Canadian Tundra Climate Exchange Project
Principal Investigator: Lafleur, Peter M (14)
Licence Number: 13597
Organization: Trent University
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2007 2005 2004
Issued: Apr 27, 2004
Project Team: Greg Henry

Objective(s): The purpose of this study is to examine carbon exchange between the arctic tundra and the atmosphere. Specifically, the researchers are interested in variation in carbon exchange in response to environmental factors such as soil moisture and weather (temperature and precipitation) and the difference in carbon exchange between different tundra types (e.g. shrub tundra versus tussock tundra). This research is motivated by a need to better understand tundra's role in the global carbon cycle and also its contribution to Canada's national carbon budget, and therefore its contribution to global climate warming.