The geographic expansion of beavers in Nunavik

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vendredi 20 déc. 11:30 AM (1 heure)
Dîner   12:30 PM à 01:30 PM (1 heure)
Salle ABCD

New species of wildlife that are appearing, expanding, and establishing in northern regions are of concern to local communities because of their potential impacts on local ecosystems, traditional food species, food security, and wellness. In Nunavik, community members are concerned about the expansion of several species, including the North American beaver. Increased habitat suitability caused by global warming is thought to have facilitated North American beaver colonization of tundra, and they, in turn, alter the hydraulic environment. This speed talk briefly presents research on the expansion and contemporary distribution of beaver populations in Nunavik and a few of their potential social and ecological impacts. Understanding the impacts of climate change on local ecosystems through both empirical data and local knowledge is a priority for equipping communities with mitigate and adapt to these changes.

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