Foraminifera: a tool for elucidating past and recent climate change in marine Arctic Canada
Canadian Arctic Archipelago, deglaciation, foraminifera
Over the past five decades, polar regions such as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA) have experienced pronounced changes associated with recent climate warming, such as sea ice decline (ACIA, 2005; IPCC, 2007). Such relatively recent and open-ended environmental shifts have motivated research regarding past climate variability to understand how polar marine environments responded to previous high-magnitude changes such as glacial to interglacial transitions. MacEwan University's RAPIDE (Researching Arctic Palaeoceanographic Indicators of Deglacial Environments) program seeks to apply multiple sedimentological, stratigraphic, and micropalaeontological approaches to elucidate the timing and style of marine-based deglaciation and subsequent oceanographic evolution through the CAA.
Presented on December 11, 2017 at the International Arctic Change Conference held at Québec City Convention Centre, Québec.
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