Botanists set out on canoe expedition to gather Arctic plants (Hornaday River)

CBC North – A group of Canadian botanists are embarking on a month-long expedition in a remote corner of Canada’s North to gathering more than 1,000 plant samples, in part to track the impacts of climate change. The three-person team from the Canadian Museum of Nature will spend the next few weeks canoeing down the Hornaday River to Tuktut Nogait National Park near Paulatuk, N.W.T., collecting samples from more than 300 plant species along the way … “We have virtually no plants from this entire area. This is just a big gap in our collections,” Lynn Gillespie, one of the research scientists from the museum, told CBC News Thursday in Inuvik, N.W.T.

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