13 record(s) found with the tag "evolution" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Progressive behavioural innovation in Ediacaran and Cambrian burrowing animals from the Mackenzie Mountains (NWT, Canada)
Principal Investigator: Narbonne, Guy
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The world’s earliest animals appeared in the Ediacaran Period about 580 million years ago, and soft worm-like animals capable of movement appeared suddenly worldwide 555 million years ago. The previous studies (Narbonne and Aitken, Palaeontology, 1990; MacNaughton and Narbonne, Palaios, 1999; Narbonne, The Rise of Animals, 2007) have shown that these fossils are especially well represented in the ...

Collaborative Research: A Sequence, Chemo- and Biostratigraphic Study of Late Early Cambrian Rocks, Southern Selwyn Basin, Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Pope, Michael
Licensed Year(s): 2003 2002 2001
Summary: The Early Cambrian is an important time in Earth history for it records the widespread radiation of animals during significant climatic, sea level, and tectonic changes. This project will be a stratigraphic, geochemical, and paleontological study of high...

Detailed Bedrock Mapping, North East Quadrant of the Lac de Gras Sheet
Principal Investigator: Kjarsgaard, Bruce
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1992
Summary: This will be the final field season of this bedrock mapping project, which is being done to update geological knowledge in the Lac de Gras area (which was last mapped in the 1940s). Detailed mapping, geochemical and geochronologcical studies will be used to help understand the geological evolution of this area. Mapping will be accomplished by foot and boat traverse with fixed and rotany wing sup...

Thermal and tectonic history of the Sverdrup Basin and Franklinian Mobile Belt, Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Principal Investigator: Arne, Dennis C.
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Summary: Rock samples will be collected in order to examine their structure and composition. Tests conducted on these samples will provide information about how these rocks were formed and the maximum temperatures to which these rocks were heated. These tests, conducted at Dalhousie University, will help to determine the geological history of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago....

Structural and stratigraphic analysis of the northern Yukon and Beaufort-Mackenzie region
Principal Investigator: Lane, Larry S
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1991 1987
Summary: The field component of this project consists of examination of exposures of bedrock during ground surveys (on foot) at selected sites. This work will produce a geological map showing rock types, ages and positions as well as the degree to which the layers of rock have been folded or faulted during times in which mountains were formed. Licence issued for purposes of using the Inuvik Research Cent...

Phylogenetics of Omphalina (Basidiomycotina, Agaricales) and the Evolution of Lichenization
Principal Investigator: Lutzoni, Francois
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: The researcher and his team will engage in field work to collect individuals from as many populations as possible of the facultative and obligatory lichenized species of Omphalina (mushrooms)....

Evolution of High Latitude Floras
Principal Investigator: Basinger, James F.
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987
Summary: The researcher and his team will continue the study of the evolution of plants and climate in the very high latitudes, and will continue to assemble an extensive collection of fossil plants from northern Canada....

Determination of Fossil Plant DNA Sequences and Comparison with Contemporary Homologous Sequences
Principal Investigator: LePage, Ben A.
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991
Summary: The research will compare genes isolated from fossil trees with homologous contemporary genes to evaluated rates of evolution and reconstruct phylogenies....

The Determination of Specific Allele Frequencies in the Inuit Population
Principal Investigator: Kirby, Lorne T.
Licensed Year(s): 1991
Summary: DNA (hereditary material) will be isolated from blood cells normally thrown away after plasma tests at Stanton Yellowknife Hospital. The names will be unknown. Results will be added to an existing data bank which includes DNA information on Inuit, Caucasian, Oriental and other cultural groups. This information can be used to study events such as the migration of Inuit or to compare the evolution o...

Ordovician and Silurian Trilobites from the Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Chatterton, Brian
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1992 1991
Summary: The research will involve measuring rock sections and rocks for processing in the laboratory to extract trilobite fossils. The specimens will then be photographed, described and identified. Any new species will be named and their types deposited in the University of Alberta type repository. The distribution of these species will be mapped in time and space to better understand their evolution and ...