Forests are an essential link in the global carbon cycle at multiple levels. They are large carbon sinks, and major consumers of greenhouse gases such as methane. With global warming, forests will face challenges of different environmental conditions.


TheNSERC CREATE Program in Forests and Climate Change was established at UVic's Centre for Forest Biology to train post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in research on interactions of forests with climate change in the following areas:


• Tree nutrition, physiology and genetics, for enhanced carbon sequestration and stress resistance and adaptability.

• Control of carbon allocation to stable chemical molecules such as phenolic compounds, and their ecological consequences.

• Microbial-plant-environment interactions and their impact on carbon emissions and greenhouse gases from forest soils.





  Centre for Forest Biology   Biology Department