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Spring 2012

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Helping Local Communities Manage for Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

article image The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has just initiated a three-year project to identify practical actions to manage Alberta's wild species of plants and animals as their environment is altered by climate change. This collaborative project involves a team of biodiversity scientists and policy analysts from the University of Alberta, Miistakis Institute, Alberta Innovates, the Government of Alberta, as well as ABMI. Miistakis’ role will be to develop a map-based decision support system to assist local communities in better understanding climate-related risks and adaptations in the context of ecosystem services.