Principal Investigator:Leski, Michael L Licenced Year(s):
The primary objective of this project is to collect B. chariclea arctica from sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A network of haplotypes will be constructed, based on the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, and a mismatch analysis will be performed to determine if genetic structure has been influenced by a sudden expansion in population size or long term stability. ...
Principal Investigator:Kerr, Jeremy T Licenced Year(s):
The Canadian Global Change Transect (CGCT) is a project of the Canadian Facility for Ecoinformatics Research at the University of Ottawa. The goal of the project is to assess and predict the effects of historical and future global changes on the spatial distribution of Canadian butterfly species through time. One of the key aspects of the CGCT to develop historical range calibrated models is the c...
Principal Investigator:Goulet, Henri Licenced Year(s):
The research plan is to collect specimens of as many species (named or not) of the wasp subfamily Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to get recent and properly preserved specimens for DNA barcoding and taxonomic resolution. The goal is to know more about the diversity of these wasps and to be able to compare the recently wasp fauna with re-identified specimens sampled in the 1950’s.
Principal Investigator:Bazely, Dawn R Licenced Year(s):
This licence is issued for the scientific research application #923.
The main objectives of this project are 1) to consult with communities about their views of community-based protocols for monitoring and reporting the presence and spread of introduced plant and insect species to the territorial government; 2) to determine community interest in developing or expanding local agricultural oppor...
Principal Investigator:Layberry, Ross Licenced Year(s):
Butterflies are easily studied and can provide valuable information of changes occuring in northern ecosystems - including climate changes, and habitat changes. Many areas of the NWT have few studies on insects; therefore, this inventory work can inprove the baseline information of these species.
The main investigator will travel with other NWT biologists to remote study sites and near comm...
Principal Investigator:Currie, Douglas C. Licenced Year(s):
The primary focus of the study is the numbers and kinds of insects that live in the Thelon River at its valley. A previous study in 2000 on the Horton River revealed a number of species that are not represented in Alaska and the Yukon. Collections from t...
Principal Investigator:Tennent, John Licenced Year(s):
This is the first part of a planned review of the circumpolar butterfly genus Erebia. The researcher will be self driven. Photographs will be taken of live Erebia specimens and habitats. Voucher specimens will be collected using standard insect net, for...
Principal Investigator:Schwert, Donald P. Licenced Year(s):
The sample of arctic-alpine ground-beetles will be collected under rocks and by pitfall traps (dixie cups placed in 8 cm diameter drilled holes) in the tundra habitat. All rocks will be replaced exactly and pitfall trap holes refilled with their soil plugs. No chemicals will be used in any of the trapping or collecting. Specimens will be analysed using DNA techniques which include RLPF's and PC...
Principal Investigator:Royer, Ronald A. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will investigate range boundaries and species intergrade zones. The researcher will also possibly define ecological limiting factors for selected apecies of common arctic insects, principally in the order of Lepidoptera. This data will fill numerous gaps in understanding of distribution and speciation for the targeted species, the ranges of many of which are assumed but not yet co...
Principal Investigator:Morewood, Dean Licenced Year(s):
Surveys will be conducted in order to: (1) document the life stages of the caterpillars (e.g., eggs, larvae, pupae and adults) during the summer; (2) count the number of caterpillars killed by insect `parasites' or parasitoids; and (3) document the timing of the insect parasitoids's life cycle. Finally, since temperature affects growth, experiments with different temperatures will be use to exami...