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Marine Geohazard and Environmental Studies in the Southern Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The research goals are to ascertain the formation of marine pock marks, which are circular depressions on the sea floor thought to have formed from the release of methane gas. The hypothesis is that these features are actively releasing gas to the atmosphere and that they are formed from the release of methane from degrading or thawing offshore permafrost. The research team intend to document the ...


Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES)
Principal Investigator: Wiese, Francis
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: BOEM issued a request that Stantec Inc. plan and execute a program during the 2016 field season to accomplish t the following objectives: 1) to collect physical, biological and chemical observations in the Eastern Beaufort Sea from moored and moving platforms; 2) to describe and analyze physical, biological and chemical observations acquired from the moving platforms; and, 3) to simultaneousl...


Northern Native Seed Development Field Trials
Principal Investigator: Trimble, Annika EV
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006
Summary: The objective of this sub-project are: 1) to continue assessing the performance of native plants which were seeded and transplanted into field plots in 2006 and 2007; and, 2) to establish two new field plots at the Inuvik golf course with the same intent of monitoring native seed performance in a disturbed habitat. The research team intend to collect data regarding winter survival, seedling e...


Recovery of boreal caribou habitat after forest fires
Principal Investigator: d'Entremont, Marc
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: In 2015-2016, the Deninu Kue First Nation (DKFN) and LGL (Lewis, Gunn, Livingston) Limited completed a traditional use study on boreal caribou habitat and habitat use that incorporated traditional knowledge and scientific information in the identification of foraging habitat for boreal caribou in the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories (NWT). One outcome of the study was the DKFN elder...


Vegetation Productivity on the Bathurst Caribou Range
Principal Investigator: Danby, Ryan K
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The two main objectives are: to map changes in vegetation productivity on an annual basis across the Bathurst caribou herd’s range using satellite imagery obtained from NASA’s MODIS sensor (available since 2000) and analyze these data to identify where the most significant changes have occurred; and to collect and analyze data on the growth, establishment, and mortality of shrubs and trees over th...


Obtaining a strength profile of an exemplary lower crustal fault segment — the Great Slave Lake shear zone, Northwest Territories Canada.
Principal Investigator: Dyck, Brendan
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The two main objectives for this project are to a) determine the strength of the lower crust, and b) investigate how stress varies across a typical lower crustal shear zone. These objectives will be achieved by examining a transect through an ancient lower-crustal shear zone. Two weeks of fieldwork will be carried out at the Great Slave Lake Shear Zone to acquire the appropriate samples to exp...


Deglaciation of the NW Laurentide Ice Sheet and opening of the Mackenzie valley
Principal Investigator: Froese, Duane G
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: In this project, the research team aim to improve the chronology of the retreat of the Laurentide Ice Sheet from the eastern foot of the Mackenzie Mountains and the Mackenzie River valley that began around 14,000 years ago, and to gain better understanding of the dynamics of how the ice left the region and development of large lakes that occupied the valleys. The research team will attempt to quan...


Deh Cho Region Wetland Mapping Project
Principal Investigator: Merchant, Michael A
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The main objective of this project is to develop wetland inventory for south western NWT that will be used to provide a baseline for many kinds of planning (including updates to the land use planning processes) and research in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of habitat. Specific objectives are to: 1) develop and use computer-based methods to produce wetland maps wi...


Short and long term effects of forest fires on the stability of carbon pools in the arctic permafrost and subarctic forests (ARCTICFIRE)
Principal Investigator: Koster, Kajar
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2015
Summary: The aim of this project is to study the short term and long term effects of different fire intensities on the decomposition of soil organic matter (SOM) in northern boreal forests under changing fire regimes. The objectives are to: 1) explore the short and long term effects of forest fires with different intensity on above- and belowground biomasses; 2) explore changes in albedo, snow depths an...


Stratigraphic Studies, Mackenzie Mountains
Principal Investigator: Fischer, Beth J
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The goal is to examine sedimentary rocks in the area of interest in order to develop an understanding of the geological processes that formed the area. The research team hope to acquire a better understanding of the events hundreds of millions of years ago that laid down the sediments, lithified them, uplifted and deformed them. Of particular interest are the processes of sedimentation across the ...


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