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Title: Reconnaissance observations of long-term natural vegetation recovery in the Cape Thompson region, Alaska, and additions to the checklist of flora
Authors: University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dept. of Biology.
San Diego State University.
University of Alaska Fairbanks. Institute of Arctic Biology.
Ohio State University. Institute of Polar Studies.
United States. Dept. of Energy.
Everett, K. R.
Murray, B. M.
Murray, D. F.
Johnson, A. W.
Linkins, A. E.
Webber, Patrick J.
Keywords: Active layer
Frost action
Alaska
Permafrost
Frozen ground
Environmental disturbance
Soils
Erosion
Botany
Vegetation
Flora
Vegetation recovery
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 85-11.
Description: Technical report
Partial Abstract: The diversity of disturbance types, landforms. vegetation and soils, together with the large, well-documented flora, makes Cape Thompson an ideal site to study long-term (20-year) environmental adjustments after impact. Man-caused disturbances there between 1958 and 1962 fall into three categories: runways, excavations and off-road vehicle trails. In addition, natural disturbance by frost action creates scars. NOTE: This abstract is several paragraphs long. The top paragraph has been abstracted since it should provide the reader enough information to decide whether the report might be useful for their needs. The downloaded file will contain the entire abstract along with the rest of the report.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/9390
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