Geocryolab at Arctic Change 2014

December 8, 2014 in @en, conferences

Arctic Change 2014 (Arcticnet) begins today !

Twitter : @ArcticNet et #ArcticChange2014

Many Geocryolab students and collaborators will be presenting their latest results, with Oral presentation (and related session) :

Frédéric Bouchard : Impacts of Permafrost Degradation Processes on Aquatic System Biogeochemistry, Bylot Island, Nunavut > T38B. Permafrost Landscapes in Transition in the Arctic and Subarctic

Michel Paquette : Water Tracks in the Canadian High Arctic: Patterned Ground Control of Slope Hydrology and the Active Layer Thermal Regime > T38E : Permafrost Landscapes in Transition in the Arctic and Subarctic

The Future of Permafrost Research; Contributions of Early Career Researchers from the European Conference on Permafrost to ICARPIII > T34. Pan-Arctic Science and Policy: How Can Early Career Researchers Shape the Future?


and posters :

Manuel Verpaelst :  Mass Movement by Solifluction and Syngenetic Dynamic of Permafrost in the High Arctic, Ward Hunt Island, Canadian High Arctic. #329

Gautier Davesne : Factors controlling surface temperature distribution over the Mont Jacques-Cartier plateau and the recent evolution of its alpine permafrost body, the southernmost in Eastern Canada #323

Lyna Lapointe Elmrabti : Paleoenvironmental records from a late pleistocene syngenetic permafrost (Yedoma), Itkillik River, Alaska. #207

Michel Sliger : Structural study of the Beaver Creek (Yukon) recession moraine: a cryostratigraphic approach #204

Lapierre Poulin Florence : Vulnerability of arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) dens to climate change in the Canadian High Arctic #257

Kate Grandmont : Landscape hazards mapping for climate change adaptation planning in Yukon: Impact of land cover disturbances on permafrost landscapes #297

Vilmantas Prėskienis  :  Greenhouse gas emissions from Arctic lakes and ponds as influenced by carbon lability #292

Andréanne Beardsell  : Factors affecting nest occupancy and reproductive success of rough-legged hawks: a tradeoff between predation risk, microclimatic conditions and nest stability? #245

Louis-Philippe Roy : Landscape hazards mapping for climate change adaptation planning in Yukon: Approach and methods #340

Maxime Tremblay : What is the effect of the erect shrub Salix richardsonii on plant communities at the northern limit of its range in the High Arctic? #272


Stay tuned – fresh news from the conference will be posted here during the next few days. To all participants, have a nice conference !

ArcticNet provided aircraft support funds to our team and collaborators for 2014

April 17, 2014 in post-en

Daniel Fortier and Esther Lévesque (UQTR) were awarded ArcticNet funds to support the use of aircraft on the field for the upcoming 2014 season on Bylot Island (NU)

The following students Etienne Godin, Audrey Veillette, Stéphanie Coulombe, Maxime Tremblay and Laurent Gosselin will all be able to pursue their scientific goals in the field with these funds.


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Funds obtained from ArcticNet for the continuation of our projects

April 7, 2014 in Article, post-en

Daniel Fortier and his team recently obtain research funds from the Network of Centers of Excellence of Canada ArcticNet, which will help to pursue our current projects in 2014

The four main axis of our projects are:

  1. Impacts of thermo-erosion processes on the dynamics of wetland continuous-permafrost terrains
  2. Impacts of groundwater flow on the dynamics of discontinuous-permafrost terrains and the stability of infrastructure
  3. Paleoclimates and paleoenvironments of Bylot Island, Nunavut.
  4. Mass movement and thermo-hydrological dynamics of high-arctic lake watershed