306 record(s) found with the tag "climate change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Implications of Environmental Securitization on Sustainable Development of the Beaufort Sea Coastline
Principal Investigator: Barnes, Justin
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: This research project will attempt to determine if one of the Canadian federal government’s primary policy approaches to exert its authority over its Arctic territories and territorial waters has been to ‘securitize’ environmental issues that it perceives as vulnerabilities or risks to the state. Ultimately, the purpose of this research project is to determine the degree at which environmental sec...


Community-based food systems research in Yellowknife, NT
Principal Investigator: Spring, Andrew
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research is to support the implementation of the Yellowknife Food Charter and related local food activities in Yellowknife. Specific objectives are: 1) to work with and support local groups (Ecology North and the Yellowknife Farmers Market) to identify community-based strategies to promote and implement local food production and develop a sustainable food system; 2) to...


Examining the impacts of climate and environmental change on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Mackenzie region, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Summary: This research will continue the long term objective of documenting and understanding the impacts of recent climate change on northern terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The short term objectives of my research for 2018 are: 1) to investigate the impacts of permafrost degradation and subsequent thaw slumping on freshwater ecosystems; 2) to examine the limnological implications of drained lakes on ...


Biogeochemical controls on the structure and functioning of low arctic ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Grogan, Paul
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Summary: The Arctic is undoubtedly experiencing several major perturbations including climate change, and resource development and extraction (e.g. mining and pipeline construction) that are very likely to substantially affect the structure and functioning of its ecosystems. As a terrestrial ecosystem ecologist, the long-term goal of this research over the next 15-20 years is to substantially advance the u...


Permafrost monitoring and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT
Principal Investigator: Smith, Sharon S
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Summary: This project continues the on-going monitoring program of permafrost monitoring and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT. This phase of the project is largely data collection. The specific objectives are: 1) to provide baseline knowledge of permafrost and terrain conditions (specifically ground temperature and permafrost active layer thickness) and ...


Human Dimensions of a Thawing Landscape
Principal Investigator: Strickert, Graham
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The purpose of the research is to advance understanding about how existing knowledge (e.g. social and biophysical science products and ancestral and local knowledge) can be used to meet the needs of communities to develop climate adaptation strategies. Researchers seek to answer the questions: “How can biophysical and social science products combine to meet the needs of northern Aboriginal communi...


A Longitudinal Approach to Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Pearce, Tristan D
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: This research aims to examine the processes and dynamism of climate change vulnerability in the Arctic through a longitudinal study in Ulukhaktok, NWT using fieldwork data from both 2005 and 2016. Specific objectives of this research are: 1) to document current exposure-sensitivities affecting Inuit subsistence hunting and adaptive strategies employed to manage them; 2) to compare current exposure...


Using the past to inform the future: A paleoecological perspective of the impacts of drought and fire on lakes, permafrost and forests
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research are to examine the frequency and severity of past wildfire and drought (drought-like) conditions in the southern Northwest Territories. Specifically, the research team will examine the following questions: 1) how frequent and severe have fires been in the past; 2) are fires becoming more frequent/severe due to the impacts of climate change; 3) what impact does wildf...


Impacts of forest fire on discontinuous permafrost in the south-western Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Lewkowicz, Antoni G
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The research goal is to look at how permafrost is changing following forest fire over a range of environmental conditions, with the purpose of improving how change is modelled in the future. The fires of 2014 in the southwestern NWT provide an opportunity to examine how discontinuous permafrost responds to disturbances. This work is being carried out in collaboration with an inter-university team ...


Toward Predicting Future Tundra Carbon Balance
Principal Investigator: Lafleur, Peter M
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2007 2005 2004
Summary: The broad goal of this research is to increase our understanding of tundra carbon balance of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and predict into the future the impacts of climate warming on these systems. Since we are interested in all aspects of the tundra carbon balance a variety of methods are employed. These can be broken down into 4 basic categories: 1. Tundra-atmosphere fluxes - the ex...


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