Ice encasement and the prolonged imposition of anoxia

The probability of the imposition of anoxia on overwintering vegetation is probably higher in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth. When snow melts and refreezes, or late rains fall on frozen ground, a thick covering of ice can result which can last from November until June. Temperatures are low under ice and metabolism will therefore be reduced. However, this does not mean that low temperature anoxia is not

Festuca vivípara

§ Deschampsia beringensis

Festuca vivípara

§ Deschampsia beringensis

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