Dr. Mark Johnston is a Distinguished Scientist in SRC’s Environment and Biotech Division. He has worked at SRC since 2001 in the areas of forest ecology and climate change. Most recently, he helped lead a national study on the vulnerability of Canada’s forest sector to the impacts of climate change. He continues to work with the forest industry and government to assist them in understanding climate change impacts and how they can adapt to these changes.
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June 03, 2020
The results are in for a three-year project to help forest managers estimate carbon storage in wetlands as part of their land management activities.
January 28, 2020
Climate change is affecting Canada’s forests to a greater extent than other parts of the globe. A climate change vulnerability assessment is currently underway in Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the goal of identifying what climate change will look like in the boreal forest and how to reduce its impacts.
April 20, 2018
There are many potential impacts that climate change may have on Canada’s boreal forest. Industry and government will need to prepare for a different forest environment, and develop adaptation strategies for dealing with the new conditions.
September 26, 2017
Most people might be surprised to know that wetlands are hot spots of biodiversity in a forested landscape. They’re also a huge reservoir of carbon. And it’s important to conserve wetlands to maintain that carbon in the ground.
January 27, 2017
We know that wetlands, both in Canada and globally, store huge amounts of carbon. While we understand it’s important to store carbon, reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change, we’re also aware that we need a greater understanding of how best to measure the carbon stored in wetlands.
January 21, 2014
Canada’s massive expanse of boreal forest – three million square kilometers – is undergoing a serious transformation due to climate change. A group of Canadian forest scientists is investigating the impacts and published its findings.