Forest Sciences Centre 2033
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

My research interest includes:

  • Quantitative analysis of complex forestry datasets in various areas: tree improvement, tree plantation, experimental trials, permanent sample plots (PSPs), fertilization trials etc.
  • Quantitative quality control tool based on machine learning approaches
  • Application of machine learning approaches
  • Methods for forecasting growth and yield
  • Modelling and forecasting improved genetics
  • Quantifying quality control tool based on machine learning approaches
  • Meta-modelling and meta-analysis of tree mortality, damaging agents (rust), tree growth and yield, tree fertilization

Projects

Spruce-Up: Advanced spruce genomics for productive and resilient forests. Current
June, 2018August, 2020
http://spruce-up.ca/en/

Awards

Best poster award, 3rd prize, UBC, Faculty of Forestry , 2015
Brenda Hanson Memorial Scholarship, UBC, Faculty of Forestry , 2015
Mary and David Macaree Fellowship, UBC, Faculty of Forestry , 2013
Strategic Network Enhancement Initiative (SNEI) , 2012
Donald S McPhee Fellowship, UBC, Faculty of Forestry , 2013
Vandusen Graduate Fellowship in Forestry, UBC , 2010
Graduate Student Travel Award , 2011

Current Courses

Summer 2019
No GEM course(s) were found for S2019 term.

Selected Publications


Ahmed, S.S. and Cool, J. (2018). Analysis of veneer drying process in a big data settings to improve performance MITACS accelerated program and Coastal Wood Industry. Vancouver, BC, 49 pp.
Ahmed, S.S. and LeMay, V. (2017). Meta-Analysis of Interior Fertilization Module in BC Interior Species Trials Internal Report for BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations, Forest Practices Branch, Victoria, BC, 23 pp.
de Montigny, L., Ahmed, S.S. and LeMay, V. (2016). The effects of planting density on the growth and yield of lodgepole pine, interior spruce, interior Douglas-fir, and western larch: 16- to 26-year results from EP964 Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. TR098. https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Tr/TR098.htm
LeMay, V. and Ahmed, S.S. (2015). EP 964: Meta-analysis of rust incidence in BC lodgepole pine spacing trials. Internal Report for BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations, Forest Practices Branch, Victoria, BC, 16 pp. Appendices.
Ilga Porth, Mark Boyland, Suborna Ahmed, Yousry A. El-Kassaby, Gary Bull (2015). Forest Genomics Research and Development in Canada: Priorities for Developing an Economic Framework The Forest Chronicle 91:1-13.
LeMay, V. and Ahmed, S.S. (2014). EP 964: Spacing trials for lodgepole pine, interior spruce, interior Douglas-fir, western larch, and mixed lodgepole pine/interior spruce of British Columbia. Internal Report for BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations, Forest Practices Branch, Victoria, BC, 16 pp. + Appendices.
Ahmed, S.S. and V. LeMay (2013). Meta-Regression to Scale Tree Mortality Models to a Regional Scale NSERC Strategic Network ForValueNet Research Note No. 15.