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Impacts of permafrost thaw on hydrology and water resources
Principal Investigator: Quinton, William L.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: Understanding the ecology and hydrology of ecosystems with thawing permafrost is a major challenge. To meet this, the research team will develop new knowledge on the eco-hydrology of the major ecosystems (i.e. bogs, fens, peat plateaus) needed to develop new science-based tools to predict the future supply for the next 50 years. The specific scientific objectives are: 1) to develop fundamental kno...


Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1)Critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2)Develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, based on collabor...


A Mass-Energy Analysis of Permafrost and Vegetation Change Across a Mackenzie Mountain Treeline Ecotone: 1944 to 2017
Principal Investigator: Kershaw, Geoffrey GL
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal of this research is to characterize the hydrology of an alpine valley’s landscape types (LTs) and how they affect storage and runoff responses to precipitation through the following four research objectives: 1) A physical description of LTs composing an alpine study catchment that are expected to exhibit distinct hydrological responses to precipitation inputs; 2) A physical descriptio...


Permafrost in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steve V
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The primary objectives of this research are: 1) to develop and test new methods of monitoring permafrost landscape change; 2) to investigate the impacts of natural and human disturbance on permafrost terrain and the ground temperature conditions in natural environments and in communities; 3) assess the physical and chemical characteristics of permafrost; and, 4) to monitor the thermal evolution of...


Examining the impacts of climate and environmental change on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Mackenzie region, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: This research will continue the long term objective of documenting and understanding the impacts of recent climate change on northern terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The short term objectives of my research for 2018 are: 1) to investigate the impacts of permafrost degradation and subsequent thaw slumping on freshwater ecosystems; 2) to examine the limnological implications of drained lakes on ...


Biogeochemical controls on the structure and functioning of low arctic ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Grogan, Paul
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Summary: The Arctic is undoubtedly experiencing several major perturbations including climate change, and resource development and extraction (e.g. mining and pipeline construction) that are very likely to substantially affect the structure and functioning of its ecosystems. As a terrestrial ecosystem ecologist, the long-term goal of this research over the next 15-20 years is to substantially advance the u...


Neoproterozoic stratigraphy, Mackenzie Mountains
Principal Investigator: Turner, Elizabeth C
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: This continuing research addresses the history of Earth-surface environments between about 1 billion and 700 million years ago. The objective is to complete the sample suite being used by a PhD student (most of the required samples are already in-hand). A base-camp of two people will be deployed by helicopter, and all work done on foot. Working on mountainside rock exposures, the research team ...


Mackenzie Mountains bedrock mapping and stratigraphic studies
Principal Investigator: MacNaughton, Robert B.
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of bedrock geology of two regions of the Mackenzie Mountains, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and economic mineralogy. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production and publication of bedrock geology maps and reports on the...


Winter Flow Regime and Icing Dynamics of Tundra Streams near the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
Principal Investigator: Ensom, Timothy P
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The specific objectives of the project are: 1) determine the spatial extent, distribution, and timing of winter icing events in streams along the ITH through ground-based and aerial reconnaissance of stream crossings; 2) identify relations between physical watershed characteristics and icing dynamics through field observations and analyses of watercourse and catchment morphological parameters in...


Structure, Carbon Dynamics, and Silvichronology of Boreal Forests
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: Objectives of the research are two-fold. First is to estimate structure, growth, and production of forest stands in northwestern Canada by applying a stand reconstruction and 3D ground-based laser techniques as well as stand measurement, aboveground litter collection, and find root sampling. Second is to examine the relationship between climate change in the high latitudinal regions and the patter...


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