A Comparison of the Breeding Biology of Two Species of Arctic Willow

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, plant productivity, plant ecology

Principal Investigator: Hermanutz, Luise (1)
Licence Number: 10054
Organization: Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
Licensed Year(s): 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To compare the breeding biology of 2 species of arctic willow (Salix reticulate and S. calcicola) at Tarr Inlet; to estimate the size of the paternity pool available to the females for pollination;

Project Description: The researcher will investigate the factors that govern the growth and reproduction of 2 types of willow on Baffin Island. She will compare the numbers of seeds each species produces and attempt to determine how successful male clones are in producing offspring.