203 record(s) found with the tag "soil" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Sustainability and Food Security through Geodesic Greenhouses in the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Jakiela, Kevin
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective is to perform soil analysis (for composition) and researching parameters in Geodome on the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) farm such as: air temp, relative humidity, light intensity, albedo, soil moisture/saturation and temperature. This analysis will help NFTI to figure out optimal growing conditions inside the greenhouse to optimize crop growth and yields. The research team...


Thermal State of Permafrost
Principal Investigator: Siegfried, Dian
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to continue an ongoing long-term monitoring of permafrost temperatures on Banks Island and Mould Bay. At these sites the research team have lost remote (satellite) communication and need to make repairs to continue receiving data. The research team are currently monitoring active layer and permafrost temperatures, active layer soil moisture, air temperature, and...


Evaluating impacts of climate change on pre-development geochemical baselines through sediment micro analysis and cross evaluation with paleoclimate in northern environments
Principal Investigator: Miller, Clare B
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to develop a greater understanding of the natural impacts of climate change on the loading, speciation and mobility of elements of concern in the subsurface in order to establish natural background concentrations for metal(loids) in pre-developed northern environments. In a region influenced by both accelerated climate change and wide- spread resource development,...


Soil Carbon in the Mackenzie Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Phillips, Marcus R
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2013
Summary: 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...


Biomonitoring 2.0: biodiversity assessment in Slave River tributaries
Principal Investigator: Baird, Donald J
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: This project will assess the biodiversity in the Slave and Dog Rivers, NWT, using a variety of collection methods, to support the establishment of baseline biomonitoring conditions, and to explore the use of DNA-based identification of animals, plants and microorganisms. The food webs of these systems will also be described using stable isotope techniques. The project will contribute to the wider ...


Carbon Cycling Linkages of Permafrost Systems [CYCLOPS]
Principal Investigator: Williams, Mathew
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The aim of the proposed project is to develop, parameterize and evaluate a detailed process-based model of vegetation soil- permafrost interactions using data collected through directed field campaigns in the discontinuous and sporadic permafrost zones of western Canada. The research team will (i) elucidate the role of plant biodiversity in controlling permafrost status in contrasting ecosystems w...


Permafrost regions in transition: controls on carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions
Principal Investigator: Wookey, Philip A
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: This research aims to understand what factors affect 1) the amount of carbon stored in tundra soils, and 2) the conversion of this soil carbon into greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane). In particular, the research team wants to understand how hydrology (which is the distribution and movement of water in soils and streams) might affect the carbon cycle under future global warming. This inc...


Great Slave Lake Area Mines: 2013 Sampling Program
Principal Investigator: Wiatzka, Gerd M
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of the 2013 Great Slave Lake Mines Sampling Program is to assist Aboriginal And Northern Development Canada-Contaminants And Remediation Directorate (AANDC-CARD) with its ongoing work to clean up abandoned mine sites across the Northwest Territories. The program aims to collect additional environmental data which will be used to confirm current site conditions and to assist with fina...


Phase III ESA - Fort Simpson RCMP Detachment
Principal Investigator: Schulz, Eva
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The main objective of the Phase III Environmental Site Assessment is to delineate the hydrocarbon contamination at the site resulting from an overflow of fuel at a vent pipe of an above ground storage tank. Test holes will be excavated with a backhoe around the former spill area in order to collect soil samples. Each sample will be submitted to a Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditatio...


Reconnaissance Study of Smoking Hills
Principal Investigator: Dunfield, Peter F
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objective of this work is to conduct a one day reconnaissance study of the Smoking Hills area. Mineral, rock, water and soil samples will be collected. Geochemical properties and microbial communities will be analysed in the laboratory in order to characterize any potential features unique to this site that would warrant future, more detailed research. The site will be accessed by helicopt...


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