221 record(s) found in the location "Fort Simpson" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Further Examination of the Bio- Magnification of Mercury within Fish Species and watersheds of the Deh Cho and Their Varying Levels Among Lakes
Principal Investigator: Low, Mike
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4590. The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine why fish mercury levels vary among lakes in the Dehcho region; 2) to identify best predictors of fish mercury levels; 3) to determine with fish have the lowest levels of mercury and the highest levels of nutrients; and, 4) to collect data on parameters that ...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2019 2019 2017 2016
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4369. Tracking Change: Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance is a six-year research program funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and led by the University of Alberta, Mackenzie River Basin Board, and the Government of the Northwest Territories in collaboration with many other value...


Dehcho Collective on Permafrost
Principal Investigator: Sioui, Miguel PS
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4512. The overall objective is to generate a fusion of leading-edge scientific and Indigenous knowledge on permafrost, and use it as a basis to co-develop new predictive decision support tools and innovative risk management strategies to inventory and manage permafrost and adapt to permafrost thaw. This program will co-d...


Transitioning of permafrost to wetland and implications for biomass gains and losses
Principal Investigator: Chasmer, Laura E
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4527. The objectives are to: 1) Compare the distribution of tree and shrub biomass within accessible areas in the Taiga Shield and Taiga Plains landscapes using lidar remote sensing, and by developing tree and shrub vegetation biomass models from field data; 2) Characterize and compare non fire-disturbed patterns of veget...


On-the-Land monitoring, youth engagement, and knowledge sharing of environmental change
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: Research will be conducted through shared on-the-land experiences with researchers and community members as well as focus groups within the communities and/or on-the-land. This includes interactive experiences in traditional knowledge as it arises from “way of life” practices on-the-land, consideration of knowledge and its communication at different scales and from different sources, and science-b...


NASA ABoVE Airborne Campaign 2019
Principal Investigator: Miller, Charles E
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4499. This airborne field campaign will link studies conducted on the ground with data collected through satellite remote sensing, enabling a deeper understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of these ecosystems, and how people within and beyond this region are responding to change. The ABoVE airborne campaigns can p...


Improving the transfer of agricultural knowledge and technology in northern Canada through a technology innovation systems (TIS) approach
Principal Investigator: Seguin, Rose
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research is to develop a holistic framework that identifies the challenges to northern agricultural development from an environmental, technical and sociopolitical standpoint. This study will target the following research questions: 1.Which agricultural production systems are most commonly used in northern Canada? 2.What are the primary factors affecting the diffusion rate...


Community Partnership to Create a Comprehensive Approach to Family Violence in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Moffitt, Pertice M
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research are to engage community partners in co-creation of best practices to prevent family violence, to share findings of a scoping review on best practices to prevent /end family violence, and to hear priorities from these implications from youth and elders in the communities. Demographic data (age, ethnicity, gender and exposure to violence) will be collected to desc...


Where on Earth is fire-derived carbon stored?
Principal Investigator: Abiven, Samuel
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective is to measure the age and stock of organic carbon derived from wildfires (fire-derived carbon) in the Mackenzie River region, and examine long- and short-term processes controlling the size and distribution of fire-derived carbon stocks in soils. The research team will measure fire-derived carbon stocks in soils and determine its age (radiocarbon dating) at four different location...


Permafrost monitoring and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT
Principal Investigator: Smith, Sharon S
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to provide baseline knowledge of permafrost and terrain conditions (specifically ground temperature and active layer thickness) and improve characterization of terrain sensitivity in the Mackenzie Valley; 2) to monitor ground temperature and active layer to detect changes in permafrost conditions resulting from surface disturbance or climate change and to ...


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