4 record(s) found with the tag "polar desert" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Constraints To Ecosystem Development in High Arctic Polar Deserts
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Lawrence
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: We seek to better understand how ecosystems develop in the high arctic following retreat of ice caps. This includes studies of soil development and the influence that rocks play in this as well as studying the development of block crusts of organisms that form on the soil surface. We will also try to understand the role these crusts play in fixing nitrogen and influencing the development of flower...


The role of soil algae in high arctic ecosystem development
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Lawrence
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1989 1988
Summary: The researcher will continue his long term work on plants in a high arctic polar desert. More specifically, this study will examine the small organisms that live in the soil and how these organisms interact with and provide benefits to plants....


Hierachy of Stress Tolerance for Flowering Plants in Extreme Polar Desert and Secondary Metobolites in Prostrate Willows in Sverdrup Pass, Ellesmere Island
Principal Investigator: Svoboda, Josef
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1988 1987
Summary: The Researcher will continue an ongoing program in Sverdrup Pass: Ecology of polar oases. The study will assist in understanding the origin, development, maintenance and future of these isolated ecosystems in the midst of a polar desert....


Licence #2617
Principal Investigator: Nosko, Peter
Licenced Year(s): 1980
Summary: To undertake a study of the nitrogen decomposition ability of a large quantity of bacteria located around the roots of High Arctic plants. This phenomenon may explain plant growth in polar desert regions....


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