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Modeling changes in permafrost conditions along the Dempster Highway under climate change
Principal Investigator: Moore, Jeffrey L
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The purpose of the research is to determine how climate change will affect the thermal regime of the permafrost beneath and immediately surrounding the highway embankment. Objectives of this project are: 1 – to determine the present surface and subsurface thermal conditions, and the boundary conditions at each ...


Cumulative impacts of metal deposition in the NWT: Using lead isotopes to trace local, regional and long-range sources
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake is a water body of cultural, subsistence and recreational importance for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) and residents of Yellowknife. The ecosystem health of Yellowknife Bay has been impacted by historical mining releases of metals (particularly arsenic), as well as long-range atmospheric transport of metals such as mercury from far-away human emissi...


Impacts of recent climate warming on Canada’s northern aquatic ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Blais, Jules M
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine the impact of shoreline expansion and forest/peat submergence from thawing permafrost on contaminant and carbon fluxes to lakes in the Yellowknife region; 2) to develop novel approaches to track terrestrial organic matter sources in lakes, in order to assess how climate warming and permafrost thaw are affecting the delivery of terrestr...


Gwich'in moss houses and winter berries as climate change adaptations
Principal Investigator: Mackin, Nancy P
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) Learn how northern peoples can continue to adapt to changing climates by applying Elders’ knowledge e.g. healthy seasonal harvests and moss-insulated shelters. 2) Engage First Nations young people in traditional practices such as moss houses reconstruction so the practices shared by Elders can foster climate adaptation well into the future. 3) Bui...


Youth-Led Adaptations for Healthy Sahtú Communities in an Uncertain Era of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Morgan, Shauna
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The long-term objectives of this project are to: 1. Establish the foundation for health programs that proactively address climate change and reflect the holism of Dene stories; 2. Establish the foundation for more comprehensive climate change adaptation planning by Tulít’a that will be incorporated into local policy and decision-making; 3. Build relationships of mutual support between elders...


Inuit Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to the Health Effects of Climate Change (IK-ADAPT)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012
Summary: In previous years, research questions were identified together with community research partners that are relevant and important to the community. This project consists of 3 complimentary research objectives. Taken together, these questions contribute to an understanding of the role Inuit traditional knowledge plays in adaptation to the health impacts of climate change. 1. Food Security, Climat...


Nunamin Illihakvia: Learning from the Land
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The Nunamin Illihakvia project is dedicated to enabling the transfer of traditional knowledge, skill sets and values, based on Inuit knowledge and guiding principles in a changing climate. The specific objectives are to: 1) Facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills among experienced hunters, Elders and younger generation Inuit for how to make seal hunting equipment, how to travel on the sea...


Food Security and Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment Related to Permafrost Degradation in the Jean Marie River First Nation
Principal Investigator: Ireland, Margaret
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The main objective of this one year project is to provide the community with a practical tool for assessing Jean Marie River’s (JMR’s) vulnerability to food security in relation to country foods, as well as the vulnerability of sources of country foods and drinkable water used by the community members out on the land, in the context of climate change. This tool will consist of a mapping of permafr...


The Arctic in Flux: How has Recent Climate Change Affected Contaminant Transport and Uptake in Aquatic Arctic Systems?
Principal Investigator: Blais, Jules M
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This research will determine how the recent and dramatic climate changes in Arctic freshwater have affected the transport and fate of anthropogenic contaminants to freshwater systems, two of the largest threats facing northern communities and ecosystems. This research will develop new tools to examine how the fate of anthropogenic contaminants is affected in Arctic regions under different climate ...


Permafrost regions in transition: controls on carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions
Principal Investigator: Wookey, Philip A
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: This research aims to understand what factors affect 1) the amount of carbon stored in tundra soils, and 2) the conversion of this soil carbon into greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane). In particular, the research team wants to understand how hydrology (which is the distribution and movement of water in soils and streams) might affect the carbon cycle under future global warming. This inc...


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