Assessing future of Alaskan berries in changing climate
Alaska Berry Futures, in collaboration with the Alaska Climate Adaption Center, has released the report "Cloudberry in a Changing Climate: Threats and Opportunities." The report is the first of six in a series that assess major berry groups important to rural and urban Alaskan communities. Forthcoming reports in the “Berries in Alaska’s Changing Environment” series include bog blueberries and lowbush cranberries, among others.
The reports look at growth, flowers, pollination, fruits and seeds, mutualists like fungi that help plants obtain nutrients, and plant enemies such as herbivores and pathogens. They also briefly discuss human use and highlight threats and opportunities for each aspect of the plant life cycle under a changing climate.
To learn more visit the Alaska Berry Futures website.