42 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring (Slave and Hay Rivers)
Principal Investigator: Levasseur, Annie
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project is to establish a baseline for benthic invertebrates’ community structure and composition in the transboundary reaches of the Slave and Hay Rivers and to track their status and conditions over time to assess ecosystem health and provide an early warning of change or stress in the environment. The monitoring plan involves selecting and sampling several 500m long re...


Contemporary Dynamics of Forest-Tundra Ecotones in Central NWT
Principal Investigator: Danby, Ryan K
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: Objectives of this research project are to: 1) analyze Landsat satellite images to understand regional vegetation change over the past 30 years; 2) determine the timing of tree establishment as well as the climate influence on tree growth across the forest tundra transition zone over the past 300 years; and, 3. measure spruce seedling growth across the forest-tundra ecotone in relation to varia...


Controls on carbon and nutrient cycling in arctic tundra
Principal Investigator: Grogan, Paul
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Summary: The goal of this research over the next five years is to substantially advance the understanding of how Canadian arctic tundra ecosystems function, and therefore how they are likely to be affected by perturbations such as climate change, resource development and extraction, and atmospheric pollution. Specifically, the research team will focus on the impacts on vegetation due to warmer summer tempe...


Carbon Cycling Linkages of Permafrost Systems [CYCLOPS]
Principal Investigator: Williams, Mathew
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The ultimate aim of the proposed project is to develop and evaluate a detailed process-based model of vegetation-soil-permafrost interactions using data collected through directed field campaigns in the discontinuous and sporadic permafrost zones of western Canada. The research team will (i) elucidate the role of plant biodiversity in controlling permafrost status in contrasting ecosystems with di...


Impacts from climate change on berry productivity in the Canadian Arctic: Integrating community participation with science
Principal Investigator: Desrosiers, Sarah CE
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The main objective of the Berry Project is to establish a long-term community-based monitoring program in arctic communities using culturally important berry species as indicators of climate change. The project’s main objectives for the Daring Lake Tundra Science Camp are to bring awareness to the effects of climate change and to expand environmental stewardship. These goals can be achieved by del...


ArcticNet: an Integrated Regional Impact Study of the Coastal Western Canadian Arctic.
Principal Investigator: Fortier, Martin
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The central aim of the ArcticNet marine-based research program is to study on a long-term basis how climate induced changes are impacting the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, biogeochemical fluxes, and exchange processes across the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interface in the Canadian Arctic Ocean. Ultimately, the knowledge generated from this multi-year program will be integrated into region...


Treeline Dynamics in Western Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Green, Scott
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The project will examine past tree growth patterns at the northern treeline in Western Canada as a baseline to predict future growth responses to climate change. Additionally, the researchers will examine tree regeneration and plant associations at the northern treeline. Annual tree rings represent a growth response to local climate. Wide growth rings represent good growing conditions, and nar...


Conceptual and Mechanistic Models for the Development and Survival of the Trichostrongylid, Ostertagia gruehneri, in Barrenground Caribou, With Respect to Northern Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Hoar, Bryanne M
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objective of this study in 2009 is to determine if parasites (Ostertagia gruehneri) can survive on the tundra over winter. This is the third year of a three year study. This work is to study the parasite Ostertagia gruehneri. This is the most common stomach worm in barrenground caribou. Adult worms live in the stomach of caribou and eggs are shed in the feces of the caribou. Once in the env...


Climate Change Impacts on Canadian Arctic Tundra Ecosystems - Metis Traditional Knowledge Study
Principal Investigator: Grieve, Sheryl
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #826. The main objective of this project is to look at the effect of climate change on arctic tundra ecosystems using Métis traditional knowledge on vegetation and terrain changes in the North Slave region. This study is a part of the IPY project, CiCAT. The investigators, using consultation with chosen elders and youth, ...


Photosynthetic Efficiency and Water Relations in Boreal Conifers under 24 Hour Environmental Light Conditions
Principal Investigator: Johnston-Schuetz, Cheryl
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objective of this project is to examine the environmental thresholds to the successful establishment of a boreal (high latitude) conifer forest by measuring photosynthetic rates in conifer seedlings. Climate change has the potential to shift southern commercial tree species and treelines northward with implications for existing ecosystems and future economic development. The project’s goal ...


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