Snow cover and extreme winter warming events control flower abundance of some, but not all species in high arctic Svalbard

  title={Snow cover and extreme winter warming events control flower abundance of some, but not all species in high arctic Svalbard},
  author={Philipp Robert Semenchuk and Bo Elberling and Elisabeth J. Cooper},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
The High Arctic winter is expected to be altered through ongoing and future climate change. Winter precipitation and snow depth are projected to increase and melt out dates change accordingly. Also, snow cover and depth will play an important role in protecting plant canopy from increasingly more frequent extreme winter warming events. Flower production of many Arctic plants is dependent on melt out timing, since season length determines resource availability for flower preformation. We erected… CONTINUE READING
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