Principal Investigator:Cota, Glen Licenced Year(s):1994
"Brown ice" is caused by microscopic plants called ice algae. These plants comprise the base of the food chain, serving as food for small animals. Because of their dark colouration, ice algae absorb light and produce heat. We are studying what colours and how much light is absorbed by these plants. We are also measuring ozone concentrations over sea ice as well as the transfer of natural gases ...
Principal Investigator:Bliss, Lawrence Licenced Year(s):19931992
Professor Bliss and his team will continue to research the role of soil algae in high arctic ecosystem development....
Principal Investigator:Cummins, W. Raymond Licenced Year(s):
The Researcher and team will continue to collect information about repiration rates and growth rates in Arctic plants. They will confirm that Arctic plants have low rates of nitrate reductase activity and will determine if relationships exist between rates of respiration, photosynthesis and nitrogen reduction in these plants....