Changing Canadian Sub-Arctic and Arctic Landscapes As Part of the Climate System Posters

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 8:00 AM-12:20 PM
Chairs:  Oliver Sonnentag, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada and Philip Marsh, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Primary Conveners:  Oliver Sonnentag, Université de Montréal, Département de géographie, Montréal, QC, Canada
Co-conveners:  Philip Marsh1, Aaron A Berg2 and Jennifer Lynn Baltzer1, (1)Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada(2)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
OSPA Liaisons:  Jennifer Lynn Baltzer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

High Latitude Snow Cover from Satellite and Model-Derived Products: Quantifying Uncertainty in Current Datasets and Identifying Potential Future Opportunities
Christopher Derksen1, Ross Brown2, Lawrence Mudryk3, Joshua M King4 and Peter Toose1, (1)Environment Canada Toronto, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)Environment Canada @ OURANOS Inc., Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
A Geographic Perspective on Factors Controlling Post-Fire Succession in Boreal Black Spruce Forests in Western North America
Eric S Kasischke1,2, Evan S Kane3, Helene Genet4, Merritt R Turetsky5, Jonathan A ODonnell6, Elizabeth Hoy1, Kirsten Barrett7 and Jennifer Lynn Baltzer8, (1)University of Maryland, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (2)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Michigan Tech Univ--SFRES, Hancock, MI, United States, (4)Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (5)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, (6)National Park Service Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (7)University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, (8)Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Will climate change exceed the resilience limits of western Canadian peatlands?
Merritt R Turetsky, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, Brian Benscoter, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, United States and David Olefeldt, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Implications of treeline shift and increasing wetland cover for regional climate in northwestern Canada
Oliver Sonnentag1, Manuel Helbig1, Fanny Payette1, Karoline Wischnewski1, Jennifer Lynn Baltzer2, William L Quinton2 and Philip Marsh2, (1)University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Multi-Scale Responses to Changing Climate in Lake and Terrestrial Ecosystems over the Past 200 Years at Treeline in Northern Manitoba
Charles E Umbanhowar Jr, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, United States, Evan R Larson, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI, United States, William O Hobbs, Department of Ecology Washington State, Olympia, WA, United States, Mark B Edlund, Science Museum of Minnesota, Marine On St. Croix, MN, United States, Philip Camill, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, United States and Christoph E Geiss, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, United States
The Structure and Function of Peatlands in the Hudson Bay Lowlands – Comparing a Pristine and a Hydrologically Impacted Peatland Site
Lorna I Harris, Nigel T Roulet and Tim R Moore, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
The Changing Cold Regions Network: Improving the Understanding and Prediction of Changing Land, Water, and Climate in the Mackenzie and Saskatchewan River Basins, Canada
Chris Michael DeBeer, Howard S Wheater, Kwok Pan Chun, Kevin Shook and Paul Whitfield, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
A watershed approach to quantify the impacts of permafrost disturbances on the hydrogeochemistry of streams in the Richardson Mountains and Peel Plateau region, northwestern Canada.
Catherine Paquette1, Denis Lacelle1 and Steven V Kokelj2, (1)University of Ottawa, Department of Geography, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (2)NWT Geosciences Office, Government of the Nothwest Territories, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Hydroclimatic and Landscape Controls over Permafrost Disturbance in the Canadian High Arctic
Jean Holloway, Ashley Rudy and Scott F Lamoureux, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
The Effects of Climate and Fire on Peatland Carbon Dynamics in Central and Eastern Canada
Daniel Lesser1, Cameron Adams1, Anna Westervelt1, Anna Bourakovsky1, Catherine Hamley1, Anna Hall1, Philip Camill1 and Charles E Umbanhowar Jr2, (1)Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, United States, (2)St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, United States
Changes in snowfall and snow on the ground in the Western Canadian Arctic and implications to streamflow
Philip Marsh, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Lance Lesack, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, Xiaogang Shi, CSIRO Canberra, Land and Water, Canberra, Australia and Daqing Yang, National Hydrology Research Center, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Using Permafrost Disturbance Susceptibility Maps to Understand Processes that Drive Permafrost Degradation
Ashley Rudy, Jean Holloway, Scott F Lamoureux and Paul Treitz, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Site Level Climate Downscaling for Forecasting Water Balance Stress and Reslience of Acadian Boreal Trees
Bjorn-Gustaf Brooks, US Forest Service Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States and Shawn Serbin, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States
The relationship of increasing trends in GRACE observed total water storage to landscape changes in the Southern Taiga Plains
Aaron A Berg1, William L Quinton2, Jianliang Huang3, Laura Chasmer4, Jaison Thomas Ambadan1, Ryan Connon2 and Lindsay Stone2, (1)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, (2)Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (3)Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (4)University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
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