Principal Investigator:Hansen, Tamara A Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to collect mosquitoes from the Inuvik area and perform a set of genetic tests to see if they are infected with a particular bacterium called Wolbachia. This bacterium is harmless to humans but affects the mating process of mosquitoes by killing the sperm of an infected male. A presence of Wolbachia has not been detected in the NWT as of yet, but if detected coul...
Principal Investigator:Armstrong, Allison Licenced Year(s):
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board has authorized the discharge of a small amount of water through an experimental water treatment system. This system sprays water into the air and onto the tundra. It is anticipated that the water that is discha...
Principal Investigator:CLARK, Ian D. Licenced Year(s):
Data will be collected that can help to predict climate of the near future and determine the impact of temperature change on northern hydrology. The investigator will attempt to better understand how methane-producing bacteria function giving us a better understanding of their feedback on climate change. The research area is a quarry along the Dempster highway east of Campbell Lake. This site w...
Principal Investigator:Nano, Francis Licenced Year(s):
The goal of this project is to find new biological products of commercial and medical importance made by bacteria associated with permafrost soils, and to describe the bacterial biodiversity associated with the soils. A total of 500 small soil samples will be collected within 200 m. of the Dempster Highway (in undeveloped areas) between Dawson and Inuvik during August 1999. The decisions for the...
Principal Investigator:Narbonne, Guy Licenced Year(s):
Study 800 million year old fossil reefs near Wynniatt Bay on Victoria Island. Will fly to the site using Polar Shelf Twin-Otter aircraft. Measurements and pictures will be taken of the rocks and about 100 kg of rock samples will be collected with a hammer. The rock samples will be studied back at the university....
Principal Investigator:Howard, Susan Licenced Year(s):
Ozone depletion in the High Arctic could result in exposure of aquatic organisms (such as bacteria) to higher levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. This increased exposure to radiation may be harmful to bacteria and have an effect on organisms which feed on bacteria. I will collect water samples from lakes and ponds in the Resolute area in order to measure bacterial growth rates as ...
Principal Investigator:Rivkin, Richard Licenced Year(s):
The proposed research will examine the importance of marine algae and bacteria in the polar food web. This research is similar to previous studies I have conducted which examined food webs in the Atlantic Ocean (off of the coast of Newfoundland) and Antarctica. In Resolute, I will measure the production and growth of natural populations of algae and bacteria under different light, temperature and...
Principal Investigator:McNaughton, Duane Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will drill and complete some 20 observation wells in the vicinity of the Fort Resolution sewage infiltration pit. Sample groundwater and analyze it for sewage derived contaminants and coliform bacteria. A report will be prepared with recommendations based on the findings and submitted to relevant agencies in the N.W.T....
Principal Investigator:Evans, Marlene Licenced Year(s):
The Researchers will collect a series of sediment and water samples. These will be analyzed for plant nutrients, concentration of microscopic plant cells, bacteria, suspended solids, dissolved oxygen and organic contaminants. Microscopic animals will also be netted. They will determine the abundance and composition of the animals and conduct experiments to measure their feeding rates and fat cont...
Principal Investigator:Dickman, Mike Licenced Year(s):
To investigate photosynthetic sulphur bacteria present in two meromictic lakes; to determine chemical and biological characteristics of two meromictic lakes (water does not turn over and bottom layer is without oxygen)...