Canadian Forest Service Publications

Climate change: on the road to mitigation. 2015. Girardin, M. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 99. 2 p.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36290

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Climate affects forests, and vice versa. Since the beginning of time, the Earth’s climate has regularly undergone changes. However, changes seem to be occurring more quickly today than ever before. Researchers with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) are studying the impact of climate change on forest productivity and fire frequency. Based on these new findings, forest managers will be able to implement mitigation measures.

Plain Language Summary

This publication discusses the effect of climate change on boreal forest productivity, and explains how the introduction of hardwoods into coniferous stands may help to mitigate increased occurrences of forest fires.

Branching Out is a series of plain language fact sheets describing Laurentian Forestry Centre research projects.

Also available under the title:
Changement climatique : cap sur l’atténuation. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 99. (French)