Tundra Biome Research in Alaska - The Structure and Function of Cold-Dominated Ecosystems,
TUNDRA BIOME ANALYSIS OF ECOSYSTEMS COLLEGE ALASKA
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The objective of the Tundra Biome Program is to acquire a basic understanding of tundra, both alpine and arctic, and taiga. Collectively these are referred to as the cold-dominated ecosystems. The programs broad objectives are threefold To develop a predictive understanding of how the wet arctic tundra ecosystem operates, particularly as exemplified in the Barrow, Alaska, area to obtain the necessary data base from the variety of cold-dominated ecosystem types represented in the United States, so that their behavior can be modeled and simulated, and the results compared with similar studies underway in other circumpolar countries to bring basic environmental knowledge to bear on problems of degradation, maintenance, and restoration of the temperature-sensitive and cold-dominated tundrataiga ecosystems.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Civil Engineering