Recovery of vegetation in Arctic Regions after burning.
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Published by Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development., Task Force on Northern Oil Development in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Plant ecology -- Arctic regions.,
  • Plants, Effect of fires on -- Arctic regions.,
  • Tundra plants -- Arctic regions.

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Pagination63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL22131829M

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  (a) Site description. To measure recovery of vegetation and soils 4 years after the fire, in July , we harvested biomass and soils along six m-long transects located either within or near the southeastern portion of the Anaktuvuk River fire scar (table 1), roughly 37 km NW of the Toolik Field Station (° N, ° W), which is the site of the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Cited by: Periodic visits a few months after the burn and then annually after that are recommended. The recovery of the area is monitored. If the area is slow to reestablish, then seeding or other forms of amendments may have to be carried out. The area is surveyed for dense oil burn residue covers. If such residue is found that may inhibit vegetation. Extreme winter warming events cause considerable damage to sub-Arctic vegetation. 26% NDVI decline followed from a day winter warming event in northern Scandinavia. Recovery of this vegetation damage took only 2 years. However, much vegetation damage remained following multiple experimental simulations. Repeated extreme events could push ecosystems beyond its stable by: Vegetation and terrain analyses of air photos spanning the subarctic, low arctic, and portions of the adjacent high boreal region of northwestern Canada permitted geographic characterization of the areal pattern of burned forest and forest-tundra vegetation. In terms of its lower areal extent of burns, and lower frequency of air photos showing burns, the forest-tundra is distinct from both open crown and closed crown forest regions.

Dying Plants in the Region Could Make Climate Change Worse. Arctic browning and the more well understood Arctic greening trend, whereby vegetation increases in stature and productivity due to. Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing twice as fast as the global average, further promoting the growth and persistence of wildfires in the region. Such Arctic wildfires are expected to become.   Shrubs are drier and woodier so burn better than most other tundra vegetation — more shrubs growing after this fire could therefore push up the risk of future by: A) Animals need nutrients and plants do not. B) Animals tend to be motile and plants are not. C) Plants can fix solar energy into chemical form and animals cannot. D) Plants are more prominent than animals on the landscape. E) Plants have been more important to geographic study than have animals.

  The rapid recovery of vegetation cover after fire is likely due to the use of belowground carbon and nutrient reserves in the roots and rhizomes of tussock sedges (Eriophorum vaginatum) that are somewhat protected during combustion (Wein and Bliss ).Cited by: Vegetation Recovery after Fire in the Klamath-Siskiyou Region, Southern Oregon By David Hibbs, Oregon State University and Ruth Jacobs, U.S. Geological Survey In July , lightning strikes started five forest fires that merged into one massive wildfire in .   The Arctic is the Earth region that lies between °N and the North addition to being defined as °N of the equator, the specific border of the Arctic region is defined as the area in which average July temperatures follow the 50 F (10 C) phically, the Arctic spans the Arctic Ocean and covers land areas in parts of Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway Author: Amanda Briney. Arctic vegetation Plants with similar ecological requirements grow together and make up the vegetation. Vegetation can be a continuous plant cover or only scattered plants. Diversity of Arctic vegetation ranges from barren land with only lichens on boulders, to lush and vigorous spots with high biomass and numerous species.