19 record(s) found with the tag "adaptation" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Mining a Better Future – Policies to Address Labour Force Adaptation Concerns and the Impacts of Resource Development on Isolated Communities in Nunavut
Principal Investigator: Goelman, Nadav
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The goal of this project is to develop a roadmap of policy and programming to encourage labour force adaptation, and healthy community development in Nunavut with research objectives being to: 1) pinpoint areas of potential risk to regional communities from economic development; 2) delineate between programs and policy options that advance adaptation and those that mitigate the adverse side effect...


Youth-Led Adaptations for Healthy Sahtú Communities in an Uncertain Era of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Morgan, Shauna
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The long-term objectives of this project are: 1) to establish the foundation for health programs that proactively address climate change and reflect the holism of Dene stories; 2) to establish the foundation for more comprehensive climate change adaptation planning by Tulít’a that will be incorporated into local policy and decision-making; 3) to build relationships of mutual support between elder...


Metabolism of Arctic Organisms
Principal Investigator: Ballantyne, J.S.
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The research will determine the kinds of fats of Arctic fish and invertebrates found in various parts of the body (blood, liver, kidney, muscle, brain) and how they change when the fish move from freshwater into seawater or when the temperature changes. The studies will determine how Arctic animals are different from similar animals found in warmer climates and how Arctic animals are adapted to Ar...


Biology, Ecology and Cold Tolerance of Arctic Insects
Principal Investigator: Ring, Richard A.
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1990 1987
Summary: The researcher and his team will collect and identify arctic insects. Such studies should lead to a better understanding of food webs in Arctic ecosystems which are often regarded as fragile but complex, and could prove useful in monitoring more subtle effects on food chains brought about by disruption of the habitat by physical or chemical forces....


Polar Ecology Field Research
Principal Investigator: Curtis, Mark A.
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1989
Summary: The research scientists and graduate students involved are primarily interested in three topics in the aquatic ecosystems of the Igloolik region: (1) the species compostion of marine phytoplankton; (2) the cold adaptation physiology of polar cod; (3) the parasites of arctic char....


Isozyme Variability of Lichens in Relation to Latitude
Principal Investigator: Fahselt, D.
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The Researcher will compare the levels of enzyme variation from populations of umbilicate species from the Arctic as well as from the southern limit of their ranges in southeastern USA. The objective will be to ascertain whether there is any correlation between the level of variability in enzyme patterns and latitude....


Hierachy of Stress Tolerance for Flowering Plants in Extreme Polar Desert and Secondary Metobolites in Prostrate Willows in Sverdrup Pass, Ellesmere Island
Principal Investigator: Svoboda, Josef
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1988 1987
Summary: The Researcher will continue an ongoing program in Sverdrup Pass: Ecology of polar oases. The study will assist in understanding the origin, development, maintenance and future of these isolated ecosystems in the midst of a polar desert....


Mechanisms Mediating Freezing Tolerance in Arctic Insects
Principal Investigator: Kukal, Olga
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Summary: Arctic arthropod communities are extremely sensitive to changes in their physical environment and their composition reflects trace elements in the atmosphere or minor fluctuations in termperature. This project is part of a larger, long-term project involving a survey of arctic arthropods which will ultimately provide a monitoring system for global climatic changes and indicate levels of pollutants...


Cardiovascular Performance and Adaptations of Arctic Char
Principal Investigator: Graham, Mark
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: The study will involve capturing freshwater char to use in laboratory experiments. The body temperature of fish is the same as the water they live in. Therefore, arctic fishes live their lives at or near the freezing mark. This work will investigate the mechanical functions of Arctic Char hearts: how powerful, how much blood they can pump and what is a reasonable maximum work load....


An Investigation of the Behavioural and Physiological Adaptations to Cold in a High Arctic Insect, Gynaephora groenlandica (a moth).
Principal Investigator: Kukal, Olga
Licenced Year(s): 1990 1988 1987
Summary: Investigation of the physiological adaptations enabling the survival of Gynaephora groenlandica (a moth) in the High Arctic environment....


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