Principal Investigator:Reimer, Kenneth J. Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research is to: determine total arsenic and arsenic species in edible and non-edible mushrooms from contaminated and uncontaminated locations (mine properties and roadsides/parks); determine total arsenic and arsenic species in plants including Labrador tea, horsetails, buffaloberry, fireweed and berries (if available) from contaminated and uncontaminated locations (mine pro...
Principal Investigator:Gordon, Dylan Licenced Year(s):
This research has two goals: 1) to determine how harvesters of wild mushrooms operating in the Northwest Territories find, harvest, process and sell them; and, 2) to determine how this process impacts the social, environmental and economic interests of local communities and the land.
The method is called ethnographic participant observation. This means to observe the actions of the study partic...
Principal Investigator:Katz, Sharon Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the project is to create a fresh, nutritious, cheap food source to supplement the northern diet, and to increase awareness of healthy diet. In the future the hope is to extend this project to create a cottage industry employing local people.
The project will involve composting straw, and manure or synthetic compost. The compost is wetted and aired, nitrogen supplements and gyp...
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...