Microclimate Monitoring

This program engages citizens and scientists alike in an ongoing effort to monitor microclimate in the southern Gulf Islands. Through this study we aim to develop a better understanding of local scale controls on microclimate, including topographic, latitudinal and oceanic effects. These data can help land managers and ecologists better anticipate the differential outcomes that climate change may have for both human and ecological communities across this coastal landscape.


Project initiated February 2018

Current status: Ongoing


Andrew Simon, Kevin Toomer | IMERSS Labs

Heather Klassen | MFLNRORD

Ed Wiebe | UVic EOS

Dan Moore | UBC

Lyackson First Nation

Galiano Conservancy Association

Valdes Island Conservancy

We are grateful to the BC Parks Park Enhancement Fund for supporting this research project.