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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Grizelle Gonzalez, William A. Gould, and Martha K. Raynolds. 2002. Canadian Transect of Soils and Vegetation for the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.