273 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Mapping, Language and Stories in Deline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: As the community makes the transition to self-government, there has been an increased interest in language documentation through stories, song, and concepts of place in order to better understand what Dene government means. Governance thus forms one focal point of this research. The research team are particularly interested in the areas of variation, change and continuity in language, stories, son...


The effect of permafrost slumping on carbon delivery from land to water
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand how permafrost slumping increases the mobilization of organic and inorganic carbon from land to water, and the effects of this movement on stream communities. To do this work, the research team will measure streamwater chemistry upstream and downstream of slump sites. The team will also examine the fate of this carbon by undertaking incubation experimen...


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...


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...


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...


Pilot Project to assess climate change vulnerability of Tuktut Nogait National Park through Aboriginal Knowledge
Principal Investigator: March, Maya
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The immediate goal and objective of the project is to collect Aboriginal knowledge for a climate change vulnerability assessment project for Tuktut Nogait National Park. Travellers, outfitters and hunters have been making observations in Tuktut Nogait National Park as part of their regular travel and activities in the park. Their recent observations will be discussed with members of the Aborigi...


Development and Testing of Climate Change Monitoring Equipment in the Arctic
Principal Investigator: Layden, Ronald E.
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: Data analysis will help the company to optimize the firmware, battery requirements and testing regimes needed and finalize products that can then be used in any type of remote and cold locations for extended periods with little or no equipment monitoring. Several eosFD devices (carbon dioxide monitoring equipment) will be tested to determine usability requirements and to select a winter test ...


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