Social Behaviour and Dynamics of Hoary Marmots
Effects of Habitat Change on Dall's Sheep
effects of climate change
Population Dynamics of Arctic Ground Squirrels
Impacts of Mammalian Herbivory on Alpine Meadows
patterns of grazing and overcompensation
photosynthetic responses to grazing
Alpine Biodiversity in the southwest Yukon
Comparison of the biodiversity of alpine communities of different glacial histories.
Impacts of Climate Change
Effects of climate warming and nutrient addition (passive warming experiments)
Effects of delayed snowmelt (shovelling experiments)
Field sites are located along an 100 km environmental gradient extending from the St. Elias Icefields of Kluane National Park, through the surrounding Front Ranges, and across Kluane Lake into the Ruby Ranges. These sites include a number of alpine meadow communities of similar elevation (around 2000 m) which have experienced different climatic and glacial histories. The main field camp (PIKA CAMP) is located in the Ruby Ranges (nearly continuously vegetated slopes), and is accessible by vehicle and foot. Remote sites in the Front Ranges, where meadows are interspersed on mountain ridges resulting in a higher degree of fragmentation, and the Icefield Ranges, where highly fragmented communities exist on nunataks, are accessed by aircraft. Facilities at the AINAresearch station at Kluane Lake serve as a base for our field operations.
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