To Study Control of Metabolic Rates in Arctic Plants

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, vegetation, nitrogen, plant growth, photosynthesis

Principal Investigator: Cummins, W. Raymond (4)
Licence Number: 11024
Organization: Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: O. Atkin; B. Thibodeau; F. Ackerman;

Objective(s): To confirm that Arctic plants have low rates of nitrate reductase activity by surveying tissues in situ; to determine if relationships exist between rates of respiration, photosynthesis and nitrogen reduction in these plants;

Project Description: The Researcher and team will continue to collect information about repiration rates and growth rates in Arctic plants. They will confirm that Arctic plants have low rates of nitrate reductase activity and will determine if relationships exist between rates of respiration, photosynthesis and nitrogen reduction in these plants.