Principal Investigator:Lee, Claudine Licenced Year(s):
The main objectives of the field work for 2016 to 2020 are: 1) to determine if the Ekati Diamond Mine is having an effect on the surrounding aquatic environment and air quality; and, 2) to provide baseline data for areas where mine development may occur in the future.
In winter, water samples will be collected under ice using a 2.5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week of ...
Principal Investigator:Quinlan, Roberto Licenced Year(s):
This study will examine the effects of permafrost and flooding on the ecological structure and carbon exchange of contrasting lakes in the Mackenzie River Delta. Permafrost thaw in lake catchments may cause increased transport of organic carbon and dissolved nutrients to lakes with effects on the hydrology and water chemistry of lake environments. Patterned ground marked by ice-wedge polygons is f...
Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):2016
The research team seek to build on the 2014 success in monitoring habitats and using electrofishing to assess juvenile Dolly Varden occupancy. Specific objectives include: 1) to continue implementing a community-based monitoring program to monitor essential habitats; 2) to further delineate the spatial distribution of juvenile char in the Fish Creek watershed; and, 3) to establish a length at age ...
Principal Investigator:Hansen, Ken Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the project is to identify the fish species present, gather population data on surveyed fish species, assess fish habitat characteristics, and identify benthic invertebrate species present in waterbodies in the area of Husky’s proposed exploration activity. Five streams and nine lakes are proposed to be assessed.
Backpack electrofishing and fyke nets will be used to assess the ...
Principal Investigator:Scott, Janet L Licenced Year(s):
This licence was issued for the application no. 802.
The objective of the 2008 fieldwork is to monitor vegetation, invertebrates, and fish populations associated with lakeshore and stream habitat restoration and enhancement. Data will be used to evaluate the continuing success and effectiveness of restored or enhanced stream and lakeshore habitats against control sites, through time.
Principal Investigator:Van Humbeck, Joe Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the 2007 portion of the project is to monitor control sites and treatment sites, and collect information on the habitat utilization. Data collected will be used to evaluate the continued success and effectiveness of the habitat construction and enhancement.
Field crews will fly to Matthews Lake, landing either on the runway or the lake. The Treeline Lodge, where the research te...
Principal Investigator:Mochnacz, Neil Licenced Year(s):
The Mackenzie Gas Pipeline will cross more than 600 tributaries of the Mackenzie River, ranging from small (< 1 m) vegetated swales to large rivers. All construction methods, with the exception of trenchless drilling, will disturb the bed and banks of the rivers they cross. Fish habitat use and distribution has not been studied in sufficient detail.
Fish will be captured and identified for spec...
Principal Investigator:Wolfe, Brent BBW Licenced Year(s):2007
This research program focuses on high-resolution reconstruction of past hydrology, ecology and climate of the Peace-Athabasca (PAD) and Slave River deltas (SRD) from natural archives, including lake sediments and tree rings, supported by comprehensive field-based studies of modern hydrology, limnology and aquatic ecology. The PAD and SRD have broad ecological and cultural significance and are ecos...
Principal Investigator:Povey, Andrew Licenced Year(s):
Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Ltd., Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties are continuing baseline studies begun in 2001 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. All of the aquatic studies will be conducted by three- or four-person crews supported by helicopter, or if possible, by boat. Each crew will include a local assistant. T...
Principal Investigator:McGurk, Michael Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will measure water quality, aquatic ecology and the status of fish populations in ponds and lakes along the proposed discharge route of mine water from the Colomac Mine (North Pond, L-Shaped Lake, Paddle Lake, Lake 315, and Lower Lake) and compare those data with data collected from reference lakes (Steeves Lake, Baton Lake, and Spanner Lake). Work will include taking three samples...