10. Climate Change and the Central Canadian Treeline

  1. Hugh French2 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker3
  1. Glen Macdonald

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch10

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

Macdonald, G. (2011) Climate Change and the Central Canadian Treeline, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of California Los Angeles, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • the ever-changing scenery;
  • climate change and central Canadian treeline;
  • northern treeline, the southern boundary of the Arctic;
  • central Canadian treeline zone today;
  • treeline in central Canada, continuous and discontinuous permafrost;
  • response of central Canadian treeline to warming temperatures;
  • treeline phenomenon, divergence in temperature, on spruce trees;
  • northward advance of boreal forest, displacing continental tundra by 2100;
  • decreasing anthropogenic greenhouse gases;
  • Canadian treeline zone and vegetation and climate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Central Canadian Treeline Zone Today

  • Current Warming at the Central Canadian Treeline

  • Response of the Central Canadian Treeline to Warming Temperatures

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources