Principal Investigator:English, Michael C Licenced Year(s):
The objectives are to work with local residents of Wekweeti to understand how changes in the annual snowpack may impact caribou. The idea is that with increased incursions of warm southern air into the subarctic during winter that snow crusts and ice lenses may be created in the snowpack and as a result increase the energy expenditures of the caribou when foraging for food at the base of the snowp...
Principal Investigator:Baltzer, Jennifer L Licenced Year(s):
The objective is to improve the empirical foundations for predictive caribou habitat mapping within the forested areas of the Taiga Plains and Taiga Shield Ecoregions in NWT, roughly south of Great Bear Lake. A network of long-term study plots will be established across a range of fire characteristics and vegetation types, where the research team will measure the rate and direction of forest and c...
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:Pellissey, Jody Licenced Year(s):
The long-term objective of this project is to document todzi sites associated with habitat that remain undisturbed and others where habitat has been burned by wildfires. The research team will focus on the research/monitoring questions of ‘when do todzi return to and stay in an area that has been burnt.
The team is scoping places where todzi have been watched and hunted overtime. The team will...
Principal Investigator:Anderson, David G Licenced Year(s):
The research investigates the relations between dogs, fish, caribou and people. The objective is to have a different understanding of domestication and human-animal relations.
This research will use semi-structured interviews and participant observation (spending time out on the land).
Interviews: The research team will have 20 in-depth semi-structured interviews of one to two hours with Eld...
Principal Investigator:Charlie, Bella D Licenced Year(s):
The objective is to study the changes to the Porcupine Caribou migration route and the effects of increased hunting using the Dempster Highway (located in the NT and YT).
The Principal Investigator will video record interviews with Elders and traditional harvesters in Fort McPherson. Interviewees will be ask about how their hunting skills, locations and methods have changed over the past 30 yea...
Principal Investigator:Chen, Wenjun Licenced Year(s):
The goals of this research project are:
1. To fill the information gap on Bathurst caribou summer range conditions using satellite remote sensing data and community-based ground vegetation monitoring
2. To develop a cumulative impact assessment method that makes cumulative impact assessment possible even if data are incomplete and provides timely feedback for guiding the refinement of monitoring...
Principal Investigator:Benson, Kristi Licenced Year(s):
The proposed two-year traditional knowledge (TK) study focuses on gathering Gwich’in traditional knowledge of three species of special concern- wolverine, grizzly bear, and woodland caribou - northern mountain population. The TK studies will be led by a Gwich'in Species at Risk (SAR) TK Committee, which will direct the projects and allow information to flow from federal and territorial bodies to c...
Principal Investigator:Wells, David A Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Van Wyck, Peter Licenced Year(s):
This research looks at how northern communities and environmental groups have deployed “public storytelling” to influence public policy in two particular instances related to northern food security and climate change: (1) protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lands as calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and (2) regulation of industrial activities in the Arctic Ocean as these ...