2012-13 Research Compendium

ArcticNet’s research program continues to support a multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges facing the coastal Canadian Arctic, with the objective of filling identified knowledge gaps to help the formulation and implementation of policies and adaptation strategies.

The ArcticNet Annual Research Compendiums provide a yearly overview and summary of research activities and results for each of the Network’s diverse projects. In 2012-2013, ArcticNet’s 38 research projects focused on four main themes: marine systems; terrestrial systems; Inuit health, education and adaptation; and northern policy and development.

Using a common template, the report for each project is written by project leader(s) and their teams.


Marine Systems

Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier
Babin, Marcel (Université Laval)

The Role of Sea-Ice in ArcticNet IRISes
Barber, David (University of Manitoba)

Freshwater-Marine Coupling in the Hudson Bay IRIS
Barber, David (University of Manitoba); Sydor, Kevin (Manitoba Hydro)

Impacts of Global Warming on Arctic Marine Mammals
Ferguson, Steven (University of Manitoba/Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

The Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) ecosystem under the double pressure of climate change and industrialization
Fortier, Louis (Université Laval)

Long-Term Observatories in Canadian Arctic Waters
Fortier, Louis; Tremblay, Jean-Éric (Université Laval)

The Canadian Arctic Seabed: Navigation and Resource Mapping
Hughes Clarke, John (University of New Brunswick)

Carbon Exchange Dynamics in Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Papakyriakou, Tim (University of Manitoba)

Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change
Rysgaard, Soren (University of Manitoba)

Effects of Climate Change on Contaminant Cycling in the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Gary Stern, Robie Macdonald, and Feiyue Wang (University of Manitoba / Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Marine Biological Hotspots: Ecosystem Services and Susceptibility to Climate Change
Tremblay, Jean-Éric (Université Laval); Gosselin, Michel (Université du Québec à Rimouski); Archambault, Philippe (Université du Québec à Rimouski)


Terrestrial Systems

Permafrost and Climate Change in Northern Coastal Canada
Allard, Michel (Université Laval); Pollard, Wayne (McGill University)

Effects of Climate Change on the Canadian Arctic Wildlife
Berteaux, Dominique (Université du Québec à Rimouski)

Climate Analysis and Scenario Development in Support of ArcticNet IRIS
Brown, Ross (Environment Canada)

Population Dynamics of Migratory Caribou in Nunavik/Nunatsiavut
Côté, Steeve (Université Laval)

Impacts of Vegetation Change in the Canadian Arctic: Local and Regional Assessments
Henry, Greg (University of British-Columbia)

High Arctic Hydrological, Landscape and Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change
Lamoureux, Scott and Lafrenière, Melissa (Queen’s University)

Growth Variability and Mercury Tissue Concentration in Anadromous Arctic Charr
Power, Michael (University of Waterloo); Furgal, Chris (Trent University)

Freshwater Resources of the Eastern Canadian Arctic
Vincent, Warwick (Université Laval)

Hydro-Ecological Responses of Arctic Tundra Lakes to Climate Change and Landscape Perturbation
Wrona, Fred (University of Victoria)


Inuit Health, Education and Adaptation

Instability of Coastal Landscapes in Arctic Communities and Regions
Bell, Trevor (Memorial University of Newfoundland); Forbes, Don (Memorial University of Newfoundland / Geological Survey of Canada)

Understanding and Responding to the Effects of Climate Change and Modernization in Nunatsiavut
Bell, Trevor (Memorial University of Newfoundland); Sheldon, Tom (Nunatsiavut Department of Lands and Natural Resources)

Food Security, Ice, Climate and Community Health: Climate Change Impacts on Traditional Food Security in Canadian Inuit Communities
Chan, Laurie (University of Northern British Columbia); Furgal, Chris (Trent University)

Country Foods Health Benefits in a Changing Canadian Arctic
Dewailly, Éric (Université Laval)

International Inuit Cohort Study: Developing the Next Phase
Dewailly, Éric (Université Laval)

Climate Change and Food Security in Regional Inuit Centers
Ford, James (McGill University)

Inuit Knowledge and Geospatial Ontologies in Nunatsiavut
Furgal, Chris (Trent University); Sheldon, Tom (Nunatsiavut Government)

Community-Driven Research on H. pylori Infection in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Goodman, Karen (University of Alberta))

Improving Access to University Education in the Canadian Arctic
Rodon, Thierry (Université Laval)

Adaptation in a Changing Arctic: Ecosystem Services, Communities and Policy
Smit, Barry (University of Guelph)

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and the Transformation of High School Education in Nunavut
Walton, Fiona (University of Prince Edward Island)


Northern Policy and Development

The Law and Politics of Canadian Jurisdiction on Arctic Ocean Seabed
Byers, Michael (University of British Columbia)

Integrating and Translating ArcticNet Science for Sustainable Communities and National and Global Policy and Decision-Making
Furgal, Christopher (Trent University); Hik, David (University of Alberta)

The Emerging Arctic Security Environment
Huebert, Rob (University of Calgary)

Adaptation, Industrial Development and Arctic Communities
Keeling, Arn (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Climate Change and Commercial Shipping Development in the Arctic
Lasserre, Frédéric (Université Laval)


Knowledge Transfer

Polar Data Management for Northern Science
LeDrew, Ellsworth (University of Waterloo)

Enabling the Coproduction of Inuit and Science Knowledge through Integrated Information Management
Nickels, Scott (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)

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