Weekly Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data from Roche Moutonnee, Toolik Lake Field Station, Imnavait Creek and Sagavanirktok River DOT sites in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska. Located south of the Arctic LTER and Toolik Lake Field Station. Data collected from May to July 2010-2014. Methods and further data published in Ecography by Rich, et al. 2013.
In arctic tundra near Toolik Lake, Alaska, we incubated a common substrate in a snow addition experiment to test whether snow accumulation around arctic deciduous shrubs altered the environment enough to increase litter decomposition rates. We compared the influence of litter quality on the rate of litter and N loss by decomposing litter from four different plant functional types in a common site. We used aboveground net primary production values and estimated k values from our decomposition experiments to calculate community-weighted mass loss for each site.
In arctic tundra, near Toolik Lake, Alaska, we quantified net N-mineralization rates under ambient and manipulated snow treatments at three different plant communities that varied in abundance and height of deciduous shrubs.