Land of Extremes: A Natural History of the Arctic North Slope of Alaska (Huryn, A. and J.E. Hobbie. 2012. Univ of Alaska Press, 311 pp.) is an official LTER book. The book is written for...
The Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (ARC LTER) site is part of a network of sites established by the National Science Foundation to support long-term ecological research in the United States. Our research site is located in the foothills region of the Brooks Range, North Slope of Alaska (68° 38'N, 149° 43'W, elevation 760 m) and is based out of the University of Alaska's Toolik Field Station.
The Arctic LTER project's goal is to understand and predict the effects of environmental change on arctic landscapes, both natural and anthropogenic. We use long-term monitoring and surveys of natural variation of ecosystem characteristics, experimental manipulation of ecosystems (years to decades) and modeling at ecosystem and watershed scales to gain an understanding of the controls of ecosystem structure and function. Through this understanding we hope to addresses an important societal goal of predicting the response of arctic ecosystems to environmental changes. The data and insights gained are provided to federal, Alaska state and North Slope Borough officials who regulate the lands on the North Slope and through this web site.
- Tundra fire alters stream water chemistry and benthic invertebrate communities, North Slope, Alaska
- Vegetation shifts observed in arctic tundra 17 years after fire
- Home site advantage in two long-lived arctic plant species: results from two 30-year reciprocal transplant studies
- Scaling from leaf to canopy: to what extent does scale affect the photosynthetic light response curve and resulting measures of photosynthesis?