Climatic Change at the Forest/Tundra Boundary

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, climatology, biology, forestry, trees, tree growth, treeline

Principal Investigator: Landhaeusser, Simon M. (3)
Licence Number: 11048
Organization: Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: L. Wasiula; Dr. R.W. Wein; P. Lange

Objective(s): To determine and document the maximum size of treeline species that has been possible under recent climates by slope and direction; to experimentally determine the success of tree and shrub seedling emergence and growth on different slope and aspects and relate this to the energy input;

Project Description: The Researcher and his team will seed and plant plots prepared in 1990. They will determine the germination rate, establishment and the annual growth of the seedlings. The measurements will be related to the energy input which influences these microsites.