Vegetation of zonal patterned-ground ecosystems along the North America Arctic bioclimate gradient

Grid sites were selected to find mesic zonal vegetation and vegetation types important for the flux study measurements for the three bioclimatic subzones of Yurtsev that are present in northern Alaska. A variety of site data was collected from each grid, including thaw depth, notes on surficial geology, geomorphology, topographic position, slop and soils. Information on complete plant species composition was obtained from 10x10m plots within the grids using the Braun-Blanquet approach. Clip harvests were collected from ten random 20 x 50cm plots within each grid for aboveground biomass estimates.

Metadata Access
Creator Walker, Donald
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
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OpenAccess true
Contact cbmp_terrestrial(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-169.000W, 53.000S, -141.000E, 71.250N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z