Ecology

This page is dedicated to ecology and related sciences.

Information about Ecology, Botany, Soils and Landforms; and a list of select publications.

Botany

Botanically inclined posts.

Alpine Poppy (Papaver kluanense)

Flora of Chugach State Park

The purpose of this project is to document the flora of Chugach State Park in south-central Alaska, including vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens. The project is coordinated through the Alaska Native Plant Society in cooperation with Chugach State Park. Check out the iNaturalist project here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-of-chugach-state-park

The 2020 Progress Report is ready! To view and download it click here: Flora_of_CSP_2020_ProgressReport_May20

Yellow Spotted Lady’s-Slipper
(Cypripedium yatabeanum)

Botanical Observations

See a list of over 1,000 voucher specimens I’ve collected and that are curated at regional herbaria, and my iNaturalist observations:

Soils and Landforms

Photographs of soils and landforms.

Tussock and Frost Hummock Cross-section Photos

See the difference between tussocks and frost hummocks in a series of soil pit photos from across Alaska here https://drwellsorg.wordpress.com/tussock-and-frost-cross-section-photos.

Publications

A list of select publications.

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