May 30, 2023

New Research Article Published: Updating inflow forecasts using empirical statistical matching for real-time prediction of daily net inflows to Okanagan Lake

ESSA led the publishing of a new research article titled “Updating inflow forecasts using empirical statistical matching for real-time prediction of daily net inflows to Okanagan Lake” in the Canadian Water Resources Journal. The authors of the study are Brian O. Ma (ESSA), Lars Uunila, […]
January 19, 2022

Can closer integration with climate change adaptation improve disaster resilience in Canada?

The short answer is yes. Climate-related disasters are on the rise in Canada, with climate change increasing the frequency and severity of natural hazards. Recent experience with ever-‘weirder’ weather across the country, has highlighted our lack of preparedness for future disasters. A new report titled […]
November 24, 2021

BC’s Most Wanted: Assessing the Impacts of Invasive Species on Species at Risk in BC at the 2021 Invasive Species Research Conference

In October 2021, ESSA was one of the sponsors for the Invasive Species Research Conference, held by the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia. The conference connected invasive species researchers and practitioners to showcase research from across the Pacific Northwest, to help create links between […]
September 22, 2021

Can Municipal Natural Assets Provide Coastal Flood and Erosion Protection?

This is the question ESSA’s team, led by Dr. Cedar Morton, set out to answer in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative, and CBCL. We worked with two pilot communities, each with very different coastlines – the Town of Gibsons in […]
July 14, 2021

ESSA’s Jimena Eyzaguirre and Cedar Morton Dive Into The International Dimensions of Canada’s Response to Climate Change for the The National Issues Report.

The National Issues Report led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for the Government of Canada was recently published and provides a national overview of how climate change impacts our lives as Canadians. From communities, the environment, the economy, and beyond, this report identifies and demonstrates […]
June 24, 2021

What is the economic value of old-growth forests if they are kept standing?

Old growth forests provide many ecosystem services beyond timber supply. ESSA recently completed a first-of-its-kind project on Vancouver Island that used 17 modelled old growth protection scenarios to assess the economic value of these services over a 100-year time horizon. The study, led by Dr. […]