Principal Investigator:Narbonne, Guy Licenced Year(s):
The world’s earliest animals appeared in the Ediacaran Period about 580 million years ago, and soft worm-like animals capable of movement appeared suddenly worldwide 555 million years ago. The previous studies (Narbonne and Aitken, Palaeontology, 1990; MacNaughton and Narbonne, Palaios, 1999; Narbonne, The Rise of Animals, 2007) have shown that these fossils are especially well represented in the ...
Principal Investigator:Pettit, George Licenced Year(s):
The overall goal of this project is to collect a variety of soil samples from easily accessed locations in the NWT. Small soil and mud samples will be taken along NWT highways 1,3, and 7 during the late summer. All travel will be on highways, with actual collections made on foot. Soil samples will consist of only a few grams of material at each location. The samples will be taken to the University...
Principal Investigator:Narbonne, Guy Licenced Year(s):2001
For several years researchers have been examining a rock unit called the Sheepbed Formation in the Mackenzie Mountains. In 1998 fossil reefs were located in this structure. The goal of the 1999 field season is to identify the types of organisms which created the reef structures and what the climate was like when they were built. Members of the field party will be transported to the base camps by h...
Principal Investigator:Bliss, Lawrence Licenced Year(s):
We seek to better understand how ecosystems develop in the high arctic following retreat of ice caps. This includes studies of soil development and the influence that rocks play in this as well as studying the development of block crusts of organisms that form on the soil surface. We will also try to understand the role these crusts play in fixing nitrogen and influencing the development of flower...
Principal Investigator:Smol, John Licenced Year(s):
The researchers plan to take samples of lake water and lake sediments from a variety of sites in the region. From these samples, information will be collected about the water chemistry, microscopic organisms present in the lakes, and changes in the region's past environmental and climatic conditions....
Principal Investigator:Johnston, Laura Licenced Year(s):
Samples of sediment, water and different marine species such as fish, marine invertebrates (including sea urchins, clams and crabs), and microscopic organisms will be collected by divers from the underwater dumpsite in Cambridge Bay. These samples will be assessed for contaminants such as heavy metals and PCB's. The study is primarily being conducted to determine if the waste materials of the du...
Principal Investigator:Aitken, Alec Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will collect samples of small organisms that live on the sea bottom in the Canon and Slidre Fiords of Ellesmere Island. These creatures include small worms, shrimp, starfish, clams and snails. Measurements will be collected on water temperature and the amounts of salt and oxygen in the water. These data will help to relate the distribution of species with the characteristics of ...
Principal Investigator:Lesack, Lance Licenced Year(s):2016201520142010200920072006200520042003200220012000199919981997199619951994
This research involves a variety of activities that involve investigating the chemical makeup of ice, streams and lakes. In addition, some work will be conducted on measuring the microscopic and larger organisms (e.g., algae and bugs) present in streams. Most of the field work will be based out of the Inuvik Research Centre with some work conducted in collaboration with Dr. P. Marsh at Trail Val...
Principal Investigator:Reimer, K.J. Licenced Year(s):
The research team will collect bottom-dwelling marine organisms and sediment to examine how materials introduced locally and from distant sources distribute themselves in the marine environment, to understand the potential for adverse effects and the likely persistence of such materials in the future. As well, they will collect soil and plant samples to understand the potential for impact and per...
Principal Investigator:Glemet, Helene Licenced Year(s):1991
The Researcher will collect blood/hemolymph and tissues from representative Arctic marine fish, echinoderm, crustacean and mollusc species. The fish will be netted and the invertebrates dredged. Samples will be analyzed for their fatty acid composition. A sample size of 6-8 individuals will be required from each species....