By: Neala McLeod Farley Although it’s 11pm you wouldn’t know it looking out the window at the clear blue sky. It is easy to lose track of time when the sun only sets for a couple of hours each day. It is my third week in Délįnę, Northwest Territories. This remote community is on the … Continue reading Supporting Community-Led Research in Délįnę
January 30, 2018 Life can lead in the most unexpected directions. “I wasn’t planning a master’s degree,” says Kaitlin Kok, a master’s student in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Geography and Environmental Studies program, working with supervisors Alison Blay-Palmer and Andrew Spring. During her undergraduate degree in the Geography and Environmental Studies program at Laurier, Kok was drawn to the … Continue reading Traditional Knowledge Meets New Technology
The availability of forage lichens is a key component of habitat quality for boreal woodland caribou, a species designated as a Threatened in Canada. Under a changing climate, fire regimes are expected to change as weather becomes warmer and drier. It will inevitably alter forest successional dynamics and thus, caribou habitat. One possible mechanism by … Continue reading Estimating Forage Lichen Biomass
Evapotranspiration is a key component of the water cycle & can be partitioned into biotic and abiotic components. Click here to read about how researchers used this in relation to Black Spruce trees growing in nutrient-poor peat soils in Scotty Creek, NWT. Click here to read more!
With funding from NSERC PromoScience, three youth-focused, one-week camps are planned with community partners in the Northwest Territories over the next 3 years. The first on-the-land camp was the 2018 Dehcho Youth Ecology Camp at Willow Lake (Edéhzhíe), during late August, in partnership with Northern Water Futures, Dehcho First Nations and Wilfrid Laurier University, and … Continue reading On-the-Land at Willow Lake