Phenology, growth, and fecundity of eight subarctic tundra species in response to snowmelt manipulations

  title={Phenology, growth, and fecundity of eight subarctic tundra species in response to snowmelt manipulations},
  author={Sonja Wipf},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
The snow cover extent is an important factor for the structure and composition of arctic and alpine tundra communities. Over the last few decades, snowmelt in many arctic and alpine regions has advanced, causing the growing season to start earlier and last longer. In a field experiment in subarctic tundra in Interior Alaska, I manipulated the timing of snowmelt and measured the response in mortality, phenology, growth, and reproduction of the eight dominant plant species. I then tested whether… CONTINUE READING
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