Principal Investigator:Chetelat, John Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Tank, Suzanne E Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Pumpanen, Jukka S Licenced Year(s):
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Jacobsen, Petter F Licenced Year(s):
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,...
Principal Investigator:Wallenius, Tuomo H Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Stocks, Brian J Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Gal, Ruth A.C. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Lanoville, Rick Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra ADR Licenced Year(s):
This project aims to obtain a better understanding of the sensitivity of slopes to disturbance from development, especially in the context of progressive climate warming. It will also identify baseline levels for natural and anthropogenic contaminants,...
Principal Investigator:Van Gerwen-Toyne, Melanie Licenced Year(s):2003
Baseline data on the rate of tree growth (productivity) and time required for trees to re-establish (regeneration) following fires and anthropogenic disturbances are required to determine forest sustainability and understand how habitat changes over time...