Species, Vegetation, and Spectral Diversity of an Arctic Riparian Ecosystem

Regions: Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: biology, vegetation, climate change, limnology

Principal Investigator: Gould, William (5)
Licence Number: 12676
Organization: University of Colorado
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: 1-3 Assistants

Objective(s): To look at the types of plant communities found along the Hood River in order to get an understanding of the effect of climate, location along the river, and soils on the vegetation of this area; and to hopefully predict the responses of riparian (river corridor) ecosystems to shifts in global climate.

Project Description: The researcher will characterize the kinds and numbers of plant species that make up the various plant communities along the Hood River. Five small temperature recording stations will set up along the river, recording hourly temperatures. This will allow the researcher to see the differences in summer temperatures and how it effects the plant communities. The researcher will also try and determine changes in vegetation from satellite and ground observations