NGEE Arctic Plant Traits: Nitrogen fixation, Kougarok Road Mile Marker 64, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 2017-2018

DOI: 10.5440/1493688
NGEE Arctic Record ID: NGA182


Rates of nitrogen (N) fixation with nodules of Alnus viridis subsp. fruticosa (alder) were measured at the Kougarok hillslope site in July of 2017 and 2018. Rates were calculated following incubation of excised nodules with 15N labeled N2 gas, as described in Anderson et al. (2004). Alder GPS coordinates, height and basal area were also recorded. This dataset contains one csv file and one pdf file. 

The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments: Arctic (NGEE Arctic), was a research effort to reduce uncertainty in Earth System Models by developing a predictive understanding of carbon-rich Arctic ecosystems and feedbacks to climate. NGEE Arctic was supported by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

The NGEE Arctic project had two field research sites: 1) located within the Arctic polygonal tundra coastal region on the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO) and the North Slope near Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska and 2) multiple areas on the discontinuous permafrost region of the Seward Peninsula north of Nome, Alaska.

Through observations, experiments, and synthesis with existing datasets, NGEE Arctic provided an enhanced knowledge base for multi-scale modeling and contributed to improved process representation at global pan-Arctic scales within the Department of Energy's Earth system Model (the Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM), and specifically within the E3SM Land Model component (ELM).

Dataset Citation

Verity Salmon, Colleen Iversen. 2019. NGEE Arctic Plant Traits: Nitrogen fixation, Kougarok Road Mile Marker 64, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 2017-2018. Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic Data Collection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Dataset accessed on [INSERT_DATE] at


20170729 - 20180717

Geographic Location:

NGEE Arctic Kougarok Site, Mile Marker 64, Alaska

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Place Keywords:

Seward Peninsula, Alaska; Kougarok Road

Subject Keywords:

nitrogen fixation, height, basal area, GPS,

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