Principal Investigator:Quinton, William L. Licenced Year(s):201620152014
Understanding the integrated eco-hydrological behaviour of ecosystems in the context of thawing permafrost is a major challenge. To meet this, the research team will provide rigorous estimates of the present surface and near-surface water supplies and their inter-annual variability assuming a condition of no permafrost thaw. The research team will also develop critical new knowledge on the eco-hyd...
Principal Investigator:Kershaw, G. Peter Licenced Year(s):200019991998199719961995
The research is planned to see what happens after the surface of the land was changed by clearing of the trees and trenching of the soil in 1985 and 1986, and the spilling of crude-oil in 1988. Ways to fix or lessen these disturbances are being tested to see which are best. Many studies will be done, including measurement of air and soil temperatures, wind speed, moisture, water movement, permaf...
Principal Investigator:Reid, John Licenced Year(s):
Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and Green Plan, this ongoing study is required to: (1) publish a national report on the state of the environment at regular intervals, (2) develop a set of indicators that measure Canada's progress in achieving environmental goals, and (3) establish an ongoing capability to study resources at risk, ecosystem response and the impact of major disruptio...
Principal Investigator:Jacobs, John D. Licenced Year(s):1994
This research, begun in 1985, involves measuring climate data such as air and ground temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, precipitation and snow depth. Automatic data collecting stations have been set up to measure these data. The purpose of this research is to document a more accurate picture of the region's climate, to obtain information about the past cli...
Principal Investigator:Slocombe, D. Scott Licenced Year(s):
The researcher and his team will compare conservation and development planning methods and processes in several resource-based regions of the world to assess to what extent such processes take into account environmental and ecosystem problems and needs....
Principal Investigator:Bliss, Lawrence Licenced Year(s):1993
Professor Bliss and his associates will continue to investigate the development and function of ecosystems within a polar desert -- on the plateau....
Principal Investigator:Romo, J.T. Licenced Year(s):
The project examines the effects of a high-density muskoxen populations on a sedge meadow plant community. Two fences exist at the study site to exclude muskoxen and thus provide an ungrazed area used for comparison with the grazed area. Plant species abundance, plant height, grazing use of plant species and weight of plants are some of the data that will be compared among grazed and ungrazed are...