Muskox habitat use, periglacial landforms, and plant community associations of Sverdrup Pass (Ellesmere Island); Plant succession in the polar desert (Devon Island)

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, wildlife, glacial history, muskox, plant communities

Principal Investigator: Svoboda, Joseph (1)
Licence Number: 8045
Organization: University of Toronto
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: M. Raillard; T. Rahn; L. Bliss; several assistants; P. Perrault and two other cinematographers

Objective(s): to determine number and habitat use of muskox herds in Sverdrup Pass; to assess effects of muskox grazing on vegetation; to determine grazing intensity of muskox on vegetation in area; to establish origin of periglacial landforms in area and their effect on plant community development; to investigate plant succession in a polar desert on Devon Island.