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Vegetation composition and shrub extent on the Yukon coast, Canada, are strongly linked to ice-wedge polygon degradation

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Changing environmental and geomorphological conditions are resulting in vegetation change in ice-wedge polygons in Arctic tundra. However, we do not yet know how microscale vegetation patterns relate to individual environmental and geomorphological parameters. This work aims at examining these relations in polygonal terrain. We analysed composition and cover of vascular plant taxa and surface height, active layer depth, soil temperature, carbon and nitrogen content, pH and electrical conducti...

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10.3402/polar.v35.27489

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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International Bureau ofthe German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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BMBF grant no. CAN 09/001, 01DM12002
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Helmholtz Association
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VH-NG-801
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Polar Research More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Pages:
27489
Publication date:
2017-01-25
Acceptance date:
2016-01-01
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1751-8369
ISSN:
0800-0395
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pubs:679944
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uuid:8b6d0151-e8d7-4fec-89a4-21b208fcb837
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pubs:679944
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679944
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2017-02-14

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