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Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition (CPET)

Improving understanding and prediction of water flow and storage processes in the thawing, peatland-dominated southern fringe of discontinuous permafrost.

  • Research locations: Scotty Creek, Suhm Creek, Jean-Marie River, Calendar Creek, 12 remote sensing sites
  • Contact: Bill Quinton


Hydrological and Thermal Function of Mineral Soil Uplands

Quantifying the flux and storage of water and energy through mineral soil uplands in low relief, discontinuous permafrost terrain.


Arctic Fire

Examining the impact of wildfires on peat, runoff processes and pathways, and the quality of water draining to downstream ecosystems.


Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation Exploration of Climate Change, Food Security and Health (NWF)

Establishing adaptation plan to ensure community food security and to build resilience through collaborative work.

Ka’a’gee Tu Atlas: Community-Based Monitoring of Landscape Change, Northern Water Futures

Community-based mapping and monitoring project enabling community members record impacts of environmental change and developments on the land.

Investigation into Fish Health and Variable Fish Mercury Concentrations in Regional Lakes

Surveying general health and mercury levels in fish in response to community questions regarding fish population status and variable mercury levels in regional lakes.

  • Research location: Kakisa Lake, Tathlina Lake
  • Contact: Deborah MacLatchy, Andrea Lister and Heidi Swanson

Dehcho K'éhodi Needs and Assets Inventory

Generating shared knowledge about the community’s capacity to engage in land and water stewardship and build greater capacity.

Dehcho K'éhodi Community-Based Strategic Planning

Supporting communities to conduct strategic planning for Dehcho K’éhodi land and water stewardship, including Indigenous Guardians.

  • Research location: Kakisa, Sambaa K'e
  • Contact: Alex Latta

Contact Us:

Laurier Yellowknife Research Office

T: 867.688.2605
Office Location: 5007 – 50th Avenue, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2P8

For more information, or to participate in our projects, visit our Yellowknife offices and speak with our researchers.