Principal Investigator:Danby, Ryan K Licenced Year(s):
Objectives of this research project are to:
1) analyze Landsat satellite images to understand regional vegetation change over the past 30 years;
2) determine the timing of tree establishment as well as the climate influence on tree growth across the forest tundra transition zone over the past 300 years; and,
3. measure spruce seedling growth across the forest-tundra ecotone in relation to varia...
Principal Investigator:Ruben, Diane Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of the research are to conduct an assessment of whitefish diet and contaminants.
Two technicians will collect approximately 60 samples over 7 days at Billy’s Creek in July 2016 and an additional 60 samples at the Hornaday River in August and October 2016. Data will be collected on: species, location, date/time, catch-effort/gear type, length, weight, sex, maturity, otolith, stom...
Principal Investigator:Prowse, Terry D Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project are to complete an on ice snow depth, ice thickness and composition survey; and to collect samples of under ice core water quality and biological information.
Sample locations from previous years are located using a handheld GPS. On ice snow depth is measured using a tape measure. An ice auger is used to penetrate the ice cover and evaluate if white ice is...
Principal Investigator:Simmons, Deborah L Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of this project is to support the wildlife management initiatives proposed by the Renewable Resource Councils (RRCs) in the Sahtú Region through the development of a robust research program that incorporates multiple sources of knowledge into a detailed understanding of caribou and moose populations. The objectives are to monitor caribou and moose health and understand populatio...
Principal Investigator:Naeth, M. Anne Licenced Year(s):
The overall research goal is to determine appropriate methods to restore disturbed sites at Diavik Diamond Mine to productive and sustainable tundra communities following mine closure. There are three main research areas 1) building suitable reclamation substrates for plant establishment and growth, 2) methods of collection and propagation of locally common native plant and lichen species; and 3) ...
Principal Investigator:Guêné-Nanchen, Mélina Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to evaluate bryophytes regeneration in Northwest Territories burned peatlands to improve the understanding of the structure of mosses ecosystems. This new knowledge should improve the restoration method of disturbed peatlands where the reintroduction and regeneration mosses are problematic.
Several sites will be studied in order to have a range of plant communit...
Principal Investigator:Osawa, Akira Licenced Year(s):
Objectives of the field work are two-fold: one is to collect data in jack pine and in lesser extent black spruce forests on annual movement of organic matter and carbon; the other is to continue the study of stand development and its relationship to environmental factors (a discipline called ‘silvichronology’). For the former objective, the research team will continue measurement of the growth of ...
Principal Investigator:Evans, Marlene Licenced Year(s):2016
This study is continuing to investigate whether contaminant levels are changing in fish in the Northwest Territories with a focus on Great Slave Lake which the research team have been studying since the early 1990s. The research team plan to collect lake trout from Great Slave Lake (Hay River area and Lutsel K’e area). The team also plan to collect burbot from the Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution ar...
Principal Investigator:Trimble, Annika EV Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this sub-project are:
1) to continue assessing the performance of native plants which were seeded and transplanted into field plots in 2006 and 2007; and
2) to establish two new field plots at the Inuvik golf course with the same intent of monitoring native seed performance in a disturbed habitat.
The research team intends to collect data regarding winter survival, seedling e...
Principal Investigator:Low, George Licenced Year(s):2016
The primary objective of this project is to enhance Providence Creek to increase arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) spawning habitat. This will be done by removing beaver dams which have been shown to decrease usable spawning habitat, and to create new spawning habitat with gravel and boulders.
Another objective of the project is to monitor the arctic grayling population to determine if the ...