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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...


Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Coop: Community Based Ecological Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Svoboda, Michael
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2017 2015 2013 2012 2011 2009 2008 2006
Summary: The Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Coop uses both local and scientific knowledge to monitor and assess changes in an area that covers the range of the Porcupine Caribou Herd and nearby coastal and marine areas. Interviews with local experts are conducted annually by community researchers. Observations about fish, berries, caribou, unusual animal sightings, weather conditions, and other as...


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...


Ecological Assessment Field Work for Lue Túé Sulái (the Five Fish Lakes) Candidate Cultural Conservation Area
Principal Investigator: Haas, Claudia A
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Summary: This project is to fill gaps in ecological information on a Candidate Protected Area while it makes its way through the NWT Protected Areas Strategy (PAS) process. This information will be used by the working group to make recommendations on final boundary and management planning for the area. The study will be done at the same time as a study on mercury in fish being conducted by the Dehcho F...


La Martre River Fall Fisheries Program
Principal Investigator: Cote, Jason E
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: Fieldwork is required to determine the potential effects of a ramping event (sudden shutdown of the power generation facility) on fish and fish habitat within the lower reaches of the La Martre River. This information would be added to the overall fish and fish habitat effects assessment and will identify potential mitigation measures, if required. Specific objectives of the field program includ...


Exfiltration Fence Habitat Assessment
Principal Investigator: Wilcockson, John B
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective of this research project is to determine the presence or absence of fish species as part of a habitat assessment of the proposed location for an exfiltration trench (effluent diffuser). Collected fish will be identified, weighted and measured. Electrofishing would be conducted along the banks of a 200m stretch of Prairie Creek, at the Prairie Creek mine site. Electro fishing would...


Effects of wildfire on biomass combustion in boreal peatlands and forests
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective is to quantify the amount of fuel combustion and carbon losses during wildfires in boreal conifer forests and peatlands. These data will allow us to quantify climatic and weather controls on the severity of biomass burning. Boreal forests and peatlands store a large amount of carbon in vegetation and soils. Climate change is predicted to increase summer drought, which could mak...


Dolly Varden Char Assessment in the Peel Plateau
Principal Investigator: Maier, Kris
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to re-assess the anadromous component of the known Vittrekwa River Dolly Varden char population; 2) to investigate & assess other potential suitable Dolly Varden habitat; and 3) to confirm the presence of Dolly Varden char in the Stony Creek watershed. For the Vittrekwa River the research team plans to construct a fixed weir which will trap se...


The biology and ecology of sympatric polymorphic lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, in Great Bear Lake, NorthwestTerritories.
Principal Investigator: chavarie, Louise
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to document traditional and local knowledge of the existence and ecology (i.e., distribution, movement, habitat, diet and morphology) of different lake trout morphotypes in Great Bear Lake, NWT; 2) to gain better understanding of lake trout ecology by working with traditional knowledge, local knowledge, and scientific information; and 3) to make t...


A phylogenetic and phylogeographic study of predaceous diving beetles in the Nearctic with a focus on the tribe Agabini (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Colymbetinae).
Principal Investigator: Venables, Chandra
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) establish evolutionary relationships of diving beetles in the Nearctic, in addition to identifying colonization routes for exemplars in the tribe Agabini; 2) assess genetic diversity of target species and among-population genetic mixing, and compare these data to historical data (where possible) with an aim at assessing latitudinal and historica...


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