Allan Carroll, University of British Columbia will be presenting his research on "The Mountain Pine Beetle in Novel Habitats: Predicting Impacts to Northern Forests in a Warming Environment".
Summary: Forest Management Branch and University of British Columbia researchers will look at climate scenarios in which mountain pine beetle could establish and spread in lodgepole pine forests of Yukon. The study will examine the characteristics of Yukon’s northern pine forests to see how susceptible pine trees are to mountain pine beetles and investigate the potential impact the beetles could have on the lodgepole pine trees in Yukon.
Scott Green, University of Northern British Columbia will be sharing his research on "Examining Forest Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Developing Resilience Enhancement Strategies through Long-Term Community Partnerships in Yukon".
Summary: Building on previous AANDC funded research in the Teslin area, the Energy, Mines and Resources-Forest Management Branch in partnership with the community of Teslin and the University of Northern British Columbia is identifying forest-related vulnerabilities to climate change and community adaptation options through a participatory approach. Community members and research partners have been working together to tailor a project design that addresses relevant questions and appropriate outcomes for the Village of Teslin.