7 record(s) found with the tag "wildfire" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Pyrogeographies in context: Geographies of wildfire knowledge in Canada
Principal Investigator: Sutherland, Colin R
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project is about how wildfire experts come to understand and manage fire on diverse Canadian landscapes and within the context of a changing environmental policy regime. It aims to consider how a specific government agency, Parks Canada, and its staff come to manage and produce scientific knowledge on various fire-dependent ecosystems and use fire as a tool of environmental care. This project...


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: ...


When do Caribou return?: Impacts of Wildfires on Todzi (Boreal Caribou)
Principal Investigator: Pellissey, Jody
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: 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. This year the team is scoping places where todzi have been watched and hunted overtime. The...


Using the past to inform the future: A paleoecological perspective of the impacts of drought and fire on lakes, permafrost and forests
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: 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...


SOS-Summer of Smoke: A mixed-methods research examination of the health effects of a record wildfire season in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Principal Investigator: Howard, Courtney G
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: 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 ...


Effects of wildfire on biomass combustion in boreal peatlands and forests
Principal Investigator: Turetsky, Merritt R.
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: 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...


Ecohydrologic Impacts of Wildfire on Peatlands
Principal Investigator: Waddington, J.M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: 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...


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