Welcome to the Vibrant Forest Landscapes Lab!
We are a group of researchers in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. We are interested in the processes that increase peoples’ prosperity and encourage broad sustainability outcomes in forest landscapes.
We conduct transdisciplinary research with public, private, and societal actors to create knowledge, capacity, and partnerships for enhancing benefits from forests. We work in tropical forests – Indonesia, Cameroon, Cambodia – and in British Columbia. We seek to influence global discourses on desirable future forest landscapes, and contribute to local objectives for inclusive sustainable development.
The lab is led by Jeffrey Sayer, Professor of Forest Conservation and Intu Boedhihartono, Associate Professor of Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods in the Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences, and Chris Gaston, Associate Professor of Market and Economics in the Department of Wood Science. Prof Intu Boedhihartono is also the director of the Master of International Forestry – a 10 month full time Professional Masters Program at UBC Forestry. We have a team of masters students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral fellows supporting our research.