Wallace, Cory A and Baltzer, Jennifer L
The authors gratefully acknowledge the Wilfrid Laurier University—Government of the NWT Partnership Agreement and the logistical support of the Trail Valley Creek Research Station team. Funding for field research was provided by Polar Knowledge Canada, ArcticNet, Northern Scientific Training Program, Polar Continental Shelf Program, and the NSERC Changing Cold Regions Network. This study fell under Aurora Research Institute research licence number 16017.<p><p>
1.0 - 20190920 - New, Published Dataset.<br>
2.0 - 20191004 - Correction in Description Field; Added a readme.txt to file list.<br> These data were collected to explore the capacity of <i>Alnus alnobetula</i> (green alder) shrub patches to modify the habitat and composition of the local plant community at the taiga-tundra ecotone near Trail Valley Creek Research Station in the Northwest Territories. To do this we selected ten sites on south facing slopes with both alder shrub patches and adjacent shrub-free tundra and established quadrats in each habitat and across topographic positions. Within each of these quadrats we selected two sub-quadrats for vegetation community composition and birch height observations. We also measured a suite of environmental variables within 50 cm of each larger quadrat. For detailed description of methods see Wallace and Baltzer (2019), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00435-0.
Northwest Territories, Canada, and Trail Valley Creek Research Station
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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