Studies of Arctic Shorebirds and their Habitats in the Foxe Basin, N.W.T.

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, remote sensing, wildlife habitat, ecological mapping, shore birds

Principal Investigator: Morrison, R.I.G. (7)
Licence Number: 10067
Organization: Canadian Wildlife Service
Licensed Year(s): 1990 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: J. van de Kam; N. Crockford; 1 field assistant

Objective(s): To obtain information on breeding populations of shorebirds and other avifauna on the islands of the Foxe Basin ; to develop methods for determining the distribution of wildlife habitats through the use of remote sensing technology.

Project Description: Dr. Morrison and his research team will gather information on the species of birds breeding on the islands of the Foxe Basin, which habitats they use and how their numbers vary from year to year. A map of the main wildlife habitats on the islands will also be made using satellite images.