Principal Investigator:Tonn, William Licenced Year(s):
This project will develop a long term monitoring strategy to access the seasonal productivity of wetlands in the breeding area. Preliminary sampling in 2004 will familiarize the incoming graduate student with the breeding pond region and allow various sa...
Principal Investigator:Evans, Kevin Licenced Year(s):
Migratory birds occur within and adjacent to the 4 Devon leases. The Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary and adjacent areas in the outer western portion of the Mackenzie Delta support relatively high densities of nesting, brooding-rearing, moulting and staging...
Principal Investigator:Swystun, Heather Licenced Year(s):
Two individuals from each of the communities of Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson, and Tuktoyaktuk will be interviewed about their local knowledge of tundra swan biology. Information collected will educate the researcher about local tundra swan ecology and may help generate questions that are important to communities. Interview methods will follow those used by the Arctic Borderlands E...
Principal Investigator:Sotiropoulos, Maria Licenced Year(s):
The extensive wetland complex in Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) is composed of a mosaic of shallow ponds that are unique in Canada. They are also the nesting grounds of the last migratory population of Whooping Cranes. Water, organic matter, aquatic plants and small aquatic life forms will be sampled from ponds just outside the nesting area and 0.5 km from the highway. The research team will ...
Principal Investigator:Karlqvist, Anders Licenced Year(s):
The overall goal of the expedition Tundra Northwest 1999 is to study geographic variation of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of the tundra. By using the CCG icebreaker Louis St. Laurent for transport and as a scientific platform the the expedition route will include a longitudinal gradient from Baffin Island to the northern coast of Alaska and a latitudinal gradient through the Canadian Arc...
Principal Investigator:Cooch, Evan Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will capture and band moulting Lesser Snow Geese in the Egg and Big River valleys on Banks Island. Flightless geese will be herded into large holding pens. Each bird will be measured, weighed and banded. A sample of birds will be swabbed and bled to determine the presence of avian cholera. These birds will be fitted with radio collars. Various methods of productivity will be r...
Principal Investigator:Roney, Keith Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will conduct an aerial survey of the Mackenzie Delta area to note the nesting habitats of waterfowl and shorebirds. Photographs (slides and video) will be taken as well as notes and sketches that will be applied to the design and planning of the exhibit for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. A small plant collection (2-3 specimens of the most common plant species) will be obtained th...
Principal Investigator:Caswell, F. Dale Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will be studying Canada geese which breed in the eastern arctic areas of Cape Dominion (on Baffin Island), the Boas River (on Southampton Island) and the McConnell River (on the west coast of Hudson Bay). Leg bands and neck collars will be placed on individual birds in order to assist US and Canadian biologists in determining migration routes and wintering grounds of the tall gras...
Principal Investigator:Tymstra, Robert Licenced Year(s):
This long-term study documents the types of birds found on the major islands in James Bay. Sightings of mammals, amphibians and butterflies will also be recorded. Sampling methods include point counts, line transects and direct counts....
Principal Investigator:Hines, Jim Licenced Year(s):
Data on the distribution, abundance, survival/mortality, and productivity are essential for the sound management of wildlife populations but there is a critical lack of such information for white-fronted geese, Canada geese, Pacific brant and tundra swan populations from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Helicopter surveys, ground counts and banding/neck collaring will help to determine distribut...