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NEWS: Climate Change September 12, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Photo: Bylot’s fossil forest

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Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier, a graduate student at Université de Montreal, stands beside the biggest tree trunk found during his 2009 and 2010 field visits to the fossil forest on Bylot Island in Sirmilik National Park. This 2.5-metre specimen, thought to be about 2.7 million years old and still bearing some of its bark, was one of 35 wood specimens that Guertin-Pasquier and his colleagues collected there. He predicts that the same climactic conditions that existed on Bylot Island more than two million years ago may return by the end of this century. Read more later on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY RACHEL THERIAULT)
Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier, a graduate student at Université de Montreal, stands beside the biggest tree trunk found during his 2009 and 2010 field visits to the fossil forest on Bylot Island in Sirmilik National Park. This 2.5-metre specimen, thought to be about 2.7 million years old and still bearing some of its bark, was one of 35 wood specimens that Guertin-Pasquier and his colleagues collected there. He predicts that the same climactic conditions that existed on Bylot Island more than two million years ago may return by the end of this century. Read more later on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY RACHEL THERIAULT)

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