New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

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. Diana Stralberg and Fiona Schmiegelow (Renewable Resources) co-author this piece.

Wildfires causing boreal forest to have fewer trees, less undergrowth: Study

U of A forest ecologist Ellen Whitman (ALES) comments on her research suggesting that the increasing frequency of wildfires in Canada’s boreal forest may be permanently changing one of the largest intact ecosystems left on Earth. CP story also ran in dozens of local outlets across Canada.