Ronny Rotbarth

Ronny Rotbarth

Ronny Rotbarth is a PhD candidate at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Science and Ecology from the University of Stirling (Scotland) and a Master degree in Forest and Nature Conservation from Wageningen University.

A vast expanse of Interior Alaska's boreal forest is seen on Sept. 19, 2022, from the Ski Land ski and snowboard area in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

The world’s boreal forests may be shrinking as climate change pushes them northward

By: , , and - November 10, 2023

Earth’s boreal forests circle our planet’s far northern reaches, just south of the Arctic’s treeless tundra. If the planet wears an Arctic ice cap, then the boreal forests are a loose-knit headband wrapped around its ears, covering large portions of Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and Siberia. The boreal region’s soils have long buffered the planet against […]