Paleoecological Evidence for Transitions between Contrasting Landforms in a Polygon-Patterned High Arctic Wetland

@inproceedings{Ellis2008PaleoecologicalEF,
  title={Paleoecological Evidence for Transitions between Contrasting Landforms in a Polygon-Patterned High Arctic Wetland},
  author={Christopher James Ellis and Line Rochefort and Gilles Gauthier and Reinhard Pienitz},
  year={2008}
}
The formation of many arctic wetlands is associated with the occurrence of polygonpatterned permafrost. Existing scenarios to describe and explain surface landforms in arctic wetlands (low-center and high-center polygons and polygon ponds) invoke competing hypotheses: a cyclic succession (the thaw-lake hypothesis) or a linear succession (terrestrialization). Both hypotheses infer the predictable development of polygon-patterned wetlands over millennia. However, very few studies have applied… CONTINUE READING

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