14 record(s) found with the tag "biomass" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Airborne laser mapping
Principal Investigator: Hopkinson, Chris
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: Collect airborne laser scanning data over biomass plots over NWT. Specifically to develop biomass and forest resource models for GNWT multi source inventory, and to assess how the resource is changing through time and in space due to climate and fire influences. Airborne laser data coverage is calibrated by field plot data (most provided by GNWT) and models are created which are then upscaled t...


Creating heat from waste: Biomass pellets from landfill destined cardboard
Principal Investigator: Dares, Matthew J
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: Aurora Research Institute (ARI) will determine the economic, social, and environmental value from local production of pellets for biomass boilers. During this study ARI work with an industry partner to evaluate and improve the quality of the product, and measure the efficiency and maintenance costs imposed by the cardboard pellet fuel source. Collection of waste cardboard will take place in pa...


A21 De-Fishing Program
Principal Investigator: Wells, David A
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The purpose of this project is to remove the majority of fish from within the A21 dike and transfer into Lac de Gras to allow for dewatering and construction to occur. The General Fish-out Protocol separates fishing effort into two phases. The Phase 1 fishing effort will begin with short duration gill nets and trap nets to target live release of fish into Lac de Gras. Fish captured will be tran...


Satellite Monitoring for Assessing Resource Developmentā€™s Impact on Bathurst Caribou (SMART)
Principal Investigator: Chen, Wenjun
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: We have two specific objectives over the next three years: 1) to improve the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the zone of influence (ZOI) from resource development disturbed areas in the Bathurst caribou habitat, and their relationships with caribou habitat use and productivity, by integrating traditional knowledge, field surveys, and remote sensing technology; and, 2) to investig...


Carbon Cycling Linkages of Permafrost Systems [CYCLOPS]
Principal Investigator: Williams, Mathew
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013 2012
Summary: The aim of the proposed project is to develop, parameterize and evaluate a detailed process-based model of vegetation soil- permafrost interactions using data collected through directed field campaigns in the discontinuous and sporadic permafrost zones of western Canada. The research team will (i) elucidate the role of plant biodiversity in controlling permafrost status in contrasting ecosystems w...


Mapping and Modeling Carbon Flux in Northern Canada Related to Land Use Change
Principal Investigator: Chen, Wenjun
Licensed Year(s): 2005 2004
Summary: The research team is working to become familiar with the impact of human disturbances on vegetation in northern Canada for their carbon studies. The objective of this study is to collect vegetation and biophysical data for use as verification of ground cover type and disturbance for use in satellite imagery classification and biomass and soil sampling for carbon modeling along the Ingraham Trail....


Carbon Dynamics in Chronosequence of Boreal Forest Ecosystems: a Production Ecological Approach
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licensed Year(s): 2017 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: Northern forests are closely connected to the issue of global warming because they are likely to absorb much of the carbon dioxide that is emitted into the air by humans. The amount that these forests absorb, however, is not clear. The research team will...


Distribution of Dark-Celled Fungal Root Endophytes Along an Arctic to Boreal Latitudinal Gradient
Principal Investigator: Piercey, Melissa
Licensed Year(s): 2000
Summary: Roots of plants inhabiting cold-stressed environments are often colonized by vegetatively reproducing fungi. The researcher will examine the genetic variation within and among populations of Phialocephala fortinii P. along a latitudinal gradient encompassing the boreal, subarctic and arctic zones in Northern Canada. The researcher will travel from Yellowknife to 3 study sites surrounding Great ...


The Effects of UV-B Radiation On the Community of Arctic Lakes
Principal Investigator: Perin, Sofia
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Summary: This study will be done by setting up 6 enclosures in a lake or pond. Two enclosures will be exposed to reduced UV-B levels, two other enclosures will be exposed to ambient UV-B levels, and finally two other enclosures will be exposed to enhanced UV-B levels. Regular measurements will be made of algae and invertebrates biomass, species composition, and pigment; and of algal photosynthesis and end ...


Limnology of Lake Hazen: Fish, Atmospheric Pollution and Climate History
Principal Investigator: Brunskill, Gregg
Licensed Year(s): 1991 1990
Summary: Sediment samples from Hazen Lake will help scientist understand the global movement of airborn pollutants. In addition, various species of the Lake Hazen biomass will be collected and analyzed to determine if atmoshperic pollutants are present....


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