Arctic ecosystems are dramatically altered through changes to the vegetation, destruction of wetlands, and thawing of ice-rich permafrost. Plant species composition, and changes to vegetation composition has cascading effects through the ecosystem, as well as into global hydrologic and atmospheric systems. To preserve plant diversity, conservation programs must be guided by the biological requirements of species and ecosystem components.
Circumpolar cooperation of Arctic botanists is essential to achieve a unified approach to conservation, protection and sustainable use of Arctic ecosystems and resources.
Learn more about the Circumpolar Flora Group (CFG).
CFG encourages and coordinates the conservation of Arctic flora, habitats and research activities.
It enhances the exchange of information affecting status and trends in Arctic flora.
The CAFF Flora Group and the IAVD will be meeting April 12-15 in Krakow, Poland. Please click here for more information on agenda, registration, venue and more.
Learn about the scientific efforts behind the Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM), a project designed to map the entire circumboreal region.