19 record(s) found with the tag "climate adaptation" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


Codes and Standards and Climate Change Adaptation in the Canadian North
Principal Investigator: Malcolm, David
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The purpose of this research is to collect information that will lead to a better understanding of how built environment infrastructure is critical to the provision of services to the residents, industry, and government in the NWT, and how the effects of climate change may impact the provision of these services. A case study based approach forms a central nexus for the project in terms of iden...


Dall’s Sheep, Grizzly Bears and Wolves interactions in the Gwich’in Settlement Area: Traditional Knowledge and Climate Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Lambert Koizumi, Catherine
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2008 2006
Summary: The proposed project aims to: 1) update and expand important baseline information on Dall’s sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves, which will contribute to the revision of grizzly and Dall's sheep management plan; 2) understand the interactions between those species; 3) evaluate the effect of habitat features and climate on those interactions; and 4) document traditional knowledge about Dall's sheep, g...


Living with Change: Community Exposures and Adaptations in Tuktoyaktuk, NT
Principal Investigator: Turner, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objective of this research is to learn more about environmental conditions that have affected the community of Tuktoyaktuk and how people have coped with and adapted to these conditions. These experiences will provide the starting point for addressing the potential of future environmental changes and insight into what strategies may be needed to deal with risks associated with these changes. ...


Past Climate of Ancient Forests on Banks Island
Principal Investigator: Johnson, Arthur
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2003
Summary: Fossil wood in coal deposits at two sites on Banks Island will be collected and used to estimate the climate regime under which the ancient plants of Banks Island grew. This information may provide insight into how the present day Arctic will respond to...


Environment Adaptation in Arctic Aquatic Organisms
Principal Investigator: Ballantyne, James
Licenced Year(s): 2000
Summary: This project will examine the adaptation of freshwater fish to low temperatures. The data to be collected includes blood and tissue samples from fish. These samples will be analyzed for enzymes, fats and proteins. These results will be compared to samples taken from other locations (e.g. Nunavut, southern waters). This work will provide important information relating the sensitivity of Arctic ...


Inuit observations on climate change
Principal Investigator: Ford, Neil
Licenced Year(s): 2000 1999
Summary: The project team will work in partnership with people from the community of Sachs Harbour NT, on Banks Island, especially those whose livelihoods are based on the land. Team members will use participatory workshop methodologies and semi-structured interviews to ensure that the results of the project accurately reflect Inuvialuit viewpoints, observations and traditions. The project will begin with ...


Biology, ecology and cold tolerance of arctic insects
Principal Investigator: Ring, Richard A.
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1990 1987
Summary: As part of a long term study, I will continue to examine the biology of arctic and subarctic insects. Information will be collected on insect distributions as well as insect adaptations to living in environments with extremely cold winters and short summers. Studies on insect communities in the north may be good indicators of global climate change since they are short-lived species with limited a...


Impacts of Climate Change upon the Community of Aklavik, NWT
Principal Investigator: Aharonian, Dave
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The researcher will examine the ability of an aboriginal community to adapt to climate change by documenting past events which have been influenced by the climate. These events will be probed through the oral histories of the community members, especially elders. The views and perceptions as held by the community members, concerning future changes in climate will be determined....


Mechanisms Mediating Freezing Tolerance in Arctic Insects
Principal Investigator: Kukal, Olga
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Summary: The research team will continue to study the ecophysiology of of arctic insects....


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