We are a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers transforming approaches to modern environmental and societal challenges, led by
Dr. Lori Daniels.
ACKNOWLEDGING PEOPLE AND PLACE
The UBC Tree Ring Lab acknowledges that we work within many Indigenous territories. Our Lab on the UBC Vancouver Campus is situated on the unceded and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm peoples in a place that has always fostered learning, and we continue to benefit from their historical and ongoing connections to UBC.
We are also grateful to work with Indigenous peoples and territories across the lands now known as British Columbia. We recognize that our research is inherently place-based, and as such is embedded within historical and ongoing processes of colonization.
We are committed to upholding and constantly reflecting on our responsibilities to and relationships with the Indigenous peoples we work with and for. We aim to conduct our research ethically by centering principles of respect and reciprocity, and holding space to ensure our research supports the leadership of Indigenous peoples.
COLLABORATORS & FUNDING ORGANIZATIONS
We collaborate with a variety of communities, institutions, and government to build on the scope of our research projects and educational initiatives. These are some of the incredible partners that make our work possible.
MEET THE LAB
We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to transformative research on modern environmental challenges with widespread societal implications, including megafires and forest dieback. Through our work, we aim to enact meaningful change in forest management and governance through collaborations with Indigenous and local communities, government agencies, and the forest industry. Our research is situated around five key themes, including global megafires, community wildfire preparedness, disrupted historical fire regimes, Indigenous stewardship, and forest dynamics. We have active research projects in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada and in Patagonia, Argentina.
We are passionate, curious, and mindful individuals with diverse capacities in dendrochronology (tree-ring science), qualitative social sciences, statistics and big data management, modelling, ecology and earth systems sciences and digital arts. We are also advocates and activists who promote collaborative research, are open to diverse ways of knowing and thinking, and value education, mentorship, and outreach. We are committed to ecological and relational justice, enhancing diversity and equity in forest sciences, and improving the health of nature and society.
WE WANT TO DO IMPORTANT WORK THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
Dr. Lori Daniels
Recipient of the 2019 Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award