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pond and wetland photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), NPS (2005)
Ecoregion: Yukon-Kuskokwim Bottomlands
Change Type: No apparent changes
No apparent changes
This photo pair shows two views of a pond and associated wet meadow and woodland forest mosaic in the western lowlands of Denali. It is difficult to discern any appreciable changes in the vegetation between these two image dates from this perspective. Can you find any? This is an area that is heavily affected by permafrost, which may reduce the amount of change possible because of the strong influences permafrost exerts on the growth rates of plants.