121 record(s) found with the tag "physical sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Hydrological Remote Sensing
Principal Investigator: Berg, Aaron A
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This research has two main objectives: 1) to monitor the spatial variability of soil moisture at the scale of a Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) 36km pixel centered around the Trail Valley Creek (TVC) watershed; and, 2) to evaluate the current soil moisture algorithms and products currently utilized by SMAP. To achieve the first objective, the research team will install soil moisture monit...


Sustainability and Food Security through Geodesic Greenhouses in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Jakiela, Kevin
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective is to perform soil analysis (for composition) and researching parameters in Geodome on the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) farm such as: air temp, relative humidity, light intensity, albedo, soil moisture/saturation and temperature. This analysis will help NFTI to figure out optimal growing conditions inside the greenhouse to optimize crop growth and yields. The research team...


Thermal State of Permafrost
Principal Investigator: Siegfried, Dian
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2013 2010
Summary: The objective of this project is to continue an ongoing long-term monitoring of permafrost temperatures on Banks Island and Mould Bay. At these sites the research team have lost remote (satellite) communication and need to make repairs to continue receiving data. The research team are currently monitoring active layer and permafrost temperatures, active layer soil moisture, air temperature, and...


Soil Carbon in the Mackenzie Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Phillips, Marcus R
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The goal of this research is to understand how landscape processes influence the quantity and quality of soil carbon in the Mackenzie Delta Region. Particular attention will be paid to the depth distribution of soil carbon and how it is affected by differences in vegetation and soil forming processes. Key environmental differences that will be examined include forest vs. tundra and delta vs. uplan...


Permafrost regions in transition: controls on carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions
Principal Investigator: Wookey, Philip A
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: This research aims to understand what factors affect 1) the amount of carbon stored in tundra soils, and 2) the conversion of this soil carbon into greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane). In particular, the research team wants to understand how hydrology (which is the distribution and movement of water in soils and streams) might affect the carbon cycle under future global warming. This inc...


Reconnaissance Study of Smoking Hills
Principal Investigator: Dunfield, Peter F
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objective of this work is to conduct a one day reconnaissance study of the Smoking Hills area. Mineral, rock, water and soil samples will be collected. Geochemical properties and microbial communities will be analysed in the laboratory in order to characterize any potential features unique to this site that would warrant future, more detailed research. The site will be accessed by helicopt...


PWGSC Gordon Lake Environmental Site Assessments
Principal Investigator: Nyman, Jeff
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objective of this program is to determine the environmental and physical conditions at nine sites on Gordon Lake. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts in soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, and the identification of any hazardous or non-hazardous materials. In addition, samples of biota (including vegetation, fish, benthic invertebrates) m...


Arctic Peatland Carbon and Holocene Warm Climates
Principal Investigator: Beilman, David W
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: 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...


Soil microarthropod community responses to climate change
Principal Investigator: Turnbull, Matthew S
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The goal of the principal investigator is to assess the diversity of species and functional traits of microarthropods in the Canadian arctic. The Canada Tundra Ecosystem Carbon Study (CTECS) was selected as a research site because there have been running temperature, moisture, and nutrient addition treatments since 2004 with the goal of simulating climate change and predicting its effects on plant...


Carbon Cycling Linkages of Permafrost Systems [CYCLOPS]
Principal Investigator: Williams, Mathew
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The ultimate aim of the proposed project is to develop and evaluate a detailed process-based model of vegetation-soil-permafrost interactions using data collected through directed field campaigns in the discontinuous and sporadic permafrost zones of western Canada. The research team will (i) elucidate the role of plant biodiversity in controlling permafrost status in contrasting ecosystems with di...


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