SNAP's Nancy Fresco helps document a changing Yukon climate

By the end of this century, Yukon will feel less like the Arctic and more like the northern Rocky Mountain and prairie regions, according to a new study co-authored by SNAP's Nancy Fresco. Examining climate-biome ("cliome") shifts for Yukon and its protected areas was published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation. Fresco's work is also discussed in an article in the Alaska Dispatch News.

The study is an outgrowth of an earlier SNAP project that spanned Alaska and neighboring parts of Canada. The project produced an Alaska-Canada report; the Yukon section is the first to be in a peer-reviewed paper published in a scientific journal. Read the journal article

Photo courtesy Loren Holmes, Alaska Dispatch News.