C., and Coauthors, 2016: Toward accounting for ecoclimate
teleconnections: Intra- and intercontinental consequences of altered energy balance after vegetation change.
The data for environmental conditions was taken from NASA Earth Observations and (http://ecoclimate.org/) ecoClimate
, an open-access database of climate simulations.
We focused on the region bounded by 4[degrees]N and 21.5[degrees]N, and 18[degrees]W and 16[degrees]E, which we divided into five subregions (Zones 1-5 in Figure 1), corresponding roughly to the following ecoclimate zones, respectively: Sahelo-Sahara, Sahel, Soudan, Soudano-Guinean, and Guinea Coast (Nicholson 1993).
Zones 1-5 correspond roughly to the following ecoclimate zones: Zone 1, Sahelo- Sahara; Zone 2, Sahel; Zone 3, Soudan; Zone 4, Soudano-Guinean; and Zone 5, Guinea Coast (Nicholson 1993).
The communities of Nunatsiavut are evenly dispersed along the coast, and all share similar environmental characteristics: coastal barrens (Lopoukhine et al., 1977) located in a high-boreal ecoclimate
(Meades, 1990) with a Low Arctic oceanographic regime (Nettleship and Evans, 1985).
Characteristic of a mid-Arctic ecoclimate
, vegetation on the peninsula is discontinuous, generally dominated by tundra species such as Saxifraga oppositifolia, Dryas integrifolia, and Salix spp.
The study area is located along the eastern shore of Hudson Bay (60[degrees]00' N, 77[degrees]10' W), which lies on the Canadian Shield's Larch Plateau within the Arctic Ecoclimate
They are considered to have a high-boreal ecoclimate
(Meades, 1990) and a Low Arctic oceanographic regime (Nettleship and Evans, 1985).
This ecoregion, classified as having a mid-Arctic ecoclimate, has a vegetative cover of moss and mixed low-growing herbs.
Temperatures are moderated by open water during the late summer and early fall, and the ecoregion is classified as having a low Arctic ecoclimate. Vegetation consists of moss and mixed low-growing herbs and shrubs (Environment Canada, 2001).