Evolution of high latitude floras

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, biology, fossils, ancient forests, ancient plants

Principal Investigator: Basinger, James F. (11)
Licence Number: 12486
Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: E. McIver, T. Sweda, S. Kojima, B. Lepage, M. Kotyk, N. Tremblay, D. Hauser, Y. Nobori, S. Ohta

Objective(s): To continue to research the fossil plants of the high arctic contained in the 40-70 million-year-old sediments.

Project Description: The researchers will continue to examine the fossil plants that are contained in sediments that are 40-70 million years old. Sites include the northeastern region of Axel Heiberg Island and the Stenkul Fiord region of central Ellesmere Island. A trip to Bathurst Island is scheduled to verify a more recent discovery of fossilized plants. The data collected wil contribute to our knowledge about the lush forests that once covered the polar regions.