The Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas (TAGA) is a web-based
multi-scale collection of geobotanical maps and related material.
It includes maps at seven different scales, from 1-m2 plots
to the entire Arctic. The TAGA focuses on research sites at the Toolik
Field Station and Imnavait Creek, Alaska, but also covers the Kuparuk River Basin,
northern Alaska, Arctic Alaska, and the Circumpolar Arctic. Diverse geobotanical
themes include geology, topography landforms, surficial geomorphology, soils,
and vegetation. The maps and web site were developed at the Alaska
Geobotany Center in collaboration with several other groups at the University
of Alaska Fairbanks (see About the TAGA).
The Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas is the outreach and education component of the Greening of the Arctic initiative of the International Polar Year. Educational application of the TAGA in the classroom is a major goal of the initiative through linkage of the project to the University of the Arctic and the UNEP Environment Programme / Grid-Arendal and the Arctic Environmental Atlas.