Canadian Cryospheric Information Network

Global Tundra Vegetation Change

These data were collected in conjunction with two International Polar Year (IPY) synthesis projects, looking at 1. Vegetation responses to warming in sites worldwide and 2. Long-term changes in unmanipulated control plots.

Plot-based data was collected on vegetation abundance (cover, point-frame hits, biomass, subplot frequency, stem-counts) from permanently marked plots, transects, and study areas throughout the tundra biome, and in and out of warming experiments. Criteria for inclusion in the warming treatment analysis were measures of plant abundance in warmed and control plots in at least one year. For the long-term change project, criteria for inclusion were repeat-measurements of plant abundance in unmanipulated vegetation using the same techniques in 2+ study years at least 5 years apart in time. Air and soil temperature data (where available) were also collected +from the study site locations.

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Status: Remote
Start Date: 1980/07/20
Type: Data
End Date: 2010/07/31
Data Types: Map
Primary Contact
Henry, Greg
Other Contacts
Elmendorf, Sarah
Primary Agency
Canadian Cryospheric Information Network

ISO Topics
biota, climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere


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