Principal Investigator:Strickert, Graham Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Malcolm, David Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Lambert Koizumi, Catherine Licenced Year(s):20102008
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...
Principal Investigator:Turner, Jennifer Licenced Year(s):
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.
Principal Investigator:Johnson, Arthur Licenced Year(s):2005
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...
Principal Investigator:Ballantyne, James Licenced Year(s):
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Ford, Neil Licenced Year(s):2000
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Ring, Richard A. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Aharonian, Dave Licenced Year(s):
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....