Ecological and geomorphological investigations in the alpine tundra of the western Mackenzie Mountains

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area

Tags: petroleum industry, climatology, permafrost, soil, vegetation, human disturbance

Principal Investigator: Kershaw, G. Peter (38)
Licence Number: 12483
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: L. Kershaw, L. Linheng, K. Harper, J. Quayle, K. Winnicky, K. Andersen, A. Arent, I. Brady

Objective(s): To determine: (1) the current status of permafrost landforms; (2) the characteristics of movement, microclimate and vegetation on solifluction lobes; and (3) the characteristics of the vegetation and sites from CANOL disturbances.

Project Description: The research has several components including the collection of data on permafrost landforms, soil movements, microclimate and vegetation response to human-induced disturbances associated with the development of the Canol Road.