Effects of predicted climate change on high arctic plants

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, vegetation, climate change, temperature, plant growth, moisture

Principal Investigator: Henry, Gregory H.R. (4)
Licence Number: 12434
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: M. Jones, J. Johnstone, S. Francis, R. Barrington-Leigh, M. Meijer, P. Williston, E. MacDonald, B. Purdy

Objective(s): To measure phenological, growth and ecophysical responses of major circumpolar plant species to simulations of predicted climate change scenarios in the field.

Project Description: As part of a long-term study, we will continue to monitor the field experiments set up at Alexandra Fiord on Ellesmere Island which examine the effects of climate warming on high arctic plants. Small enclosures have been placed on top of the plants in order that the growing conditions such as temperature and moisture can be altered and their influences on the plants examined. This study is part of an international research effort. Other plant data will be recorded.