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Comprehensive conservation planning to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in Canadian boreal regions under a warming climate and increasing exploitation
Boreal regions contain more than half of the carbon in forested regions of the world and over 60% of the world's surface freshwater. Carbon storage and the flood control and water filtration provided by freshwaters and wetlands have recently been identified as the most important ecosystem services provided by boreal regions, with a value many times greater than current resource exploitation. Ecosystem services and sensitive ways of detecting their impairment have so far not been fully included in boreal conservation planning. Climate warming, via its effect on permafrost melting, insect damage, and forest fire, threatens to trigger large positive carbon feedbacks that may enhance the concentrations of greenhouse...
Examining barriers and opportunities for sustainable adaptation to climate change in Interior Alaska
An ecosystem approach to wildlife management in wilderness areas: a case study of the Greater Kluane Region
The first and strongest signs of global-scale climate change exist in the high latitudes of the planet. Evidence is now accumulating that the Arctic is warming, and responses are being observed across physical, biological, and social systems. The impact of climate change on oceanographic, sea-ice, and atmospheric processes is demonstrated in observational studies that highlight changes in temperature and salinity, which influence global oceanic circulation, also known as thermohaline circulation, as well as a continued decline in sea-ice extent and thickness, which influences communication between oceanic and atmospheric processes. Perspectives from Inuvialuit community representatives who have witnessed the effects...
Vegetation response to climate change in North American national parks: Policy & management implications
Climate change is no longer debated in the context of whether or not it is occurring, but rather in the context of how rapid and extensive that change will be. This is the global situation to which the biomes of national parks in Canada and the United States must adapt. Through the use of the MC1 Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (DGVM) this thesis constructs projections of possible vegetation response of ten biome classifications to the impacts of continental-scale climate change in seven regions: Atlantic, Great Lakes, Mountain, Northern, Pacific, Prairie, and Southern. It then analyzes the potential ways in which DGVMs can be utilized by park management schemes in accommodating for future climate change in the...
Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate
Human activities are altering many factors that determine the fundamental properties of ecological and social systems. Is sustainability a realistic goal in a world in which many key process controls are directionally changing? To address this issue, we integrate several disparate sources of theory to address sustainability in directionally changing social-ecological systems, apply this framework to climate-warming impacts in Interior Alaska, and describe a suite of policy strategies that emerge from these analyses. Climate warming in Interior Alaska has profoundly affected factors that influence landscape processes (climate regulation and disturbance spread) and natural hazards, but has only indirectly influenced...
Addresses moose management in Game Management Units 24 and part of 21. in
Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: heterogeneity over space and time
Recent interest in sustainable forest management planning in the Yukon has coincided with growing public awareness of climate change, providing an opportunity to explore how forestry plans are incorporating climate change. In this paper, the Strategic Forest Management Plans for the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory (CATT) and the Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory (TTTT) are examined for evidence of adaptation to climate change. For each plan, management policies and practices that are also recognized as ways to adapt to climate change are identified to provide information on the incremental costs and benefits of additional adaptation efforts. A typology for classifying sustainable forest...
Protected Areas in Northern Canada: Designing for Ecological Integrity. Phase I Report. CCEA Occasional Paper No. 16
Algae are important to many of the processes that characterize wetland ecosystems. Despite their importance, we know relatively little about the factors that regulate algal communities in wetlands. This is particularly true for northern boreal regions where wetlands are abundant and are considered to be extremely vulnerable to disturbances associated with climate change. My dissertation research investigates how nutrients, grazing, light, and hydrology regulate algal primary production and taxonomic structure in high latitude wetlands. I documented spatial and temporal variability in algal structure and function in six northern boreal wetlands in interior Alaska to determine the contribution of algal primary production...
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Seeking a balance assessing the future impacts of conservation and development in the Mackenzie watershed
The impact of Pleistocene climate change on an ancient arctic–alpine plant: multiple lineages of disparate history in Oxyria digyna