Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Climate Change and Cumulative Effects

Climate change and climate change adaptation have been a focus of BVRC research since 2007. Climate change’s impacts on the forest industry, biodiversity and ecosystem resilience, along with its combined cumulative effects with industrial development, are all current and ongoing research under the Integrated Systems Research Program at the BVRC.

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* denotes an active project. ⌘ denotes a multi-year/continuing project

Project # Project Title Project Lead Funding Agency
2016-08⌘ Cumulative Impacts Monitoring and Management in the Skeena Don Morgan, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and BC Ministry of Environment, Smithers, BC Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
2015-14* Cumulative Effects and Monitoring Conference Bulkley Valley Research Centre Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO)
2013-08 An integrated assessment of the cumulative impacts of climate change and industrial development on salmon in Western British Columbia - Year Two Don Morgan, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and BC Ministry of Environment, Smithers, BC Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
2013-07 Adding On: Knowledge Management and Cumulative Effects Forum Don Morgan, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and BC Ministry of Environment, Smithers, BC Moore Foundation, Spectra Energy, Crossroads Cultural Resource Management
2012-15 Communication of Climate Impacts, Adaptation, Cumulative Impacts Sybille Haeussler, PhD, UNBC, Smithers Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
2011-18 An integrated assessment of the cumulative impacts of climate change and industrial development on salmon in Western British Columbia - Year One Don Morgan, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and BC Ministry of Environment, Smithers, BC Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
2011-12 Cumulative Effects Conference Don Morgan, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and BC Ministry of Environment, Smithers, BC Various
2010-07 Assessment of off-site tree plantations in the Northern Interior Forest Region Phil LePage, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Ministry of Forests and Range, Tree Improvement Branch
2009-17 Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Implications of Climate Change on the Province's Forest and Range Ecosystems and their Stewardship Don Morgan, Research Branch, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council
2009-12 A Multi-Scale Trans-Disciplinary Vulnerability Assessment Don Morgan, Research Branch, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council
2009-08 Year 3 - Assessing ecosystem vulnerability to climate change from the tree- to stand- to landscape-level Craig Nitschke, PhD, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and UBC Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2008-21 Regeneration Vulnerability Assessment for Dominant Tree Species throughout the Central Interior of British Columbia Craig Nitschke, PhD, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and UBC Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative
2008-12 Year 2 - Assessing Ecosystem Vulnerability to Climate Change from the Tree- to Stand- to Landscape Level Craig Nitschke, PhD, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and UBC Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-15 Year 2 - Landscape Strategies for MPB management:  Some Stewardship Implications Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-12 Year 1 - Assessing Ecosystem Vulnerability to Climate Change from the Tree- to Stand- to Landscape Level Craig Nitschke, PhD, Bulkley Valley Research Centre and UBC Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2007-09 Linking Dothistroma septospora to Climate Variability through Establishment of Regional Paleoclimate Baseline: Skeena Stikine Climate Network Jeff Anderson, Geomorphic Environmental Services, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2006-19 Using SELES to Examine Some Stewardship Implications of the MPB Outbreak Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Ministry of Forests and Range, Transfer Agreement
2006-15 Year 1 - Landscape Strategies for MPB management:  Some Stewardship Implications Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2005-06 Year 2 - Implications of Landscape Composition and Pattern in Managed Sub-boreal Forests Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program
2005-03 Programming Changes to SELES for Assessing Some of the Mountain Pine Beetle Scenarios on Selected Wildlife Species Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Ministry of Forests and Range, Transfer Agreement
2004-06 Year 1 - Implications of Landscape Composition and Pattern in Managed Sub-Boreal Forests Doug Steventon, Wildlife Habitat Ecologist, Ministry of Forests and Range, Smithers Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program