About Us

CiCAT is an International Polar Year project funded by the Canadian federal IPY Program. It is the largest terrestrial ecology project linking Arctic researchers studying soil, vegetation, carbon fluxes, ecosystem modeling, and community- based monitoring. The project is linked to the ITEX core project in IPY.

The overall objectives of CiCAT are to:

  • Assess the past, present and future impacts of climate changes on arctic tundra ecosystems in Canada and the consequences of changes in tundra systems for northern communities, Canada and the globe
  • Conduct interdisciplinary research at a variety of scales.
  • Build a self-sustaining community of researchers for northern terrestrial ecosystems in Canada
  • Provide information for better conceptual and other models of tundra ecosystems
  • Leave a legacy of research results and infrastructure to be used by future researchers and northern communities

People involved:

Name Affiliation Website
Greg Henry University of British Columbia http://www.geog.ubc.ca/people
Angela Bedard-Haughn University of Saskatchewan http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Person157475.html
Wenjun Chen Natural Resources Canada http://www-radar.jpl.nasa.gov/boreal/chen.html
Darwyn Coxson University of Northern British Columbia http://web.unbc.ca/~wetbelt/biography-coxson.htm
Alain Cuerrier Jardin botanique de Montréal http://www.irbv.umontreal.ca/english/staff/cuerrier.htm
Keith Egger University of Northern British Columbia http://web.unbc.ca/~egger/
Richard Farrell University of Saskatchewan http://www.agbio.usask.ca/departments/scsr/people/details.html?fs=71
Robert Fraser Natural Resources Canada
Michelle Garneau Université du Québec à Montréal http://www.mcgill.ca/gec3/gec3members/garneau/
Sheryl Grieve North Slave Métis Alliance
Robert Grant University of Alberta http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/rr/grant.cfm
Paul Grogan Queen’s University http://post.queensu.ca/~groganp/
Luise Hermanutz Memorial University http://www.mun.ca/biology/lhermanutz/lhermanutz.php
David Hik University of Alberta http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/faculty/david_hik/
Elyn R. Humphreys Carleton University http://www.carleton.ca/geography/faculty/humphreys.html
John Jacobs Memorial University http://www.mun.ca/geog/people/faculty/jjacobs.php
Vicky Johnston Environment Canada CWS: Yellowknife
Catherine Kennedy Yukon Government
Peter M. Lafleur Trent University http://www.trentu.ca/academic/bluelab/index.html
Scott Lamoureux Queen’s University http://www.queensu.ca/ensc/department/faculty/lamoureux.html
Colin Laroque Mount Allison University http://www.mta.ca/faculty/socsci/geograph/laroque.htm
Isabelle Laurion INRS (CETE) http://www.inrs-ete.uquebec.ca/professeur.php?page=IsabelleLaurion_Bio
Sylvain Leblanc Natural Resources Canada
Esther Lévesque Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw031?owa_no_site=86&owa_no_fiche=36&owa_apercu=N&owa_no_fiche_dev_ajout=-1&owa_no_fiche_dev_suppr=-1
Junhua Li Natural Resources Canada
Paul Marino Memorial University http://www.mun.ca/biology/pmarino/pmarinohome.php
Donald McLennan Parks Canada Agency
Ian Olthof Natural Resources Canada
Laurier Poissant University of Ottawa and Environment Canada http://www.universadecouvrir.gc.ca/page/index.php?l=e&p=202
Jennie Rausch Environment Canada CWS: Yellowknife
Bing Si University of Saskatchewan http://www.usask.ca/sens/faculty_staff/faculty/Bing-Si.php
Steven D. Siciliano University of Saskatchewan http://agbio.usask.ca/index.php?mact=StaffListing,cntnt01,detail,1&cntnt01entry_id=23&cntnt01returnid=2609&page=2609
Alvin Simms Memorial University http://www.mun.ca/geog/people/faculty/asimms.php
Vincent L. St.Louis University of Alberta http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/stlouis.hp/stlouis.html
Charles Tarnocai Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1181923002120&lang=eng
Mario Tenuta University of Manitoba http://umanitoba.ca/afs/soil_science/staff_and_students/tenuta.html
Virginia K. Walker Queen’s University http://www.queensu.ca/research/vpr/chair_prog/qrc_vwalker.php
Yu Zhang Natural Resources Canada