Alaska Arctic Vegetation Unit G4.2

 

Hierarchy of Geobotanical Vegetation Map Units (Walker DA 2002)

Tussock-sedge, dwarf-shrub, lichen tundra; Community No. 47 (lichen-rich tussock tundra), near Quartz Creek (Kougarok), Seward Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Tussock-sedge, dwarf-shrub, lichen tundra; Community No. 47 (lichen-rich tussock tundra), near Quartz Creek (Kougarok), Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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map legend color for unit G4.2G4.2 Lichen-rich tussock tundra (Seward Peninsula)

Fire-controlled graminoid, dwarf-shrub communities, ranging from grass-dominated soon after fire (comm. 46), to communities similar to tussock tundra found to the north and south (comm. 41), to lichen-rich tundra long after fire (comm. 47). Seward Peninsula, Subzone E.