16 record(s) found with the tag "tree growth" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Examining the impacts of climate 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: The objectives of this research are to examine the impacts of climate and environmental change on freshwater ecosystems in the Inuvik region across a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Specifically, the team is examining the impacts of permafrost degradation and subsequent thaw slumping on freshwater ecosystems and the impact of climate change on tree growth in the Mackenzie Delta. Lake s...

Treeline Dynamics in Western Canadian Arctic
Principal Investigator: Green, Scott
Licensed Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: The project will examine past tree growth patterns at the northern treeline in Western Canada as a baseline to predict future growth responses to climate change. Additionally, the researchers will examine tree regeneration and plant associations at the northern treeline. Annual tree rings represent a growth response to local climate. Wide growth rings represent good growing conditions, and nar...

Black Spruce Fertility at the Arctic Treeline
Principal Investigator: Greene, David F
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: The research objective is to show that the fertility of black spruce (Picea mariana) in the Arctic is limited by the amount of pollen in the surrounding air. After snowmelt, the researchers will choose unburned black spruce “islands” at different distances from the perimeter of the 1999 Lynx Creek fire. Subsequently, as the developing black spruce pollen cones become easy to see, they will remo...

2005 Terrestrial Studies in the Gwich’in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew
Licensed Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: The 2005 terrestrial studies include vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, rare plant mitigation planning, timber cruising, and landform, soil and permafrost investigations. All of the studies will be conducted by three- or four-person crews supported by helicopter. A local assistant will be included as part of each terrestrial survey team to assist in observing and recording data taken at surve...

Carbon dynamics in chronosequence of boreal forest ecosystems: a production ecological approach
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licensed Year(s): 2017 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Summary: Northern forests are closely connected to the issue of global warming because they are likely to absorb much of the carbon dioxide that is emitted into the air by humans. The amount that these forests absorb, however, is not clear. The main objectives of the 2005 field season are to collect data on the annual growth of fine roots, and to further examine the rate of soil respiration. Both of these...

Holocene Environment Change Across Treeline, Mackenzie Delta Region
Principal Investigator: Pisaric, Michael FJ
Licensed Year(s): 2008 2007 2006 2005
Summary: There are three main parts in the researchers' project: 1) investigating changes in vegetation cover in the Inuvik region during the past 10,000 years using fossil pollen and stomata preserved in lake sediment; 2) investigating the importance of disturb...

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...

Reconstruction of forest structure and function in Canadian Taiga
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira
Licensed Year(s): 1998 1997
Summary: The research team consisting of forest ecologists, will go to Wood Buffalo National Park by air. A rental vehicle will also be used in the field. Most activities will consist of re-measuring jack pine stands that were examined in 1992. Various kinds of measuring tapes and a pole are used to obtain data. A few stands will be studies by taking stem samples for examination of tree rings and tree g...

Ecology of white spruce populations beyond present treeline
Principal Investigator: Henry, Greg H. R.
Licensed Year(s): 1995 1994 1993 1991
Summary: The researchers will measure various parts of the trees and take seed samples found on tree islands. They will take small cores from the base of the largest stems to determine age and growth rates. The tree rings can show how well the tress were growing in the past, and this can be related to changes in the climate....

Modelling the establishment and growth of post-fire tree seedlings
Principal Investigator: Gal, Ruth Ann
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: As a result of global warming (which results from increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere), it is suggested that the number of forest fires and the amount of area burned may increase in the northern boreal forests. The types of trees that grow first in these burned areas may be different from those that would have grown in if the climate was cooler. I will collect data at burn site...