Polar Knowledge: Aqhaliat Report

Polar Knowledge: Aqhaliat Report is an online, open-access report published annually by Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR). It disseminates and promotes awareness of new knowledge generated by POLAR and its Canadian and international partners over the previous year. Polar Knowledge: Aqhaliat Report presents results from the following:

  • Scientific and technological research led or supported by POLAR;
  • projects that mobilize research results to support decision-making; and
  • outreach, engagement, and capacity-building efforts related to research

The word aqhaliat is the Inuinnaqtun term for the northern lights, i.e. aurora, which are an important cultural symbol connecting Indigenous peoples throughout the circumpolar regions. Auroras occur at both poles, encompassing the Arctic and Antarctic bearings of POLAR’s mandate.

2018 Polar Knowledge: Aqhaliat Report - Inaugural issue

ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE

Lichens in High Arctic ecosystems: Recommended research directions for assessing diversity and function near the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
I.D. Hogg, L.G. Sancho, R. Türk, D.A Cowan, and T.G.A. Green

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Vascular synphenology of plant communities around Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island, Nunavut, during the growing season of 2015
J. Wagner, D.S. McLennan, and A.K. Pedersen

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The distribution and abundance of parasites in harvested wildlife from the Canadian North: A review
V. León-Règagnon, I.D. Hogg, and P.D.N. Hebert

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Fire in the Arctic: The effect of wildfire across diverse aquatic ecosystems of the Northwest Territories
S.E. Tank, D. Olefeldt, W.L. Quinton, C. Spence, N. Dion, C. Ackley, K. Burd, R. Hutchins, and S. Mengistu

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Arctic marine ecology benchmarking program: Monitoring biodiversity using scuba
J. Schultz, J. Heywood, D. Gibbs, L. Borden, D. Kent, M. Neale, C. Kulcsar, R. Banwait, and L. Trethewey

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Stratification in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago’s Kitikmeot Sea: Biological and geochemical consequences
W. J. Williams, K. A. Brown, B. A. Bluhm, E. C. Carmack, L. Dalman, S. L. Danielson, B. G. T. Else, R. Fredriksen, C. J. Mundy, L. M. Rotermund, and A. Schimnowski

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Pushing remote sensing capacity for climate change research in Canada’s North: POLAR’s contributions to NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)
A. Houben, D. McLennan, S. Goetz, C.E. Miller, P. Griffith, E. Hoy, and E. Larson

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The Canadian Arctic Monitoring and Prediction System (CAMPS): A proposal for a coordinated knowledge system to understand and anticipate change in Canada’s Northern ecosystems
D.S. McLennan

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INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNITY-BASED MONITORING

The “One Voice” method: Connecting Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit with western science to monitor Northern Canada’s freshwater aquatic environment
R.A. Nesbitt, N.J. Hutchinson, H.E. Klein, B.L. Parlee, J. Hart, J. Tulugak, and L. Manzo

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Establishing baseline limnological conditions in Baker Lake, Nunavut
N.J. Hutchinson, K.R. Hadley, R.A. Nesbitt, and L. Manzo

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Learning together: Science and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit join forces to better understand Iqalukpiit/Arctic Char in the Kitikmeot region
N. Thorpe, J.-S. Moore, and the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization

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Introduction to Traditional Knowledge studies in support of geoscience tools for assessment of metal mining in Northern Canada
J. Galloway and R.T. Patterson

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Continual change and gradual warming: A summary of the North Slave Métis Alliance’s recorded cultural knowledge on climate and environmental change
J. Galloway, R.T. Patterson, North Slave Métis Alliance community members, S. Shiga, P. Evans, D. King, and B. Keats

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A profile of the eNuk environment and health monitoring program
A. Kipp, A. Cunsolo, D. Gillis, A. Sawatzky, O. Cook, N. Durish, I. Shiwak, C. Flowers, The Rigolet Community Government, M. Wood, and S.L. Harper

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CLEAN TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE RESOURCES FOR REMOTE COMMUNITIES

Renewable Energy Atlas and microgrid field testing in the Arctic
Y. Poissant, A. Côté, N. Goswamy, R. Cooke, and M. Wallace

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Achieving benefits through greywater treatment and reuse in northern buildings and communities
N.A. Poirier and R. Pristavita

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Polar Knowledge Canada provides all plain language summaries in English, French, Inuktitut, and Inuinnaqtun. The research content uses scientific and technical terms and are published in the official language in which they are provided to the Agency.

 
 
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