Principal Investigator:Leski, Michael L Licenced Year(s):
The primary objective of this project is to collect B. chariclea arctica from sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A network of haplotypes will be constructed, based on the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, and a mismatch analysis will be performed to determine if genetic structure has been influenced by a sudden expansion in population size or long term stability. ...
Principal Investigator:Lambert Koizumi, Catherine Licenced Year(s):2010
This study is a component of the Dall Sheep, Grizzly Bear and Wolf Interactions in the Richardson Mountains (DSGBW) project to evaluate the effect of habitat features and climate on interactions between Dall sheep, grizzly bears and wolves in the Richardson Mountains.
From March to April Gwich’in monitors from Aklavik and Fort McPherson (two per community) will be hired to conduct weekly snow s...
Principal Investigator:Chiperzak, Doug Licenced Year(s):
Biophysical and heritage resource surveys will take place in late summer and fall, and contribute to the assessment of a potential development projects (the Tuk 2 M-18 well site and connecting pipeline to Parsons Lake and the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline) located in the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, about 12 km southeast of Tuktoyaktuk and 125 km northeast of Inuvik.
The field assessment will involve four s...
Principal Investigator:Maraj, Ramona Licenced Year(s):
In May 2004, the Yukon Government, Department of Environment, in partnership with Parks Canada and the Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee, initiated a six-year grizzly bear research project on the Yukon North Slope. This traditional/local knowledge...
Principal Investigator:Anderson, David G Licenced Year(s):
The method of data collection will be participant observation of hunting and processing activities at camps established within the Gwich'in Settlement Area. The camps will be established by the Gwich'in Renewable Resource Committee and will involve several generations of Gwich'in hunters: elders, adults and youth. One research assistant will participate in setting up the camp and in the day-to-day...
Principal Investigator:Finley, K.J. Licenced Year(s):
The study will be conducted from the permanent station on Nipple Hill at Nuvuktiapik. Surveyor instruments will be used to document whale numbers and their feeding behavior in Aqvik and Kater Valleys. The research team will attach as many as four radio tags in order to learn more about the feeding behavior and depth that the whales are feeding at. The team will also photograph the whales and us...
Principal Investigator:Smith, Thomas Licenced Year(s):
This is an ongoing study since 1973 and has described the population size and behaviour of belugas. UHF tagged animals have outlined the migratory routes and seasonal movements of the whales. The researcher is now using newly designed tags which are linked by satellite to relay position, dive duration and depth and heart rate of the whales....
Principal Investigator:Armstrong, Terry Licenced Year(s):
This ongoing study will involve observing glaucous gulls as they prey on nests of black brant and lesser snow geese. I will attempt to determine why the gulls seem to be more successful when attacking the nests of brant than those of snow geese. I will examine the feeding behaviour of the gulls and the defense behaviour of the geese. I will also examine the nesting success and clutch sizes of b...
Principal Investigator:Cosens, Susan Licenced Year(s):
In this final year of the study, the researcher will be testing the responses of beluga whales to previously recorded underwater (background) and boat noise. The whales' behaviour to the recorded noises will be measured as a way to determine if belugas alter their behaviour to boat traffic....
Principal Investigator:Innes, Stuart Licenced Year(s):
This project is a continuation of the NOGAP B.1 Marine Mammal Vessel Interaction Project. It studies the effects of ship traffic on the behaviour of ringed seals during the fast-ice period and the habitat selection of ringed seals. Seals will be located and live- trapped in order that they can be tagged and monitored. Changes in seal behaviour and distribution will be examined before, during an...