The role of soil algae in high arctic ecosystem development

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, soil, vegetation, plants, arctic ecosystems, algae, polar desert

Principal Investigator: Bliss, Lawrence (13)
Licence Number: 12449
Organization: University of Washington
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1989 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: several assistants to be named

Objective(s): To continue research on the development and function of ecosystems within a polar desert; to examine the relationship between soil algae and plants.

Project Description: The researcher will continue his long term work on plants in a high arctic polar desert. More specifically, this study will examine the small organisms that live in the soil and how these organisms interact with and provide benefits to plants.