Recovery of Arctic vegetation from disturbance by human occupation

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, revegetation, landscape disturbance, human disturbance

Principal Investigator: Forbes, Bruce C. (2)
Licence Number: 8056
Organization: McGill University
Licensed Year(s): 1990 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988

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.