269 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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How will fish communities in Gwich’in and Inuvialuit lakes respond to climate change?
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of this project is to obtain baseline data for fish communities in Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA) lakes and use these data to predict future changes in fish communities caused by climate change. Specific objectives are to: 1) develop a baseline data set for fish populations, fish habitat, water quality, and water temperature for small and medium sized lakes within the Mackenzie ...


Spatial and long-term trends in persistent organic contaminants and metals in fish from the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene S
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) continue to investigate trends in mercury, metals and persistent organic contaminants (POCs) in lake trout harvested from two locations (West Basin near Hay River, East Arm at Lutsel K’e) and burbot harvested from one location (West Basin at Fort Resolution) in Great Slave Lake in 2017 to further extend the long-term (1993-2015: POCs, 1993-2016 mercury a...


Predicting climate-driven changes in water quality and biological communities in Gwich'in lakes
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Zooplankton play a key role in aquatic food webs, providing a conduit for the movement of energy between primary producers (algae) and larger organisms such as macroinvertebrates and fish. Therefore, elucidating the impact of permafrost melting on zooplankton is key to gaining a broader understanding of climate change on aquatic ecosystems in Canada’s north. Objectives of this proposed researc...


Greenhouse Gas Exchange in the Outer Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Skeeter, Wesley R
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this campaign will be to measure the emission/uptake of methane and carbon dioxide at Fish Island in the outer Mackenzie Delta over a full growing season. This data will be used to determine the carbon balance of the island, and estimate the carbon balance of the land surfaces in the outer Mackenzie Delta. Additionally, the research team will investigate factors influencing the ex...


Envisioning Sustainable Heritage in the Face of Climate Change: A call to align national heritage management policies across borders
Principal Investigator: Haboucha, Rebecca
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to establish sustainable methodologies that provide the long-term preservation know-how for cultural heritage at risk from climate change by stakeholders within and between nations. A multivocal approach will be used to adapt and safeguard heritage that otherwise will be lost due to the impacts of climate change for future generations. Two groups have been chosen ...


Long-term perspectives on aquatic ecosystem change with thawing permafrost
Principal Investigator: Korosi, Jennifer B
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research team will re-survey 70 lakes originally sampled in 2005/06, to assess how conditions have changed in the intervening decade as thaw slumping has intensified and the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) was constructed. The team will assess how lake ecosystems responded to past climatic shifts throughout the post-glacial history of these lakes (10,000 years), and use these records to provi...


Drivers and constraints of ecological change in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project are to: 1) use remote sensing (Landsat, QuickBird, InSAR, Airphotos, UAVs, etc.) to document the rate and extent of landscape change (slumps, subsidence, vegetation change, lake drainage / expansion, etc.) in the NWT; and, 2) use field sampling and monitoring to determine the causes and impacts of regional changes in vegetation, and permafrost. To quantify land...


Permafrost and climate change, western Arctic Canada
Principal Investigator: Burn, Chris R
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Summary: The objective of this research is to understand the rate of ground warming in permafrost due to climate change and to measure the changes in ground surface characteristics that are occurring as a result. In particular, the research team are interested in changes in ground temperature, in the depth of the active layer, and in subsidence of the ground. The research team are also interested in measur...


Effects of fire on peatland permafrost stability and carbon cycling
Principal Investigator: Olefeldt, David
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The project team intend to study carbon cycling in peatland catchments, in order to determine whether the interactions between wildfire and permafrost thaw causes increased release of greenhouse gases from peatlands and aquatic ecosystems to the atmosphere, and thus cause amplified climate change. Given the overall objective of the project, the team intend to address five research questions: ...


Permafrost in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steve V
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to develop and test new methods of monitoring permafrost landscape change; 2) to investigate the impacts of natural and human disturbance on permafrost terrain and the ground temperature conditions in natural environments and in communities; and, 3) to assess the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost. To achieve the objectives the r...


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