Canadian Transect of Soils and Vegetation for the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map
This report summarizes environmental, vegetation, and soil data collected from 116 releves along a 2000-km transect from Amund Ringnes, Axel Heiberg, and Ellesmere Islands in the northern Canadian Arctic to a site at the southern edge of the Canadian tundra. Data include sample site descriptions (e.g., thaw depths, aspect, and surficial geology); soil pH, chemistry, and texture; and vascular, bryophyte, and lichen species cover. Scientists involved in the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Mapping (CAVM) project, with the help of undergraduate students enrolled in a University of Minnesota field course, conducted this north-south transect study of the Canadian Arctic to investigate large-scale climate-related variations in vegetation.
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Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: no set schedule
Spatial type: point
, Land Character.
Platforms: Vegetation Sampling
Begin datetime: 1999-07-19 00:00:00, End datetime: 1999-09-11 23:59:59
Minimum latitude: 64.000000, Minimum longitude: -112.000000
Maximum latitude: 80.000000, Maximum longitude: -85.000000
USDA Forest Service
E-Mail address: ggonzalez at fs dot fed dot us