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Functional distribution of Carex bigelowii in subarctic regions

Andrews, Chris; McDonald, Claire; Dick, Jan. 2013 Functional distribution of Carex bigelowii in subarctic regions. In: Jensen, Lillian Magelund ; Rasch, Morten, (eds.) NERO NUUK Ecological Research Operations 6th Annual Report 2012. Roskilde, Denmark, Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 70-71.

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Abstract/Summary

The genus Carex is one of the most species-rich in the sedge family. It is an important genus in arctic and sub-arctic environments often being the dominant vegetation. Although several studies have considered the influence of climate change or nutrient dynamics of specific species of Carex, to date an assessment of the functional distribution of Carex species within and between sites has not been attempted. The aim of this study is to record specific physical traits of Carex bigelowii collected from a variety of habitats and landscapes at sites in Kobberfjord (Greenland), Litla-Skard (Icleand) and Cairngorms (Scotland; to be completed 2013); and using the traits collected to determine the response of Carex bigelowii to environmental conditions.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
CEH Sections: Watt
ISBN: 9788771560459
ISSN: 1904-0407
Funders/Sponsors: NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, EU FP7 (INTERACT)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Digital copy in archive
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 05 Aug 2014 11:59 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/508005

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