The Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Victoria (ale.uvic.ca) needs volunteers.
Objective: To expand lichen biomass monitoring across the Western Arctic.
Increased tall shrub cover may affect lichen biomass since lichen typically does not flourish under tall shrub canopies. Changes to lichen biomass are important because lichen is a major food source for caribou.
Volunteer Work Description: Help is needed to sort through lichen and remove non-lichen biomass from the samples.
Location: Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Victoria (David Turpin Building, B-Wing).
Dates: January – March 2015. Times can be arranged with Emily.