Professor
Research Interests:
Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048227667

Areas of research include:

  • Environmental aspects of wood products and processes

Projects

Impacts of technological innovations in the forest products value chain on SFM

Awards

Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science
Fellow of the Institute of Wood Science

Current Graduate Students

Andrew Burke, MSc
Life Cycle Assessment of Direct-fixed combustion and gasification systems using regionally sourced biomass from British Columbia
Yu (Vivian) Li, PhD
Optimization Modeling for Wood Material Flow and Value Chain Analysis in Forest Products Industry

Current Courses

Summer 2016
No WOOD course(s) were found for S2016 term.Summer 2016
No WOOD course(s) were found for S2016 term.

Selected Publications


Xie, S.H and McFarlane, P.N. (2014). Carbon Storage and Emissions from Harvested Wood Products from Canadian Forests: Impacts of Assumptions about Carbon Retention in Houses Faculty of Forestry, UBC. Contract Report prepared for the Canadian Forest Service.
Xie, S.H and McFarlane, P.N. (2014). Carbon in wood-framed houses. Branchlines 25 (1), 16-17. Published by the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia.
Sikkema, R., M. Junginger, P.N. McFarlane and A. Faaij (2013). The GHG contribution of the cascaded use of harvested wood products in comparison with the use of wood for energy—A case study on available forest resources in Canada Environmental Science & Policy 31, 96–108 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2013.03.00
McFarlane, P.N. and Sands, R. (2013). Wood and paper products. Chapter 4 in Forestry in a Global Context. P 77 – 97. 2nd Edition. Editor: Sands, R. CABI, UK
McFarlane, P.N. and Sands, R. (2013). Bioenergy, Innovative Biomaterials, Non-Wood Forest Products. Chapter 5 in Forestry in a Global Context. 2nd Edition. P 98 – 118. Editor: Sands, R. CABI, UK
Sianchuk, R.A. and McFarlane, P.N (2011). Quantification of carbon contained in structural wood product stocks and flows in single family homes in the United States. Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal. -Proceedings of the Fourth International Ecowood Conference on Environmentally Compatible Forest Products. P 23-32.
Tu, M.B., Zhang, X., Paice, M., McFarlane, P.; Saddler, J.N. (2009). The Potential of Enzyme Recycling during the Hydrolysis of a Mixed Softwood Feedstock -Bioresource Technology 100(24):6407-6415
Tu, M.B., Zhang, X., Paice, M., McFarlane, P.; Saddler, J.N. (2009). Effect of Surfactants on Separate Hydrolysis Fermentation and Simultaneous Saccharification Fermentation of Pretreated Lodgepole Pine -Biotechnology Progress 25(4):1122-1129
Alteyrac, J., Ackom, E. and McFarlane P.N. (2008). Wood fibre flows in the British Columbian forest products industry. -Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal. -Proceedings of the Third International Ecowood Conference on Environmentally Compatible Forest Products. P 73-80. ISSN 978-989-643-016-00.
Smiley, B.C. Franich, R.A. and McFarlane P.N. (2008). Innovative methods in wood tracking: the Chemi-code concept. -Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal -Proceedings of the Third International Ecowood Conference on Environmentally Compatible Forest Products. P 81-88. ISSN 978-989-643-016-00.
Adamowicz, V., Boyda, A. and McFarlane, P.N. (2007): (2007). Global Wood Supply. Report #02 in the Series on “Drivers of Change in Canada’s Forests and Forest Sector”, prepared for the Forest Futures Project of the SFM Network, University of Alberta. 16 pp. November. –SFM Network, University of Alberta
Adamowicz, V., Boyda, A. and McFarlane, P.N. (2007). Forest Products Demand. Report #03 in the Series on “Drivers of Change in Canada’s Forests and Forest Sector”, prepared for the Forest Futures Project of the SFM Network, University of Alberta. 17 pp. November -SFM Network, University of Alberta
McFarlane, P.N., Ackom, E., Alteyrac, J. and Adamowicz, V. (2007). Technology in the Canadian Forest Products sector Report # 6 in the Series on “Drivers of Change in Canada’s Forests and Forest Sector”, prepared for the Forest Futures Project of the SFM Network, University of Alberta. 27 pp. November. -SFM Network, University of Alberta.
McFarlane, P.N., Ackom, E., Alteyrac, J. and Adamowicz, V. (2007). Global energy drivers and implications for the Canadian Forest Sector. Report # 5 in the Series on “Drivers of Change in Canada’s Forests and Forest Sector”, prepared for the Forest Futures Project of the SFM Network, University of Alberta. November 2007 18pp. -SFM Network, University of Alberta
Mabee, W.E., Fraser, E.D.G., McFarlane, P.N. and Saddler, J.N. (2007). Canadian biomass reserves for biorefining. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 129 (1-3) 22-40.
Ackom, E. and McFarlane, P.N. (2007). Mass flow analysis and technological innovation in the manufacture of solid wood products in British Columbia. Industrial Ecology for A Sustainable Future. Abstract book. 2007 4th International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Toronto, Canada. 17-20 June. P4. -Industrial Ecology for A Sustainable Future. Abstract book. 2007 4th International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Toronto, Canada. 17-20 June. P4.
Ackom, E., McFarlane, P.N., Alteyrac, J., Mabee, W. and Saddler, J. (2007). Lignocellulosic biorefinery concept & industrial symbiosis in British Columbia. -Industrial Ecology for A Sustainable Future. Abstract book. 2007 4th International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Toronto, Canada. 17-20 June. P3.
Ackom, E. and McFarlane, P.N. (2007). Technological innovation in the North American Panel Industry. -Industrial Ecology for A Sustainable Future. Abstract book. 2007 4th International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Toronto, Canada. 17-20 June. P216.
Ackom, E., and McFarlane P. (2006). Impact of technological changes in the North American forest industry. . Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Environmentally Compatible Forest Products. Edicoes Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
Smiley, B. and McFarlane, P. (2006). International forest certification systems and their chain of custody and ecolabelling requirements. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Environmentally Compatible Forest Products. Edicoes Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
Paul N. McFarlane (2004). Chain of custody plays a major role in maintaining consumer confidence in certification programs. -. – Logging and Sawmilling Journal 35 (6) 54.
Kate Wingate and Paul McFarlane (2004). A review of chain of custody requirements for different chain of custody schemes. -Edicoes Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal -. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmentally Compatible Forest Products. 1, 441-448
Hoberg, G, R Guy, S Hinch, RA Kozak, P McFarlane and SB Watts (2003). Image and Enrolments. Forum 10(6):22-23.
Warren Mabee, Paul McFarlane, and Jack Saddler (2003). The Biorefinery Concept in Alberta: Opportunities and Challenges. A Report to the Alberta Science and Research Authority. 48pp.
McFarlane, P.N (2003). Chain of custody tracking for certified forest products. -Branchlines. -September 2003