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News and research from the Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

Medicine Walkers team maps educational trail inside the UNB Woodlot

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We acknowledge the land of the project (UNB and the woodlot) is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, covered treaties first signed with the British crown in 1725.The Medicine...

Posted: Jun 9, 2021

Category: Indigenous Knowledge , Wildlife and biodiversity

ForEM students present live-streamed capstone talks

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Nine teams of fourth-year students teleconferenced their poster presentations as part of the UNB Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management (ForEM) 4020 course capstones. The teams also...

Posted: May 28, 2021

Category: How is it done? , State of knowledge


ForEM students present live-streamed capstone talks

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Nine teams of fourth-year students teleconferenced their poster presentations as part of the UNB Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management (ForEM) 4020 course capstones. The teams also...

Posted: May 28, 2021

Category: State of knowledge , How is it done?

UNB student project examines the sustainability of the St. John River’s muskie population

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A team of environmental management students at the University of New Brunswick have completed a project looking at the sustainability of the muskellunge in the St. John River. Fourth-year students...

Posted: May 28, 2021

Category: Wildlife and biodiversity , Watersheds


The National Tree Seed Centre

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The National Tree Seed Centre Natural Resource Canada’s National Tree Seed Centre (NTSC), located within the Atlantic Forestry Centre in Fredericton, is the only long-term forest seed...

Posted: Jan 5, 2021

Category: Wildlife and biodiversity , Climate change/carbon , Forest management and practice , Indigenous Knowledge , Silviculture and tree improvement

BRACE for a changing climate

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Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) is a Natural Resources Canada program that supports projects having the goal of increasing the ability to adapt to climate change. Our...

Posted: Oct 16, 2020

Category: Forest management and practice , Climate change/carbon


Carbon offset projects show promise

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Valuing carbon in forest planning and management could open new opportunities for climate change mitigation in the Maritimes and help sustain forestlands for future generations. But there are...

Posted: Feb 1, 2020

Category: Climate change/carbon

Scientists sniff out pest perfumes

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Unraveling the chemical mysteries and the “perfumes of love” of tiny insects like the emerald ash borer is difficult and painstaking work carried out at microscopic levels. But for...

Posted: Feb 1, 2020

Category: Forest management and practice , Wildlife and biodiversity


Innovation for climate change resiliency

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The Acadian Forest Region lies in the transition zone between the North American boreal and temperate forest biomes. The region is particularly sensitive to changes in climate because many of its...

Posted: Nov 1, 2019

Category: Silviculture and tree improvement , Climate change/carbon , How is it done? , Forest management and practice

Wanted: Volunteer roadkill trackers

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is looking for volunteers to help track one of the most distressing realities of modern life – the high death toll of wild forest animals on Maritime...

Posted: Oct 31, 2019

Category: Wildlife and biodiversity


High-tech help for woodlot owners

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A new tool is on the horizon that promises to give New Brunswick’s roughly 42,000 private woodlot owners a comprehensive, high-tech way in which to manage their properties, wood supply and...

Posted: Oct 2, 2019

Category: Forest management and practice , Forest socio-economics

Tool models future of NB forests

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A new software program to model the Acadian Forest, developed by New Brunswick researcher Dr. Chris Hennigar, soon may be able to tell as much about the future of our forests as it does about the...

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

Category: How is it done? , Forest management and practice , Silviculture and tree improvement


Ghost moose concern NB scientists

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The presence of “ghost moose” haunting the woodlands of northeastern North America has raised concern about the future of the iconic animal, including in southern New Brunswick where...

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

Category: Wildlife and biodiversity

Early intervention success on budworm

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An early intervention strategy to control the spruce budworm in New Brunswick is raising new hope of an effective solution to a pest problem that has repeatedly ravaged the forests of Eastern...

Posted: Jul 2, 2019

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Two-eyed seeing in modern forestry

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A new working group promotes inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge in modern forest management Indigenous Knowledge working group the first of its kind in Canada The Atlantic Forest Research...

Posted: Jul 1, 2019

Category: Forest management and practice

Climate change and NB forests

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Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative affiliated researchers have launched a three-year project to examine the impact of climate-induced changes in drought and wind on the forests of New...

Posted: Jun 13, 2019

Category: Climate change/carbon , Forest management and practice


Big picture on budworm interventions

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AFRC researchers are studying infestation cycles, natural enemies, and the climate and environmental impact of the spruce budworm to paint the whole picture of how this species interacts with our...

Posted: Jun 12, 2019

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Managing crown forests in NB

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New Brunswick has been a leader in forest management for many years, beginning in 1980 with the introduction of the landmark Crown Lands and Forests Act. The legislation has evolved over the years,...

Posted: May 13, 2019

Category: How is it done? , Forest management and practice


Wet Areas Mapping (WAM) Technology

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People in the Maritime provinces are well-acquainted with the periodic flooding and other natural phenomena associated with a variable climate, from spring freshets to the occasional hurricane....

Posted: May 7, 2019

Category: Watersheds , Precision forestry


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