Royal BC Museum scientists race against the clock to collect from ecosystems at risk by climate change

August 10, 2017

VICTORIA, BC–As global temperatures rise, British Columbians are enduring increasingly hot summers and some destructive consequences, such as 2017’s violent wildfire season.

Royal BC Museum biologists foresee another, longer-term threat: as temperatures rise, the flora and fauna adapted to cold, high-elevation alpine ecosystems are literally losing ground to rising treelines.

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