273 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Adapting to climate change in the context of multiple stressors
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The proposed research aims to develop an understanding of how people in Paulatuk are experiencing and responding to changing climatic conditions and opportunities to support adaptation. The objectives are to: 1) document and describe current and historical climatic risks and the adaptive strategies employed to deal with them; 2) identify the processes and conditions which have aided or con...


Climate Change and Our Lands in Film: A N'dilo Youth Community Wellness Project
Principal Investigator: MacKenzie, Jessie C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Short-Term Objectives 1: To verify the risks of climate change to the health and wellbeing of the community of N'dilo for the purpose of building adaptive capacity while fostering good working relationships between partners to produce a professional documentary. 2: To empower students to recognize their perspectives have a valid place in public dialogues on climate change impacts on First Na...


Examining Community Adaptation Readiness in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: MacDonell, Hillary J.
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: To examine community adaptation readiness in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), Northwest Territories in order to identify trends in the adaptive readiness of communities in the ISR and provide recommendations to local and regional governments concerning existing gaps or barriers that may be hindering community readiness. The Principal Investigator will conduct informal phone interviews wi...


Our Land is Changing: Climate Change, Food Security and Health in Déline
Principal Investigator: Simmons, Deborah L
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1. assess the vulnerability of Déline community members to climate change impacts with a focus on impacts to harvesting practices and country food security now and in the future; 2. identify adaptation strategies currently employed or possible for future application by community members in order to mitigate any adverse impacts to traditional harves...


Tracing the Origin of Mercury Contamination in the Lakes and Fish of the Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives for this project are to: - Assess permafrost as a possible origin of mercury contamination; - Measure mercury content in permafrost samples; - Engage the community to exchange traditional and scientific knowledge to better understand relationships between country food, water quality, and permafrost degradation from a contamination perspective; and - Use traditional la...


Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Capelin in Darnley Bay, NT
Principal Investigator: McNicholl, Darcy G
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The primary aim of this project is to synthesize community-based observations over multiple years as traditional knowledge with results obtained by biological surveys conducted in the Darnley Bay nearshore habitat. This information will contribute to understanding how Capelin function in Arctic marine food webs and how that is subject to change in a warming climate. Local observations of Capel...


Cassette Islands Project
Principal Investigator: Paulette, Cochise
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives of this project are to: 1) Document and present and historical data on the local environment and wildlife; 2) Assess the impacts of climate change on our community's health and food security; 3) Support intergenerational knowledge sharing between elders and youth on the land; 4) Engage our community in the research; 5) Build traditional knowledge capacity in our com...


ARCTICFIRE
Principal Investigator: Pumpanen, Jukka S
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The aim of the ARCTICFIRE project is to study the long term effects of natural forest fires on the decomposition of soil organic matter in the northern arctic and subarctic forests. The research team will study the changes in size and quality of soil carbon and nitrogen pools and fluxes after forest fires and their underlying processes in the arctic and subarctic zone, especially the interactions ...


Cumulative Impacts Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystem Health of Yellowknife Bay, Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The main objective of this study is to investigate the ecosystem health of Yellowknife Bay. We will address the following questions through a field study: 1) What is the quality of water and sediment in Yellowknife Bay (focusing on metals, nutrients and cyanobacteria)? 2) What are the main sources and transport pathways of metals accumulating in the food web of Yellowknife Bay? 3) How much of ...


Noell Lake Ice Study - Hydro-ecological Responses of Arctic Tundra Lakes to Climate Change and Landscape Perturbation
Principal Investigator: Wrona, Frederick J
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to improve the knowledge on lake ice and its effect on food webs/productivity in small Arctic lake systems in order to better predict changes that could occur under changing climate. The research involves the automated ice buoy and instrumented subsurface mooring system for continuous monitoring of weather conditions, lake ice cover (formation, growth o...


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