Climate data and models

A key milestone in our climate change related research was the development of ClimateBC/WNA, scale-free climate models for BC and western North America. Predictions from this model have been used to project the future distributions of current bioclimatic envelopes for both ecosystems and species, to evaluate forest tree population persistence in protected areas given climate change, and in many of our “Adaptation to Climate” projects. We are now assessing the relative effects of year-to-year climatic variability in comparison to the longer-term trajectories resulting from climate warming to better understand potential ecological impacts on forests.

  1. Climate BC/WNA/NA
  2. Bioclimatic envelope modelling
  3. Trajectories of climate change in British Columbia: Investigating climate variability, differentiation, and novelty using the Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification