Principal Investigator:Johnson, Art Licenced Year(s):
Researchers are currently working on a project at Banks Island where they will measure stumps and logs of 3-million-year-old trees and attempt to understand the species that grew there, how tall the trees were, their diameters and the annual production of wood and foliage. Researchers know the Banks Island trees were spruce, larch and pine. To accurately determine what the ancient trees looked l...
Principal Investigator:Williams, Christopher J Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to make detailed measurements of fossil plants that grew at high latitudes between 12 and 2 million years ago. The researchers will use these and previously obtained data to test the hypothesis that until about 28 million years ago arctic wetland forests were high biomass forests dominated by deciduous conifers, but by 12 million years aga, these were replaced by ...
Principal Investigator:Jagels, Richard Licenced Year(s):
The NWT component of this study is to examine how the anatomical features of wood from the genus Larix, vary with changes in latitude. This will be compared to work done on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut where a fossil forest of mummified wood approximately 45 million years old was found. Certain features of wood can provide clues to assess winter temperatures but these features vary with latitude....
Principal Investigator:Basinger, James F. Licenced Year(s):1994
The researchers will continue to examine the fossil plants that are contained in sediments that are 40-70 million years old. Sites include the northeastern region of Axel Heiberg Island and the Stenkul Fiord region of central Ellesmere Island. A trip to Bathurst Island is scheduled to verify a more recent discovery of fossilized plants. The data collected wil contribute to our knowledge about t...
Principal Investigator:Gruchy, C.G. Licenced Year(s):199019891988
To determine the nature and extent of several Arctic fossil forests; map stumps and logs. To remove some mummified wood for conservation research at CCI. To search for forest areas. Reconnaissance of other possible fossil forest areas and of reported Mesozoic fish locality....