26 record(s) found with the tag "traditional knowledge" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Impacts of climate change on wildfire risk in boreal forests in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Asselin, Hugo
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The three main objectives of this research are: 1) to reconstruct the multi-century history of wildfire and vegetation in the Northwest Territories by analyzing charcoal contained in lake sediments; 2) to establish the links between recent fire activity and climatic data by studying tree growth rings (annual resolution); and, 3) to combine this scientific knowledge to indigenous knowledge obtained...


Beluga health and food borne parasites in the Inuvialuit Settlement region
Principal Investigator: Jenkins, Emily J
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to assess the health of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) beluga population (body condition, abnormalities, parasites); 2) to test for food borne parasites in beluga in the ISR (Toxoplasma, Trichinella); and, 3) to compare results to other marine mammal populations in the Arctic and beluga elsewhere The research team weigh, measure, and systematically...


Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project
Principal Investigator: Bakker, Karen
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goal is to enhance effective, equitable Indigenous co-governance of water resources through pursuing five objectives: 1)Critically conceptualize the potential for reciprocal coordination of, and complementarity between, evolving common ("Western") and Indigenous water law and governance frameworks; 2)Develop innovative methods for co-researching Indigenous Water Governance, based on collabor...


Geoscience Tools for Supporting Environmental Risk Assessment of Metal Mining
Principal Investigator: Galloway, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project will focus on providing baseline information for areas of high resource potential. In areas of past land use and soon to be developed areas in the Slave Geological Province, the project will generate new spatial and temporal data on changing geochemical, permafrost, ecological and climate data for the past 1000 years. This data will be integrated with Traditional Ecological Knowledge ...


Satellite Monitoring for Assessing Resource Development’s Impact on Bathurst Caribou (SMART)
Principal Investigator: Chen, Wenjun
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: We have two specific objectives over the next three years: 1) to improve the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the zone of influence (ZOI) from resource development disturbed areas in the Bathurst caribou habitat, and their relationships with caribou habitat use and productivity, by integrating traditional knowledge, field surveys, and remote sensing technology; and, 2) to investig...


Gwich'in moss houses and winter berries as climate change adaptations
Principal Investigator: Mackin, Nancy P
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) Learn how northern peoples can continue to adapt to changing climates by applying Elders’ knowledge e.g. healthy seasonal harvests and moss-insulated shelters. 2) Engage First Nations young people in traditional practices such as moss houses reconstruction so the practices shared by Elders can foster climate adaptation well into the future. 3) Bui...


Arctic Contaminants: Exploring effective and appropriate communication between Inuvialuit communities and researchers
Principal Investigator: Reinfort, Breanne C
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The short-term objectives of this research project are to: - bring forward indigenous perspectives on contaminants, contaminant research, and how research is communicated and made accessible to communities; - discuss contaminants issues in the context of their applicability to the daily lives of community members, and in the broader context of local and scientific knowledge of climate variabilit...


Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program - Community-Based Monitoring Sites and Traditional Knowledge Science Camp
Principal Investigator: Lam, Jennifer
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: The objective of this project is to establish 3 permanent research sites near the communities of Inuvik, Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk to monitor current and future conditions of climate, permafrost, snow, ice and vegetation. These sites will be established and maintained by local researchers and will provide high school and college level students with opportunities to learn about field science. These s...


MGM Energy Corp. Summer Field Assessment and Advance Barging and Staging Project: 2008-2011
Principal Investigator: Miller, Glenn D
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The objective of this research is to identify and document valued vegetation components in the vicinity of proposed winter activities. Each selected site will be assessed for important vegetation components, such as the potential for: rare plants and vegetation communities. The research will include photo documentation and visual observations to characterize each site for vegetation features. Inf...


Water Quality Monitoring Camp
Principal Investigator: LeTourneau, Michele
Licenced Year(s): 2008 2006
Summary: The goals of this research camp are to provide the communities most affected by DDMI’s mining operation the ability to collect and apply traditional knowledge to assess water quality before, during and after mining operations. The specific goals include: 1) to review information on Diavik’s Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program, quality control, site sampling, and chain of custody issues; 2) Learn/r...


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