16 record(s) found with the tag "paleolimnology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Using the past to inform the future: A paleoecological perspective of the impacts of drought and fire on lakes, permafrost and forests
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research are to examine the frequency and severity of past wildfire and drought (drought-like) conditions in the southern Northwest Territories. Specifically, the research team will examine the following questions: 1) how frequent and severe have fires been in the past; 2) are fires becoming more frequent/severe due to the impacts of climate change; 3) what impact does wildf...


Hydrological and contaminant studies in the Marian Watershed, NWT, to enhance community-based cumulative effects monitoring
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Brent BBW
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: While water and sediment quality monitoring in areas of industrial developments is an integral part of water management programs to ensure protection of ecosystems, absence of long-term measurements can make it challenging to define reference conditions effectively. As a contribution to the Marian Watershed Stewardship Program (MWSP), this research uses paleolimnological approaches to establish ba...


Landscape scale flooding in the Great Slave Lake Plain
Principal Investigator: Armstrong, Terry
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives are to draw together multiple sources of information so that we may (1) examine change in lake area in this ecoregion, (2) assess amount of meadow habitat lost to rising water levels in core bison range, (3) investigate whether recent changes are part of a longer-term cycle and evaluate the causes of this change, (4) determine a way to document and integrate local and traditional kn...


Investigating the cumulative effects of environmental change and human activity in the Tathlina watershed
Principal Investigator: Laidlaw, Shawn
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The purpose of this project is to: 1) coordinate monitoring and research efforts in the watershed between the community, government, and universities; 2) understand current aquatic health of the watershed using water quality, macroinvertebrates, aquatic furbearers and fish as indicators of ecosystem health; 3) understand historical environmental change and contaminant loading in the watershed u...


Environmental change in the 20th century, Mackenzie Delta region, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: The objective of this research is to study the impacts of climate change on boreal and aquatic ecosystems in the Mackenzie Delta region. By doing so, the researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the effects of long-term climate change on these ecosystems. Their study will utilize dendrochronological and paleolimnological methods to examine spruce forests and lake sites situated in the in...


Sensitivities of high-latitude lakes to climatic & development disturbances
Principal Investigator: Prowse, Terry D
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: Melting permafrost can alter soils and surface runoff. The effects of such changes have been modeled but never evaluated experimentally. Arctic lake productivity is not well articulated and sensitivities to disturbance (e.g., climate change, water withdrawal for development use) remain unpredictable. The objective of this study is to develop a hydrologic model for melting permafrost conditions, as...


Paleohydrological and Paleoecological Reconstruction of the Mackenzie Basin Deltas
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Brent BBW
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: This ongoing research project will formulate a history of the frequency and magnitude of floods, droughts, and corresponding ecological responses in the Mackenzie Basin Deltas over the past 1000 years. Fieldwork in 2004 will focus on continued sampling a...


Paleolimnology and sedimentology of lakes on the unglaciated terrain of Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island
Principal Investigator: Wolfe, Alexander P.
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The Researcher will continue to investigate lakes on the unglaciated terrain of Fosheim Peninsula to determine the former environments of high and low arctic lakes. By analyzing the physical and chemical properties of the sediments, as well as the preserved biological remains within them, the nature and timing of rapid environmental changes at the close of the last glaciation may be explained....


Holocene Paleolimnology of a High Arctic Lake, Truelove Lowland, Devon Island, N.W.T.
Principal Investigator: Vandenbygaart, B.J.
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The Researcher will continue a chronology of environmental change during the development of Immerk Lake....


An Initial Test of Sediment Magnetic Susceptibility and its Paleolimnological Implications, Truelove Lowland, Devon Island, N.W.T.
Principal Investigator: Child, M.M.
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The Researcher will measure the magnetic susceptibility of lake sediments on Truelove Lowland....


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