Plant community responses to climate change in the northern boreal mountains

Globally, mountain regions (especially those at high latitudes) are undergoing rapid environmental change and plant communities are expected to respond by changing their locations or timing of flowering. Exactly how future plant communities in these regions will look and function is unknown but has important implications for local animals and human communities. Through this project, we will focus on understanding the response of high-latitude plant communities to ongoing warming and predict how these communities will continue to change. This project will provide detailed information about the state of mountain plant communities in Yukon and an understanding of how they may change in the future and influence local wildlife and human communities.

Kirsten Reid
Faculty Supervisor: 
Carissa Brown
Partner University: