91 record(s) found with the tag "environmental change" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Food Security, Social and Environmental Justice and Resilience in the Western Canadian Arctic, using Participatory Video Method
Principal Investigator: Gauthier, Maeva
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The goal is to document resilience and analyse perceptions related to food security and environmental change working with a group of youth in Tuktoyaktuk. The Principal Investigator (PI) will ask: 1) What are the perceptions from the community about notable environmental change (such as presence of plastics/microplastics in their environment and shoreline erosion) and how do they see this affect...


Using Inuvialuit and Gwich'in observations to monitor environmental change in the Beaufort Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: The core objective of this research is to work with Inuvialuit and Gwich’in experts to document and share local observations of environmental conditions. Over time this will build a record of observations, against which future changes can be compared. To document local observations this research will employ methods including participatory photo-mapping, participatory-video, web-based mapping, phot...


Capitalizing on long-term experimental manipulations to understand and predict arctic terrestrial ecosystem responses to climate warming
Principal Investigator: Grogan, Paul
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine the biogeochemical and ecological significance of our discovery that mesic tundra plant growth can be co-limited by nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P); 2) to predict the likely impacts of not just climate change, but also declining caribou and other mammalian herbivory, on tundra deciduous and evergreen shrub abundances; and, 3) to evaluate...


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...


Evaluating the environmental impacts of permafrost mega-disturbances along the Dempster Highway, NWT
Principal Investigator: Kokelj, Steven V
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Summary: The objective of this research project is to document the extent of ecological change in impacted stream basins draining the eastern slope of the Richardson Mountains and to determine the mechanisms of slump initiation and stabilization. This study will focus on the Stoney Creek catchment, which runs parallel to the Dempster Highway and empties into the Peel River at Fort McPherson, NT. The catchm...


SWEEP - The Slave Watershed Environmental Effects Program
Principal Investigator: Bharadwaj, Lalita A
Licensed Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: In collaboration with the Slave River and Delta Partnership (SRDP) and local communities, the research team will develop a Community Based Monitoring (CBM) program titled the Slave Watershed Environmental Effects Program (SWEEP), to empower communities to collect, interpret and use a system of environmental indicators to address these priorities. The focus will be on indicators of cumulative effec...


Impacts from climate change on berry productivity in the Canadian Arctic: Integrating community participation with science
Principal Investigator: Henry, Greg H R
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The main objective of the Berry Project is to establish a long-term community-based monitoring program in arctic communities using culturally important berry species as indicators of climate change. The project’s main objectives for the Daring Lake Tundra Science Camp are to bring awareness to the effects of climate change and to expand environmental stewardship. These goals can be achieved by del...


Investigating the cumulative effects of environmental change and human activity in the Tathlina watershed
Principal Investigator: Laidlaw, Shawn
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The purpose of this project is to: 1) coordinate monitoring and research efforts in the watershed between the community, government, and universities; 2) understand current aquatic health of the watershed using water quality, macroinvertebrates, aquatic furbearers and fish as indicators of ecosystem health; 3) understand historical environmental change and contaminant loading in the watershe...


Upper Cretaceous paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the gateway between the Boreal and Western Interior Seas: The Boundary Creek and Smoking Hills Formations, NWT
Principal Investigator: Schroder-Adams, Claudia J.
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: The main objective of this research project is to improve the stratigraphic framework of the Cretaceous Western Interior Sea region and the understanding of the paleoenvironmental setting of a Cretaceous aged oceanographic gateway between the Boreal Sea and the Western Interior Sea that flooded large parts of North America. The proposed localities have the type section of the two targeted forma...


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