Principal Investigator:Kershaw, G. Peter Licenced Year(s):
The main study objective is to describe post-fire ecosystem responses in a subarctic forest. Access to the site will be along existing seismic lines from Tulita. Transport will involve helicopter, boat, ATV and foot. The research camp consists of tents on frames and on platforms and a food and equipment cache contained within a solar-powered electric shock fence (bear fence). Sleeping tents are o...
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...
Principal Investigator:Sander, Barbara Licenced Year(s):
Burned areas of different ages have been identified from fire-history maps and data bases provided by the Forest Management Division of the NWT in Fort Smith. Chosen fires are located along the Highways 1, 2 and 5. Access and transportation will therefore be by car/truck. The exact location of the sites will be documented by using GPS-equipment. A total of three sites (Jack Pine, Black Spruce ...
Principal Investigator:Gal, Ruth Ann Licenced Year(s):
As a result of global warming (which results from increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere), it is suggested that the number of forest fires and the amount of area burned may increase in the northern boreal forests. The types of trees that grow first in these burned areas may be different from those that would have grown in if the climate was cooler. I will collect data at burn site...
Principal Investigator:Landhaeusser, Simon M. Licenced Year(s):19921991
The Researcher will study regions of past burned areas south and north of Inuvik to determine if post-fire spruce establishment has occured not only on areas formally dominated by spruce, but also on larger areas that were formerly tundra....
Principal Investigator:Wein, Ross Licenced Year(s):19931992
In the early 1970's, several test plots were established to see what happens when the plants and soil are disturbed or removed by fire, oil spills, and vehicles. Dr. Wein and two students will be re-visiting these sites to document how the plants have recovered since that time....
Principal Investigator:Wein, Ross Licenced Year(s):
To gather information on fire behaviour, the effects of fire on plants and animals, and the social implications of fire management. Satellite imagery processing, aerial photography and ground censusing will be used....
Principal Investigator:Rowe, J.S. Licenced Year(s):
To analyze and correlate fire and climatic records to determine the patterns of change after fire, and to determine the frequency with which fires recur....
Principal Investigator:Johnson, Edward A. Licenced Year(s):
To explore the role of fire in the sub-arctic ecosystem. Starting in 1976 and continuing for two years studies will be related to: 1) a biophysical land classification system, 2) peatland vegetation change, 3) regulation of nutrient losses in the sub-arctic ecosystem, and 4) paleoecology....
Principal Investigator:Kershaw, K. Licenced Year(s):
To determine how plant communities in the northern boreal forest respond to burning or to protection from burning, their rate of recovery and the factors governing the recovery process, for Arctic Land Use Research Program....