ecosystems climate change

Ecosystems and Climate Change

Climate change is profoundly impacting forests and other ecosystems. At the same time, many ecosystems play critical roles in the global carbon cycle by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in biomass. There is a pressing need to understand how climate change impacts the resilience and capacity for adaptation of ecosystems and species, and to inform management. UBC Forestry researchers also study the effects of climate change on agents of ecological disturbance, including wildfires, insects, and diseases.