25 record(s) found in the location "Yellowknife" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Rural Resources and Political Power: Understanding Incentive Structures, Local Agency, and Oil Development in the Northwest Territories and Alaska
Principal Investigator: Schober, Kelsey
Licensed Year(s): 2020
Summary: This licence has been issued for the scientific research application No.4612. Oil has driven migration, community growth, and governance of the last century in the Arctic. However, as Arctic global warming surpasses 1°C with “profound consequences”, the relationship between oil and climate change becomes increasingly contentious and impossible to ignore. In light of this tension, my research as...


ABoVE Permafrost Dynamics Observatory
Principal Investigator: Miller, Charles E
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this project is to collect physical and geophysical measurements quantifying permafrost susceptibility to ABoVE's internationally-available dataset. Researchers can access these data to bolster understanding of environmental processes and the ability to remotely-sense these on a regional scale. Airborne remote sensing missions from August 2017, 2018, and August of 2019 by NASA'...


Quantifying permafrost thaw
Principal Investigator: Gruber, Stephan
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research are: 1) to understand better how permafrost differs in temperature and chemical/physical characteristics from place to place; 2) to understand how these different types of permafrost respond to change (climate/disturbance); and, 3) to understand which future changes in permafrost are likely and which are less likely based on computer simulations. High-quality mea...


Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research is to support the implementation of the Yellowknife Food Charter and related local food activities in Yellowknife. Specific objectives are: 1) to work with and support local groups (Ecology North and the Yellowknife Farmers Market) to identify community-based strategies to promote and implement local food production and develop a sustainable food system; 2) to...


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
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 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...


Boreal Forest Carbon Balance Studies
Principal Investigator: Layden, Ronald E.
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to increase the understanding of taiga carbon balance of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and predict into the future the impacts of climate warming on these systems. The exchange of carbon gases between the taiga and atmosphere is a significant component of the carbon balance and is dependent upon vegetation cover. The description below for the tundra site at...


Evaluation of Climate Change impacts on Transportation Systems
Principal Investigator: Ford, James D
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: This proposed project will develop critical scientific methods for quantifying transportation vulnerabilities and adaptation opportunities, filling knowledge gaps about transportation vulnerabilities and opportunities for action. Designing and implementing an Arctic vulnerability and adaptation index for transportation systems and infrastructure is crucial to improving the understanding of how ...


Tracking Change... Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance
Principal Investigator: Parlee, Brenda L
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2019 2019 2017 2016
Summary: The broad goal of the project is to create opportunities to collaboratively document and share local and traditional knowledge (LTK) about social-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, Lower Mekong, and Lower Amazon Basins and determine its’ role in watershed governance. The project will fund 8-10 community-based and collaborative research activities in the Mackenzie River Basin that deal...


Geometries of an Arctic Highway: Transforming the Last Frontier into a Global Resource Frontier
Principal Investigator: Bennett, Mia
Licensed Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: In light of rapid environmental alterations due to climate change and the Canadian North’s history of boom-and-bust cycles, this research has two objectives. The first is to understand the perspectives of residents in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk and government representatives in Yellowknife on the replacement of the seasonal ice road with a permanent all-weather road. The second is to discern who will ...


Geoscience Tools for Supporting Environmental Risk Assessment of Metal Mining
Principal Investigator: Galloway, Jennifer
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project will focus on providing baseline information for areas of high resource potential. In areas of past land use and soon to be developed areas in the Slave Geological Province, the project will generate new spatial and temporal data on changing geochemical, permafrost, ecological and climate data for the past 1000 years. This data will be integrated with Traditional Ecological Knowledge ...


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