Principal Investigator:English, Michael C Licenced Year(s):
This research is physically based on a peat plateau and a peat bog, both close to Yellowknife. There are two primary objectives to this research. The first involves quantifying surface energy balances in areas where degradation of peat is pronounced and where it is not. Suprapermafrost water from the degraded and non-degraded sites will be analyzed for nutrients and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) ...
Principal Investigator:Beilman, David W Licenced Year(s):
The research team seek to understand carbon dynamics during warm climate intervals in the Arctic: the Holocene Thermal Maximum (HTM) the warmest pre-industrial interval ranging in timing from 10 ka (thousands of years before present) with maximum seasonality to 6 ka with reduced seasonality, and the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA) at ~1 ka with similar seasonality as today. By studying peat cores f...
Principal Investigator:Harington, C.R. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will carefully trowel and wet screan a peaty deposit to gather remains of Tertiary vertebrates, plant, and invertebrates remains in the beaver-pond site near Strathcona Fiord. This will be done in an effort to better understand the paleoenviornment and the geological age of the deposit....
Principal Investigator:Vardy, Sheila Licenced Year(s):
This research is part of an international project that is aimed at documenting the history of changes in the treeline during the Holocene era. While much is known about the environment and climate of this era, little is known about the development of peatlands during this time. I will collect data on peat layering, pollen and fossils in order to determine how the peatlands developed during this ...
Principal Investigator:Somr, C.H. Licenced Year(s):
The Researcher will continue to study peat plateaus formed under conditions of continuous permafrost in Truelove Lowland, Devon Island....
Principal Investigator:MacDonald, Glen M Licenced Year(s):
to obtain lake sediment cores, peat samples, and tree-ring cores in the Kazan river region to examine the postglacial history of the northern treeline in this region...
Principal Investigator:Davis, P. Thompson Licenced Year(s):
To obtain sediment cores, peat samples, lichen growth samples and to map and date glacial land forms. This is part of a study of glacial and ancient climate history....
Principal Investigator:Hawkins, Fred F. Licenced Year(s):
To map surface deposits in several fiords south of Merchants Bay, to collect shell and peat samples for dating purposes and to measure elevations of raised marine land forms and lateral moraine....