By clicking here, you will find the fourth issue of the year 2020 of the Écho tourbières newsletter, intended for anyone with an interest in the world of peatlands.
Here are the headlines of this issue of October 2020:
• 2020 Field Season (1st part):
- Restoration of the Moss Spur 2 peatland in Manitoba.
• Recent publications:
- Bieniada, A. 2020. Methane cycling in horticultural extracted, restored, and unrestored peatlands in central Alberta, Canada. Ph.D. thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
- Guêné-Nanchen, M., N. D’Amour & L. Rochefort. 2020. Adaptation of restoration target with climate change: the case of a coastal peatland. Botany 98(8): 439-448; https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2020-0050.
• Other news…
- A paper on hydrological functions of wooded wetlands subject to forest management.
- Québec RE3 Conference of 2021 is cancelled.
- An update of the Peatland Restoration Guide: New booklets available!
Best regards.For more information
The scientific community has lost a pillar of Arctic research, Dr. Louis Fortier. The CEN would like to acknowledge Louis' important contribution to the advancement and influence of Arctic science. A visionary and driven individual, Louis generated many synergies during his career that have served and will continue to serve all areas of Arctic research for a long time to come. The CEN and its members extend their sympathy to Dr. Fortier's family and friends.
As the Arctic summers warm, the Earth's northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track the world's tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study co-authored by CEN Scientific Director, researcher Gilles Gauthier, has revealed that the region has become greener as higher air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.For more information
A project led by Line Rochefort and Juan Carlos Villareal aims to restore functional ecosystems at mine tailings sites. See Jean Hamann's article on Le Fil.For more information
As part of the activities planned to mark the 60th anniversary of CEN in 2021, a special issue of the journal Écoscience will be published to highlight research work for the benefit of sustainable development in the North and to demonstrate the interdisciplinarity and scope research work in northern regions carried out by CEN members and, finally, to highlight the contribution of Mr. Louis-Edmond Hamelin, the founder of CEN, to the advancement of northern research. This initiative echoes the special issue of the journal Écoscience on 50 years of multidisciplinary research in the Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik sector in Nunavik which was produced in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of CEN (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/teco20/18/3?nav=tocList&).
The guest editorial committee of this special issue of the journal Écoscience, composed of Najat Bhiry, Monique Bernier, Nicolas Lecompte, James Woollett and Richard Fortier, invites and invites CEN members to submit manuscripts for this special issue. For this purpose, please contact Najat Bhiry (email@example.com) to submit a manuscript proposal providing a preliminary title, the list of authors and a short summary. The invited editorial committee will quickly respond to your proposal. Looking forward to reading you.
In response to the exceptional pandemic situation at COVID-19 and in accordance with the directives of the Government of Quebec and Laval University, no reservations at Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) research stations will be possible until further notice. Please note that the reopening of CEN stations will be based on the evolution of research deconfinement measures put in place by the Nunavik regional authorities. Ultimately, the reopening of our research stations in Nunavik will be done on a case-by-case basis according to the instructions and approval procedures that will be communicated to us. When we become aware of these instructions and procedures, we will inform you. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.