Biogeochemistry of lakes in the Mackenzie Delta

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, biology, hydrology, lake productivity, geochemistry, organisms, nutrient balance

Principal Investigator: Lesack, Lance (23)
Licence Number: 12432
Organization: Simon Fraser University
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: E. Bernoth, C. Teare, D. Hamilton, M. Cobbett

Objective(s): To develop a model of the interacting biogeochemical and hydrologic processes that control the nutrient balance and primary productivity of lakes in the Mackenzie Delta region and, ultimately, a more general model for lakes associated with floodplains and deltas of major world rivers.

Project Description: This research involves a variety of activities that involve investigating the chemical makeup of ice, streams and lakes. In addition, some work will be conducted on measuring the microscopic and larger organisms (e.g., algae and bugs) present in streams. Most of the field work will be based out of the Inuvik Research Centre with some work conducted in collaboration with Dr. P. Marsh at Trail Valley Creek and between Aklavik and Inuvik.