The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir

Ecozones of Canada


Arctic Cordillera

Climate trends on NWT migratory tundra caribou seasonal ranges (Excerpt April 1, 2016). Russell D, Gunn A. Report to Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories. 2016.

“Calving, summer and fall ranges are typically within the Arctic ecozone,divided into 3 ecoregions (Southern Arctic, Northern Arctic, and Arctic Cordillera;Eamer et al.2015). Within the Arctic ecozone, there are strong west-east and north-south climatic gradients due to maritime and continental weather systems,which influence plant productivity, e.g., the length of the plant growing season decreases on the northeast mainland. From west to east toward Hudson Bay, the low elevation arctic coastal plain widens out and the treeline (Timoney et al., 1992) dips south and widens.”

Northern Arctic

Soil organic carbon content in northern Canada: A database of field measurements and its analysis. Hossain MF, Zhang Y, Chen W, Wang J, Pavlic G. Canadian journal of soil science. 2007 May 1

Southern Arctic

Cumulative effects of human developments on arctic wildlife. Johnson CJ, Boyce MS, Case RL, Cluff HD, Gau RJ, Gunn A, Mulders R. Wildlife monographs. 2005 Jul

“We investigated the impacts of human activities and associated infrastructure on the dis-tribution of Arctic wildlife in 190,000 km2of the Taiga Shield and Southern Arctic ecozones 400 km northeast ofYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. We used covariates for vegetation, interspecific interactions, and human disturbance features to develop season-al resource-selection models for barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus), gray wolves (Canis lupus),grizzly bears (Ursus arctos), and wolverines (Gulo gulo). We used an information-theoretic approach to select 11 sea-sonal models for the 4 species. Nine models were good predictors of species occurrence and vegetation covariateswere important components of all models”

Atlantic Maritime

Lichens and allied fungi of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone. Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone. Clayden SR. NRC Research Press, Ottawa. 2010

Boreal Cordillera

Topographically controlled grassland soils in the Boreal Cordillera ecozone, northwestern Canada. Sanborn P. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 2010 Feb

Boreal Plains


Boreal Shield

Multiscale Resource Selection by Woodland Caribou in Saskatchewan’s Boreal Shield: A Fundamental Step Towards Managing a Threatened Species (Doctoral dissertation, University of Saskatchewan). Stewart, K.M., 2017

Hudson Plains

Distribution and relative abundance of caribou in the Hudson Plains Ecozone of Ontario. Magoun AJ, Abraham KF, Thompson JE, Ray JC, Gauthier ME, Brown GS, Woolmer G, Chenier CJ, Dawson FN. Rangifer. 2005 May


Habitat selection by female moose in the Canadian prairie ecozone. Laforge MP, Michel NL, Wheeler AL, Brook RK. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2016 Aug

Mixedwood Plains

Habitat loss and the limits to endangered species recovery. Kerr JT, Deguise I. Ecology Letters. 2004 Dec

Greenhouse gas contributions of agricultural soils and potential mitigation practices in Eastern Canada. Gregorich EG, Rochette P, VandenBygaart AJ, Angers DA. Soil and Tillage Research. 2005 Aug

Montane Cordillera

Wildfire Management in the Southside Region of Canada’s Montane Cordillera-A Systems Modelling Application on Firebreak Strategies (Doctoral dissertation, Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa). Kessels, H., 2016

A note on the ecology and management of old-growth forests in the Montane Cordillera. Arsenault A. The Forestry Chronicle. 2003 Jun

.Pacific Maritime

Evaluation of integrated multisatellite retrievals for GPM (IMERG) over southern Canada against ground precipitation observations: A preliminary assessment. Asong ZE, Razavi S, Wheater HS, Wong JS. Journal of hydrometeorology. 2017 Apr

Taiga Cordillera

Impact of time on interpretations of forest fragmentation: Three-decades of fragmentation dynamics over Canada. Hermosilla T, Wulder MA, White JC, Coops NC, Pickell PD, Bolton DK. Remote sensing of environment. 2019 Mar

Taiga Plains

Permafrost thaw and wildfire: Equally important drivers of boreal tree cover changes in the Taiga Plains, Canada. Helbig M, Pappas C, Sonnentag O. Geophysical Research Letters. 2016 Feb

Taiga Shield

Landscape Change in Canada’s Taiga Shield on Discontinuous Permafrost: Documenting the Influence of 50 Years of Warming on Vegetation, Lakes, and Watercourses in a Subarctic Ecosystem. Sniderhan A, Spence C, Baltzer JL. AGUFM. 2019 Dec



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