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The overarching goal of this project is to evaluate the potential impacts of future climate change on the quality and quantity of water and the direct implications for human health. This research comprises four sub-projects aimed at 1) estimating impacts of climate change on water quality,...
According to the most recent Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005), invasive alien species are one of the five “most important direct drivers of biodiversity loss and change in ecosystem services” around the globe. Almost one quarter of the total number of vascular plant species in Canada are...
The project would develop methods for forecasting the effects of climate change on wildfire activity and its impacts on forest resources in British Columbia. The need for such methods has been identified as a key uncertainty in a review of climate change impacts on forest management.
One member of the research team for this proposal (Randall Peterman), along with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, has been studying the impact of environmental and human effects on fish populations, especially salmon, for many years. That group has been creating empirically based...
The overall objective of this research program is to assess climate change and related water-use risks to aquatic ecosystems in mountain regions.
The goal of this research is to understand recent trends and variations in extreme weather events – such as intense winds, precipitation events, and high temperatures - in order to better inform and prepare communities for the future infrastructure, land-use planning, and public safety decisions...
This project aims to develop or improve communication strategies for climate change adaptation. One sub-project focuses on integration of disaster reduction, sustainable development, and adaptation to climate change concepts in community-based warning systems in Thailand. A second sub-project...