33 record(s) found with the tag "forest fire" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Using Traditional Knowledge of JMRFN Elders to better understand changes in the boreal caribou habitat.
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project aims to demonstrate the cumulative impact of permafrost degradation and forest fire on boreal caribou habitat and how caribou habitat degradation affects Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFN). To do this the research team will collect and use traditional knowledge (TK), and analyse it in a geographic information system (GIS) with scientific data. The research team expect to locate are...


"We had a good mind to do it": Oral Histories of Aboriginal Forest Firefighters, Fort Smith (NT)
Principal Investigator: Ruttan, Lia
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective is to carry out research that records, preserves and shares the knowledge, values, experience and techniques used by former Aboriginal firefighters who worked on fire crews based out of Fort Smith NT. They have years of accumulated experience fighting fire in the NT, Wood Buffalo National Park and northern Alberta. The research team aim to use Indigenous and community-based research ...


The influence of forest fires on metal deposition to lakes and peatlands in the North Slave Region, NWT
Principal Investigator: Chetelat, John
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The research team will use natural environmental archives (lake sediment and peat cores) to characterize the forest fire history in the study region and test the relationship between fire events and metal accumulation over recent centuries. Study sites will be selected along a gradient of recent forest fire activity with some study sites located in areas of the latest burns (2014-15) to examine th...


The effects of fire on diverse aquatic ecosystems of the NWT
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this study is to determine the effect of fire on water quality within the southern Northwest Territories landscape. The research team will work across the Taiga Plains and Taiga Shield Ecoregions, because it is believed that differences in landscape between these regions will affect the catchment response to fire. The research team will also target catchments with variable permaf...


ARCTICFIRE
Principal Investigator: Pumpanen, Jukka S
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The aim of the ARCTICFIRE project is to study the long term effects of natural forest fires on the decomposition of soil organic matter in the northern arctic and subarctic forests. The research team will study the changes in size and quality of soil carbon and nitrogen pools and fluxes after forest fires and their underlying processes in the arctic and subarctic zone, especially the interactions ...


Past and future fire dynamics: implications for central arctic caribou and dependent communities (Community based component)
Principal Investigator: Jacobsen, Petter F
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No.1294. The research is part of the larger research project on the correlation between increased forest fires and decreasing caribou population in the Northwest Territories. The intent is to record TEK concerning environments rebounding from forest fires, the correlation between these areas and the caribou population,...


Changing fire regimes in northern coniferous forests
Principal Investigator: Wallenius, Tuomo H
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No.1103. The research objective is to study the occurrence of forest fires in Northern Canada during the past 200 years. They are especially interested in large scale averages and changes in the estimated fire return intervals/annually burned proportions of the landscape. Specific research questions are: 1. How often for...


Increasing Boreal Forest Fire: Future Impacts on Arctic Environment and Climate
Principal Investigator: Stocks, Brian J
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The research aims to characterize the physical and chemical properties of forest fire smoke and its impact on the Artic. Three aircraft (CT-133 jet, Dehavilland Sea Heron and Dehavilland Twin Otter) based out of Yellowknife, equipped with standard scientific atmospheric chemistry sampling instrumentation, will be used to sample smoke while airborne. Sampling will take place opportunistically as fi...


Post-fire forest regeneration in the Western Canadian continental boreal forest: measurement and landscape modeling
Principal Investigator: Gal, Ruth A.C.
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objective of this study is to develop a landscape model capable of predicting regeneration after fire in the Northern Boreal Forest. Data has been collected in the past from Porter Lake (near Lutsel K'e), Big Fish Lake, Alberta, and Wood Buffalo National Park, between Pine Lake and Peace Point. Data has also been collected from the International Crown Fire Modeling Experiment near Fort Pro...


Community Fire Project
Principal Investigator: Lanoville, Rick
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: This project will use experimental prescribed burns to evaluate the effectiveness of forest fuel treatments and sprinkler systems in protecting homes and communities from wildfires. It will also provide on-the-job training for young adults as well as op...


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