Principal Investigator:Classen, Claire M Licenced Year(s):
The last self-sustaining population of whooping cranes breeds in a vast wetland complex in northern Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP), Canada. For the past fifty years, Canada and the United States have participated in successful conservation efforts to prevent the species’ extinction. However, the population of whooping cranes is still not large enough for the cranes to be de-listed from their ...
Principal Investigator:Tonn, William Licenced Year(s):
This project will develop a long term monitoring strategy to access the seasonal productivity of wetlands in the breeding area. Preliminary sampling in 2004 will familiarize the incoming graduate student with the breeding pond region and allow various sa...
Principal Investigator:Sotiropoulos, Maria Licenced Year(s):
The extensive wetland complex in Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) is composed of a mosaic of shallow ponds that are unique in Canada. They are also the nesting grounds of the last migratory population of Whooping Cranes. Water, organic matter, aquatic plants and small aquatic life forms will be sampled from ponds just outside the nesting area and 0.5 km from the highway. The research team will ...
Principal Investigator:Roney, Keith Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will conduct an aerial survey of the Mackenzie Delta area to note the nesting habitats of waterfowl and shorebirds. Photographs (slides and video) will be taken as well as notes and sketches that will be applied to the design and planning of the exhibit for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. A small plant collection (2-3 specimens of the most common plant species) will be obtained th...
Principal Investigator:Freeman, Milton M.R. Licenced Year(s):
The research team will carry out interviews with the Inuvialuit that are knowledgable about broad whitefish and its fishery in the local waters. Data to be obtained include information on the traditional fishery, changes to this fishery, knowledge about the breeding and feeding habits, migrations, parasites and diseases, and effects of the local environmental changes on whitefish....
Principal Investigator:Caswell, F. Dale Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will be studying Canada geese which breed in the eastern arctic areas of Cape Dominion (on Baffin Island), the Boas River (on Southampton Island) and the McConnell River (on the west coast of Hudson Bay). Leg bands and neck collars will be placed on individual birds in order to assist US and Canadian biologists in determining migration routes and wintering grounds of the tall gras...
Principal Investigator:Morrison, R.I.G. Licenced Year(s):
Work by Dr. Morrison at Alert in the mid 1970's established the Knots and Turnstones breeding on northern Ellesmere Island migrate to wintering grounds on the European seaboard. Most migrate via staging areas in Iceland, though some of the population reaches Ellesmere via Norway. The internationally coordinated research program carried out over the last six years to study the migration, ecophysiol...
Principal Investigator:Sandstrom, Stephen J. Licenced Year(s):
This project addresses questions pertaining to the energy composition and habitat utilization of female sea-run Dolly Varden char (Salvelinus malma) of the Yukon Slope. The direct consequences of energy partitioning to fucundity (spawning success) and stored energy reserves (overwintering success) have significant effects on population abundance....
Principal Investigator:Ambrock, Ken Licenced Year(s):
Aerial and ground surveys to: (1) determine the migratory bird populations and the extent of the bird habitat. (2) determine the relative importance of the delta as a migratory bird breeding grounds with others in the region....