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In Southwestern Yukon, alpine ice patches are rapidly retreating with climate warming. Ice patch forelands form unique alpine wetlands, creating critical habitats for diverse flora and fauna over millennia. A major component of the ice patch flora are bryophytes, which are critical to alpine...
Subglacial bryophytes, entombed during the Little Ice Age (LIA, 150-580 years BP) beneath the polythermal Teardrop Glacier, Sverdrup Pass, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada, were examined. The diversity, paleoecological significance, and regeneration capacity of these bryophyte assemblages are...