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Co-chairs: Zoe Panchen (University of British Columbia)

Jeff Saarela (Canadian Museum of Nature)

Paul Sokoloff (Canadian Museum of Nature)


Tundra plants form an important, but oft forgotten, part of the Arctic ecosystem. Environmental change is driving shifts in plant communities and plant distributions that impact Arctic ecosystems. The objective of this session is to showcase the importance of plants in the Arctic ecosystem, the changes scientists and indigenous peoples are seeing in Arctic plants and plant communities, and to highlight the work being done to expand - and fill in the gaps of - our knowledge on the diversity and ecology of Arctic plants.