Principal Investigator:McGeer, Jim Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this project are to apply short term sublethal exposures to contaminants of concern with locally collected small bodied fish to establish measures of the relative bioavailability and effect in the Slave River. This information will then be applied to the Community Based Monitoring (CBM) program data to assess exceedances in a more comprehensive manner.
Small fish (for exampl...
Principal Investigator:Insley, Stephen J Licenced Year(s):
The goal of this project is to design and maintain a long-term, locally-based, monitoring program focused on ringed seals (Pusa hispida) and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) in the Darnley Bay and Sachs Harbour areas of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, NT.
To accomplish the objectives, the research team have designed a program to work with the local communities of Paulatuk and Sachs Harbour...
Principal Investigator:Swanson, Heidi Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are to: 1) determine why fish mercury levels vary among lakes in the Dehcho region; 2) identify best predictors of fish mercury levels; and, 3) determine which fish have the lowest levels of mercury and highest levels of micro-nutrients and fatty acids.
The methods for this project include two parts, first is the collection of food web data from each lake...
Principal Investigator:Lantz, Trevor C. Licenced Year(s):
Objective 1: To use satellite imagery (Landsat, QuickBird, InSAR, etc.) to document the rate and extent of landscape change (slumps, subsidence, vegetation change, etc.) in the northern Mackenzie Basin.
To quantify landscape disturbances and vegetation regeneration patterns since 1985 the research team will obtain Landsat satellite images that will provide reflectance measurements covering a 1...
Principal Investigator:Beveridge, Meghan Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of the project is to work in collaboration with NWT communities to collect water quality data to answer community concerns and questions about the health of NWT waters; and, to enhance understanding of cumulative impacts and to contribute to decision making.
There are three associated objectives:
1) to collect water quality data at locations throughout the NWT, to assess for trend...
Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):2016
The research team seek to build on the 2014 success in monitoring habitats and using electrofishing to assess juvenile Dolly Varden occupancy. Specific objectives include: 1) to continue implementing a community-based monitoring program to monitor essential habitats; 2) to further delineate the spatial distribution of juvenile char in the Fish Creek watershed; and, 3) to establish a length at age ...
Principal Investigator:McNicholl, Darcy G Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Paulette, Cochise Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Ruben, Diane Licenced Year(s):
The expression of interest from the community of Paulatuk combined with the concurrent Marine Protected Area (MPA) process created an opportune circumstance for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Community Based Monitoring Program to advance a project in partnership with the Paulatuk Hunters and Trappers Committee (PHTC) that supported community needs, forwarded beluga science, contributed to prote...
Principal Investigator:Gordon, Andrew B.T Licenced Year(s):
The objectives are to; 1) Collect surface water samples of several connected lakes, 2) Analyze the water samples for temperature, salinity, pH, TSS, nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) and coliforms, 3) Interpret data and present information to the community
Lakes will be accessed by walking or snow machine. Five sampling holes will be randomly chosen along a 500 m transect oriented from magneti...