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Research

Wood Science Technology Centre

The Wood Science Technology Centre (WSTC) specializes in wood engineering and wood product manufacturing and offers services to clients in the areas of:

  • Research & Development
  • Product Testing/Quality Assurance
  • Technology Transfer

The Centre is housed at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Fredericton. The WSTC is also home to the Canadian BioEnergy Centre (CBEC) through its active involvement in development and testing of solid biofuels.

Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative

The Atlantic Forest Research Collaborative (AFRC) is a non-profit unit that brings together researchers, Traditional Knowledge Holders, forest managers and stewards to advance innovative forest management approaches.

The Collaborative includes related ongoing cross-faculty research within UNB and reaches out for required expertise. Demonstrable advantages are gained by adding value to existing research, and by generating a sufficient focus and intensity of research effort on the challenges facing Canada’s forests.

Forest Watershed Research Centre

The Forest Watershed Research Center uses scientific methods to address biophysical issues that arise from forest management operations, using watersheds as primary research and management units. The centre is a partnership of industry, university and government dedicated to the development, application, and communication of watershed research (water, nutrients, air, energy, vegetation and soils) to promote sustainable and integrated forest management policies and practices.

Research areas

  • Forest ecosystems
  • Soils
  • Environment and Natural Resources Social Science
  • Forest Meteorology
  • Forest Management
  • Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Forest Operations Planning
  • Wood Mechanics
  • Aquatic Monitoring
  • Watershed Assessment
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Forest Mensuration
  • Forest Biometrics
  • Tree Biology
  • Forest and Environmental Economics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Ecohydrology
  • Stand Intervention Design
  • Endangered Species
  • Wet Areas Mapping
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Advanced Wood Processing