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Keyword: Snowy Range

Floristics [Chapter 3]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The initial habitat classification as described in Chapter 2 was conducted in 1986 and 1987 based upon field identification of plant species. A field collection of vascular plant species was made during the 1988, 1989, and 1990 summer seasons. The plant species collected were identified and verified in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Herbarium at the University of Wyoming. Voucher specimens are archived at the Herbarium.

Appendix E: Representative Pedon Descriptions for the Soils of the GLEES Wyoming Soil Survey Area: EGL, WGL & Lost Lake Watersheds

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A soil survey was conducted of the East Glacier, West Glacier and Lost Lake watersheds in July-September 1986. Procedures appropriate for an Order 3 soil survey were followed. Fifteen locations were surveyed and a total of 166 samples were analyzed. The 15 series are listed below, along with the soil classification and number of samples analyzed.

Appendix C: GLEES Macroinvertebrates

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This Appendix identifies macroinvertebrate species found in streams and lakes at GLEES during a preliminary qualitative survey conducted in the summer of 1988 by Dr. Boris Kondratieff. The littoral zones of each lake and each stream were sampled by hand-picking and with a triangle net. Insect voucher specimens are maintained in the Gillette Entomological Museum at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Appendix B: Phytoplankton Species

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The species included in this list were collected from Lost Lake (L) and East Glacier Lake (EG) and West Glacier Lake (WGL) and identified by Richard Dufford, Phychologist, in 1988. The collection is maintained by Mr. Dufford in Fort Collins, Colorado. Samples were collected as an integrated sample from a water column at the deepest section of the lake.

Appendix A: Vascular Plants of GLEES

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This appendix provides a list of 230 vascular plant taxa that were field identified and/or collected over the period 1986-1990. Field identification was done by C.L. Simmons in 1986-87 (see Chapter 2). Subsequent taxa were field identified, collected, and verified by J.D. Haines and C.M. Regan in 1988-90. Voucher specimens were verified by taxonomists at the Rocky Mountain Herbarium.

Air quality [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Air quality is monitored continuously at GLEES. Air pollutants are considered an important component of the atmosphere that can have an effect on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Atmospheric deposition of gases, wet deposition of chemicals in precipitation including snow and rain, and dry deposition of chemicals are all monitored at GLEES. Although GLEES is a relatively remote and unpolluted site, deposition of pollutants can be important.

GLEES (Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site)

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: December 04, 2014
The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site is a high elevation wilderness-like site where research is conducted to determine the effects of atmospheric deposition and climate change on alpine and subalpine aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the upper treeline ecotone. Long-term physical, chemical, and biological monitoring is an important component of the activities at GLEES.

Vegetation of the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site

Publications Posted on: January 14, 2010
Vegetation at the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site, a 600 ha research site at 3200 to 3500 m elevation in the Snowy Range of southeastern Wyoming, was categorized and described from an intensive sampling of species abundances. A total of 304 vascular plant taxa were identified through collection and herbarium documentation.