Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems & World-wide Education & Broadcast || An Innovative Graduate Training Program


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TerreWEB includes over 35 collaborators, representing a strong interdisciplinary network of national and international experts. Some are involved with the co-applicants in active projects, while others represent new network links. Each collaborator will be actively involved in training by providing internships and direct experiences; opportunities and contacts for trainee employment after graduation; and as consultants. The unique roles and potential internship topics are cited below.


  • BC Ministry of Forests & Range (Shannon Berch)
  • BC Ministry of Environment (Maryam Mofidpoor)
  • Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (Shabtai Bittman)
  • Canadian Climate Change Task Force (Kathy Hopkins)

Roles and Topics

Field research support; government policy and scientific advisory


  • International Forest Products (Lana Kurz)
  • Western Forest Products (Anette van Niejenhuis)

Roles and Topics

Field support; industrial practices liaison


  • David Suzuki Foundation (David Suzuki)
  • Ancient Forest Alliance (Michelle Connolly)
  • Forest Ethics (Valerie Langer)
  • Raincoast (Chris Genovali)
  • Sierra Club Canada (Jens Wieting)
  • Global Action Plan (Chris Large)
  • Nature BC (Bev Ramey)

Roles and Topics

Communications with government and public; training in conservation; investigation, advocacy and solutions

Canadian Resource Institutes

  • Forest Practices Board (Marvin Eng)
  • Silviculture Contractors (John Betts)
  • Canadian Institute of Forestry (John Pineau)
  • Federation of BC Woodlots (Brian McNaughton)

Roles and Topics

Investigations, audits and communication of forest practices to public and government.

International Research Institutes

  • University of Freiburg, Germany (Juergen Bauhus)
  • JANIGLA-CCT CONICET, Argentina (Mariano Amoroso)
  • GTZ, Brasil (Elisabeth Hoch)
  • INTA, Argentina (Hugo Fassola)

Roles and Topics

Climate change expertise; co-supervisor or committee members

International Consulting Companies

  • TUEV-Sued, Germany (Sebastian Hetsch)
  • UNIQUE, Germany (Jessica Mayer-Rachner)

Roles and Topics

Climate change projects for business and the public

Canadian Consulting Companies

  • FORSITE (Randy Spyksma)

Roles and Topics

Business & research projects in climate change

First Nations

  • N’Quatqua (Peter Scholz)

Roles and Topics

Social adaptive capacity

Science Communicators

  • FORREX (Chris Hollstedt)
  • SISCO (April Anderson)
  • Forest Research Communications Consultant, Forestry Consulting Vancouver, B.C (Jean Heineman)

Roles and Topics

Message marketing; journalism; communication

Media Specialists

  • Kaleidscope Film (Kryshan Randel)
  • Sublime Photography (Mike Mander)
  • 14 Oranges (Sylvain Marcotte)
  • Ian Kerr CSC (Ian Kerr)

Roles and Topics

Films; webisodes, photography, cinematography; media for effective communication


  • Public schools (Germany: Ortrud Schlichting-Seidel, Sybille Dordel; Norway: Helena Eide)
  • UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology (Michelle Lamberson)
  • The Learning Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC (Cyprien Lomas)

Roles and Topics

Practices for engaging learners in public education

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