Principal Investigator:Quinton, William L. Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Blais, Jules M Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Lacelle, Denis Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Dallimore, Scott R Licenced Year(s):2014
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...
Principal Investigator:CLARK, Ian D. Licenced Year(s):2011
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...
Principal Investigator:Kershaw, G. Peter Licenced Year(s):1989
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....