$300 000 investment at UNB for a climate change adaptation project!
Climate change and the prospect of changes to forest species composition have captured the attention of policy makers as noted in a recent announcement by the Federal government.
Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey
announced $ 300 000 in funding for the University of New Brunswick towards a climate change adaptation project. The project will study the socio-economic costs and benefits of adapting to climate-induced changes ( for example, drought and wind) in Atlantic forests.
The goal of the study is to help those in the industry and forestry communities plan and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Forest NB anticipates that the resulting work will validate further research funding to implement forest management strategies in particular
of key commercial species and other at risk species in an effort to address future potential impacts on available wood fiber and forest eco-services.
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