306 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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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: This project is the continuation of year-round eddy covariance measurements of carbon, water and energy fluxes at Trail Valley Creek and Havikpak 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 o...


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 ...


Legacy arsenic pollution in Yellowknife Bay sediments: An assessment of its long-term fate under a changing climate
Principal Investigator: Chételat, John
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: This study will assess the present-day and future stability of legacy arsenic contamination stored in Yellowknife Bay sediments that originated from local gold mining activities. Using a combination of quantitative methods (field measurements, laboratory experiments, paleolimnology and mass balance modelling), the research team will estimate the diffusion of arsenic from sediments to overlying wat...


Online Digital Hazard Maps of Landslides Along the Caribou Hills
Principal Investigator: Giff, Garfield
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The main objective of the project is to develop and disseminate through a geoportal, hazard maps and additional information to support the development and implementation of climate change adaptation strategies for the Caribou Hills. Within the geoportal, spatial and non-spatial information will be available to inform: regulations, the community of the possible danger, vulnerability assessments, th...


Remote Sensing and Geophysics of Tundra Landscapes
Principal Investigator: Ullmann, Tobias
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The proposed project will investigate the possibility of linking field-measured characteristics of tundra landscapes (e.g., active layer thickness, soil moisture, plant distribution and ecosystem composition, etc.) with remotely-sensed data. The overall objective of the project is to identify the connections that exist between observable surface properties and their associated subsurface/permafros...


Spatial and long-term trends in persistent organic contaminants and metals in lake trout and burbot from Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene S.
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2016
Summary: This study is continuing to investigate whether contaminant levels are changing in fish in Great Slave Lake which the team have been studying since the early 1990s. The research team will collect lake trout from the Hay River and Lutsel K’e areas. The team will also plan to collect burbot from the Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution areas of Great Slave Lake, and northern pike from the Fort Resolution ...


Short and long term effects of forest fires on the stability of carbon pools in the arctic permafrost and subarctic forests (ARCTICFIRE)
Principal Investigator: Koster, Kajar
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2015
Summary: The aim of this project is to study the short term and long term effects of different fire intensities on the decomposition of soil organic matter (SOM) in northern boreal forests under changing fire regimes. The objectives are to: 1) explore the short and long term effects of forest fires with different intensity on above- and belowground biomasses; 2) explore changes in albedo, snow depths an...


Local Food Procurement in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories: Examining Community Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Environmental Change
Principal Investigator: Ross, Paulina P
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The purpose of this research is to support food security, promote community resilience and encourage adaptive capacity for northern communities. Research outcomes could have potential implications for the community of Fort Providence, as findings will help direct both top-down and bottom-up approaches to local food procurement. Suggested policy recommendations based on community perspectives will ...


Permafrost mapping and food security vulnerability assessment in Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The proposed project will build on the proven methodology used during previous permafrost studies in Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFN). It aims to extend the vulnerability map by including the McGill and Deep Lake area. These lakes are traditionally and culturally very important to JMRFN (for example, the area surrounding these lakes is also used repeatedly by caribou year after year) and the ...


Impacts of 10 years of climate warming on forests and peatlands in the Dehcho
Principal Investigator: Errington, Ruth
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: After 10 years of warming climate conditions, the Canadian Fire Service is leading a field project to re-measure a series of permanent monitoring plots to identify any changes to the forest stand structure, tree growth rates, plant community composition, tree, shrub, herb, and lichen biomass. These changes will be associated with climate trends and environmental factors such as soil type, presence...


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