29 record(s) found with the tag "cumulative effects" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Community-based long-term monitoring of the Peel River near Fort McPherson
Principal Investigator: Moore, Jonathan
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to establish a community-based monitoring program in the Peel River watershed, based in Fort McPherson. Previous research has shown that multiple whitefish ecotypes (non-anadromous, semi-anadromous and anadromous), utilize the Peel River as spawning habitat, but it is unclear how much each ecotype contributes to harvester catches. As different ecotypes occupy d...


Using Traditional Knowledge of JMRFN Elders to better understand changes in the boreal caribou habitat.
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project aims to demonstrate the cumulative impact of permafrost degradation and forest fire on boreal caribou habitat and how caribou habitat degradation affects Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFN). To do this the research team will collect and use traditional knowledge (TK), and analyse it in a geographic information system (GIS) with scientific data. The research team expect to locate are...


Establishing a watershed framework for assessing cumulative impacts of development
Principal Investigator: Chin, Krista
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: Objective 1: Build a partnership between government, communities, regulators and researchers to develop a watershed-based cumulative impact study in areas of oil and gas exploration in the Sahtu region. The Sahtu Renewable Resource Board (SRRB) can play an important coordinating role in bringing partners together and working with the communities to determine appropriate engagement in the projec...


Environmental Studies for EL470 - 5yr
Principal Investigator: Belland, Darlene
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The objective of this project is to conduct ongoing monitoring and assessment programs, including areas in the Mackenzie River Special Management Zone (SMZ), for surface water. Surface water samples will be collected from selected lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Selected water bodies in EL470 have already undergone bathymetric assessment and sampling. ConocoPhillips will communicate, in ...


Assessing regulators' information needs to make decisions regarding cumulative effects under the MVRMA
Principal Investigator: Noble, Bram F
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: This project will determine what information regulators require about cumulative effects or conditions in order to make informed decisions regarding development impacts to water quality in the NWT, and whether and how that information is, or can be, provided through NWT Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program (CIMP) or other agencies responsible for monitoring. The objectives are as follows: 1) T...


A Multi-scale Assessment of Cumulative Impacts in the Northern Mackenzie Basin
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: 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...


Developing Remote Sensing Tools for Mapping Linear Disturbances in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Cole, Sarah E
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective is to develop a current and complete development footprint for a designated area of the Central Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories (NWT), that includes specified disturbance attributes; captures an estimate of current recovery state; and, provides data to predict disturbance recovery trajectories and project footprint change over time. Anthropogenic disturbance features will ...


Effects of permafrost disturbances on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, Banks Island, NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Lacelle, Denis
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Thaw slumps are one of the most dramatic thermokarst features in permafrost regions. The number of thaw slumps on Banks Island has more than tripled in recent decades and it is likely that this change is altering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This multidisciplinary research project investigates the short- (1960s-present day) and long-term (Medieval Warm Period to today) impacts of permafrost...


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 ...


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...


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