Northern bug study tracks climate change
(published May 12, 2010)
Teams of researchers and students from three Canadian universities are heading north this summer to study how climate change is affecting insect populations.
Teams from the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of Prince Edward will travel to several locations — including Lake Hazen, Nunavut; Goose Bay, N.L.; and Churchill, Man. — to replicate a study done 60 years ago.
The results can then be compared to fit another piece into the puzzle of what impact climate change is having on the ecosystem in Northern Canada.
Also, look in the sidebar for the link to audio of an interview with students Jana Aker and Christine Roussel where they describe the upcoming field season and their research.