23 record(s) found with the tag "trees" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Forest Research in the Mackenzie River Delta
Principal Investigator: Johnson, Art
Licenced Year(s): 2005
Summary: Researchers are currently working on a project at Banks Island where they will measure stumps and logs of 3-million-year-old trees and attempt to understand the species that grew there, how tall the trees were, their diameters and the annual production of wood and foliage. Researchers know the Banks Island trees were spruce, larch and pine. To accurately determine what the ancient trees looked l...


Past climates of ancient forests on Banks Island
Principal Investigator: Williams, Christopher J
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2003
Summary: The objective of this project is to make detailed measurements of fossil plants that grew at high latitudes between 12 and 2 million years ago. The researchers will use these and previously obtained data to test the hypothesis that until about 28 million years ago arctic wetland forests were high biomass forests dominated by deciduous conifers, but by 12 million years aga, these were replaced by ...


Long-term Ecological and Geomorphological Investigations in the Alpine Tundra of the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Kershaw, G. Peter
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Summary: The main study objectives are to: 1) determine the status of permafrost landforms in the study area between Macmillan Pass and Plains of Abraham; and 2) determine the long-term recovery after abandonment of the CANOL No. 1 project. This is part of long-...


Jack Pine Forest Research
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Summary: The researcher will conduct research on jack pine forests along the highways in Wood Buffalo National Park and will also collect stem increment cores from black spruce trees around the latitudinal tree line near Inuvik. This research will consist of remeasurement of permanent plots, foliage distribution and light measurement, establishment of pruning experiment and stem core sampling near Inuvik....


Changes in plant communities from subarctic forest to tundra
Principal Investigator: Henry, Gregory H.R.
Licenced Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1991
Summary: This study continues from the research conducted in 1991 where we examined the plant community and assessed plant distribution as the subarctic forest changes to tundra. We are interested in how the smaller plant species are influenced by changes in the number of trees that are nearby as well as changes in climate. Permanent plots will be established in order to monitor any changes in the plant ...


Post-glacial treeline change in the Campbell-Dolomite Uplands of the Inuvik area
Principal Investigator: MacDonald, Glen M
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: As part of an on-going study, this research will involve collecting cores from trees located in the Campbell-Dolomite Uplands (near Campbell Lake). This data will be added to data collected in other locations (past studies) in order to determine how past climate has influenced the growth of trees (as indicated by tree rings within the tree trunk). The research is helpful in trying to understand ...


Stability of the arctic tree-line: a test for the greenhouse effect
Principal Investigator: Nichols, Harvey
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: Tree-line plant species are sensitive to changes in climate. Most trees growing in the tree-line reproduce by `layering' which means that they do not produce seeds but instead the tree limbs of individual trees produce roots to generate another `tree'. Seeds can only be produced when the summer climate is warm enough. By monitor- ing the reproduction of trees in the tree-line, information can be...


Canadian Intersite Decomposition Experiment
Principal Investigator: Wein, Ross
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Summary: Forestry researchers tend to study in detail their local forests yet for major issues such as global warming, it is necessary to conduct research over larger areas to understand impacts on Canadian forests and industry. This study attempts to better describe rates of decomposition and nutrient mineralization across Canadian forests in order to understand how forests are supplied with nutrients fo...


Testing the Allometric Theory of the Self-Thinning Rule
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991 1987
Summary: The researcher and his team will estimate the number of trees and monitor individual growth in flagged and tagged stands, as well as estimating foliage weight of individual trees. They will measure light conditions in various jack pine stands, as well as collect stem cores to be analyzed and compared with stem cores from other parts of the northern hemisphere for the possibility of accelerated gr...


Determination of Fossil Plant DNA Sequences and Comparison with Contemporary Homologous Sequences
Principal Investigator: LePage, Ben A.
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Summary: The research will compare genes isolated from fossil trees with homologous contemporary genes to evaluated rates of evolution and reconstruct phylogenies....


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