Principal Investigator:Turetsky, Merritt R. Licenced Year(s):
The research team aims to study if permafrost thaw in peatlands is linked to rapid losses of organic matter. The field work will focus on extracting a number of cores from different peatland sites that differ in their permafrost status and in fire history. By examining the peat layers in the core the team will be able to reconstruct the history of the site and to link changes in permafrost conditi...
Principal Investigator:Desrosiers, Sarah CE Licenced Year(s):2013
The main objective of the Berry Project is to establish a long-term community-based monitoring program in arctic communities using culturally important berry species as indicators of climate change. The project’s main objectives for the Daring Lake Tundra Science Camp are to bring awareness to the effects of climate change and to expand environmental stewardship. These goals can be achieved by del...
Principal Investigator:Trimble, Annika EV Licenced Year(s):201620152014201320122011
The objective of this sub-project is to continue assessing the performance of native plants which were seeded and transplanted into field plots in 2006 and 2007. The investigator intends to collect data regarding winter survival, seedling emergence, and overall plant vigour and productivity in order to assess each species' and collection's suitability for use in land reclamation in the NWT.
Principal Investigator:Seccombe-Hett, Pippa Licenced Year(s):
This project has been designed in order to develop technologies utilized to propagate and cultivate native plant species. The main deliverable will ultimately provide a system where-by these species will become available for commercial production and use in revegetation and reclamation in the Northwest Territories. The need for native plant seed for reclamation and restoration has been identified ...
Principal Investigator:Graf, Linda H Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the vegetation study is to continue to record baseline information on lichen health and productivity which may then be used to monitor impacts as a result of construction and operation activities in the proposed Parsons Lake development area.
These studies are a continuation of those conducted previously in summer and fall of 2006. The study will link to caribou monito...
Principal Investigator:Kershaw, G. Peter Licenced Year(s):20162015201420122010200920082007
With climate change it is important to examine the current condition of permafrost. The research aims to measure how much it is changing by each year, and measure the temperature of the permafrost year-round. The project also aims to measure the rate of plant recovery on the disturbed areas. Intensive investigations were carried out in 1974, 1977 to 1982, and ever since 1990, when automated microc...
Principal Investigator:Ferguson, Gordon Licenced Year(s):
Following environmental impact assessments, the National Energy Board and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board granted approvals to Paramount Resources Ltd. for the construction of specific infrastructure within the Significant Discovery Area. Atta...
Principal Investigator:Gillespie, Lynn J. Licenced Year(s):
This research will study variation among arctic plants (bluegrasses, alkali grasses, arctic poppies, arctic mustards) to better define species so that arctic plants may be more easily identified, and to better understand the origin and evolutionary relat...
Principal Investigator:Piercey, Melissa Licenced Year(s):
Roots of plants inhabiting cold-stressed environments are often colonized by vegetatively reproducing fungi. The researcher will examine the genetic variation within and among populations of Phialocephala fortinii P. along a latitudinal gradient encompassing the boreal, subarctic and arctic zones in Northern Canada. The researcher will travel from Yellowknife to 3 study sites surrounding Great ...
Principal Investigator:Walker-Larsen, Jennifer Licenced Year(s):200320022001
Forest Fire Effects on Vegetation and Wildlife Habitat use: Research sites will be accessed by helicopter. Sites are located in burns of different ages. In the summer, small teams will complete vegetation plots, assess species composition and percent cover, and assess wildlife abundance. In the winter, helicopter track surveys will be completed.
Forest Monitoring (ARNEWS and SI/MAB plots): The...