14 record(s) found with the tag "human adaptation" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Nunamin Illihakvia: Learning from the Land (year 2 onward)
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The Nunamin Illihakvia project is dedicated to enabling the transfer of traditional knowledge, skill sets and values, based on Inuit knowledge and guiding principles in a changing climate. The specific objectives are to: 1) Facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills among experienced hunters, Elders and younger generation Inuit for how to make seal hunting equipment, how to travel on the s...


Youth-Led Adaptations for Healthy Sahtú Communities in an Uncertain Era of Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Morgan, Shauna
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The long-term objectives of this project are to: 1. Establish the foundation for health programs that proactively address climate change and reflect the holism of Dene stories; 2. Establish the foundation for more comprehensive climate change adaptation planning by Tulít’a that will be incorporated into local policy and decision-making; 3. Build relationships of mutual support between elders...


Linking Place Identity, Environmental Change and Adaptation in the Context of Changing Water Conditions in Fort Resolution, NT
Principal Investigator: Fresque, Jennifer A
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The purpose of this research is to investigate the link between place identity and adaptation to environmental change with specific emphasis on water, to develop a holistic picture of how adaptation takes place in Fort Resolution. There are three main objectives: 1. To identify and highlight the extent to which there have been changes in water quality and quantity in the Slave River Delta (SRD) a...


Responses to a Reduced Availability of Barren-ground Caribou in Fort Good Hope
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of this research is to explore what are the community responses (especially among youth) to a reduced availability of barren-ground caribou. Sub questions are what are some responses in terms of hunting practices, and what are some responses in terms of Dene food sharing practices. Under this researcher’s 2009 licence (licence 14591 - Social Networks as a Livelihood Strategy amon...


Transmission of Environmental Knowledge and Land Skills Among Inuit in Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The licence is issued for the scientific research application # 941. The goals of this research project are: 1. Document and explain changes and variations in the transmission of environmental knowledge and land skills among community members in Ulukhaktok; 2. Identify the interconnections between the factors that affect or impede the transmission of environmental knowledge and land skills; 3. ...


Living with Change: Community Exposures and Adaptations in Tuktoyaktuk, NT
Principal Investigator: Turner, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objective of this research is to learn more about environmental conditions that have affected the community of Tuktoyaktuk and how people have coped with and adapted to these conditions. These experiences will provide the starting point for addressing the potential of future environmental changes and insight into what strategies may be needed to deal with risks associated with these changes. ...


Ethnographic Study of the History and Psychological Impact of Modernization on Baffin Island Inuit.
Principal Investigator: McElroy, Ann P.
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1992
Summary: The research will involve 2-3 weeks of library and museum study in Iqaluit. The researcher will review books, articles and reports on the history of Baffin Island and the Arctic in order to help her teaching at SUNY Buffalo and to write a history of Baffin Island. During a one-week visit to Pangnirtung the researcher will visit families and take notes on changes since 1974 when the researcher la...


Effects of global warming on settlements and non-renewable resource development in the Mackenzie Basin to the year 2050
Principal Investigator: Bone, Robert M.
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: Should global warming occur, the environment and human landscape may be altered. The researchers will be using public information (Statistics Canada censuses and public documents) to collect data for this study: they will use this data to examine the possible impacts that global warming might have on the Mackenzie Basin ecosystem and the human population residing in this region. The results of ...


Polar Psychology Project
Principal Investigator: Suedfeld, Peter
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: In its 5th phase of research, the Polar Psychology Project will involve interviewing and surveying scientists, students, and assistants working in the 2 circumpolar areas. The goal is to gain a better understanding of psychological and psychophysiological processes that affect people working on a time-limited basis in the 2 circumpolar areas, as well as to develop improved procedures for enhancin...


Geography, Ecology and Polar Medicine
Principal Investigator: Nogoita, Teodor Gheorghe
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The team will study permafrost, ice and crystal formations, moss and lichen chromatography and human adaptation to cold....


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