Principal Investigator:Lantz, Trevor C. Licenced Year(s):
The core objective of this research is to work with Inuvialuit and Gwich’in experts to document and share local observations of environmental conditions. Over time this will build a record of observations, against which future changes can be compared. To document local observations this research will employ methods including participatory photo-mapping, participatory-video, web-based mapping, phot...
Principal Investigator:Pisaric, Michael FJ Licenced Year(s):
This research will continue the long term objective of documenting and understanding the impacts of recent climate change on northern terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The short term objectives of this research are: 1) to investigate the impacts of permafrost degradation and subsequent thaw slumping on freshwater ecosystems; 2) to examine the limnological implications of drained lakes on aquati...
Principal Investigator:Grogan, Paul Licenced Year(s):
The long-term goal of my research over the next 15-20 years is to substantially advance the understanding of how Canadian arctic tundra ecosystems function, and therefore how they are likely to be affected by these perturbations.
This research will work to answer the following questions:
1) Apart from birch, which other species within the mesic tundra plant community also have their growth c...
Principal Investigator:Kokelj, Steven V Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to document the extent of ecological change in impacted stream basins draining the eastern slope of the Richardson Mountains and to determine the mechanisms of slump initiation and stabilization. This study will focus on the Stoney Creek catchment, which runs parallel to the Dempster Highway and empties into the Peel River at Fort McPherson, NT. The catchm...
Principal Investigator:Bharadwaj, Lalita A Licenced Year(s):
In collaboration with the Slave River and Delta Partnership (SRDP) and local communities, the research team will develop a Community Based Monitoring (CBM) program titled the Slave Watershed Environmental Effects Program (SWEEP), to empower communities to collect, interpret and use a system of environmental indicators to address these priorities. The focus will be on indicators of cumulative effec...
Principal Investigator:Henry, Greg H R Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of the Berry Project is to establish a long-term community-based monitoring program in arctic communities using culturally important berry species as indicators of climate change. The project’s main objectives for the Daring Lake Tundra Science Camp are to bring awareness to the effects of climate change and to expand environmental stewardship. These goals can be achieved by del...
Principal Investigator:Laidlaw, Shawn Licenced Year(s):2013
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 watershe...
Principal Investigator:Schroder-Adams, Claudia J. Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of this research project is to improve the stratigraphic framework of the Cretaceous Western Interior Sea region and the understanding of the paleoenvironmental setting of a Cretaceous aged oceanographic gateway between the Boreal Sea and the Western Interior Sea that flooded large parts of North America.
The proposed localities have the type section of the two targeted forma...
Principal Investigator:Armstrong, Terry Licenced Year(s):201420132012
The objectives in 2011 are to draw together multiple sources of information to: (1) examine change in lake area in this ecoregion, (2) quantify the type and amount of habitat loss or modification, (3) investigate whether recent changes are part of a longer-term cycle and evaluate the causes of this change, (4) determine a way to document and integrate local and traditional knowledge of physical an...
Principal Investigator:Patterson, R. Tim Licenced Year(s):2012
Through analysis of sediment/water interface samples, freeze cores, and dendrochronology, the researchers intend to:
i) develop a comprehensive sub-decadal to centennial-scale late Holocene climatic history along a 2° latitudinal gradient in the central NT, variously based on microfossils (pollen, diatoms, thecamoebians, chironomids), sedimentologic, cyclostratigraphic, stable isotopic, ...