Forest landscapes discussion at Award Winners Speaker Series
Nipissing’s Award Winners Speaker Series heads into the forest on February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Harris Learning Library with Dr. Jeff Dech’s talk: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Ecological Modelling of Forest Landscapes.
Canada is a forested nation and a world leader in the export of forest products, containing 10% of the global forest cover and 30% of the circumpolar boreal forest. The environmental, economic and social benefits derived from our forests are immense, yet difficult to fully comprehend given the vast and dynamic nature of the landscapes. New research techniques are dramatically improving our knowledge of Canadian forests by facilitating the development of enhanced forest resources inventories. This discussion will describe how one new technique, predictive ecological modelling, can be used to gauge the potential for growth and yield of traditional forest products and new bioproducts across large areas of the boreal forest in northeastern Ontario.
The presentation is free of charge and all are welcome.
The Award Winners Speakers Series was introduced last year in celebration of the university’s 20th anniversary as an independent degree granting institution. The series features Nipissing faculty who have earned a prestigious Research Achievement Award, speaking about their work.
This year, the Award Winners Speakers Series is also connecting to Research Matters, a larger initiative working to cast light on the amazing research that is ongoing at universities throughout Ontario.
Some people think university research is somehow removed from day-to-day life. They couldn’t be more wrong. Ontario university researchers touch every aspect of life through their work.
The Research Matters campaign is a collaboration among Ontario’s 21 universities to find new ways to tell stories about how research is changing lives. Ontario’s universities produce a steady stream of useful and fascinating research that transform how people live, work and play, across the province and around the world.
Through a website, public events, and many other campaign activities, Research Matters aims to provide the public with unprecedented access to Ontario researchers and their work.