The scale, pace and range of climate change has far-reaching impacts on BC’s ecosystems. Research under the resilient ecosystems theme seeks to understand these impacts and to develop management solutions that will maintain the viability of ecosystems in the province. Given that many such ecosystems are now under threat from climate change, the emphasis is on risk and adaptive management.
- understanding existing rates of change to BC ecosystems
- predicting future ecosystem change and the vulnerability of ecosystem services
- promoting adaptive management and governance in the stewardship of natural resources