Natural Resources Climate Change Applied Science

Scientific research is undertaking in British Columbia in order to adapt the provincial natural resource sector to a changing climate, reduce carbon emissions and increase carbon sinks.

Government research programs deliver critical, science-based information to operational decision-makers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Research Topics

In B.C., scientific research into climate change is conducted under the provincial initiatives listed below.

Research includes projects funded under the Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council (FFESC).

Ongoing Research

  • Determining the vulnerability of ecosystems to resource development and climate change
  • Building adaptive capacity by providing flexible tools and comprehensive information to support management and decision-making
  • Measuring and managing our carbon footprint

FFESC Projects

Articles & Reports

 

Economics & Community

Ongoing Research

  • Supporting non-timber and non-forest values in natural resource management systems within a changing climate
  • Measuring and managing our carbon footprint

FFESC Projects

Articles & Reports

 

Water & Aquatic Ecosystems

Ongoing Research

  • Maintaining water quality and quantity
  • Maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems

FFESC Projects

 

Past Initiatives

Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council, 2008–2012

In 2008, the Government of British Columbia established the Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council (FFESC) to guide research in support of the objectives of the FFEI.

The FFESC wrapped up its research program in 2012. The completed research is now helping to inform the B.C. Government’s action plan for adapting forest and range management policies and practices to climate change.