1578 record(s) found with the tag "physical sciences" (multi-year projects are grouped):
Not seeing the results you want? Try advanced search.

Impacts of climate change on wildfire risk in boreal forests in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Asselin, Hugo
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The three main objectives of this research are: 1) to reconstruct the multi-century history of wildfire and vegetation in the Northwest Territories by analyzing charcoal contained in lake sediments; 2) to establish the links between recent fire activity and climatic data by studying tree growth rings (annual resolution); and, 3) to combine this scientific knowledge to indigenous knowledge obtained...


Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Mammals and Ship Traffic in the ISR
Principal Investigator: Insley, Stephen J
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The main objective is to assess and mitigate the impacts of increased shipping and sea-ice loss on marine mammals in the eastern Beaufort Sea. The primary methodology is passive acoustic monitoring at the western entrances to the Northwest Passage shipping route, particularly the Amundsen Gulf and Banks Island area. To accomplish the objectives, the research team have designed a program to work...


Wind Energy Monitoring at High Point
Principal Investigator: Dares, Matthew J
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objective of this wind monitoring proposal is to continue to measure the wind energy potential at the Inuvik High Point (approximately 6 km northeast of the Inuvik airport). This is part of an alternative energy study for the Inuvik area. Two full years of wind measurements and an economic analysis will be necessary to confirm the wind energy potential at the Inuvik High Point site. The study ...


Wind Energy Monitoring at Snare Hill
Principal Investigator: Dares, Matthew J
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objective of this wind monitoring proposal is to continue to measure the wind energy potential at CN Hill (approximately 130 km from Yellowknife) until the site is next serviced and the equipment removed. This is part of an alternative energy study for the Yellowknife area. Wind data will be collected using instruments that measure wind speed, direction, and temperature. Sensors are already in...


The effect of permafrost slumping on carbon delivery from land to water
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand how permafrost slumping increases the mobilization of carbon from land to water, and the effects of this transport on stream communities and the global carbon cycle. This summer, the research team will measure streamwater chemistry upstream and downstream of slump sites. The team will also examine the fate of this carbon by undertaking incubation experi...


Do diversity gradients and wildfires interact to facilitate tree range expansion across a broad latitudinal scale?
Principal Investigator: Reid, Kirsten
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The overarching research goal of this project is to determine what conditions facilitate tree range expansion across the western Canadian boreal-tundra ecotone. Using a biogeographical, multi-trophic level approach The main objectives are: 1) to Determine how multi-trophic level species composition changes across the tundra and which conditions dictate these changes; and, 2) to determine the...


PermASAR - Airborne SAR campaign on permafrost soils and boreal forests in the Canadian North-West
Principal Investigator: Hajnsek, Irena
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: Collection of microwave radar backscatter data of permafrost and boreal forest at wavelengths of 3cm (X-band), 6cm (C-band), 10cm (S-band) and 23cm (L-band). This process will capture two stable permafrost active layer states: thawed and frozen. The research team will derive information about permafrost (e.g. soil status, soil moisture) and about forest (e.g. structure, biomass) from collected dat...


Jackfish Lake Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Machtans, Hilary
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The main objective of the Jackfish Lake Baseline Environmental Monitoring is to develop and implement a one-year environmental monitoring program to support a 2019 water licence application. Specific objectives are: 1) to determine the range of water temperatures from each of the three cooling systems; 2) to measure annual water temperature regime in Jackfish Lake and analyse any impacts of the ...


Kennady North Diamond Project
Principal Investigator: Panayi, Damian
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to document existing environmental conditions in the aquatic environment. The hydrology program includes the measurement of selected lake inflow and outflow and stream profile through field surveys, and installation of data loggers to continually monitor lake levels through the open-water season. Hydrology studies will be initiated during the spring freshet. Equ...


Demonstration of an Agro-Ecological PoultryPonics Dome in Hay River, NWT
Principal Investigator: Wallington, Kevin D
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The Agro-Ecological PoultryPonics Demonstration will be a showcase the benefits of the integration of vertical hydroponics and poultry production in a dome shaped structure which will significantly reduce the inputs of nutrients and energy while maintaining high levels of production. It will be able to do so with the use of a ‘BIOReactor’ that will help to safely convert manure from egg production...


TOTAL PAGES: 158