Principal Investigator:Danby, Ryan K Licenced Year(s):
Objectives of this research project are to:
1) analyze Landsat satellite images to understand regional vegetation change over the past 30 years;
2) determine the timing of tree establishment as well as the climate influence on tree growth across the forest tundra transition zone over the past 300 years; and,
3. measure spruce seedling growth across the forest-tundra ecotone in relation to varia...
Principal Investigator:Sonnentag, Oliver Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are to: 1) determine if the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system; 2) determine how these two types of feedback differ between the discontinuous and continuous permafrost zones; 3) determine if the reported decrease (increase) in net CO2 (CH4) exchange based on plot- (<1m2) and ecosystem-scale...
Principal Investigator:Phillips, Marcus R Licenced Year(s):20152014
The goal of this research is to understand how landscape processes influence the quantity and quality of soil carbon in the Mackenzie Delta Region. Particular attention will be paid to the depth distribution of soil carbon and how it is affected by differences in vegetation and soil forming processes. Key environmental differences that will be examined include forest vs. tundra and delta vs. uplan...
Principal Investigator:Osawa, Akira Licenced Year(s):20162015201420132012201120102009200820072006
Northern forests are closely connected to the issue of global warming because they are likely to absorb much of the carbon dioxide that is emitted into the air by humans. The amount that these forests absorb, however, is not clear. The main objectives of the 2005 field season are to collect data on the annual growth of fine roots, and to further examine the rate of soil respiration. Both of these...
Principal Investigator:Parlee, Brenda L Licenced Year(s):
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...
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...