Bylot Island is often referred
to as being a Polar Oasis, hosting rare plant productivity for
an Arctic ecosystem. Its exceptional plant productivity is the
reason why so many birds and mammals chose Bylot Island for breeding
and raising their young. Monitoring wetlands’ productivity
and the impact of goose grazing has been an important aspect of
the ecological studies and environmental monitoring on Bylot Island.
In another perspective, plants can act as strong indicators of
environmental changes. Our project is involved with the International
Tundra Experiment (ITEX) that seeks to examine the response of
selected Arctic plant species to environmental changes, such as
increasing air temperatures.
Click on one project to discover some of our findings.