Biodiversity Monitoring

Dave monitors kestrel nestlings in the Whitehorse area.
Dave Mossop monitors kestrel nestlings in the Whitehorse area.

The Biodiversity Monitoring program at Yukon University is an action-oriented, faculty- and student-driven, field research project that has been tracking key indicators of change in Yukon's ecosystems for more than 40 years. Field monitoring studies gather and record standard sets of data, such as species numbers, reproduction and general population health, providing valuable insight into our changing environment. Currently, the Biodiversity Monitoring program has three areas of focus:

  • public education and taxonomy
  • tracking indicator species
  • providing data to help address and support conservation, cooperative management and research initiative

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