Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Aquatic Ecosystems in the Clay Belt Ecodistrict (3E-1) of Northeastern Ontario - CCRR30

Summary

Changes in air temperatures, precipitation patterns, and extreme weather events associated with climate change have and will continue to influence aquatic ecosystems. Increased water temperatures, and changes in the timing of the spring freshet, the duration of ice cover, wetland composition, productivity of various species, as well as the establishment of invasive species have been documented in several systems. The wetland, stream, and lake ecosystems in the Clay Belt (Ecodistrict 3E-1) of northeastern Ontario are also being affected by climate change. The objectives of this study were to assess the vulnerability of several aquatic ecosystem indicators to inform the development of climate change adaptation options for those ecosystems in Ontarios Clay Belt.

Published Date: November 05, 2012
Publisher: Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author: Science and Information Resources Division

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Aquatic Ecosystems in the Clay Belt Ecodistrict (3E-1) of Northeastern Ontario - CCRR30
ISBN: 978-1-4606-0252-2   (PDF) 984.93 KB