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Found 10 records similar to Plant Species Richness - Kluane

Federal

Shrubs are projected to move upslope and expand into the alpine tundra with a warming climate in the Kluane region of Yukon. Shrub expansion will create habitat for some species, such as moose, but cause habitat loss for species such as hoary marmot, collared pika and ptarmigan. Parks Canada uses alpine vegetation plots to monitor shrub extent in Kluane. Two sub-measures are observed: 1) percent cover of shrubs and 2) height of tallest shrub.

Last Updated: Feb. 15, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Kluane, Yukon, climate change, shrub expansion, alpine tundra
Federal

The Island of Newfoundland is home to the most southerly population of Rock Ptarmigan in North America and is the only place where the subspecies Lagopus mutus welchi can be found. Rock Ptarmigan are the only species of bird that live year round in the Alpine tundra of Gros Morne. This measure aims at a population count and trend for breeding Rock Ptarmigan on top of Gros Morne Mountain. The survey occurs yearly, between May 26 and June 1.

Last Updated: Jun. 19, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Rock Ptarmigan, Lagopus muta, alpine tundra, Gros Morne Mountain, Visual Counts, Newfoundland
Federal

Monitoring pika occupancy and persistence over time will help to assess the impacts of climate change and the ecological integrity of Alpine Tundra ecosystems within Nahanni National Park Reserve. Annual visual counts of active hay piles by foot as well as auditory surveys are used to assess pika populations. Collared Pika are listed as "Special Concern" species by COSEWIC.

Last Updated: Jun. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Collared Pika, hay piles, alpine tundra, Special Concern Species, Northwest Territories, Nahanni
Federal

Mountain goats are a key species in the alpine tundra in Kluane National Park and Reserve. The potential impacts of climate change on snow depth, the frequency of rain-on-snow-events and the position of altitudinal treeline may influence goat foraging, predator dynamics and thus the survival rates of goats. Aerial survey counts of total goats (all adults and young of year) within a defined survey area on Goatherd Mountain have occurred approximately every two years since 1977. Surveys are performed in mid to late-July from a helicopter.

Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Kluane, Yukon, mountain goat, Oreanmos americanus, climate change, alpine, aerial survey
Federal

Birds adapted to alpine ecosystems are often sensitive to habitat and climate changes because of their niche specialization. For example, birds that are specialized to breeding in colder alpine conditions may be outcompeted by more generalist species if warmer conditions arise. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine indices of bird diversity and occupancy trends to inform management.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 15, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Kootenay National Park, birds, alpine ecosystem
Federal

Birds adapted to alpine ecosystems are often sensitive to habitat and climate changes because of their niche specialization. For example, birds that are specialized to breeding in colder alpine conditions may be outcompeted by more generalist species if warmer conditions arise. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine indices of bird diversity and occupancy trends to inform management.

Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Jasper National Park, birds, alpine ecosystem
Federal

Birds adapted to alpine ecosystems are often sensitive to habitat and climate changes because of their niche specialization. For example, birds that are specialized to breeding in colder alpine conditions may be outcompeted by more generalist species if warmer conditions arise. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine indices of bird diversity and occupancy trends to inform management.

Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Kootenay National Park, birds, alpine ecosystem
Federal

Birds adapted to alpine ecosystems are often sensitive to habitat and climate changes because of their niche specialization. For example, birds that are specialized to breeding in colder alpine conditions may be outcompeted by more generalist species if warmer conditions arise. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine indices of bird diversity and occupancy trends to inform management.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 17, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Yoho National Park, birds, alpine ecosystem
Federal

Birds adapted to alpine ecosystems are often sensitive to habitat and climate changes because of their niche specialization. For example, birds that are specialized to breeding in colder alpine conditions may be outcompeted by more generalist species if warmer conditions arise. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine indices of bird diversity and occupancy trends to inform management.

Last Updated: Sep. 19, 2019
Date Published: Sep. 17, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Yoho National Park, birds, alpine ecosystem
Federal

The tundra ecosystem is an indicator of the ecological integrity of the MANPRC. In total, 40 rare plant species are found in the tundra of the MANCPR. Rare plants have been selected as a measure of the tundra indicator. The objectives of the monitoring program are to detect changes over time in 1) the number of colonies of rare plants and 2) the abundance of focal species.

Last Updated: Mar. 15, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Rare plants, Anemone multifida var. multifida, cut-leaved anemone, Cerastium alpinum ssp. Lanatum, woolly alpine chickweed, Cypripedium passerinum, sparrow's-egg lady's-slipper, Cystopteris montana, mountain bladder fern
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