Yukon – Ecological gradation (Michel Sliger)

November 8, 2016 in Article, focus-en, post by Sliger.M

The limit separating the site’s different ecosystems is generally gradual at the Beaver Creek study site (Yukon). From the ground, they are definitely unperceivable. The 6m high road embankment is a better point of view but the best one would be the neighbour hill. According to the local knowledge, the 8km walk across the muskeg to the plateau on the left of the picture take two days. The St-Elias range (the white mountains in the background) are 23km south-westward (Figure 1).

tundra-arbres

Figure 1: Succession of ecosystem, view from the road

Ce message est également disponible en : French