alvar, limestone pavement, glade

Claudia A Schaefer cschaefe at
Fri Feb 18 17:47:20 EST 1994

I am a graduate student studying alvars in southern Ontario, which are
flat, relatively treeless areas over limestone bedrock, with shallow
soils.  They are most often dominated by grasses, although Cedar trees and
Juniper shrubs can be common, hence they are called cedar glades in the
southeastern United States.

If anyone has any references, expertise or knows of someone with either,
please write me at my email address:

cschaefe at

Claudia Schaefer
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

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