Principal Investigator:Lee, Claudine Licenced Year(s):20162015
The main objectives of the field work for 2014 to 2018 will be (1) to determine if the Ekati Diamond Mine is having an effect on the surrounding aquatic environment and air quality; and (2) to provide baseline data for areas where mine development may occur in the future.
In winter, water samples will be collected under ice using a 5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week o...
Principal Investigator:Swanson, Heidi Licenced Year(s):201620152014
The objectives of this research project are to: 1) determine why fish mercury levels vary among lakes in the Deh Cho region; 2) identify best predictors of fish mercury levels; and, 3) determine which fish have the lowest levels of mercury and highest levels of micro-nutrients and fatty acids.
The methods for this project include two parts, first is the collection of food web data from each lak...
Principal Investigator:MacDonald, Gord Licenced Year(s):20162015201420132012201120102009
The objective of this study is to determine any seasonal variation in water quality, zooplankton & phytoplankton biomass and taxonomy, benthic invertebrate analysis and sediment chemistry, and will also include dust monitoring.
Transportation will be by boat, snow machine, and helicopter. Samples will be taken for water chemistry, phosphorous & nitrogen, sediment, benthic invertebrates, zoopla...
Principal Investigator:Granchinho, Sophia Licenced Year(s):
BHP Billiton has retained Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. to conduct a baseline aquatic and fisheries survey of lakes near the Fox Pit in the Koala Watershed on the EKATI claim block. The Fox Pit is the newest pit being constructed at EKATI. The wast...
Principal Investigator:Liber, Karsten Licenced Year(s):
The research team will be transported to Long Lake by aircraft, and will travel by truck on the mine site. Sample collection will be carried out using a motorized boat. Water and phytoplankton samples will be collected using a 10 L Go-Flo water sampler. Zooplankton samples will be collected using a zooplankton net. There are three taxa of freshwater zooplankton that may be collected from Long ...
Principal Investigator:Curtis, Mark A. Licenced Year(s):
The research scientists and graduate students involved are primarily interested in three topics in the aquatic ecosystems of the Igloolik region: (1) the species compostion of marine phytoplankton; (2) the cold adaptation physiology of polar cod; (3) the parasites of arctic char....
Principal Investigator:Cota, Glenn Licenced Year(s):19941993
Some natural gases in air react with light and can cause ozone depletion near the earth's surface. Some of these gases are produced by marine plants or algae such as seaweeds and the small single-celled plants causing "brown ice". The researchers will find out what marine plants which contain and/or release these materials called "organohalogen gases". This study will help to determine how much ...
Principal Investigator:Gustavson, Kent Licenced Year(s):
The Researcher will continue to study the distribution of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the Barrow Strait area. The herbivourous plankton species which feed on the marine algae and phytoplankton is the first step in the arctic food chain. It is the herbivorous plankton which is the source of food for other animals which ultimately provides food for all other higher arctic animals....
Principal Investigator:Welch, Harold Licenced Year(s):199319921991
Dr. Welch and his project personnel will continue work on a study which began in 1984. The objective of the study continues to be the quantification of food web leading to marine mammal and bird production in the Canadian Marine Arctic....
Principal Investigator:Welch, Harold Licenced Year(s):
Epontic primary production, phytoplankton production, and subice amphipod production in the Barrow Strait area; work at the ice edges in Lancaster Sound, and summer chlorophyll distribution....