Canadian Forest Service Publications

Vegetation Zones of Canada: a Biogeoclimatic Perspective (Information Report GLC-X-25). Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre. Information Report GLC-X-25. 172 p.

Year: 2020

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 40507

Language: English

Series: Information Report (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Vegetation Zones of Canada: a Biogeoclimatic Perspective maps Canadian geography in relation to regional climate, as indicated by vegetation patterns. Compared to previous similar national-scale products, Vegetation Zones of Canada benefits from the work of provincial and territorial ecological classification programs over the last 30+ years, incorporating this regional knowledge into a harmonized national map. This new map, reflecting vegetation and soils adapted to climates prior to approximately 1960, can serve as a broad-scale (approximately 1:5 million to 1:10 million) reference for monitoring and modeling effects of climatic changes on Canadian ecosystems.