46 record(s) found with the tag "animal behaviour" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Assessment of the Boloria chariclea complex
Principal Investigator: Leski, Michael L
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2011
Summary: The primary objective of this project is to collect B. chariclea arctica from sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A network of haplotypes will be constructed, based on the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, and a mismatch analysis will be performed to determine if genetic structure has been influenced by a sudden expansion in population size or long term stability. ...

Dall Sheep, Grizzly Bears and Wolves in the Richardson Mountains - Snow Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Lambert Koizumi, Catherine
Licensed Year(s): 2010 2008 2006
Summary: This study is a component of the Dall Sheep, Grizzly Bear and Wolf Interactions in the Richardson Mountains (DSGBW) project to evaluate the effect of habitat features and climate on interactions between Dall sheep, grizzly bears and wolves in the Richardson Mountains. From March to April Gwich’in monitors from Aklavik and Fort McPherson (two per community) will be hired to conduct weekly snow s...

Devon Tuk 2 Gas Development 2006 Field Assessment Program
Principal Investigator: Chiperzak, Doug
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Summary: Biophysical and heritage resource surveys will take place in late summer and fall, and contribute to the assessment of a potential development projects (the Tuk 2 M-18 well site and connecting pipeline to Parsons Lake and the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline) located in the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, about 12 km southeast of Tuktoyaktuk and 125 km northeast of Inuvik. The field assessment will involve four s...

Grizzly Bears on the Yukon North Slope - Traditional and local knowledge component
Principal Investigator: Maraj, Ramona
Licensed Year(s): 2005
Summary: In May 2004, the Yukon Government, Department of Environment, in partnership with Parks Canada and the Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee, initiated a six-year grizzly bear research project on the Yukon North Slope. This traditional/local knowledge...

Local Caribou Ethologies in the Circumpolar Arctic
Principal Investigator: Anderson, David G
Licensed Year(s): 1998
Summary: The method of data collection will be participant observation of hunting and processing activities at camps established within the Gwich'in Settlement Area. The camps will be established by the Gwich'in Renewable Resource Committee and will involve several generations of Gwich'in hunters: elders, adults and youth. One research assistant will participate in setting up the camp and in the day-to-day...

Baffin Bowhead Monitoring Station, Igalirtuuq.
Principal Investigator: Finley, K.J.
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992
Summary: The study will be conducted from the permanent station on Nipple Hill at Nuvuktiapik. Surveyor instruments will be used to document whale numbers and their feeding behavior in Aqvik and Kater Valleys. The research team will attach as many as four radio tags in order to learn more about the feeding behavior and depth that the whales are feeding at. The team will also photograph the whales and us...

Behavioural and Physiological Studies of Belgua Whales and Narwhal in the High Arctic
Principal Investigator: Smith, Thomas
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Summary: This is an ongoing study since 1973 and has described the population size and behaviour of belugas. UHF tagged animals have outlined the migratory routes and seasonal movements of the whales. The researcher is now using newly designed tags which are linked by satellite to relay position, dive duration and depth and heart rate of the whales....

The role of predation in nesting success of black brant and lesser snow geese
Principal Investigator: Armstrong, Terry
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1991
Summary: This ongoing study will involve observing glaucous gulls as they prey on nests of black brant and lesser snow geese. I will attempt to determine why the gulls seem to be more successful when attacking the nests of brant than those of snow geese. I will examine the feeding behaviour of the gulls and the defense behaviour of the geese. I will also examine the nesting success and clutch sizes of b...

Responses of marine mammals to vessel noise
Principal Investigator: Cosens, Susan
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: In this final year of the study, the researcher will be testing the responses of beluga whales to previously recorded underwater (background) and boat noise. The whales' behaviour to the recorded noises will be measured as a way to determine if belugas alter their behaviour to boat traffic....

Biology of ringed seals and the impact of ice-breaking traffic on ringed seal biology and behaviour
Principal Investigator: Innes, Stuart
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: This project is a continuation of the NOGAP B.1 Marine Mammal Vessel Interaction Project. It studies the effects of ship traffic on the behaviour of ringed seals during the fast-ice period and the habitat selection of ringed seals. Seals will be located and live- trapped in order that they can be tagged and monitored. Changes in seal behaviour and distribution will be examined before, during an...