253 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The research aims to examine the processes and dynamism of climate change vulnerability in the Arctic through a longitudinal study in Ulukhaktok, NWT using fieldwork data from both 2005 and 2016. Specific objectives of this research are: 1) to document current exposure-sensitivities affecting Inuit subsistence hunting and adaptive strategies employed to manage them; 2) to compare current exposure-...


Quantifying permafrost thaw
Principal Investigator: Gruber, Stephan
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The Objectives of this research are to: 1) understand better how permafrost differs in temperature and chemical/physical characteristics from place to place; 2) understand how these different types of permafrost respond to change (climate/disturbance); and, 3) understand which future changes in permafrost are likely and which are less likely based on computer simulations. The researcher will t...


The frontline of permafrost thaw: a transect of eddy covariance towers across the southern Taiga Plains to better understand changing regional carbon and water budgets
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Through this project the research team will address the following objectives: 1) determine the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system; 2) determine how these two types of feedback differ between the sporadic and discontinuous permafrost zones; 3) determine if s the reported decrease (increase) in net carbon dioxide (methane) exchange...


Geometries of an Arctic Highway: Transforming the Last Frontier into a Global Resource Frontier
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Mia
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: In light of rapid environmental alterations due to climate change and the Canadian North’s history of boom-and-bust cycles, this research has two objectives. The first is to understand the perspectives of residents in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk and government representatives in Yellowknife on the replacement of the seasonal ice road with a permanent all-weather road. The second is to discern who will ...


Examining the impacts of climate and environmental change on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Mackenzie region, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: This research will continue the long term objective of documenting and understanding the impacts of recent climate change on northern terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The short term objectives of this research are: 1) to investigate the impacts of permafrost degradation and subsequent thaw slumping on freshwater ecosystems; 2) to examine the limnological implications of drained lakes on aquatic...


Using the past to inform the future: A paleoecological perspective of the impacts of drought and fire on lakes, permafrost and forests
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research are to examine the frequency and severity of past wildfire and drought (drought-like) conditions in the southern Northwest Territories. Specifically, the research team will examine the following questions: 1) how frequent and severe have fires been in the past; 2) are fires becoming more frequent/severe due to the impacts of climate change; 3) what impact does wildf...


North Slave Permafrost Study: Characterizing and Predicting Discontinuous Permafrost for Climate Change Adaptation
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Stephen A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: This activity describes and predicts the occurrence of discontinuous permafrost in the northern Great Slave Lake region to assist in planning, development and maintenance of community and industry infrastructure. Changes in climate are affecting permafrost distribution, temperatures and geotechnical conditions. Different landscapes across the region are exhibiting varying responses to warming. Thi...


Toward Predicting Future Tundra Carbon Balance
Principal Investigator: Lafleur, Peter M
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The broad goal of this research is to increase the understanding of tundra carbon balance of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and predict into the future the impacts of climate warming on these systems. Since the research team are interested in all aspects of the tundra carbon balance a variety of methods are employed. These can be broken down into 4 basic categories: 1. Tundra-atmosphere ...


Impacts of forest fire on discontinuous permafrost in the south-western Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Lewkowicz, Antoni G
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The goal of this project is to look at how permafrost is changing following forest fire over a range of environmental conditions, with the purpose of improving how change is modeled in the future. The fires of 2014 in the southwestern Northwest Territories (NWT) provide an opportunity to examine how discontinuous permafrost responds to disturbances. This work is being carried out in collaboration ...


A conceptual model for best practice in environmental knowledge translation in indigenous communities
Principal Investigator: Ford, James D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) perform a literature review of articles relating to best practice for knowledge translation (KT) in the fields of environmental research and indigenous community research; 2) extract theoretically identified best practice from both and merge into a framework of best practice for KT of environmental research in indigenous communities; and, 3) conduct interv...


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