Principal Investigator:Lucas, John Sr. Licenced Year(s):
The goals of this project are to investigate ways of introducing man-made items into muskox habitat with minimal disturbance; test if wild muskox will physically interact with a man made addition to their habitat; test the efficacy of muskombs to collect qiviuq; present this scheme to Inuvialuit groups for the purpose of developing a qiviuq industry.
Maskombs were built at the ARI, shipped to S...
Principal Investigator:Katz, Sharon Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of the research are to: investigate ways of introducing man-made items into musk ox habitat with minimal disturbance; observe if wild musk oxen will physically interact with a man-made addition to their habitat; test the efficacy of the “muskombs” (scratching posts for musk oxen); and collect qiviuq (musk ox down wool). The results of this research will be presented to Inuvialuit gr...
Principal Investigator:Smith, David L. Licenced Year(s):
This study will address the impact that muskoxen are having on sedge meadows (the habitat that is important for their survival in the Thomsen River valley). In this study, I will examine the response of sedge meadow plants to the effects of grazing by muskoxen. I will monitoring the growth and chemical makeup of plants in 3 situations: (1) unprotected plots subject to muskoxen grazing; (2) artif...
Principal Investigator:Romo, J.T. Licenced Year(s):
The project examines the effects of a high-density muskoxen populations on a sedge meadow plant community. Two fences exist at the study site to exclude muskoxen and thus provide an ungrazed area used for comparison with the grazed area. Plant species abundance, plant height, grazing use of plant species and weight of plants are some of the data that will be compared among grazed and ungrazed are...
Principal Investigator:Harmsen, R. Licenced Year(s):
The Researcher and team will continue to study the relationship between muskoxen and the plants they eat. Since 1987 the effect of muskox grazing on arctic vetch plants has been studied. Investigations of a large number of vetch plants will include calculations on mortality rates, growth rates and renewal through seed....
Principal Investigator:Svoboda, Joseph Licenced Year(s):1994199319921991
to determine number and habitat use of muskox herds in Sverdrup Pass; to assess effects of muskox grazing on vegetation; to determine grazing intensity of muskox on vegetation in area; to establish origin of periglacial landforms in area and their effect on plant community development; to investigate plant succession in a polar desert on Devon Island....
Principal Investigator:Kingsley, Michael Licenced Year(s):
To conduct aerial and ground suveys of muskoxen as part of an overall study of the area for consideration as a wildlife preserve....
Principal Investigator:MacDonald, S.D. Licenced Year(s):
(1) Continuation of observations on muskoxen, Peary caribou and wolves - Bathurst Island. (2) To obtain behavioural information of arctic birds, particularly the black-bellied plover - Polar Bear Pass. (3) To continue the study of the Ivory gull - Seymour Island....