60 record(s) found with the tag "plants" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Winter Flow Regime and Icing Dynamics of Tundra Streams near the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
Principal Investigator: Ensom, Timothy P
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The overarching objective of this study is to integrate light detection and ranging (LiDAR), passive spectral, and tree ecophysiological data to link biophysical structure to ecological function in the Forest Tundra Ecotone. In so doing, the research team will be able to remotely assess the vulnerability and resilience of the forest tundra ecotone (FTE) to environmental change. The field work w...


A comparative analysis of Acorus Americanus and Acorus Calamus and their application in Traditional aboriginal medicine
Principal Investigator: Labine, Nicole K
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify the active/medicinal components of the Acorus Americanus and Acorus calamus, both herbs in the NWT. Traditional knowledge of these plant shows that they were used very similarly including to treat asthma. Samples of A. americanus and the putative A. calamus have been harvested under the guidance of an elder, who is a traditional knowledge holder lo...


Developing Options for Community-based Protocols to Detect Invasive Alien Plants and Insects in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Bazely, Dawn R
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: This licence is issued for the scientific research application #923. The main objectives of this project are 1) to consult with communities about their views of community-based protocols for monitoring and reporting the presence and spread of introduced plant and insect species to the territorial government; 2) to determine community interest in developing or expanding local agricultural oppor...


Northern Native Seed Development Greenhouse and Field Trials
Principal Investigator: Wenghofer, Kristen
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006
Summary: The primary objective of this project is to conduct initial greenhouse and field trials in propagating seed from native plant species. This will allow the researchers to measure the growth and productivity of a number of different plant species and evaluate their potential as species for reclamation in the Inuvik region. The project activities include germination, growth and field trials for tw...


Biophysical Study-Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Komers, Petr
Licenced Year(s): 2001
Summary: Eleven plant species of national significance are found in the Mackenzie Delta. Following a preliminary classification using satellite images, the presence or absence of these species within sample areas will be determined during field surveys. After field data are collected, a more refined landscape classification model will be produced. To refine and test this model, 30 sites per vegetation com...


Constraints To Ecosystem Development in High Arctic Polar Deserts
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Lawrence
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: We seek to better understand how ecosystems develop in the high arctic following retreat of ice caps. This includes studies of soil development and the influence that rocks play in this as well as studying the development of block crusts of organisms that form on the soil surface. We will also try to understand the role these crusts play in fixing nitrogen and influencing the development of flower...


Changes in plant communities from subarctic forest to tundra
Principal Investigator: Henry, Gregory H.R.
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1991
Summary: This study continues from the research conducted in 1991 where we examined the plant community and assessed plant distribution as the subarctic forest changes to tundra. We are interested in how the smaller plant species are influenced by changes in the number of trees that are nearby as well as changes in climate. Permanent plots will be established in order to monitor any changes in the plant ...


The role of soil algae in high arctic ecosystem development
Principal Investigator: Bliss, Lawrence
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1989 1988
Summary: The researcher will continue his long term work on plants in a high arctic polar desert. More specifically, this study will examine the small organisms that live in the soil and how these organisms interact with and provide benefits to plants....


Ethnobotany of North Baffin Island Inuit: Native Knowledge of Plant Resources in Kangaqlugaapik, NWT.
Principal Investigator: Borre, Kristen
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Summary: The researchers will collect samples of plants Inuit indicate are important to their lives, including nutritional, economic, ecological, social, cultural and religious importance. The uses and meaning of the plants and the land on which they grow will be discussed with Inuit and recorded. The way in which Inuit think about plants and how they use them will be analyzed....


Effects of Predicted Climate Change on High Arctic Plants
Principal Investigator: Henry, Gregory H.R.
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: The researcher and his team will use simple experiments in the field to simulate the warming climate, and then measure how the timing of the life cycle events (phenology) and growth of each species is affected....


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