62 record(s) found with the tag "forestry" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Reconstructing history of hummocky soil formation in drunken forest
Principal Investigator: Fujii, Kazumichi
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: “Drunken forest” is developed on earth hummocks on shallow permafrost layer near Inuvik, Canada. Black spruce forests are typically grown on the shoulder of mounds and tree rings record the history of soil movement. By reading tree rings, the Principal Investigator (PI) will reconstruct history of hummocky soil formation. The PI will collect tree core samples by making hole in wood of black sp...


Forest Ecotone Experiment
Principal Investigator: Eitel, Jan
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The overarching objective of this study is to integrate light detection and ranging (LiDAR), passive spectral, and tree ecophysiological data to link biophysical structure to ecological function in the Forest Tundra Ecotone. In so doing, the research team will be able to remotely assess the vulnerability and resilience of the forest tundra ecotone (FTE) to environmental change. The field work w...


Structure, Carbon Dynamics, and Silvichronology of Boreal Forests
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: Objectives of the field work are two-fold: one is to collect data in jack pine and in lesser extent black spruce forests on annual movement of organic matter and carbon; the other is to continue the study of stand development and its relationship to environmental factors (a discipline called ‘silvichronology’). For the former objective, the research team will continue measurement of the growth of ...


Organic carbon accumulation under Picea sp. (Picea glauca, P. mariana) stands along its range northern boundary
Principal Investigator: Pichler, Viliam
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objective of this study is to determine soil organic carbon quantity and quality under open stands of Picea glauca and Picea mariana close to northern forest limits as opposed to open tundra. To enable predictions of forest propagation on soil carbon dynamics under extreme climate conditions. Taking samples from the soil and trees in the Richardson Mts., specifically at two points with the...


Phytoremediation Study on the CDN Forest et al Nota Creek C-17 Wellsite
Principal Investigator: Budziak, Jerry
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Summary: The objective of this project is to continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. More impacted soil has been integrated into the phytoremediation process and additional plantings are necessary to determine the efficiency of the phytoremediation program and to further validate it as a remediation strategy for the well site. Planting is planned for late June, site mo...


Effects of wildfire on biomass combustion in boreal peatlands and forests
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective is to quantify the amount of fuel combustion and carbon losses during wildfires in boreal conifer forests and peatlands. These data will allow us to quantify climatic and weather controls on the severity of biomass burning. Boreal forests and peatlands store a large amount of carbon in vegetation and soils. Climate change is predicted to increase summer drought, which could mak...


Ecology of white spruce at the species limit in NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Walker, Xanthe J
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to determine the impact of climate change on the ecological patterns and processes of white spruce trees within the forest-tundra transition zone in the Tuktoyaktuk region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. White spruce reproduction, establishment, and growth will be assessed to determine how these parameters may have changed since they were last measur...


Greening of the Boreal Forest
Principal Investigator: Bunn, Andy G
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application No.1089. The overarching goal of this research is to understand the effects of temperature and moisture variability on growth of forest vegetation in the southern Arctic, and to use the relationship between temperature/moisture and tree growth to construct a model of patterns of greening and browning in the forest and forest-t...


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...


Black Spruce Fertility at the Arctic Treeline
Principal Investigator: Greene, David F
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The research objective is to show that the fertility of black spruce (Picea mariana) in the Arctic is limited by the amount of pollen in the surrounding air. After snowmelt, the researchers will choose unburned black spruce “islands” at different distances from the perimeter of the 1999 Lynx Creek fire. Subsequently, as the developing black spruce pollen cones become easy to see, they will remo...


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