354 record(s) found with the tag "vegetation" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Drivers and constaints of ecological change in the western Arctic
Principal Investigator: Lantz, Trevor C.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: This license has been issued for the scientific research application No.4431. The objectives of this research are: 1) to use remote sensing (Landsat, QuickBird, InSAR, Airphotos, UAVs, etc.) to document regional landscape change (tundra fire, infrastructure, saline flooding, slumps, subsidence, vegetation change, lake drainage/expansion, etc.); and, 2) to use field sampling and monitoring to d...


Future of Tundra-Atmosphere Climate Interactions
Principal Investigator: Lafleur, Peter M
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The overall goal of this project is to increase the knowledge of how tundra environments interact with the atmosphere and predict how changing tundra vegetation will affect future climates. Tundra ecosystems exchange energy, water and carbon gases with the atmosphere, which are important elements of the climate system. As tundra vegetation reorganizes in response to global warming, these exchange ...


Vegetation Productivity on the Bathurst Caribou Range
Principal Investigator: Danby, Ryan K
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The two main objectives are: to map changes in vegetation productivity on an annual basis across the Bathurst caribou herd’s range using satellite imagery obtained from NASA’s MODIS sensor (available since 2000) and analyze these data to identify where the most significant changes have occurred; and to collect and analyze data on the growth, establishment, and mortality of shrubs and trees over th...


Understanding changes in aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Fort Good Hope – Ramparts Area
Principal Investigator: Gurney, Kirsty E.
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The project aims to build community partnerships, identify field sites, and develop and implement sampling protocols for long term, community-based, monitoring of wetland ecosystems near Fort Good Hope (FGH). Whereas some wetlands in the study area have either already been, or are likely to be, impacted by a wide range of industrial activities, including development of oil and gas and associat...


Do diversity gradients and wildfires interact to facilitate tree range expansion across a broad latitudinal scale?
Principal Investigator: Reid, Kirsten
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018
Summary: The overarching research goal of this project is to determine what conditions facilitate tree range expansion across the western Canadian boreal-tundra ecotone. Using a biogeographical, multi-trophic level approach, the research team aim to determine: 1. how multi-trophic level species composition changes across the tundra and which conditions dictate these changes; and, 2. the constraints, dri...


The frontline of permafrost thaw: a transect of eddy covariance towers across the southern Taiga Plains to better understand changing regional carbon and water budgets
Principal Investigator: Sonnentag, Oliver
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2018 2017 2016 2015
Summary: Through this project the following objectives will be addressed: What is the net effect of permafrost thawing-induced biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks to the climate system? How do these two types of feedback differ between the sporadic and discontinuous permafrost zones? Is the reported decrease (increase) in net carbon dioxide (methane) exchange based on plot- (<1m2) and ecosystem-scale...


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 ...


A Mass-Energy Analysis of Permafrost and Vegetation Change Across a Mackenzie Mountain Treeline Ecotone: 1944 to 2017
Principal Investigator: Kershaw, Geoffrey GL
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017
Summary: The goal of this thesis is to characterize the hydrology of an alpine valley’s landscape Types (LTs) and how they affect storage and runoff responses to precipitation through the following four research objectives: 1) A physical description of LTs composing an alpine study catchment that are expected to exhibit distinct hydrological responses to precipitation inputs; 2) A physical description ...


De Beers Canada Snap Lake Mine Environmental Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Hood, Alexandra E
Licensed Year(s): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999
Summary: This research is intended to meet regulatory requirements from the Snap Lake Environmental Assessment and under the mine's Water License, Land Use permit and Environmental Agreement. The objectives of this research project are to obtain and determine annual variability of the relative abundance, distribution, group composition and behaviour of caribou; the relative activity of grizzly bears; t...


Enbridge KP 158 Little Smith Creek
Principal Investigator: DeMontigny, Dallas
Licensed Year(s): 2018
Summary: The objectives of the survey is to identify potential sensitivities in the area and help develop avoidance or mitigation measures. This will be done through a ground reconnaissance survey. The surveys include preliminary archaeological, wildlife, vegetation, and fish habitat. The surveys will be conducted by foot patrol and shovel test pits if required. Local people will assist in the surveys. ...


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