Principal Investigator:Messmer, David J Licenced Year(s):
To determine how spring and summer temperatures affect the abundance of the amphipod Gammarus lacustris throughout the summer. Over the 2 years of the experiment, the research team plans to use amphipods from 4 different sources over several latitudes (Montana-USA, St. Denis-SK, Yellowknife-NT, Inuvik, NT). Using this variety of geographic sources will allow us to assess if different populations...
Principal Investigator:Cobb, Don Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to conduct index gillnetting during the open water season in order to understand species abundance and health of fish from selected locations in the Mackenzie estuary. This study is part of the Tariuq program, which was in...
Principal Investigator:Armstrong, Allison Licenced Year(s):2002
The objective of the fish-out is to provide scientifically defensible data to: (1) quantify fish production, fish habitat and productivity of the intermediate trophic levels (primary and secondary producers); (2) establish linkages between fish habitat and fish productivity in Sable and Two-Rock Lakes; (3) establish a reference database through which comparisons among lakes can be conducted; and (...
Principal Investigator:Osawa, Akira Licenced Year(s):
The main objective of the proposed research is to collect extensive data of tree size and stand density from mixed forests of Jack pine and quaking aspen in Wood Buffalo National Park and to examine theoretically the patterns of quantitative forest development with special reference to the phenomenon of 'natural thinning' in even-aged forests. The research team consisting of forest ecologists will...
Principal Investigator:Sotiropoulos, Maria Licenced Year(s):
The extensive wetland complex in Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) is composed of a mosaic of shallow ponds that are unique in Canada. They are also the nesting grounds of the last migratory population of Whooping Cranes. Water, organic matter, aquatic plants and small aquatic life forms will be sampled from ponds just outside the nesting area and 0.5 km from the highway. The research team will ...
Principal Investigator:Jones, Nicholas Licenced Year(s):2001
Recently BHP Diamonds Canada has "dewatered" a number of lakes and created a diversion channel to re-route water around two open pit mines. The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the diversion canal as habitat before and after it is enhanced with fish habitat structures and also in relation to natural streams in the area. In early spring Arctic grayling will be captured in we...
Principal Investigator:Siferd, Tim Licenced Year(s):2000
The objective of this study is to determine population size or growth rate and recruiment levels for clams and other benthic resources in Sachs Harbour, Blue Fox Harbour, and Sea Otter Harbour. Sampling for the project will be conducted from the vessel Tucho Mariner and an additional Coast Guard launch. Equipment/sampling devices for the project include an underwater camera system, QTC view sea...
Principal Investigator:Hebert, Paul Licenced Year(s):
Our research will involve the survey of zooplankton communities in lakes and ponds of the Mackenzie Delta area (Inuvialuit private lands). Samples will be collected by either wading in ponds or by towing at net behind a float equipped helicopter. Samples will be frozen in liquid nitrogen, and subsequently examined for genetic variation. Our work aims to establish the species diversity of zoopla...
Principal Investigator:Cooch, Evan Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will capture and band moulting Lesser Snow Geese in the Egg and Big River valleys on Banks Island. Flightless geese will be herded into large holding pens. Each bird will be measured, weighed and banded. A sample of birds will be swabbed and bled to determine the presence of avian cholera. These birds will be fitted with radio collars. Various methods of productivity will be r...
Principal Investigator:Clarkson, Peter Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will conduct surveys to determine bear population estimates as well as sex and age distributions for the grizzly bear population in the Brock and Hornaday Rivers area. Licence issued for use of Inuvik Research Centre....