27 record(s) found with the tag "water quality" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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2017 Baseline monitoring of marine productivity and oceanography spanning the Northwest Passage using ships of opportunity
Principal Investigator: Fisher, Jonathan AD
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The first objective is to collect, analyze and report the findings from station-based and continuous plankton sampling and data on depth, temperature and salinity in the upper water column throughout Canada’s Northwest Passage. As a contribution to marine climate change research, this program will provide northern communities with the first regional-scale view of marine productivity—thereby provid...


Effects of Climate Change and Landscape Perturbation on Arctic Tundra Lake Water Quality
Principal Investigator: Droppo, Ian G
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The overall goal of this study is to obtain information, through laboratory experiments (rainfall simulator; 2m annular flume) on sediments collected from retrogressive permafrost thaw shoreline slumps affecting numerous Arctic tundra lakes in the Mackenzie Upland Region east of the Mackenzie Delta, on the physical processes through which slump material is transported and delivered to a receiving ...


Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring (Slave and Hay Rivers)
Principal Investigator: Levasseur, Annie
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project is to establish a baseline for benthic invertebrates’ community structure and composition in the transboundary reaches of the Slave and Hay Rivers and to track their status and conditions over time to assess ecosystem health and provide an early warning of change or stress in the environment. The monitoring plan involves selecting and sampling several 500m long re...


How will fish communities in Gwich’in and Inuvialuit lakes respond to climate change?
Principal Investigator: Gray, Derek K
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of this project is to obtain baseline data for fish communities in Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA) lakes and use these data to predict future changes in fish communities caused by climate change. Specific objectives are to: 1) develop a baseline data set for fish populations, fish habitat, water quality, and water temperature for small and medium sized lakes within the Mackenzie ...


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...


Long-term perspectives on aquatic ecosystem change with thawing permafrost
Principal Investigator: Korosi, Jennifer B
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The research team will re-survey 70 lakes originally sampled in 2005/06, to assess how conditions have changed in the intervening decade as thaw slumping has intensified and the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) was constructed. The team will assess how lake ecosystems responded to past climatic shifts throughout the post-glacial history of these lakes (10,000 years), and use these records to provi...


Effects of fire on peatland permafrost stability and carbon cycling
Principal Investigator: Olefeldt, David
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The project team intend to study carbon cycling in peatland catchments, in order to determine whether the interactions between wildfire and permafrost thaw causes increased release of greenhouse gases from peatlands and aquatic ecosystems to the atmosphere, and thus cause amplified climate change. Given the overall objective of the project, the team intend to address five research questions: ...


Understanding Changes in the Freshwater Ecosystems and Drinking Water in Northern Canada
Principal Investigator: Spicer, Neal
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The Objectives of this research are to: 1) determine where the participating communities obtain their drinking water from within their home and while on the land and why; and determine the areas of each region that are considered valuable and important areas of water quality; and 2) determine what the concerns are concerning the sources of water, both within the homes and natural water sources, ...


The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory III
Principal Investigator: Holmes, Robert Max
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory project studies the six largest rivers in the Arctic: the Mackenzie and Yukon Rivers in North America, and the Ob', Yenisey, Lena, and Kolyma Rivers in Russia. The research team are interested in how climate change is impacting Arctic rivers. The team will take measurements of the concentration of naturally-occurring chemicals (like carbon and nitrogen) and try ...


The effect of permafrost slumping on carbon delivery from land to water
Principal Investigator: Tank, Suzanne E
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The objective of this study is to understand how permafrost slumping increases the mobilization of organic and inorganic carbon from land to water, and the effects of this movement on stream communities. To do this work, the research team will measure streamwater chemistry upstream and downstream of slump sites. The team will also examine the fate of this carbon by undertaking incubation experimen...


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