16 record(s) found with the tag "methane" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Impact of climate change on catchment biogeochemistry in plains and shield regions
Principal Investigator: Olefeldt, David
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify impacts of climate change and permafrost thaw on pond methane emissions, and on water chemistry in streams that drain peatland-rich catchments. Impacts on methane emissions will be assessed. Specific objectives are: 1) to characterize the trends and variability in magnitude of methane emission from ponds along climate gradients within both the Taiga...


The frontline of permafrost thaw: a transect of eddy covariance towers across the southern Taiga Plains to better understand changing regional carbon and water budgets
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: Through this project the research team will address the following objectives: What is the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system? How do these two types of feedback differ between the sporadic and discontinuous permafrost zones? Is the reported decrease (increase) in net carbon dioxide (methane) exchange based on plot- (<1m2) and eco...


Toward Predicting Future Tundra Carbon Balance
Principal Investigator: Lafleur, Peter M
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2007 2005 2004
Summary: The broad goal of this research is to increase our understanding of tundra carbon balance of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and predict into the future the impacts of climate warming on these systems. Since we are interested in all aspects of the tundra carbon balance a variety of methods are employed. These can be broken down into 4 basic categories: 1. Tundra-atmosphere fluxes - the ex...


Greenhouse Gas Exchange in the Outer Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Skeeter, Wesley R
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this campaign will be to measure the emission/uptake of methane and carbon dioxide at Fish Island in the outer Mackenzie Delta over a full growing season. This data will be used to determine the carbon balance of the island, and estimate the carbon balance of the land surfaces in the outer Mackenzie Delta. Additionally, the research team will investigate factors influencing the ex...


Biogeochemistry of Lakes in the Mackenzie Delta
Principal Investigator: Lesack, Lance
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Summary: The objective of this research project are to: 1) improve the understanding of microbial carbon-processing in Mackenzie Delta lakes and how it is affected by the changing water levels; and, 2) to decipher the impact of water level changes on the ability of the Mackenzie Delta to affect riverine nutrient flow to the ocean. This work will help resolve what drives microbial communities in Mackenzi...


Studies of methane release from lakes in the Mackenzie Delta and on Richards Island
Principal Investigator: Orcutt, Beth N
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The focus of this one-year-long project is to collect an additional annual record of methane release from nine different lakes in the Mackenzie Delta and Richards Island area, with a focus on capturing a full ice in/ice out cycle, to determine how much methane is released from lakes under different conditions and how microorganisms increase or decrease methane release. This annual record will allo...


The frontline of permafrost thaw: a transect of eddy covariance towers across the southern Taiga Plains to better understand changing regional carbon and water budgets
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Through this project the research team will address the following objectives: 1) determine the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system; 2) determine how these two types of feedback differ between the sporadic and discontinuous permafrost zones; 3) determine if s the reported decrease (increase) in net carbon dioxide (methane) exchange...


AirMeth
Principal Investigator: Hartmann, Jörg
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2013 2012
Summary: The objectives of this survey are to establish patterns of methane (CH4) concentration in the atmosphere over the Mackenzie delta region and to quantify the emission of CH4 from these areas. Together with the data from previous data the research team should be able to estimate the annual contribution of the Mackenzie delta region to the atmospheric methane budget. Furthermore the research team wil...


Measuring Carbon Fluxes at Illisarvik with Eddy Covariance
Principal Investigator: Skeeter, Wesley R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The study will measure carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) fluxes at Illisarvik during the peak of the growing season using a combination of eddy covariance and gas chamber methods. The primary objective will be to determine the magnitude of CO2 and CH4 fluxes and determine whether sequestration offsets emission. Secondary objectives will be to observe the temporal and spatial variability of th...


The ecology and paleoecology of benthic macroinvertebrates in the Mackenzie Delta region
Principal Investigator: Quinlan, Roberto
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This study will examine the effects of permafrost and flooding on the ecological structure and carbon exchange of contrasting lakes in the Mackenzie River Delta. Permafrost thaw in lake catchments may cause increased transport of organic carbon and dissolved nutrients to lakes with effects on the hydrology and water chemistry of lake environments. Patterned ground marked by ice-wedge polygons is f...


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