Apsey received an honorary doctorate from UBC in recognition of his lifetime of service to the forest industry and the province of BC; Dr Joseph Gardner was recognized for his outstand- ing career accomplishments, including his role as Dean of the UBC Faculty of Forestry from 1965 – 1983, and for establishing a scholarship in support of Forestry undergraduate students; and Mr Gordon Prest, Co-Chair of the First Nations Council of Advisors and recipient of the 2009 Aboriginal Achievement Award, was recognized for his outstanding efforts to pro- mote and encourage First Nations participation in forestry. • This year we hosted two Forestry Lectures in Sustainability, supported by the Koerner Foun- dation. The first was held on September 17, 2009. This lecture featured Dr John Helliwell, the Arthur JE Child Foundation Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-director of CIFAR’s program on Social Inter- actions, Identity and Well-Being. Dr Helliwell drew upon a growing set of research results linking social capital and well-being to discuss how natural disasters and other crises can either make a community stronger, working together in common cause, or drive it apart, depend- ing on the quality of its social connections and the operating framework of institutions and policies. In addition to Dr Helliwell, the Fac- ulty was pleased to welcome a special panel of experts to provide their opinions on the lecture topic. Included in the panel were Ms Dana Hayden, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Forests and Range; Doug Konkin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment; and Don Roberts, Managing Director, CIBC World Markets. • The second Forestry Lecture in Sustainability this year was planned as a part of UBC’s Cel- ebrate Research Week, and was held on March 8, 2010. We welcomed Mr Tim Rollinson, Director General and Deputy Chair of the UK Forestry Commission. Mr Rollinson took lec- ture attendees back through history to look at the UK forestry experience in responding to the changing needs of society and then looked forward to the challenges coming over the hori- zon, to discuss what BC could learn from the UK experience. We learned that what society wants from forests today is very different from what the nations wanted years ago and that the range of goods delivered by forests to mul- tiple stakeholders now play larger roles in forest management. Christoph Clodius BA, MEd Director, Development 604.822.8716 christoph.clodius@ubc.ca Jenna McCann BA Officer, Development 604.822.8787 jenna.mccann@ubc.ca Katherine Quinn BA Coordinator, Development 604.822.0898 katherine.quinn@ubc.ca 2009	Annual	Report	79 • On October 14, 2009, the Haney and Meadow- ridge Rotary Clubs hosted a ribbon cutting cer- emony and reception at Loon Lake to mark the opening of the Norm and Betty Pelton Rotary Field. Renovations to the playing field were made possible through a gift of $100,000, providing for a new washroom and changing room facil- ity and upgrades to the field. The Rotary Clubs chose to name the field for Norm and Betty Pel- ton in honour of their years of service to the local community. Norm Pelton is a 1955 Forestry graduate. • The Forestry Class of 1963 held a reunion at Harrison Hot Springs from May 20 – 22, 2009. Part of the reunion activities included a visit to the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest with a lun- cheon in the Walter C Koerner Forestry Centre at Loon Lake. • The Forestry Class of 1959 celebrated their 50th reunion in August 2009 with a four-day program that included an evening welcome reception, tour of the UBC campus, two days at the Mal- colm Knapp Research Forest and concluded with a tour of Stanley Park to view the results of the remediation work. Fifteen graduates plus spouses participated, of the original class of 29. In cele- bration of the reunion, the class generously made a gift to the redevelopment project at Loon Lake. • The Faculty received a gift of artwork from Della Englehart. The collection represents her late hus- band Lou’s passion for forest history, as he cap- tured the images of BC’s beehive burners. More information on this collection will be available soon, as a number of the pieces will be available for viewing in the Forest Sciences Centre and the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, as well as online. • The First Nations Council of Advisors, made up of many Forestry alumni, supported the develop- ment of a new Community and Aboriginal For- estry specialization within the Forest Resources Management program. This interdisciplinary specialization will provide awareness and skill in cross cultural communications, facilitation, pol- icy, and small business management. • This year we were a proud to announce the establishment of the Wright Scholarship in For- estry, endowed by members of the Heath fam- ily, to recognize student achievement in the Faculty of Forestry. This award is in memory of Tom Wright, Dean of the Faculty of For- estry from 1963 – 1964, and Virginia Wright. PLANS FOR 2010 – 11 • Advance “Place and Promise”, UBC’s strategic plan that contains concrete steps to achieve UBC’s vision of creating an exceptional learn- ing environment that fosters global citizen- ship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. • Introduce our new Dean of Forestry and share the incumbent’s vision and direction for For- estry, to alumni and our other community partners. • Strengthen opportunities for alumni and part- ners to engage with Forestry, through activities such as email and other web-based updates; invitations to key lectures and events; and opportunities for supporters of Forestry stu- dent awards to meet their respective award winners. • Work with specific groups, sectors, and con- cerned individuals to advance the Faculty’s areas of greatest needs, which include but are not limited to: the redevelopment of Loon Lake; our national centre of excellence, the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing; the Natural Resources Conservation program, our innovative, award-winning and largest under- graduate program; the First Nations Initiative, designed to build greater understanding and involvement in First Nations forestry. Once again, thank you for your continued sup- port of the Faculty of Forestry over the past year and we look forward to partnering with all our alumni, friends and community members again in 2010/11. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI Production Information This Annual Report was designed on an Apple iMac using Adobe InDesign CS4. Cover: Carolina Cover 10pt C1S. Text: Benchmark Dull 80lb book. Questions concerning this report or requests for mailing list updates, deletions or additions should be directed to: Dr Susan Watts, RPF Annual Report Editor Faculty of Forestry, Dean’s Office Forest Sciences Centre University of British Columbia 2005 – 2424 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 CANADA Phone: 604.822.6316 Fax: 604.822.8645 E-mail: sue.watts@ubc.ca Printed in Canada using acid-free, elemental chlorine free paper.  


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