51 record(s) found with the tag "geology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Pliocene environmental change on Prince Patrick Island
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: Our main goals of this research project are: 1.) to collect sediment samples that will be used to provide ages of the sediment in the Beaufort Formation on Prince Patrick Island; and, 2.) to collect samples of fossil material (wood, plants, bone) that can be analyzed to produce climate reconstructions for the Pliocene. The research team will travel to approximately 5-6 site locations. The t...


Tracking environmental change in the Neoproterozoic Sheepbed and Keele Formations, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Sperling, Erik A
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective is to collect high quality and high resolution stratigraphic and sedimentological data of the Sheepbed and Keele Formations at their type localities, along with accompanying samples for geochemical and petrological analysis. Specifically, the overall goal is to understand how these formations at their type sections relates to their correlatives throughout northwestern Canada, and det...


Beaufort Sea Coastal Geoscience Research 2013
Principal Investigator: Whalen, Dustin JR
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The primary objective of this research is to ensure safe and sustainable industrial and community development by improving the understanding of coastal and nearshore seabed processes and properties. The research provides the means to improve the knowledge of physical conditions in the coastal zone in order to help government agencies, corporations, and local residents understand, mitigate and redu...


Reconstructing Pliocene Environmental Change and Landscape Dynamics using the Beaufort Formation on Northwest Banks Island, NT
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The primary objectives are to i) collect fossils (i.e. peat, bone, wood, and other sedimentary proxies) for paleoenvironmental reconstructions and, ii) document the age of the Beaufort Formation (Fm) at Ballast Brook, northwest Banks Island using a new approach based on the exposure of quartz sand grains to cosmic radiation: terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide (TCN) burial dating. The cosmogenic nuclid...


The Search for Early Fossil Sharks in Lower Devonian rocks of the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Wilson, Mark V.H.
Licenced Year(s): 2013 1998 1996 1990
Summary: The 2 objectives of this research project are: 1) to recover some of the oldest-known body fossils of sharks and their relatives as well as other associated fossils. The anatomy of the fossil species will be described in detail and published in international journals. These fossils will allow identification of fragments of related species found at other sites worldwide, and will allow the researc...


Environmental change at Duck Hawk Bluffs, SW Banks Island: from a forested to glaciated Arctic
Principal Investigator: England, John H
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: The research team proposes to revisit Duck Hawk Bluffs (DHB), southwest Banks Island, the “type section” for the formerly reported subsurface record. DHB offers an exceptional exposure along the north shore of Thesiger Bay, measuring 8 km long and up to 60 m high. Previous work assumed that the bluffs were composed of an undeformed “layer-cake” stratigraphy recording discrete depositional events ...


Sedimentology of the Cretaceous in the Mackenzie Corridor
Principal Investigator: Davison, Julia
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This licence was issued for the application # 831. The objective of this study is to improve the detail on publicly-available maps and look at unanswered geological questions about Cretaceous rocks in the Sahtu region. Geological tools have changed sufficiently since the previous maps were made to warrant another more detail-focused study. The aim of the field work is to make measurements and c...


Paleoecology of Mercy Bay Reefs, Frasnian, Banks Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Copper, Paul
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Summary: The current study will re-examine the detailed structure, sedimentology, and paleoecology of the Devonian patch reefs of Mercy Bay, Banks Island, NWT. Transportation by fixed-wing aircraft to Polar Bear cabin near Castel Bay will be followed by helicopte...


Paleoecology of Mercy Bay reefs, Frasnian, Banks Island, NWT.
Principal Investigator: Copper, Paul
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002
Summary: The current study will re-examine the detailed structure, sedimentology, and paleoecology of the Devonian patch reefs of Mercy Bay, Banks Island, NWT. Transportation by fixed-wing aircraft to Polar Bear cabin near Castel Bay will be followed by helicopte...


Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Upper Devonian Strata around Hay River, NWT
Principal Investigator: MacNeil, Alex
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002
Summary: The purpose of this study (2003 component) is to examine the fossilized types of corals that are found in the regional geological formations. Locally these corals coalesced to form mini-reefs, with interesting ecological characteristics. From the study...


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