NSF expands Tundra research


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More than 90 scientists from 32 institutions will participate in an expanded ecological research program in tundra areas of the United States. Alaska, in particular, will be studied, according to William D. McElroy, Director of the National Science Foundation.

The investigations will range from studies of bacteria in the soil to bird and mammal populations on Alaska's North Slope, and from nutrient content of lakes and ponds to analysis of the atmosphere. Geographically, scientists will conduct research from inside the Arctic Circle at Barrow, Alaska, south to the mountains of Colorado.