Study of Contaminants and Bio-indicators of Environmental Change in Arctic Lakes
Principal Investigator: Smol, John P (7)
Licence Number: 12098
Organization: Department of Biology, Queen's University
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Marianne Douglas; Nancy Doubleday

Objective(s): To sample a series of lakes near Resolute and Alert to reconstruct a contaminant history of the region via long range transport of airborne pollution;

Project Description: The Researchers will sample lakewater and lake sediments from several study sites near Resolute and in the High Arctic near Alert. At each lake they will analyze the water chemistry and collect lake muds. The lake muds contain a historical record of past pollution (black carbon particles) as well as biological indicators (for example, diatom algae) of environmental change.