Principal Investigator:Orcutt, Beth N Licenced Year(s):
The focus of this project is to study methane release from different lakes in the Mackenzie Delta and Richards Island area, with a focus on capturing a full ice in/ice out cycle, to determine how much methane is released from lakes under different conditions and how microorganisms increase or decrease methane release.
As part of this project, eight experiments the size of a milk crate were dep...
Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are to determine what fish species are present in the Arctic Red River Headwaters (AARH), and what areas in the Arctic Red River Headwaters are important fish habitats.
The intent is to use varying fisheries assessment techniques (angling, electofishing and gillnetting) to assess various suitable habitats in the ARRH for the presence of fish. Sites will b...
Principal Investigator:Bharadwaj, Lalita A Licenced Year(s):
In collaboration with the Slave River and Delta Partnership (SRDP) and local communities, the research team will develop a Community Based Monitoring (CBM) program titled the Slave Watershed Environmental Effects Program (SWEEP), to empower communities to collect, interpret and use a system of environmental indicators to address these priorities. The focus will be on indicators of cumulative effec...
Principal Investigator:Morris, Michelle J Licenced Year(s):
The primary objective of this research is to determine the extent to which collaboration can contribute to socially and environmentally sustainable transboundary water governance where power asymmetries exist. A secondary objective is to identify strategies and tactics that can be used by less powerful actors to achieve their goals in water management agreements.
Data will be collected via sem...
Principal Investigator:Hansen, Ken Licenced Year(s):201520142013
The objectives of this research project are: to establish baseline water quality, water levels and flow conditions; and to evaluate potential changes in water quality and quantity before and after initiation of site operations.
A desktop regional hydrological assessment will be conducted by analyzing existing Water Survey of Canada hydrometric data for stations situated near the area of investi...
Principal Investigator:Laidlaw, Shawn Licenced Year(s):2013
The purpose of this project is to:
1) coordinate monitoring and research efforts in the watershed between the community, government, and universities;
2) understand current aquatic health of the watershed using water quality, macroinvertebrates, aquatic furbearers and fish as indicators of ecosystem health;
3) understand historical environmental change and contaminant loading in the watershe...
Principal Investigator:Wang, Zhaohui 'Aleck' Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to make time-series measurements of the CO2 system in the Mackenzie River, near Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Monthly water sampling is taking place at the Mackenzie River near Inuvik by technicians from the Aurora Research Institute.
Data will be shared with local communities for education purposes as well as annual reports and publications made avail...
Principal Investigator:Purdy, Colin Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to determine what controls whether rare earth elements are mobile under low temperature and moderate to high pH conditions.
Four 55 gallon barrels cut in half will be set up at Thor Lake with mine tailings in them. The tailings will be allowed to weather in the local environment. Samples of the tailings and waters in them will be sampled at the beginning, and then...
Principal Investigator:Kustan, Ed Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this work is to add to the work that was done in 2002-2004 at the N-01 wellsite as part of an environmental assessment of the wellsite and associated facilities. This phase of the environmental assessment of the wellsite and associated facilities may include: additional vertical and horizontal delineation of environmental impacts; installation of two additional groundwater monitori...
Principal Investigator:Sutherland, David Licenced Year(s):
To establish aquatic environmental quality monitoring sites in the vicinity of "OUter Sun Bay" on Contwoyto Lake. The purpose is to monitor the effectiveness of effluent quality limits imposed on Lupin Mine in protecting the receiving aquatic environment....