Limnology and Paleoecology of Arctic Lakes
Principal Investigator: Smol, John P (7)
Licence Number: 10142
Organization: Department of Biology, Queen's University
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Ian Walker; Allen Uutala; Reinhard Pienitz; Roland Hall;

Objective(s): To describe and correlate with limnological variables the algae and aquatic invertebrates of arctic/subarctic lakes; to use these data for interpreting the paleoenvironmental histories of these lakes and the surrounding areas through sediment analysis of fossil assemblages preserved in sediment cores;

Project Description: The research team will sample approximately 20 lakes located within a 100 km radius of Tuktoyaktuk and within the immediate vicinity of Inuvik. At each lake they will analyze the water for major environmental variables and remove some of the lake mud for future analysis of algal remains.