Principal Investigator:Leski, Michael L Licenced Year(s):
The primary objective of this project is to collect B. chariclea arctica from sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A network of haplotypes will be constructed, based on the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, and a mismatch analysis will be performed to determine if genetic structure has been influenced by a sudden expansion in population size or long term stability. ...
Principal Investigator:Kerr, Jeremy T Licenced Year(s):
The Canadian Global Change Transect (CGCT) is a project of the Canadian Facility for Ecoinformatics Research at the University of Ottawa. The goal of the project is to assess and predict the effects of historical and future global changes on the spatial distribution of Canadian butterfly species through time. One of the key aspects of the CGCT to develop historical range calibrated models is the c...
Principal Investigator:Layberry, Ross Licenced Year(s):
Butterflies are easily studied and can provide valuable information of changes occuring in northern ecosystems - including climate changes, and habitat changes. Many areas of the NWT have few studies on insects; therefore, this inventory work can inprove the baseline information of these species.
The main investigator will travel with other NWT biologists to remote study sites and near comm...
Principal Investigator:Tennent, John Licenced Year(s):
This is the first part of a planned review of the circumpolar butterfly genus Erebia. The researcher will be self driven. Photographs will be taken of live Erebia specimens and habitats. Voucher specimens will be collected using standard insect net, for...
Principal Investigator:Nakamura, Ichiro Licenced Year(s):
Butterflies will be observed and some specimens collected along the Dempster Highway in the western part of the NWT for several days in late June to early July. The areas to be covered will be limited to within a few miles from the road. Sample specimens will be secured to provide definitive identification and as representatives of the local populations. However, no unnecessary specimens will b...
Principal Investigator:Tymstra, Robert Licenced Year(s):
This long-term study documents the types of birds found on the major islands in James Bay. Sightings of mammals, amphibians and butterflies will also be recorded. Sampling methods include point counts, line transects and direct counts....