Principal Investigator:Naeth, M. Anne Licenced Year(s):
The overall research goal is to determine appropriate methods to restore disturbed sites at Diavik Diamond Mine to productive and sustainable tundra communities following mine closure. There are three main research areas 1) building suitable reclamation substrates for plant establishment and growth, 2) methods of collection and propagation of locally common native plant and lichen species; and 3) ...
Principal Investigator:Wells, David A Licenced Year(s):
The aim of this research project is to determine whether dust generated from mining activities is causing a measurable change in dust deposition to and/or metals uptake in lichen closer to and further from the mine. If a significant difference in uptake is noted closer to versus further from the mine, a health risk assessment to caribou may be conducted to determine risks associated with consumpti...
Principal Investigator:Graf, Linda H Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the vegetation study is to continue to record baseline information on lichen health and productivity which may then be used to monitor impacts as a result of construction and operation activities in the proposed Parsons Lake development area.
These studies are a continuation of those conducted previously in summer and fall of 2006. The study will link to caribou monito...
Principal Investigator:Katz, Sharon Licenced Year(s):
The monitoring objectives of this project are: to conduct a targeted scientific program to analyze heavy metals and trace elements and stable isotopes in vegetation (caribou food); to correlate the results in vegetation with concentrations in caribou from a related NCP program [Gamberg 2006]; to test if contaminant patterns in caribou tissues will vary with patterns observed in lichen/moss, or wil...
Principal Investigator:McCarthy, Daniel P Licenced Year(s):2006
The objectives of this study are to: 1) inventory the size and morphometry of glaciers in the Ragged Range; 2) find and document geological and botanical evidence of former glacier activity; 3) develop a chronology for Holocene glacier activity in the Ragged Range; and, 4) develop one or more growth curves for lichens growing on carbonate and/or silicate rocks. Also, the field reconnaissance and b...
Principal Investigator:Robinson, Cindy Licenced Year(s):
This fieldwork is for reclamation planning at the Tundra Mine site. An aquatic survey will be conducted to characterize the current conditions of water bodies adjacent to the Tundra Mine and downstream of the mine's two tailings ponds. A total of seven l...
Principal Investigator:Lutzoni, Francois Licenced Year(s):
I will be collecting lichens in the vicinity of Iqaluit in order to better understand the variety of species that grow in the high arctic. Some species of fungi grow with algae: these partnerships are recognized as lichens. In an attempt to study this partnership, I will separate the fungi part from the algae and grow each separately in a laboratory. I will also be visiting Greenland and Icelan...
Principal Investigator:Gould, William Licenced Year(s):1994
Project 1: Small samples of lichens will be collected from approximately 20 sites located along the Hood River and analyzed for contaminants. Lichens are good indicators of the types of air-borne contaminants that have been carried north to the arctic since they absorb their nutrients from the air. Project 2: The researcher will examine plant communities along the Hood River in order to study th...
Principal Investigator:Shilts, William W. Licenced Year(s):
The focus of this project is on examining the glacial and periglacial features of southern Bylot Island and the area near Pond Inlet. Researchers and graduate students will be collecting data on lichens, ice, land features and organisms in order to gain a better understanding of why glaciers of the area are retreating (melting)....
Principal Investigator:Aspler, L.B. Licenced Year(s):
A field crew of four people will map (by foot and boat) the rocks deposited in ancient (2,500 to 1,900 million year old) basins. These rocks will also be assessed for their economic potential. The field work will also involve the collection of water, moss and lichen to determine levels of contaminants as part of the northern contaminants study funded by the Arctic Environmental Strategy....