19 record(s) found with the tag "ecological indicators" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Quantifying the effects of mining activities on the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed (NWT)
Principal Investigator: Scrimgeour, Garry J
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objectives of this research are three-fold: 1) To quantify natural variability of benthic macroinvertebrate communities at reference sites un-impacted by human activity; 2) To determine whether mining activities degrade the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed; 3) To understand whether pigments in algal cells can be used to assess stream health. This project will be conducted t...


Biological Studies of Waters Along the Proposed Mackenzie Gas Project Pipeline Route - Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application #837. This study is designed to examine lakes possibly affected by the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project pipeline, and lakes that can serve as future control/reference sites. The researchers will measure the following: nutrients and metals in lake water and sediments, lake water quality (DO, pH, conductivity, etc.), and benthic i...


Biological Studies of Waters Along the Proposed Mackenzie Gas Project Pipeline Route - Gwich'in Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: This licence is issued for the scientific research application # 835. This research will examine lakes possibly affected by the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project pipeline, and lakes that can serve as future control/reference sites. Measurements of nutrients and metals in lake water and sediments, lake water quality (DO, pH, conductivity, etc.), and benthic invertebrate and plankton abundance/spec...


Dust Distribution and Monitoring using Lichens as Bioindicators
Principal Investigator: Wytrychowski, Scott I
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2010 2005
Summary: Air quality is an issue at mine sites, and diamond mining can contribute large quantities of dust to the air. This dust may contain elevated levels of heavy metals. Vehicle and generator exhausts also contribute to air pollution and greenhouse gases. To acheive the goal of sustainable development, Diavik policy focuses on the need to identify potential risks and set targets for pollution preventio...


Aquatic Studies along the Mackenzie River and its Tributaries
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: This study is designed to investigate various measures of small fish health at a number of locations along the Mackenzie River. The researchers want to find out if small fish health is different near oil seepages and the islands at Norman Wells than in other parts of the river. Also, the researchers will investigate fish and benthic invertebrate abundance and species composition at selected strea...


Butterfly Inventory in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Layberry, Ross
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: Butterflies are easily studied and can provide valuable information of changes occuring in northern ecosystems - including climate changes, and habitat changes. Many areas of the NWT have few studies on insects; therefore, this inventory work can inprove the baseline information of these species. The main investigator will travel with other NWT biologists to remote study sites and near comm...


Social-Ecological Indicators for Community Based Monitoring and Resource Management
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: This project involves working with the Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board, the Tetlit Gwich'in Renewable Resources Committee and elders/harvesters from Fort McPherson to document traditional indicators and methods for community-based monitoring. The main...


Analaysis of Bathurst Caribou Herd Dynamics Using a Proxy Indicator
Principal Investigator: Zalatan, Rececca
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: Caribou populations fluctuate over long time spans. However, long-term records of population cycles are scarce. The population dynamics of the Bathurst and Beverly caribou herd across the Northwest Territories will be reconstructed using two proxy indic...


Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES)
Principal Investigator: Fortier, Louis
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003 2002
Summary: The Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES), a major international effort under Canadian leadership, aims to understand the biogeochemical and ecological consequences of sea ice variability on the Mackenzie Shelf (Beaufort Sea) and provide the infor...


Social-Economical Indicators for Community Based Monitoring and Resource Management
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: This project involves the documentation of existing sources of traditional knowledge previously recorded with Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation through the West Kitikmeot Slave Study Society. The main focus of this project will be on social and ecological health issues, indicators and monitoring. The community of Lutsel K'e and the researcher will work together according to the terms and conditions of ...


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