Global warming and the ongoing climate change are well documented facts also in the Northern and Arctic areas. If global climate is getting warmer, heat waves will become more frequent and more intense, which will affect vegetation. Higher temperatures can also play a role in insect population success and potential range expansion. For example, increased winter minimum temperatures are expected to promote hemlock wooly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) expansion northward in Canada. It is expected that species specifically adapted to arctic / northern climate will be suppressed by species with more wide distribution leading to reduction / change in biodiversity and underlining the importance of conservation biology. Our research is focused on forest trees, wild berry species and on conservation biology - especially on the development of cryopreservation protocols for northern plant species.

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Last updated: 5/2021