7 record(s) found with the tag "permafrost thaw" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Understanding and predicting the impacts of permafrost thaw on water resources and ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Quinton, William L.
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001
Summary: Understanding the integrated eco-hydrological behaviour of ecosystems in the context of thawing permafrost is a major challenge. To meet this, the research team will measure the present surface and near-surface water supplies and their inter-annual variability assuming a condition of no permafrost thaw. The team will also develop new knowledge on the eco-hydrology of the major ecosystems (i.e. bog...


Impacts of recent climate warming on Canada’s northern aquatic ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Blais, Jules M
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine the impact of shoreline expansion and forest/peat submergence from thawing permafrost on contaminant and carbon fluxes to lakes in the Yellowknife region; 2) to develop novel approaches to track terrestrial organic matter sources in lakes, in order to assess how climate warming and permafrost thaw are affecting the delivery of terrestr...


The cumulative impacts of rapid environmental change in the northwestern NWT: Investigating the impacts of mega-slump disturbances on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the lower Peel watershed, NW
Principal Investigator: Lacelle, Denis
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This is a multidisciplinary project involving communities, governments and academic researchers. The goals are to: 1) inventory and track broad scale changes in landscape disturbances; 2) determine the impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the physical and chemical characteristics and ecology of streams and rivers; 3) determine disturbance thresholds relevant to the health of stream...


Canada-Korea-USA Beaufort Sea Geoscience Research Program: 2013 Activities
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The agencies involved are undertaking this research to acquire geoscience knowledge about the outer shelf of the Beaufort Sea with intent to address knowledge gaps related to thawing of subsea permafrost and gas hydrates. The research will be made publicly available to northern communities, regulators, the scientific community and industry through the release of scientific papers, maps and reports...


Chronology of thaw flow and geochemistry of associated massive ground ice. Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories.
Principal Investigator: CLARK, Ian D.
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The main goal of this project is to determine the distribution, nature and origin of thaw flows and the associated massive ground ice bodies in Fort McPherson region, Northwest Territories. This study will use sedimentological analyses and radiocarbon datation to determine the nature and age of sediment in which massive ice is included. Radardsat 2 image from the summer 2009 will be used to eva...


Reclamation of Simulated Transport Corridors in Subarctic Forests
Principal Investigator: Kershaw, G. Peter
Licenced Year(s): 1989 1988 1987
Summary: Over the past several years, Dr. Kershaw has been trying to find out the best way to make the plants grow back after they have been removed to build a pipeline. He is also looking at ways to keep permafrost areas from melting if the insulating plant cover is removed....


Licence #5107
Principal Investigator: Lewkowicz, Antoni G
Licenced Year(s): 1985
Summary: To measure the energy exchange and rate of headwall retreat of a number of ground ice slumps....


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