Climate change at the Forest-Tundra ecotone in subarctic Québec

Climate change at the Forest-Tundra ecotone in subarctic Québec

Fri, 14/09/2012 - 09:30

About the Presenter

Prof Stephané Boudreau

Stephané Boudreau is an ecologist with interests in plant community dynamics, conservation and ecosystem restoration in subarctic and tropical regions.

He obtained his Ph.D in 2003 from Université Laval in Québec City, Canada. From 2003 to 2005, he was a post-doctoral researcher at University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

He is a professor in the Biology Department at Université Laval.


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Shifts in plant communities are one of the major responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change. In Arctic and Subarctic regions, recent climate change has resulted in an overall increase in shrub cover and, to a lesser extent, to treeline advance.

In this seminar, Professor Boudreau will present his research on the impacts of climate change on the dynamics of plant communities of the Forest-Tundra ecotone in subarctic Québec (eastern Canada).

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