Limnology and algal ecology of Bylot Island

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, food web, benthic invertebrates

Principal Investigator: Vincent, W.F. (2)
Licence Number: 12497
Organization: Laval University
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: S. Vezina

Objective(s): To sample lakes, ponds and streams on Bylot Island for basic physical, chemical and other water quality variables; to obtain samples of planktonic as well as benthic algae for analysis by fluorescence microscopy; to assess potential study sites for 1994 research.

Project Description: This season we hope to collect water samples that contain small, single-celled organisms from lakes, ponds and streams on Bylot Island. A new technique using microscopes has increased the scientist's ability to detect life forms that were previously not known to exist. We will examine the water samples using this new technique to determine the type of microscopic organisms that form the basis of the arctic food web.