Principal Investigator:Smart, Miles S. Licenced Year(s):
To examine the Norman Wells Dene and Métis vision regarding research project themes (including but not limited to self-government, development, and land use).
This research will employ ethnographic methods centered on interviews and to a lesser extent observation. These interviews will be open-ended and not follow a strict set of questions. Rather they would present the research themes and allo...
Principal Investigator:Kanigan, Julian Licenced Year(s):
In discontinuous permafrost of the southern NWT, cleared transportation corridors, such as seismic lines, have recently been associated with permafrost loss, increased soil moisture and vegetation changes. Permafrost loss can lead to ground subsidence, infrastructure instability and the release of stored carbon into the atmosphere. The research team will test whether seismic lines can be construc...
Principal Investigator:Pollard, Wayne H Licenced Year(s):
The focus of this research is to better understand the distribution of underground ice in hydrocarbon development areas. By identifying how much ice there is, we want to study how oil/gas activities and climate change could affect the land. The reseracher plans to use non-destructive techniques like ground-penetrating radar to accomplish our surveys.
March-April, 2010: plan is to conduct 1-2 we...
Principal Investigator:Scrimgeour, Garry J Licenced Year(s):
The researchers propose to address critical information gaps by embarking on a research project in the South Nahanni River Watershed. The objectives of the research are:
1) To quantify natural variability of benthic macroinvertebrate communities at reference sites un-impacted by human activity;
2) To determine whether mining activities degrade the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed...
Principal Investigator:Graburn, Larry Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to test the thermal properties of straw bales and reflective surfaces for use on permafrost slopes along a potential pipeline route in the Mackenzie Valley. These materials might be used in conjunction with or as alternatives to wood chips to protect the exposed slopes from surface erosion and reduce the rate of thawing. In mid-February 2006 a bulldozer and brush c...
Principal Investigator:Armitage, Derek Licenced Year(s):
In Indonesia, indigenous groups are articulating a demand for rights to lands and resources and a greater role in processes of development and change. There is also an increasing emphasis on negotiating partnerships and collaborative management arrangeme...
Principal Investigator:Grieve, Anne Jane Licenced Year(s):
This research has been developed in full collaboration with the Deline Land Corporation which is sponsoring the research. The purpose of this research is to explore how the Deline Land Corporation can build leadership capacity for the long-term managemen...
Principal Investigator:Newyar, Chuck Licenced Year(s):
The study is to obtain specific environmental information to be used in the preparation of an environmental impact assessment for a land use permit application for a winter 2D seismic program spanning the Gwich'in and Sahtu Settlement Areas. Researchers...
Principal Investigator:Povey, Andrew Licenced Year(s):20042003
The vegetation component of the 2002 baseline studies will focus on completion of the vegetation typing surveys. Initially, a reconnaissance flight will be required along the study corridor. This flight will be used to identify sites for detailed sampling. Sites will be selected to represent the major ecological land units. Where possible, sample sites will be grouped to reduce helicopter time....
Principal Investigator:Povey, Andrew Licenced Year(s):200520042003
The proposed research program involves terrestrial studies in the Inuvialuit Settlement Area to be conducted during 2002. Initial vegetation investigations were conducted in summer 2001 to classify vegetation along the study corridor. This classification was essentially completed in the Inuvialuit Settlement Area. Vegetation studies during 2002 will focus on locating areas of rare or uncommon pl...