Catalog Record: AVA-AK: Barrow DOE NGEE-Arctic (Sloan et al. 2014)
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AVA-AK: Barrow DOE NGEE-Arctic (Sloan et al. 2014)

Arctic Vegetation Archive - Alaska: Barrow DOE NGEE-Arctic.

As part of a larger study to understand the structure and function of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems response to climate change, 48 vegetation study plots were established at the Barrow Environmental Observatory, NGEE Intensive Sampling Site 1, Areas A-D. Species cover and plot specific environmental data were recorded in 2012.

Vegetation plots were subjectively located in homogenous plant communities located along 2 perpendicular transects. Plots were distinguished as to their location within polygon rims, troughs or edges. The plots occur in four plant communities that occur in 3 habitat types including: 1) Coastal moist tundra - Carex stans, Saxifraga cernua communities (16 plots), 2) Dry coastal rush tundra (Luzula confusa) (4 plots), and 3) Wet nonacidic tundra Carex spp., Eriophorum spp.-Amblystegiaceae communities (28 plots).

Plots are 1 x 1 m with the corners permanently marked with white-1-inch PVC tubing. The canopy was assumed to have two layers i.e., the sum of vascular plant species coverage was 100 percent and the sum of moss/lichen coverage and bare ground were 100 percent.

These data were provided by the author (Victoria L. Sloan) and are in part available online, along with additional data for the Barrow Intensive Sampling Site, via the NGEE-Arctic website.


Iversen, C. M., Sloan, V. L., Sullivan, P. F., Euskirchen, E. S., McGuire, A. D., Norby, R. J., Walker, A. P., Warren, J. M. and Wullschleger, S. D. 2015. The unseen iceberg: plant roots in arctic tundra. New Phytol, 205: 34–58. doi:10.1111/nph.13003

Langford, Z., J. Kumar, F.M. Hoffman, R.J. Norby, S.D. Wullschleger, V.L. Sloan, C.M. Iversen. 2016. Mapping Arctic plant functional type distributions in the Barrow Environmental Observatory using WorldView-2 and LiDAR Datasets. Remote Sensing 8, 733. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8090733

Sloan, V. L., J. D. Brooks, S. J. Wood, J. A. Liebig, J. Siegrist, C. M. Iversen, R .J. Norby. 2014a. Plant community composition and vegetation height, Barrow, Alaska, Ver. 1. Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic Data Collection (NGEE-Arctic), Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Data set accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.5440/1129476

Sloan, V. L., J. A. Liebig, M. S. Hahn, J. B. Curtis, J. D. Brooks, A. Rogers, C. M. Iversen, and R. J. Norby. 2014b. Soil temperature, soil moisture and thaw depth, Barrow, Alaska, Ver. 1. Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic Data Collection (NGEE-Arctic), Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Data set accessed at http://dx.doi.org/10.5440/1121134


Data and Resources

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    Download :: Barrow DOE NGEE-Arctic Readme

    aava_barrow_ngee_vsloan_2014_readme_metadata.pdf (45.6 KB)

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    Download :: Barrow DOE NGEE-Arctic: species and environmental data (source and Turboveg), map, photos and metadata

    aava_barrow_vsloan_2014_alldata.zip (3.18 MB)

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    Website :: NGEE-Arctic Website


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    Metadata :: Current Turboveg Data Dictionary and Panarctic Species List (PASL)


Status: Complete
Start Date: 2012/07/17
Type: Data
End Date: 2012/07/21
Data Types: Database, Image, Map, Report
Primary Contacts
Name: Victoria L. Sloan
Email: V.L.Sloan@bristol.ac.uk
Other Contacts
Name: Alaska Geobotany Center (AGC)
Email: uaf-agc@alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Alaska Geobotany Center

Funding Organization
Oak Ridge National Laboratories

Alaska, North Slope, Arctic

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