1101 record(s) found with the tag "biology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Community-based monitoring of whitefish in the lower Mackenzie River watershed
Principal Investigator: Hovel, Rachel A
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective of this project is to maintain a community-based monitoring program in the communities of Fort McPherson, Aklavik, and Tsiigehtchic. Data collected in this community-based monitoring program and other previous research has shown that ocean-migrating broad whitefish use the Peel River as spawning habitat, and that these fish also make extensive migrations between rivers in the lowe...


Defining the biothermal envelope of Dolly Varden in the Canadian Western Arctic to inform conservation planning.
Principal Investigator: Mochnacz, Neil
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The first phase of this field program was implemented in 2018, where approximately twenty loggers were deployed and retrieved. A minimum sample size of seventy is required to build a robust stream temperature model. The research team propose to deploy July 14-15 and retrieve August 29-30 the remaining temperature loggers (n = 50) across the Fish Creek watershed. This data will be used to develop a...


Giant Mine Yellowknife Bay Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Machtans, Hilary
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The main objective of the study is to implement a one-year environmental monitoring program to support a 2019 water licence application as well as associated regulatory requirements. Three studies will be done in 2019: a) Phase 6 Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program; b) Fish tissue; and, c) Fish presence/absence, habitat survey and benthos sampling. The Ninespine Stickleback su...


Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring (Slave and Hay Rivers)
Principal Investigator: Levasseur, Annie
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The objectives of this project is to establish a baseline for benthic invertebrates’ community structure and composition in the transboundary reaches of the Slave and Hay Rivers and to track their status and conditions over time to assess ecosystem health and provide an early warning of change or stress in the environment. The monitoring plan involves selecting and sampling several 500m long re...


Seal Diet and Condition in the ISR
Principal Investigator: Insley, Stephen J
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The goal of this project is to design and maintain a long-term, locally-based, diet and condition data collection program focused on ringed seals (Pusa hispida) and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) in the Darnley Bay and Ulukhaktok areas of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). To accomplish the objectives, the research team have designed a program to work with the local communities of Pau...


Northern Native Plant Development Collections in the NWT
Principal Investigator: Trimble, Annika EV
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2007 2006
Summary: Despite the recognition of the ecological benefits carried by the use of native plant seeds in reclamation, there is still no commercial source of plant materials native to the NWT or Canada’s north. Even finding southern cultivars of local species is a significant challenge. In response to this, Aurora Research Institute (ARI) initiated the NWT Native Seed Development Program, its objective being...


Global Monograph of the Hymenogastraceae family
Principal Investigator: Davies, Linda L
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The goals of this project are to study the diversity and distribution of the genus Hebeloma and other fungi from the Hymenogastraceae family; to explore the ecology of this ectomycorrhizal family which are important for forest health and a range of local ecosystem services; and, to assemble a more complete phylogeny of the family that will in turn further understanding of the evolution and develop...


Invasive Species Survey of Proposed Prairie Creek Mine All Season Road
Principal Investigator: McLenaghan, Amy
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The goal of this project is to identify invasive plant species on portions of the proposed Prairie Creek all season road from the Liard Highway to the Prairie Creek mine to support environmental approval as per the Mackenzie Valley Review Board’s Report of Environmental Assessment. Walking and driving surveys will be employed as described in the report on the 2016 Survey of Exotic Plants along ...


Vegetation Surveys on the Old Airport Road
Principal Investigator: Panayi, Damian
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: To survey a representative sample of the entire length of the Old Airport Road (i.e. disturbed areas) for invasive species and rare plants. Rare plant surveys will be conducted in accordance with the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) guidelines (ANPC 2012) and the Golder Technical Procedures for Rare Plant and Rare Community Surveys. Surveys will be performed when potential rare species are m...


Northern Native Seed Development Field Trials
Principal Investigator: Trimble, Annika EV
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006
Summary: The objective of this sub-project are: 1) to continue assessing the performance of native plants which were seeded and transplanted into field plots in 2006 and 2007; and, 2) to establish two new field plots at the Inuvik golf course with the same intent of monitoring native seed performance in a disturbed habitat. The research team intend to collect data regarding winter survival, seedling e...


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