34 record(s) found with the tag "forest fire" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Recovery of boreal caribou habitat after forest fires
Principal Investigator: d'Entremont, Marc
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: In 2015-2016, the Deninu Kue First Nation (DKFN) and LGL (Lewis, Gunn, Livingston) Limited completed a traditional use study on boreal caribou habitat and habitat use that incorporated traditional knowledge and scientific information in the identification of foraging habitat for boreal caribou in the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories (NWT). One outcome of the study was the DKFN elder...


Short and long term effects of forest fires on the stability of carbon pools in the arctic permafrost and subarctic forests (ARCTICFIRE)
Principal Investigator: Koster, Kajar
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2015
Summary: The aim of this project is to study the short term and long term effects of different fire intensities on the decomposition of soil organic matter (SOM) in northern boreal forests under changing fire regimes. The objectives are to: 1) explore the short and long term effects of forest fires with different intensity on above- and belowground biomasses; 2) explore changes in albedo, snow depths an...


"We had a good mind to do it": Oral Histories of Aboriginal Forest Firefighters, Ft. Smith (NT)
Principal Investigator: Ruttan, Lia
Licenced Year(s): 2018 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 Ft. Smith NT. They have years of accumulated experience fighting fire in the NWT, Wood Buffalo National Park and northern Alberta. The research team aim to carry out research by using Indigenous and c...


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...


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...


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...


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