Quaternary History of the Summer Island area, Tuktoyaktuk Coastlands

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, geology, paleoclimatology, environmental change

Principal Investigator: Murton, Julian B (5)
Licence Number: 14373
Organization: University of Sussex
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Issued: Jun 30, 2008
Project Team: Della Murton (Collaborator, Cardiff University), Colin Whiteman (Collaborator, Brighton University), Richard Waller (Collaborator, Keele University)

Objective(s): The objective this geological research is to reconstruct climate and environmental history of Richards Island before the last ice age using sediment and peat samples.

Project Description: The objective this geological research is to reconstruct climate and environmental history of Richards Island before the last ice age using sediment and peat samples. Fieldwork around the Mason Bay camp will be carried out on foot and a small boat along the coastal bluffs in Summer Island, Richards Island and Hadwen Island. Fieldwork will be carried out by clearing slumped sand from coastal bluffs, with spades and trowels, and collecting samples of sand, wood or peat for laboratory analysis. Sample size will be about 5–200 g. The results will be presented, using plain language, on a poster for display at the Aurora Reseach Institute.

The researcher plans to employ a resident of Tuktoyaktuk as bear monitor and boat operator.
Fieldwork will be conducted July 16 to August 03, 2008 in the Mason Bay area of the Richards Island.