The Response of High Arctic Tundra to Long-Term Warming

April 2011
CO2 Science;4/13/2011, Vol. 14 Issue 15, p3
The article focuses on the effect of long-term warming in the Arctic region on the reproduction of tundra plants. An experiment was conducted by R. A. Klady, G. H. R. Henry and V. Lemay in which a coastal lowland in Ellesmere Island in Canada was artificially warmed. The result of the study revealed that artificial warming has a more positive effect in polar oasis vascular plants than polar semi-desert plants. The researchers reported that long warming enhances the sexual reproduction of Arctic vascular plants.


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