SS3.01 Landscape Control of High Latitude Lake and River Ecosystems
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Time: 9:30:00 AM
Location: Carson A
 
SmolJP, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, Smolj@Biology.QueensU.Ca
Douglas, M, S, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, msvd@geology.utoronto.ca
Pienitz, R, , Laval University, Quebec, Canada, reinhard.pienitz@cen.ulaval.ca
 
LANDSCAPE CONTROL OF ARCTIC LAKES AND PONDS: THE LAST 10,000 YEARS
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High latitude regions have been repeatedly identified as crucial reference areas, as they are especially sensitive to even small climatic and other environmental changes. Lakes and ponds characterize most Arctic regions, and provide important sentinels for monitoring environmental change. Unfortunately, very little long-term data are available, and so indirect proxy methods must be used in lieu of these missing data sets. Paleolimnological techniques often allow us to test hypotheses on ecosystem succession that cannot be addressed using