Co-Chairs: Jennifer Provencher (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

David Yukowski (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Melissa McKinney (McGill University)

While Arctic ecological communities represent relatively simple systems as compared with temperate and tropical ecosystems, the long summer days make the aquatic ecosystems of the Arctic a dynamic and productive environment for many of the species found in the region. Species interactions can fluctuate in relation to varying environmental conditions. Understanding this variation is critical to understand how perturbations from climate change and species redistributions to anthropogenic activities can influence food web interactions over multiple scales.