Resources

Description: 

An assessment of substituting fossil fuels with woody biomass in the Northwest Territories to assist in the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Publication date: 
July 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Alaska Climate-Biome Shift Project (AK Cliomes) and the Yukon (YT) and Northwest Territories (NWT) Climate-Biome Shift Project (Ca Cliomes) were collaborative efforts that used progressive clustering methodology, existing land cover classifications, and historical and projected climate data to identify areas of Alaska, the Yukon, and NWT that are likely to undergo the greatest or least ecological pressure, given climate change. Project results and data presented in this report are intended to serve as a framework for research and planning by land managers and other stakeholders with an interest in ecological and socioeconomic sus- tainability .

Publication date: 
January 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The following is a summary of a completed study that mapped the predicted ecosystem changes that would occur in the NWT and Alaska (not shown) due to warming temperatures associated with climate change. Three scenarios, based on global greenhouse gas emissions, were studied; a low temperature increase, an average temperature increase, and a high temperature increase. The results were overlain on a map of the NWT, and these maps are presented in this summary. For more information on the study and its methodology, please refer to the full report completed by the Scenarios Network for Arctic Planning and the EWHALE lab, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Publication date: 
January 2012
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File