KLRS is located at the shore of Kluane Lake in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, Canada. The study area traverses First Nations Traditional Territories, public land, and the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) is located near the Alaska Highway, 220 km northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon, on the south shore of Kluane Lake. The extreme elevation difference between Kluane Lake and the crest of the St. Elias Mountains establishes a strong gradient in environmental attributes and results in a remarkable diversity of research opportunities within a small geographical area. This diversity is reflected in the unique scientific legacy of KLRS. Research projects have been related to geology, glaciology and geophysics in the ice-fi eld region, high-altitude physiology on Mt. Logan, a massive collaborative project investigating interactions within the boreal forest over several decades, climate modelling, and remote sensing throughout the region.
|Institution||Arctic Institute of North America|
|Infrastructure type||Research station|
|Disciplines||Biology and biochemistry
History and archaeology
Natural environments and wildlife
|Language of operation||English|
|Keywords||boreal forestglacierslaboratoryalpine environment|
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Station is operational year round.
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Station Manager: Sian Williams