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Tuesday, December 4 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
C2. Living Labs II

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Climate and environmental change in protected areas
  • Isabelle Cote - Ecological changes in marine communities at Baeria Rocks
  • Andrew Simon and Brian Starzomski - Climate change impacts on the foraging landscape of the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia
  • Kim-Ly Thompson - Gitga’at Knowledge Project: Enhancing Gitga’at monitoring through use
  • Philip Burton - Vegetation of the Nisga'a Lava Beds: Complexity and Setbacks in Primary Succession Description
  • Mary Sanseverino- Let the images speak: Visualizing 100 years of landscape change in Mt. Robson & Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Parks Description


Philip Burton

University of Northern BC
The Nisga'a Lava Beds of the Nass Valley resulted from the eruption of the Tseax Volcano approximately 250 years ago. Important to the history and culture of the Nisga'a First Nation, the lava beds are one of the most recent and most accessible volcanic surfaces in Canada, but have... Read More →

Isabelle Cote

Simon Fraser University
Marine communities of the shallow northeast Pacific region have experienced two large-scale disturbances: the mass mortality of many of species of large, predatory seastars in 2013, followed by a period of anomalously warm water (‘the blob’) from 2014 to 2016, when surface waters... Read More →

Mary Sanseverino

University of Victoria
Using historic images taken in 1911 (Mt. Robson) and 1913/16 (Mt. Assiniboine) by Arthur Wheeler and re-photographed from 2010 to 2017 by the Mountain Legacy Project (MLP), this presentation will demonstrate advances in visualization techniques to help historic/modern image pairs... Read More →

Andrew Simon

University of Victoria
Climate change portends increasing seasonal drought and extreme winter rain events in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Protected areas in this region are home to rare herbaceous communities representing an important foraging landscape for pollinators that is likely to... Read More →

Kim-Ly Thompson

University of Victoria
Most environmental monitoring programs in parks focus only on physical or biological monitoring, missing the observations and experiences of people. At their invitation, we are working with the Gitga’at First Nation on the north coast of BC to continue the development of an environmental... Read More →

Tuesday December 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
  Concurrent Sessions
  • Moderator Tory Stevens
  • AV Assistant Rachelle Linde