Recovery of High Arctic Vegetation from Disturbance by Human Occupation

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, revegetation, vegetation, human disturbance

Principal Investigator: Forbes, Bruce C. (2)
Licence Number: 10013
Organization: McGill University
Licensed Year(s): 1990 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Research assistant.

Objective(s): to investigate vegetation recovery after human disturbance, and to ascertain "normal" sequences of recovery; to compare the effects of different types of low intensity, large area impact upon Arctic vegetation in the one bioclimatic zone; to review artificial means of speeding vegetation recovery

Project Description: Bruce Forbes is looking at how quickly plants are invading the old settlement of Clyde River where the ground was cleared for buildings and roads. This site will be compared to undisturbed ground and similar disburbances at other human occupancy sites within the High Arctic.