Species Composition Changes Along a Gradient From Subarctic Forest to Tundra

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, vegetation, forestry, plants, tundra ecosystems, treeline

Principal Investigator: Henry, Gregory (5)
Licence Number: 11170
Organization: University of Alberta and Dalhousie University
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: B. Freedman; R. Wein

Objective(s): To measure plant species composition and cover in mesic, upland sites within subarctic forest, at treeline and in tundra to determine changes in plant community structure at the treeline ecotone; to determine locations for permanent plots to monitor long-term changes in plant communities in forest, treeline and tundra communities;

Project Description: Using the latitudinal treeline, the Researchers will examine plant communities in forest, treeline and tundra communities. They will determine locations for permanent plots to monitor long-term changes in vegetation as a response to predicted global warming.