Professors Dr. David Bunn and Dr. Melissa McHale are paving the way for new forestry research initiatives in Africa. As part of a $750,000 grant from NASA, Dr. Bunn and Dr. McHale are working to develop an ecological forecasting system for South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the surrounding region. The project, which involves collaborating with top African scientists, will help guide efforts to protect and restore wildlife migration pathways and habitat in the park and surrounding areas. Dr. Bunn and his team aim to connect fragmented zones in a way that supports the needs of rural communities previously marginalized by apartheid conservation.
Vist the UBC Faculty of Forestry website to learn more about Dr. Bunn and Dr. McHale’s research and collaboration in Kruger National Park.
Through Strategy 19: Global Networks: UBC is helping students, faculty and staff broaden their perspectives, learn from peers and colleagues around the globe, and contribute to a shared positive impact, through collaboration, at home and abroad.
Xikomaniso is the word for “possibility” in xiTsonga, one of South Africa’s eleven official languages.