62 record(s) found with the tag "biology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Environmental Baseline Surveys for the Fortune Minerals Limited NICO Project
Principal Investigator: Schryer, Richard P
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: The objective of this project is to complete a Supplemental Baseline Monitoring Plan (SBMP) for water quality, fish population and benthic invertebrate programs. The SBMP contains two major study areas: Burke Lake, Reference Lake and the Marian River. Burke Lake will be the exposure area and Reference Lake will serve as the reference area for the SBMP. The exposure area for the Marian River wat...

Spatial and long-term trends in persistent organic contaminants and metals in lake trout and burbot from the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene S
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: 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...

Lichen Sampling Program - Diavik 2013
Principal Investigator: Wells, David A
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2010 2005
Summary: The aim of this research project is to determine whether dust generated from mining activities is causing a measurable change in dust deposition to and/or metals uptake in lichen closer to and further from the mine. If a significant difference in uptake is noted closer to versus further from the mine, a health risk assessment to caribou may be conducted to determine risks associated with consumpti...

Bluefish Lake Mercury Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Dewar, David J
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The Objectives of this research project are to: 1.) gather information in 2012 on the small-bodied and Young of Year fish in Bluefish Lake that may be available for monitoring as well as determine the most suitable methods and locations for their capture in order to finalize the proposed mercury study design, and 2.) complete monitoring between 2013 and 2015 as described in the finalized mercury ...

Non-toxic arsenic in mushrooms and plants from Yellowknife
Principal Investigator: Reimer, Kenneth J.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The objectives of this research is to: determine total arsenic and arsenic species in edible and non-edible mushrooms from contaminated and uncontaminated locations (mine properties and roadsides/parks); determine total arsenic and arsenic species in plants including Labrador tea, horsetails, buffaloberry, fireweed and berries (if available) from contaminated and uncontaminated locations (mine pro...

Evaluation of hydro-climatic drivers of contaminant transfer in aquatic food webs in the Husky Lakes Watershed (Inuvialuit Settlement Region, NWT)
Principal Investigator: Gantner, Nikolaus (Klaus)
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The long term goals of this research are: 1. to identify and quantify the physical, chemical and ecological processes that affect contaminant transfer in Arctic aquatic food webs in response to observed and predicted climate variability & change in the Husky Lakes Watershed (HLW); and 2. to provide people and regulators of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk with tools to effectively monitor selected highly...

Fish Health Study In the Slave River and the Slave River Delta
Principal Investigator: Jones, Paul D
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The objective of the project is to study the health of the fish in the Slave River and at the Slave River Delta. A number of different fish species will be collected to study metals, organic contaminants, gene expression and histology. The study focuses on the potential stresses that fish in the region are exposed to, by analyzing gene expression (Ribonucleic acid – RNA), metals, and organic co...

Phytoremediation Study on the CDN Forest et al Nota Creek C-17 Wellsite
Principal Investigator: Budziak, Jerry
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objective of this study is to continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. Additional plantings are necessary to determine the efficiency of the phytoremediation program and to further assess its viability as a remediation strategy for the well site. A backhoe will be mobilized to the site under frozen ground conditions. A portion of or all of the impacted soil ...

Baseline mercury levels in predatory fish in the Sahtu Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Guthrie, Glen H
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: This study will provide current information about the health of some subsistence predatory fish in ten commonly used lakes by residents of the Sahtu Settlement Area (SSA). This investigation may help to identify alternative sources of fish from lakes not impacted to the degree as seen in Kelly Lake. A future, far more thorough study of mercury abundance and bio-magnification trends may also result...

Fort Good Hope baseline heavy metal accumulation in burbot (loshe) study.
Principal Investigator: Guthrie, Glen H
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: This study will provide baseline data for uranium levels and contribute data to an on-going Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) study that is investigating mercury levels in Fort Good Hope burbot (Loshe). Thirty fish representing three size/age classes will be collected by the Fort Good Hope (FGH) Renewable Resources Council (RRC). The samples will be sent to reputable laboratories that sp...