Transplant gardens at Toolik Lake and Sagwon were established in 2014. At each location, 60 tussocks each from ecotypes of Eriophorum vaginatum from Coldfoot (CF, 67°15′32″N, 150°10′12″W), Toolik Lake (TL, 68°37′44″N, 149°35′0″W), and Sagwon (SAG, 69°25′26″N, 148°42′49″W) were transplanted. Half the transplanted tussocks were grown under ambient conditions, while the other half were exposed to passive warming supplied by open-top chambers (OTC).
These measurements repeat the measurements made by Shaver et al. (1986) along the Dalton Highway at some of the same sites.
Shaver, G. R., N. Fetcher, and F. S. Chapin III. 1986. Growth and flowering in Eriophorum vaginatum: Annual and latitudinal variation. Ecology 67:1524-1535.
Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and Leaf area index (LAI) data from tussocks in the reciprocal transplant gardens at Toolik Lake, Coldfoot, and Sagwon in 2016.