Study ID 493

ITEX Dataset 15 - Sadvent (MES-cover, MES-photo, wet-cover, wet-photo)

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Polar
Biome: Tundra
Central latitude: 78.189992
Central longitude: 15.934124
Duration: 2 years, from 2003 to 2008

486 records

50 distinct species

Across the time series Moss is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Elmendorf, S.C. (2012) Global Tundra Vegetation Change –30 years of plant abundance data from unmanipulated and experimentally-warmed plots. Available at: http://www.polardata.ca, accessed 2017. CCIN reference number 10786.Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Bjorkman, A.D., Callaghan, T.V., Collier, L.S., Cooper, E.J., Cornelissen, J.H. & Day, T.A. (2012a) Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology letters, 15, 164–175.Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H., Hollister, R.D., Björk, R.G., Boulanger-Lapointe, N., Cooper, E.J., Cornelissen, J.H., Day, T.A., Dorrepaal, E. & Elumeeva, T.G. (2012b) Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change, 2, 453–457.Elmendorf, S.C., Henry, G.H., Hollister, R.D., Fosaa, A.M., Gould, W.A., Hermanutz, L., Hofgaard, A., Jónsdóttir, I.S., Jorgenson, J.C. & Lévesque, E. (2015) Experiment, monitoring, and gradient methods used to infer climate change effects on plant communities yield consistent patterns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 448–452.

Methods

How vegetation quantified 2003, 2005 point frame 2003, 2008 cover estimation from high resolution digital photos 2003 cover estimation in field 2. Abundance units 2003, 2005 point frame hits- top and other recorded separately as a total for each plot, not with x and y coordinate for each point 2003, 2008 cover estimation from photos-100% cover for gound/ understorey level