UAlberta establishes Chair in Forest Growth & Yield

January 22, 2021
The University of Alberta has announced that its Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) has established a $4.125M endowed Chair in Forest Growth & Yield. The chair will focus on the growth and yield of Alberta’s forests, the management of timber harvesting, and educating forestry professionals. “We need to answer questions like how can we model what the future yield will be, and how can we predict what we will gain through different management approaches like thinning forests or using genetically improved material?” said Ellen Macdonald, head of the Department of Renewable Resources at UAlberta. “We also want to understand how we can use data from emerging technologies, such as remote sensing, to better model how the forest is growing.” UAlberta (AB)