Spatial and Temporal Variation of Vegetation on Raised Beaches, Devon Island

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, plant distribution, plant ecology, shoreline, plant communities

Principal Investigator: Pearce, Cheryl M. (8)
Licence Number: 8082
Organization: University of Western Ontario
Licenced Year(s): 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: Carrie Knill

Objective(s): To investigate the spatial and temporal relationships between plant species distribution and age of raised beach; to measure plant composition and vegetation structure on different sites on a raised beach; to evaluate the hypothesis that vegetation development on raised beaches is influenced more by site characteristics than by time.

Project Description: Dr. Pearce and her associate are returning to Truelove Lowland to evaluate an idea that plant associations growing on raised beaches of different ages are a result of the type of soil and water conditions they are growing on rather than the amount of time that they have had to live there.