20 record(s) found with the tag "slumping" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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The effect of permafrost slumping on carbon delivery from land to water
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand how permafrost slumping increases the mobilization of organic carbon from land to water, and the effects of this movement on stream communities. The research team will measure the concentration of stream-water organic carbon upstream and downstream of slump sites. The research team will also examine the fate of this carbon by undertaking incubation expe...


Effects of permafrost disturbances on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, Banks Island, NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Lacelle, Denis
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: Thaw slumps are one of the most dramatic thermokarst features in permafrost regions. The number of thaw slumps on Banks Island has more than tripled in recent decades and it is likely that this change is altering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This multidisciplinary research project investigates the short- (1960s-present day) and long-term (Medieval Warm Period to today) impacts of permafrost...


Evaluating the environmental impacts of permafrost mega-disturbances along the Dempster Highway, NWT
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of this research project is to document the extent of ecological change in impacted stream basins draining the eastern slope of the Richardson Mountains and to determine the mechanisms of slump initiation and stabilization. This study will focus on the Stoney Creek catchment, which runs parallel to the Dempster Highway and empties into the Peel River at Fort McPherson, NT. The catchm...


The cumulative impacts of rapid environmental change in the northwestern NWT: Investigating the impacts of mega-slump disturbances on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the lower Peel watershed, NW
Principal Investigator: Lacelle, Denis
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This is a multidisciplinary project involving communities, governments and academic researchers. The goals are to: 1) inventory and track broad scale changes in landscape disturbances; 2) determine the impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the physical and chemical characteristics and ecology of streams and rivers; 3) determine disturbance thresholds relevant to the health of stream...


Examining the impacts of climate change on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Mackenzie region, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The objectives of this research are to examine the impacts of climate and environmental change on freshwater ecosystems in the Inuvik region across a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Specifically, the team is examining the impacts of permafrost degradation and subsequent thaw slumping on freshwater ecosystems and the impact of climate change on tree growth in the Mackenzie Delta. Lake s...


Chronology of Thaw Flow and Geochemistry of Associated Massive Ground Ice. Fort McPherson, Northwest Territory, Canada.
Principal Investigator: CLARK, Ian D.
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: In the Gwich’in Settlement Region, residents of Fort McPherson have identified the unusual size of the mega-slumps on the Peel Plateau as a serious concern to both water quality and aquatic ecosystem. In addition to research oriented objectives relevant to understanding cumulative effects of mega-slump development on the land and water of the Peel Plateau, the project team will pursue establishing...


Lake 5A Mesocosm Study - 3rd Amendment to Hydro-ecological Responses of Arctic Tundra Lakes to Climate Change and Landscape Perturbation
Principal Investigator: Wrona, Frederick J
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The overall objective of the Lake 5A mesocosm study is to better understand the impact of permafrost thaw shoreline slumping (an analogue for a warming climate) on the bottom components of the aquatic food-web in small Arctic tundra lakes in order to better predict the effects of a warming climate on food-web structure, function and productivity. To assess the direct and indirect effects of per...


Mackenzie Valley Landslides Geotechnical Investigations
Principal Investigator: Wang, Baolin
Licenced Year(s): 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: The objective of this field work is to better understand the movement behaviour of the landslides in the region. The Geological Survey of Canada’s research group lead by Dr. Baolin Wang has been conducting landslide research in the region since 2004. This is the final year of the project. The previous permits have expired. However, there is a need to make a follow up trip to the various landsli...


Thaw flows and ground ice investigation in sediments in Fort McPherson region, NWT
Principal Investigator: LAURIOL, Bernard
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The main goal of this project is to determine the distribution, nature and origin of three thaw flows and the ground ice bodies in the Fort McPherson region. The results will be useful to understand similar features present along the Richardson Mountains. The researchers plan to spend a full week in the Fort McPherson region to sample the ice and the sediment. The field camp will be based at th...


Environmental Studies Across Tree Line
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: This licence is being issued for the scientific research application no. 978. The objectives of this research are to: 1) Monitor permafrost conditions in the Mackenzie Delta region; 2) examine freeze-back of the active layer and associated strength properties of freezing soil; 3) examine the influence of shrub removal on frozen ground and snow conditions at abandoned drilling-mud sumps; 4) inve...


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