Principal Investigator:Pisaric, Michael FJ Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research are to examine the frequency and severity of past wildfire and drought (drought-like) conditions in the southern Northwest Territories. Specifically, the research team will examine the following questions: 1) how frequent and severe have fires been in the past; 2) are fires becoming more frequent/severe due to the impacts of climate change; 3) what impact does wildf...
Principal Investigator:Pellissey, Jody Licenced Year(s):
The long-term objective of this project is to document todzi sites associated with habitat that remain undisturbed and others where habitat has been burned by wildfires. The research team will focus on the research/monitoring questions of ‘when do todzi return to and stay in an area that has been burnt.
The team is scoping places where todzi have been watched and hunted overtime. The team will...
Principal Investigator:Howard, Courtney G Licenced Year(s):
The overall objective for this research is to better understand people's experiences of the "summer of Smoke" in the North Slave region. This project will use digital storytelling methods to understand people's experiences during the summer of 2014 and data about respiratory health collected from health clinics, the ER, and pharmacies over the same time period. This community-based, participatory ...
Principal Investigator:Olefeldt, David Licenced Year(s):
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 research team intend to address 5 research questi...
Principal Investigator:Turetsky, Merritt R. Licenced Year(s):
The objective is to quantify the amount of fuel combustion and carbon losses during wildfires in boreal conifer forests and peatlands. These data will allow us to quantify climatic and weather controls on the severity of biomass burning.
Boreal forests and peatlands store a large amount of carbon in vegetation and soils. Climate change is predicted to increase summer drought, which could mak...
Principal Investigator:Waddington, J.M. Licenced Year(s):
To investigate how the amount of peat consumption during wildfire in bogs or fens (muskeg), is affected by weather, fire behaviour, and properties of the tree canopy.
Researchers will manually measure various aspects of the peat, such as total peat depth and the proportion of unburned peat present in the area. Peat depth measurements will be made by driving a 2.5cm steel rod into the peat with...