University of Northern BC research team gets $1.5 million to study glyphosate

By Hanna Petersen
Prince George Citizen
February 12, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Lisa Wood

Prof. Lisa Wood and her team at the University of Northern British Columbia have been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alliance grant worth more than $1.5 million, with partner in-kind contributions for a five-year project, to study the effects of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) residues on ecosystem health. The grant is a first for UNBC and only awarded to projects addressing significant societal challenges. “This knowledge is urgently needed, given the large-scale use and persistence of GBH in the natural systems humans and wildlife rely on for high quality ecosystems services, like air and water quality, climate moderation and food sources,” said Wood. …“Canadians will benefit from the research conducted by better understanding the extent of the impact of GBH on forest systems,” said Wood. “Our partner organizations will use this information to support their mandates and advocate for updates to policy, where warranted.”

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