The Northern Biodiversity Program (NBP) is a collaborative research initiative that uses insects and spiders as models for monitoring environmental change across the boreal, sub-arctic, and high-arctic eco-climatic zones.

The NBP aims to document changes in Canada’s northern arthropod fauna by comparing results of the 1947-1962 Northern Insect Survey (NIS), a unique initiative that sampled arthropod diversity at 72 arctic, subarctic and northern boreal localities, with contemporary surveys (2010-2011) implemented across three major northern eco-climatic zones. The NBP evaluate the effects of ecological changes on the abundance and diversity of arthropods and explore potential adaptation of certain species to changing northern conditions.

The collection was established in 2010-06-15 and ceased acquisitions in 2014-12-19.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

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