Genetics and postglacial dispersal of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) and arctic charr (S. alpinus) in the western arctic

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, South Slave Region

Tags: biology, genetics, wildlife management, lake trout, tissue sampling, arctic char, species distribution

Principal Investigator: Wilson, Chris C. (4)
Licence Number: 12476
Organization: University of Guelph
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: P. Gajda, J. Chaplin, M. Cornish, P. Hebert, S. Schwartz, D. Taylor, F. Turgeon

Objective(s): To obtain samples of western arctic populations of lake trout and arctic charr in order to determine the genetic composition and postglacial origins of these populations.

Project Description: The researcher will be collecting lake trout and/or arctic charr from lakes in the vicinities of Hay River, Inuvik, Paulatuk and Tuktoyaktuk in order to examine the distributions of these species. Samples of liver and muscle tissue will be collected from these fish for genetic analyses: this research will provide information about how different populations are related to each other (i.e., their origins). Such information can help to better manage fish populations.