Modern Pollen Deposition On Western Devon Island

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, biology, vegetation, climate change, pollen

Principal Investigator: Gajewski, Konrad (8)
Licence Number: 12662
Organization: University of Ottawa
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2004 2001 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: P. Hamilton

Objective(s): To determine the long-term (1000's of years) vegetation history of the Canadian Arctic Islands; to determine the impacts of past climate changes on the vegetation; and to understand how the arctic vegetation will respond to future climate changes.

Project Description: This is the continuation of a multi-year project to determine the long-term (1000's of years) vegetation history. Researchers will collect sediment samples from the bottom of a series of small lakes. Samples of the upermost sediment will be collected with a dredge or short corer. In the lab pollen will be extracted and identified. This data will be entered on a databank to be used to determine the types of pollen being deposited by present-day vegetation.