UNBC researchers receive more than $1 million in federal funding

July 9, 2020

By: The Working Forest Staff

ABOVE: Ecosystem Science and Management Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Wood received two grants adding up to $281,726 related to her research into the use of glyphosate-based herbicides.

 

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN –Six University of Northern British Columbia faculty members have landed more than $1 million combined in funding from the federal government to continue research into areas as diverse as the impacts of glyphosate-based herbicides to vibrations in mass timber floor systems.

Ecosystem Science and Management Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Wood received two grants adding up to $281,726 related to her research into the use of glyphosate-based herbicides.

Ecosystem Science and Management Assistant Professor Dr. Heather Bryan received $152,500 for research into how environmental stressors in a changing landscape affect the interactions between parasites and their hosts.

Northern Medical Program Assistant Professor Dr. Kendra Furber was awarded $162,500 for her project titled, Molecular determinants of oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination.

Dr. Jianhui Zhou, an Assistant Professor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program, received $127,500 to study effective floor vibration design methods and efficient acoustic treatment solutions as part of the systematic design of mass timber floor systems.

Ecosystem Science and Management Professor Dr. Dezene Huber was awarded $165,000 to study how disturbances, like the mountain pine beetle or wildfires, are having on the biodiversity of the insects and spiders that call the forest home.

Ecosystem Science and Management Professor Dr. Russell Dawson received $200,000 to study how avian parents allocate resources to maximize lifetime reproductive output, and how environmental constraints influence these strategies.

The grants were awarded through Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

“These grants are fantastic examples of how our researchers are making discoveries that relate directly to our experiences in northern British Columbia while at the same time having a global impact in their fields of study,” said UNBC acting Vice-President Research Dr. Kathy Lewis. “The projects will also support the recruitment and retention of outstanding graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at UNBC.”

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