Session 6

New insights on the forest-water nexus

Conveners: Jason Leach1


Session Description

Forests dominate much of Canada’s landscape and are a critical source of freshwater resources, provide natural infrastructure for flood protection and drinking water supply, and support habitat for culturally and economically important aquatic species. Climate and land cover changes are altering forest-water relationships in complex and unprecedented ways across a range of spatial and temporal scales. This session will feature research conducted on forest-water relationships and how changes in climate and forest cover impact water, from plot to watershed scales. We invite both empirical and modelling studies, and contributions that provide novel insights on hydrologic and biogeochemical understanding within the forest-water nexus.

Primary Affiliation: Hydrology

Joint Session Partner: Biogeosciences