Forest Ecology Research Group


Amazing species at Scotty Creek, NWT

Typically the Taiga Plains Ecoregion is not known for its species diversity. But there are a lot of examples of beautiful and unique species that occur there, particularly in Scotty Creek, NWT. Mélissa Fafard, a MSc candidate in the Forest Ecology Research Group photographed and identified numerous plant species during her field season in the North.



Melissa’s pictures and notes have been added to Phyto Images, a website dedicated to cataloguing plant species in locations around the world. This resource is often used in plant identification and contains thousands of images. We are very pleased to contribute to this wonderful resource and highlight some of the biodiversity in Scotty Creek.

To view all the species catalogues at Scotty Creek go to: http://PhytoImages.siu.edu/index.html type “Scotty Creek” into the “Locality” field.

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