Study ID 494

ITEX Dataset 16 - Finse (Nfinse, Ridge cover)

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Tundra
Central latitude: 60.492485
Central longitude: 7.419896
Duration: 4 years, from 1997 to 2008

778 records

67 distinct species

Across the time series Unknown non-vascular is the most frequently occurring species


Elmendorf, S.C. (2012) Global Tundra Vegetation Change –30 years of plant abundance data from unmanipulated and experimentally-warmed plots. Available at:, 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.


Vegetation was analysed by using 60 X 60 cm plots. Species abundances were recorded by the percentage cover method. 2. Sample size: 11 unmanipualted controls + 11 plots with OTC. 3. Plot size: 0.36 m2 4. Approx subsite area ca 300 m2 5. Missing taxa and year missing: NO 6. Warming treatment: Squares OTCs