Chasing The Tree Line: How is Climate Change Affecting Arctic Plants?

Based at the Abisko Scientific Research Station, this podcast takes you into the field with scientists as they investigate climate change in an Arctic environment. In this episode, join the team observing plant development throughout the seasons along a transect that stretches from the top to the bottom of Mount Nuolja.

Swedish Botanist, Thore Fries, collected the same data 100 years ago in the same spot, so we can compare the information we gather today to that from the landscape a century ago. This helps us understand the impact of climate change on specialised arctic plant species, and predict how communities might change as the seasons warm and the specialised cold high arctic environment shrinks. 


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Produced in partnership with the Climate Impacts Research Centre, Umea University.  

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