Key Message

Peatlands in the north of Ontario store large quantities of carbon.

Melting permafrost in peatland areas release carbon, a greenhouse gas, and cause damage to roads and infrastructure.

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Maara Packalen, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Northern Peat and Permafrost in a Changing Climate

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Nathan Basiliko,                  Laurentian University

Two-way, dynamic relationship between ecosystems and climate change

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Pascale Roy-Leveille,                Laurentian University