The Role of Soil Algae in High Arctic Ecosystem Development

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, botany, arctic ecosystems, carbon, algae, photosynthesis

Principal Investigator: Bliss, Lawrence (13)
Licence Number: 9070
Organization: Department of Botany, University of Washington
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1989 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1989
Project Team: Rob Lennihan, Arve Alvebakk

Objective(s): to study the rates of carbon accumulation by soil algae and to determine the rates of photosynthesis by these organisms.

Project Description: Mr. Bliss and his research team intend to continue their study in the role of soil algae in high arctic ecosystem development. This year his focus will be directed toward the uptake of carbon, nitrogen and other organics; how the soil algae develop with or without sunlight will be measured also.