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Listen to Botany Curator Ken Marr describing the plants of the alpine tundra and the effects of climate change on the biome.
Alpine BiomeWhat are the environmental conditions of the alpine tundra? Credit: RBCM
Alpine Plant AdaptationsImagine you are an alpine plant. Describe yourself and the features that you have that help you to survive. Credit: RBCM
After the Last Ice AgeHow has the landscape of British Columbia changed over the past 15,000 years? Credit: RBCM
Plant Detectives and Pollen AnalysisHow do scientists determine what plants lived here thousands of years ago? Credit: RBCM
Plant GeneticsWhat can DNA analysis teach us about the plants in British Columbia's mountains? Credit: RBCM
Temperature and Vegetation ChangesWhat changes have occurred in the mountains of British Columbia in the past? How are recent impacts of humans on climate different than climate change in the past? Credit: RBCM
Glacial RetreatWhat evidence of climate change have you seen in your work in the mountains of British Columbia? Credit: RBCM
Tree Line and TemperatureWhat do you think the alpine vegetation will look like in the future? Credit: RBCM
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On United Nations’ International Mountain Day, Botany Curator Ken Marr talks with CBC’s Greogor Craigie about observing the impact of changing climate on the ecosystems above the treeline.
In 2018, Freelance science and environmental journalist Molly Segal joined Royal BC Museum scientists on a research trip in northern BC. Listen to her CBC radio story.