New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest


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Hilary Cooke
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2020-06-11

A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada's boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate.

From more frequent and intense wildfires to shrinking lakes and thawing permafrost, climate change is rapidly unleashing forces that are transforming boreal forest landscapes. For the wildlife that inhabit the green forest band that stretches across Canada, finding places where this change is happening more slowly, or where climate impacts are less severe, could be critical to survival.

Read the article published in Canadian Geographic

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