Dr. Paul Arp
leads national research team to improve timing and cost effectiveness of logging operations
Fredericton, June 20, 2006 - Principal Investigator Dr. Paul Arp, Professor, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, will receive $522,000 over three years to lead a national research team that will carry out leading-edge forestry research aimed at saving costs and improving the timing and productivity of logging operations in hydrologically sensitive areas across Canada.
This award is part of a $3.3 million investment over three years made by the Government of Canada through a Network of Centres of Excellence
, the Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN), in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
The investment coincides with the opening of the SFM Network's
fourth scientific conference, being held at the Shaw Conference Centre
More than 300 participants, representing the forest industry, provincial governments, First Nations
, and non-government organizations, as well as forest practitioners and researchers from Canada and abroad, will discuss the latest developments in integrated land management, evolution of sustainable forest-dependent communities, water-management strategies, public participation in planning processes, natural disturbance management and emulation, climate change adaptation, and tenure reform.
Dr. Paul Arp's
work will be done at selected research sites in Alberta and Ontario.
"Knowing how ground conditions vary across landscapes, seasons and years has been rather elusive to date," says Arp
proposal went through an extensive scientific peer-review process.
project received significant support from the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario as well as forward-thinking forest industries including Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
, Bowater Inc.
, Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.
Irving Limited, Tembec Inc. as well as Ducks Unlimited Canada
, Kamploops Indian Band, Little Red River Cree First Nation and Moose Cree First Nation.
will be supported by Dr. Jim Buttle, Trent University; Dr. Irena Creed, University of Western Ontario; Dr. Kevin DeVito, University of Alberta; Dr. Markus Weiler and Dr. Ronald Tropser at the University of British Columbia; Dr. Paul Sibley, University of Guelph
Dr. Paul Arp, Professor