273 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Integrated Regional Impact Study of the Coastal Western Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Levesque, Keith R
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
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. The knowledge generated from this multi- year program is integrated into regional impact studie...


Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Under Changing Climatic and Non-Climatic Conditions in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. describe the beluga-Inuvialuit linked social-ecological system; 2. characterize Inuvialuit traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of beluga whale: ecology and behaviour, hunting techniques, and food preparation; 3. document current stresses affecting beluga and Inuvialuit hunters and adaptive responses; and, 4. identify opportunities for TEK ...


Beaufort Sea Coastal Geoscience Research
Principal Investigator: Whalen, Dustin JR
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The primary objective of this research continues to be driven towards the safe and sustainable industrial and community development of the Beaufort Sea coastal nearshore region. The research provides the means to improve knowledge of physical conditions in the coastal zone in order to help government agencies, corporations, and local residents understand, mitigate and reduce the impacts of natural...


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...


Measuring Carbon Fluxes at Illisarvik with Eddy Covariance
Principal Investigator: Skeeter, Wesley R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The study will measure carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) fluxes at Illisarvik during the peak of the growing season using a combination of eddy covariance and gas chamber methods. The primary objective will be to determine the magnitude of CO2 and CH4 fluxes and determine whether sequestration offsets emission. Secondary objectives will be to observe the temporal and spatial variability of th...


Climate driven permafrost degradation and its impact on slope failures
Principal Investigator: Beddoe, Ryley
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objective of this research is to better understand the impact of climate driven permafrost degradation on slope instabilities and landslides in the region. This research will involve detailed investigation of both landslides that have occurred and slopes that are assessed for being at a high risk of failure. Soil samples will be taken by digging test pits within the active layer with hand ...


Relating changes in snowpack water equivalent and structure to migratory behaviour of the Bathurst Caribou herd
Principal Investigator: English, Michael C
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives are to work with local residents of Wekweeti to understand how changes in the annual snowpack may impact caribou. The idea is that with increased incursions of warm southern air into the subarctic during winter that snow crusts and ice lenses may be created in the snowpack and as a result increase the energy expenditures of the caribou when foraging for food at the base of the snowp...


Geoscience Tools for Supporting Environmental Risk Assessment of Metal Mining
Principal Investigator: Galloway, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project will focus on providing baseline information for areas of high resource potential. In areas of past land use and soon to be developed areas in the Slave Geological Province, the project will generate new spatial and temporal data on changing geochemical, permafrost, ecological and climate data for the past 1000 years. This data will be integrated with Traditional Ecological Knowledge ...


Evaluating impacts of climate change on pre-development geochemical baselines through sediment micro analysis and cross evaluation with paleoclimate in northern environments
Principal Investigator: Miller, Clare B
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to develop a greater understanding of the natural impacts of climate change on the loading, speciation and mobility of elements of concern in the subsurface in order to establish natural background concentrations for metal(loids) in pre-developed northern environments. In a region influenced by both accelerated climate change and wide- spread resource development,...


Review and Impact Analysis: Health Canada Climate Change Health Adaptation Program
Principal Investigator: Abele, Frances
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The overall purpose of the study is to document the range of projects that communities have developed, to explore and document the impact of the projects, and to share this knowledge across the north and with the public. The project is organized in four phases. Phase One involves documentary research and analysis of the Health Canada database of projects. Phase Two involves scoping interviews ...


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