The Changing North: Subarctic Ecosystems in the Face of Climate Warming
An intensive field-based program that will investigate the integrated ecosystem responses of sub-arctic systems in the Northwest Territories to recent warming in terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland environments. A central theme of the course will be permafrost and the thaw and degradation processes that are happening with warming as these cryotic changes have far-reaching consequences for associated ecosystem processes and functions. Students will design and implement a study and statistically analyse the data for the purpose of a scientific report.
- Any Honours Biology Program, prior completion of at least 10.0 credits and permission of the department.
- The course is offered in the last two weeks of August; application to the Biology field course co-ordinator for permission to register in the course must be completed in January. Consult the department for extra fees that will be required.