Principal Investigator:Gosse, John Licenced Year(s):
Our main goals of this research project are:
1.) to collect sediment samples that will be used to provide ages of the sediment in the Beaufort Formation on Prince Patrick Island; and, 2.) to collect samples of fossil material (wood, plants, bone) that can be analyzed to produce climate reconstructions for the Pliocene.
The research team will travel to approximately 5-6 site locations. The t...
Principal Investigator:Phillips, Marcus R Licenced Year(s):
The goal of this research is to understand how landscape processes influence the quantity and quality of soil carbon in the Mackenzie Delta Region. Particular attention will be paid to the depth distribution of soil carbon and how it is affected by differences in vegetation and soil forming processes. Key environmental differences that will be examined include forest vs. tundra and delta vs. uplan...
Principal Investigator:Sperling, Erik A Licenced Year(s):
The objective is to collect high quality and high resolution stratigraphic and sedimentological data of the Sheepbed and Keele Formations at their type localities, along with accompanying samples for geochemical and petrological analysis. Specifically, the overall goal is to understand how these formations at their type sections relates to their correlatives throughout northwestern Canada, and det...
Principal Investigator:Sibbald, Carey Licenced Year(s):
The primary objectives of this research program are to collect baseline data on the bathymetry and depth contours, water chemistry, limnological profiles, sediments, and benthic biota, fish presence and habitat.
The Bathymetry field program will be conducted in August 2014, prior to the Aquatics and Fisheries field programs. Data from the bathymetry field program is required to finalize samplin...
Principal Investigator:Dallimore, Scott R Licenced Year(s):
This proposed research focuses on the collection of small sediment/pebble samples from known terrestrial glacial deposits at coastal exposures at various locations in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). These sites each have different stratigraphic settings and existing published interpretations of glacial source and providence.
The results from these investigations should enable direct c...
Principal Investigator:Nyman, Jeff Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this program is to determine the environmental and physical conditions at nine sites on Gordon Lake. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts in soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, and the identification of any hazardous or non-hazardous materials. In addition, samples of biota (including vegetation, fish, benthic invertebrates) m...
Principal Investigator:Byrne, Geraldine Licenced Year(s):
The Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan (AEMP) and Sediment and Erosion Management Plan (SEMP) are requirements under water license MV2011L0002 issued by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB). The objective of the AEMP is to monitor and identify potential short-term, long-term and cumulative changes throughout the Taltson River aquatic environment. The objective of the SEMP is to identify...
Principal Investigator:Hamilton, Melissa M Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of each Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to determine the current environmental and physical conditions at each site to allow for the potential future development of the appropriate remediation or risk management strategies and costs. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts to all media including soil, sediment, surface water a...
Principal Investigator:Beilman, David W Licenced Year(s):
The research team seek to understand carbon dynamics during warm climate intervals in the Arctic: the Holocene Thermal Maximum (HTM) the warmest pre-industrial interval ranging in timing from 10 ka (thousands of years before present) with maximum seasonality to 6 ka with reduced seasonality, and the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA) at ~1 ka with similar seasonality as today. By studying peat cores f...
Principal Investigator:Whalen, Dustin JR Licenced Year(s):201620152014
The primary objective of this research is to ensure safe and sustainable industrial and community development by improving the understanding of coastal and nearshore seabed processes and properties. The research provides the means to improve the knowledge of physical conditions in the coastal zone in order to help government agencies, corporations, and local residents understand, mitigate and redu...