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Shotyk, W., Norenberg, T., Goodsite, M. E. G.
Abstract: An improved corer and associated equipment for obtaining continuous samples of frozen peat are described. We developed the system through laboratory and field trials-on Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canada in 2000 and Nordvesto, Carey Islands, Greenland, in 2001-as part of efforts to...
Tonn, W.M., Katopodis, C., Jones, N.E., Scrimgeour, G.J.
We examined spatiotemporal variation in the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of pristine streams that represent a range of conditions near Lac de Gras in the Barrenlands region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Principal component analysis organized streams into four groups...
The worldwide biodiversity crisis has intensified the need to better understand how biodiversity and human disturbance are related. Yet this relationship lacks both consensus in theoretical expectations and consistency in observed empirical patterns. I present one of the largest extent studies...
Limited impacts of extensive human land use on dominance, specialization, and biotic homogenization in boreal plant communitiesDownload
Mayor, S. J., Boutin, S., He, F., Cahill, J. F.
Background Niche theory predicts that human disturbance should influence the assembly of communities, favouring functionally homogeneous communities dominated by few but widespread generalists. The decline and loss of specialists leaves communities with species that are functionally more similar....
Climate change will continue to affect the Arctic more intensely than other biomes. These changes can have dramatic effects on biotic interactions that influence the functioning of these systems, including plant-herbivore interactions. Invertebrate herbivores strongly depend on external...
Perspectives on Large Volume & Diverse Data Sets: Tundra and Climate Interactions in the Southwest YukonDownload
Hik, David, Williamson, Scott, Gamon, John
Presentation given at the 2012 University of Alberta Campus Data Summit, March 22-23, 2012.
Scaling Disturbance Instead of Richness to Better Understand Anthropogenic Impacts on BiodiversityDownload
Mayor, S. J., Cahill, J. F., He, F., Boutin, S.
A primary impediment to understanding how species diversity and anthropogenic disturbance are related is that both diversity and disturbance can depend on the scales at which they are sampled. While the scale dependence of diversity estimation has received substantial attention, the scale...
Shrub encroachment in arctic and alpine tundra: Patterns of expansion and ecosystem impacts.Download
With a warming climate, northern ecosystems will face significant ecological changes such as permafrost thaw, increased frequency of forest fires, and shifting ecosystem boundaries including the spread of canopy-forming shrubs into tundra communities. A growing number of observations show...
Reclamation of northern disturbances is of increasing importance as industrial activities and associated infrastructure expands to accommodate growing human reliance on world ecosystems. Bryophytes are recognized as ecologically essential to northern ecosystems and effectively promoting their...
The impact of recreational activities on an alpine vascular plant community in the Canadian RockiesDownload
Alpine tundra is notorious for its fragility and slow recovery following disturbance. Tourism is increasing in alpine areas, creating the need to improve our understanding of the impacts of recreation in these ecosystems. This study examined the impacts of hiking and off-highway vehicle use on...