16 record(s) found with the tag "boreal forests" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Understanding the Interactions between Wildfire Disturbance, Landscape Hydrology and Post-Fire Recovery in Boreal-Taiga Ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Bourgeau-Chavez, Laura L.
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The overall goal of the research is to improve understanding of the controls and impacts of a changing climate on the vulnerability and resiliency of boreal-taiga ecosystems to wildfire. This is being addressed through field sampling and process-based ecological and hydrological modeling of the 2014-2016 wildfires of southern NWT. To conduct the proposed research, the research team will addres...


Structure, Carbon Dynamics, and Silvichronology of Boreal Forests
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: Objectives of the research are two-fold. First is to estimate structure, growth, and production of forest stands in northwestern Canada by applying a stand reconstruction and 3D ground-based laser techniques as well as stand measurement, aboveground litter collection, and find root sampling. Second is to examine the relationship between climate change in the high latitudinal regions and the patter...


The frontline of permafrost thaw: a transect of eddy covariance towers across the southern Taiga Plains to better understand changing regional carbon and water budgets
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Through this project the following objectives will be addressed: What is the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system? How do these two types of feedback differ between the sporadic and discontinuous permafrost zones? Is the reported decrease (increase) in net carbon dioxide (methane) exchange based on plot- (<1m2) and ecosystem-scale...


Influence of changing active-layer thickness on permafrost peatland trace gas exchanges and carbon balance
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The project of the present application is the continuation of year-round eddy covariance measurements of carbon, water and energy fluxes at Scotty Creek, established in 2013. The key methodology is tower-mounted micrometeorological measurements around the eddy covariance technique using an open-path infra-red gas analyzer and a sonic anemometer. These measurements are supported by measurements ...


Structure, Carbon Dynamics, and Silvichronology of Boreal Forests
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licensed Year(s): 2017 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The objectives of the research are two-fold. First is to estimate structure, growth, and production of forest stands in northwestern Canada by applying a stand reconstruction and 3D ground-based laser techniques as well as stand measurement, aboveground litter collection, and find root sampling. Second is to examine the relationship between climate change in the high latitudinal regions and the pa...


Quantifying carbon fluxes and budgets of boreal forest-tundra landscapes under the influence of rapidly changing permafrost regimes
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: Through this project the research team will address the following objectives: What is the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system? How do these two types of feedback differ between the discontinuous and continuous permafrost zones? Is the reported decrease (increase) in net CO2 (CH4) exchange based on plot- (<1m2) and ecosystem-scale ...


Environmental change in the 20th century, Mackenzie Delta region, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licensed Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: The objective of this research is to study the impacts of climate change on boreal and aquatic ecosystems in the Mackenzie Delta region. By doing so, the researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the effects of long-term climate change on these ecosystems. Their study will utilize dendrochronological and paleolimnological methods to examine spruce forests and lake sites situated in the in...


Photosynthetic Efficiency and Water Relations in Boreal Conifers under 24 Hour Environmental Light Conditions
Principal Investigator: Johnston-Schuetz, Cheryl
Licensed Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objective of this project is to examine the environmental thresholds to the successful establishment of a boreal (high latitude) conifer forest by measuring photosynthetic rates in conifer seedlings. Climate change has the potential to shift southern commercial tree species and treelines northward with implications for existing ecosystems and future economic development. The project’s goal ...


Post-fire forest regeneration in the Western Canadian continental boreal forest: measurement and landscape modeling
Principal Investigator: Gal, Ruth A.C.
Licensed Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objective of this study is to develop a landscape model capable of predicting regeneration after fire in the Northern Boreal Forest. Data has been collected in the past from Porter Lake (near Lutsel K'e), Big Fish Lake, Alberta, and Wood Buffalo National Park, between Pine Lake and Peace Point. Data has also been collected from the International Crown Fire Modeling Experiment near Fort Pro...


Forestry Research Projects in the Gwich'in Settlement Area: 1. Seismic Line Revegetation in the GSA
Principal Investigator: Walker-Larsen, Jennifer
Licensed Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000
Summary: Baseline data on the rate at which trees grow (productivity) and the time required for trees to re-establish (regeneration) following fires and human disturbances are required to determine forest sustainability and to understand how habitat changes over...


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