30 record(s) found with the tag "soil chemistry" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Reconstructing history of hummocky soil formation in drunken forest
Principal Investigator: Fujii, Kazumichi
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: “Drunken forest” is developed on earth hummocks on shallow permafrost layer near Inuvik, Canada. Black spruce forests are typically grown on the shoulder of mounds and tree rings record the history of soil movement. By reading tree rings, the Principal Investigator (PI) will reconstruct history of hummocky soil formation. The PI will collect tree core samples by making hole in wood of black sp...


Predicting climate-driven changes in water quality and biological communities in Gwich'in lakes
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Zooplankton play a key role in aquatic food webs, providing a conduit for the movement of energy between primary producers (algae) and larger organisms such as macroinvertebrates and fish. Therefore, elucidating the impact of permafrost melting on zooplankton is key to gaining a broader understanding of climate change on aquatic ecosystems in Canada’s north. Objectives of this proposed researc...


Slave Province Surficial Geology and Permafrost Study
Principal Investigator: Elliott, Barrett R
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2015
Summary: The objectives of the research are to generate new surficial geology maps and surficial geological studies covering approximately 5 50k National Topographic System (NTS) sheets, to install an new permafrost monitoring network at the treeline transition as well as to generate case studies of using small soil samples to detect a buried kimberlite and using passive geophysics equipment (measures eart...


Remediation of the Abandoned Panarctic Satellite F-68 Wellsite at Satellite Bay, Prince Patrick Island, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Krizan, Julia
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2013 2011 2010
Summary: The objectives of the Site Remediation Program are to: 1) remove and dispose of exposed solid waste (including barrels, batteries, debris, wood, and other waste); and 2) construct a contaminated soil and waste containment structure on top of the existing buried waste area. The proposed 2017 Site activities will include several investigations in support of the remediation program: Thermal Invest...


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 objectives of the project are to: 1) determine the spatial extent, distribution, and timing of winter icing events in streams along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) through groundbased and aerial reconnaissance of stream crossings; 2) identify relations between physical watershed characteristics and icing dynamics through field observations and analyses of watercourse and catchment mo...


Forest Ecotone Experiment
Principal Investigator: Eitel, Jan
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...


City of Yellowknife Gold Project
Principal Investigator: Campbell, Joseph W
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: Follow-up on exploration activity associated with theMackenzie Valley Land and Water Board land use permit MV2014C0005 on Terrax Minerals Inc. City of Yellowknife Gold Project. Work would include initial environmental baseline work, and expansion of research programs to establish sufficient study for possible future Environmental Impact Assessment of potential mine development if exploration activ...


De Beers - Gahcho Kué 2014 Environmental Monitoring Program
Principal Investigator: Kramers, Patrick
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of the proposed studies is to continue to describe the existing environment, and obtain information once Project activities commence to determine potential project effects. The proposed studies will include the collection of air quality, hydrology, geochemistry, vegetation, soil, water and sediment quality, and fish and aquatic resources data and wildlife occurrence. These study ...


Planning and Collection of Data on Boreal Wildfire Effects: Studies of broad-scale 2014 Wildfires in NWT, Canada
Principal Investigator: Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The goal of this project is to identify and collect remote sensing and field data to support the science necessary to investigate the impacts and consequences of the 2014-15 wildfires in Northwest Territories, Canada and to better understand the vulnerability of the Carbon-rich boreal peatlands to burning. Field crews will navigate to pre-selected sample locations and collect at each location: ...


Understanding regional variability in soil geochemistry in an area impacted by legacy industrial activity
Principal Investigator: Oliver, Jonathon
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The specific objectives of this research are: 1) to investigate concentrations of arsenic and other elements in regional soils to gain a better understanding of regional baseline soil geochemistry; 2) to determine speciation of arsenic in selected soils from the region with elevated concentrations to determine whether arsenic in soils is from a natural geologic source or is derived from past indus...


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