Indicators of Climate Change in British Columbia, 2002

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Summary Both the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US National Academy of Science have concluded that the global atmosphere is warming. They agree, moreover, that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years can be…

Helping Pacific Salmon Survive the Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Habitats: Pursuing Proactive and Reactive Adaptation Strategies

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Description For many generations in western Canada, five species of Pacific salmon have provided a defining role to native and non-native peoples. As a reflection of this cultural importance, there has been a long-standing tradition of communities…

IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers

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Abstract This Summary sets out the key policy-relevant findings of the Fourth Assessment of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Assessment is of current scientific understanding of the impacts of climate…

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Canadian Perspective

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Summary There is strong consensus in the international scientific community that climate change is occurring and that the impacts are already being felt in some regions. It is also widely accepted that, even after introducing significant measures…

Climate overview 2007: Hydro-climatology and future climate impacts in British Columbia

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Summary The foundation for understanding the consequences of changing climate (temperature and precipitation) at a regional scale are water resources at the ground level; i.e. hydrology. This requires knowledge of the hydrological regime (rain,…

Workshop on the Cumulative Impacts on Salmon – February 17, 2012

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Workshop Purpose The purpose of the work planning session is to provide strategic direction to the Bulkley Valley Research Centre's "An integrated assessment of the cumulative impacts of climate change and industrial development on salmon in…

Priorities and Strategies for Canada’s Wild Pacific Salmon and Steelhead: Advisory Report of the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

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Description Over a period of eleven years the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council has provided public information and offered strategic advice to ministers responsible for protecting and sustaining wild salmon and steelhead stocks…

Habitat Report Cards: Skeena River Basin

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Description This habitat report card is part of a 2013 project that performed a broad-scale evaluation of the vulnerability of Skeena salmon Conservation Units (CUs) to regional habitat threats and pressures.  The project produced…

Handbook of Physical, Chemical, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton Data from Hecate Strait, Dixon Entrance, Goose Island Bank and Queen Charlotte Sound

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Abstract This report summarizes physical and lower trophic level data collected in Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. The purpose is to: 1) organize those portions of the physical, water chemistry, phytoplankton, and zooplankton data base…

Climate effects on pacific salmon in the ocean – creating a canadian focus

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Description The first part of this report reviews literature on Pacific salmon. The following themes have emerged; carrying capacity: bottom-up control; fisheries and predation: top-down control; the influence of salmon hatcheries; the effects…

Habitat Report Cards: Skeena Estuary

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Description This habitat report card is part of a 2013 project that performed a broad-scale evaluation of the vulnerability of Skeena salmon Conservation Units (CUs) to regional habitat threats and pressures.  The project produced…

Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerabilities in Canada’s Pacific Marine Ecosystems

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Summary Canada's Pacific marine ecosystems, which lie adjacent to the coast of British Columbia, are rich, extraordinarily productive, and highly textured with conditions that vary considerably on different scales of time and space. This marine…