36 record(s) found with the tag "beluga whale" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Human-Beluga Relations and Subsistence Hunting in Aklavik, NT
Principal Investigator: Worden, Elizabeth G
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The aim of the proposed research is to improve understanding of human-beluga whale relations over time and the implications of change for subsistence livelihoods in Aklavik. The aim will be achieved through three objectives: 1) to document and describe the role and importance of subsistence hunting in the community of Aklavik, with a specific focus on human-beluga relations; 2) to examine local ...


Beluga health and food borne parasites in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Jenkins, Emily J
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to assess the overall health of beluga in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), and compare to southern populations; to determine which animals, and which tissues, harbour parasites transmissible to people through food-borne routes; and, to assess and communicate risks in a culturally appropriate and timely manner to local residents, harvesters, territ...


Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Under Changing Climatic and Non-Climatic Conditions in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. describe the beluga-Inuvialuit linked social-ecological system; 2. characterize Inuvialuit traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of beluga whale: ecology and behaviour, hunting techniques, and food preparation; 3. document current stresses affecting beluga and Inuvialuit hunters and adaptive responses; and, 4. identify opportunities for TEK ...


Beluga Lung and Ear Health
Principal Investigator: Morell Ybarz, Maria
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The overall goal of our project is to study indicators of beluga health, which will lead to increased knowledge about normal function and how disease and human activities may impact belugas in the Western Arctic. There are two aspects of this project which focus on respiratory and acoustic disease respectively. Beta defensins from beluga will be characterized and their expression in response to po...


Traditional Knowledge of Beluga Whale Sustainable Hunting and Harvesting
Principal Investigator: Gordon, Leanne D.R.S
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of this work is to explore the traditional knowledge of beluga whale hunting and harvesting practices of the Inuvialuit. The type of data that will be collected and analyzed includes questionnaires, and interviews with Inuvialuit Elders (Inuvik). Elders will be asked about the tools they used during the hunt and harvesting, way of transportation, exact location of whaling camps a...


Measuring Changes to Persistent Organic Pollutant Bioavailability from Preparing Marine Mammal Blubber for Human Consumption
Principal Investigator: Wania, Frank
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1. to investigate the impact of common preparation methods on the concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and environmental contaminants in beluga muktuk; 2. to determine if phase separation in beluga muktuk causes oil and solid phases to have significantly different omega-3 fatty acid and contaminant levels; and 3. to suggest possible beluga muktuk co...


Linking Neurochemistry to Contaminant Exposure in Belugas of the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Ostertag, Sonja K
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2008 2006
Summary: The objectives of this study are to collect brain samples from beluga whales harvested in the ISR for contaminant and brain analyses. The researcher will establish whether a link exists between contaminant exposure and brain chemistry. This information is important for understanding whether contaminants are affecting beluga health. Sampling will take place for four to six weeks at Hendrickson...


A Case Study of Husky Lakes Beluga co-management using network analysis
Principal Investigator: Berkes, Fikret
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This project aims to understand how co-management helps the people of Tuktoyaktuk to deal with environment and resource problems. The researcher hopes to look at the role of the FJMC, and the exchange of knowledge between the Inuvialuit and government scientists. Through meetings with Burton Ayles and Sheila Nasogaluak as well as a joint FJMC/DFO meeting, the Husky Lakes beluga entrapment issu...


Nature-based Tourism in the Mackenzie Delta Region: Potential and Pitfall. An Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions
Principal Investigator: Dressler, Wolfram
Licenced Year(s): 1998
Summary: The objective of the study is to identify both the current and future positive and negative impacts of nature-based tourism within the Delta. The study will be carried out through the Inuvik Research Centre. Tourists will be canvassed at drop-off points and surveys will be mailed out according to visitor listings. Visitor surveys will be left at camp grounds and hotels. The same procedure will occ...


Developing a Management Framework for Establishing Marine Protected Areas in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: A Case Study of Beluga
Principal Investigator: Storace, Fleur
Licenced Year(s): 1997
Summary: The researcher will be in the ISR for a period of 4 weeks. The primary activity that the researcher will be undertaking will be to observe and talk to residents of the ISR. The researcher will begin her visit in the ISR by presenting her methods to the FJMC at their scheduled meeting on June 19 and 20th. If permitted, the researcher will accompany Ms. Cockney and Mr. Amos on monitoring rounds a...


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