Principal Investigator:Blais, Jules M Licenced Year(s):
This research will determine how the recent and dramatic climate changes in Arctic freshwater have affected the transport and fate of anthropogenic contaminants to freshwater systems, two of the largest threats facing northern communities and ecosystems. This research will develop new tools to examine how the fate of anthropogenic contaminants is affected in Arctic regions under different climate ...
Principal Investigator:Tonn, William Licenced Year(s):2014
The objectives of this research project are: to study the freshwater ecology, hydrology, and hydraulics of small lakes and streams in the Lac de Gras basin before habitat modification; to monitor the changes in ecosystem productive capacity resulting from habitat modifications designed to increase habitat connectivity and fish passage; and to assess the effectiveness of such habitat modifications ...
Principal Investigator:Laidlaw, Shawn Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this project is to:
1) coordinate monitoring and research efforts in the watershed between the community, government, and universities;
2) understand current aquatic health of the watershed using water quality, macroinvertebrates, aquatic furbearers and fish as indicators of ecosystem health;
3) understand historical environmental change and contaminant loading in the watershed u...
Principal Investigator:Walker, Donald A Licenced Year(s):
The central goal of this project is to understand the complex linkages between biogeochemical cycles, vegetation, disturbance, and climate across the full summer temperature gradient in the Arctic in order to better predict ecosystem responses to changing climate.
A group of 4-6 researchers will fly to Green Cabin on Banks Island, on to Mould Bay on Prince Patrick Island, and then to Isachsen o...
Principal Investigator:Blasco, Steve M Licenced Year(s):
The Coast Guard vessel CCGS Nahidik will be used as a research platform to conduct offshore surveys in the Beaufort Sea. A regional grid of survey lines which were first surveyed in the1980's will be resurveyed as follows: (1) using a 300kHz short range multibeam echo sounder (Simrad EM 3000) to produce along-track maps of the topography and character of the seabed. These tracks will be approxi...
Principal Investigator:Osawa, Akira Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of the proposed research is to reconstruct the structure of monospecific forests of different ages, and to explore whether or not the recent climate change has affected the structure of the forests in northern Canada. Pure stands of Jack pine or aspen will be studied in Wood Buffalo National Park. The intent is to determine the effect of the so-called Climate Change on those f...
Principal Investigator:Melton, Derek Licenced Year(s):
Main objective is to establish baseline wildlife & fisheries habitat conditions prior to start of Ranger Oil's winter exploration drilling program. All sampling will be done over a 2-3 day period in mid-September. Three well sites are planned for drilling. Well site 1 is near Nota Creek & accessed by the Norman Wells-Tulita winter road plus an existing short cutline. Well site 2 is near Bear Rock ...