John Smol

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NSERC Canadian Lake Pulse Network

2016/17-2019/20 • $4,183,750 • PI,CO
Canada has more lakes than any other country and relies heavily on them for drinking water, food, recreation, and many other economic, social, and cultural activities. Yet, the ability of lakes to play their ecological role has been affected by diverse human influences throughout the country,...

NSERC CREATE for freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms (fHABs): Algal Bloom Assessment though Science, Technology and Education (ABATE).

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
Algal blooms are increasing in frequency and intensity in Canadian freshwaters and globally. These blooms are often harmful, producing noxious and toxic metabolites with potentially devastating consequences. The key response to Canada's challenge of the widening ecosystem health issue should be...

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,050,000 • PI
One of the most pressing challenges faced by environmental researchers and managers is the lack of long-term monitoring measurements, as these data are required to assess trends in ecosystem change, determine the relative impacts of natural versus anthropogenic changes, and set realistic...

Landscape carbon accumulation through reductions in emissions (L-CARE): developing brownfield management protocols for carbon sequestration and habitat use

2018/19-2019/20 • $555,497 • PI,CO
Brownfield management represents an important opportunity for carbon (C) sequestration and storage to help*meet industrial climate change mitigation targets. C is four times more plentiful in the terrestrial biosphere than*in the atmosphere, but conventional ecosystem management for climate...

New assessment tools combining forensic paleolimnology, biotransport, and predictive modelling to determine potential impacts of mink farming in rural Nova Scotia

2017/18-2019/20 • $520,000 • PI,CO
Mink pelts are reported to be Nova Scotia's greatest agricultural export and are comparable only to dairy products in terms of revenues. However, many residents, watershed groups, and NGOs associate mink farming with recurring algal blooms, poor water quality, and declining fish habitat within...

Lakes in the Anthropocene: Studying lake ecosystem changes across broad spatial and temporal scales

2017/18-2019/20 • $324,000 • PI
One of the greatest challenges faced by ecologists and environmental scientists is the lack of reliable long-term observations. Yet, long-term perspectives (often pre-dating direct observational records) are often required for the study of ecological transitions and thresholds, and particularly...

ArcticNet

2011/12-2018/19 • $34,013,500 • PI,CO
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Nominated for the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize

2014/15-2018/19 • $250,000 • PI,CO
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Landscape carbon accumulation through reductions in emissions (L-CARE): developing brownfield managment protocols for carbon sequestration and habitat use

2017/18 • $242,583 • PI,CO
Brownfield management represents an important opportunity for carbon (C) sequestration and storage to helpmeet industrial climate change mitigation targets. C is four times more plentiful in the terrestrial biosphere thanin the atmosphere, but conventional ecosystem management for climate change...

Limnology and paleoecology of lakes

2010/11-2016/17 • $966,000 • PI
Arctic regions have been repeatedly identified as bellwethers for the study of global environmental change. However, due to the lack of long-term data, it is impossible to determine the timing and magnitude of many ecosystem changes, and to test hypotheses, define natural variability, and...

Developing new tools for assessing legacy pollutants and their ecological consequences inlakes near NWT mines

2016/17 • $172,500 • PI,CO
We will develop novel tools, under the rubric of a new field we are defining as paleoecotoxicology, to assess risk from industrial and residential activities near Yellowknife, NWT. The purpose of this research is to generate important information on the extent and fate of environmental...

Limnology and paleoecology of lakes

2010/11-2016/17 • $100,000 • PI
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Developing new tools for assessing legacy pollutants and their ecological consequences in lakes near NWT mines

2014/15-2015/16 • $397,400 • PI,CO
We will develop novel tools, under the rubric of a new field we are defining as paleoecotoxicology, to assess risk from industrial and residential activities near Yellowknife, NWT. The purpose of this research is to generate important information on the extent and fate of environmental...

Predicting dissolved oxygen concentrations in Lake Trout lakes: Developing new tools for a multiple-stressor world

2013/14-2015/16 • $365,200 • PI,CO
Canada's Lake Trout lakes are a rare and valuable natural resource in both economic (in Ontario alone, anglers spend an estimated 1. 7 billion dollars on goods and services related to recreational fishing, with lake trout being the preferred species among many anglers) and ecological terms....

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change

2010/11-2014/15 • $950,000 • PI
The goal of my research program is to better understand factors that control fungal cell shape generation. Fungal impacts on humans and on general ecology include both major beneficial and detrimental effects, ranging from recycling and biotechnology to pathogenesis. In order to better use or...

Sub-bottom Profiling System (SBPS) for Advancing Research in Environmental Change from Remote Lakes

2014/15 • $54,960 • PI,CO
This proposal requests funding in the amount of $54,960 to purchase a Sub-bottom Profiling System (SBPS) that will be used by scientists at the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory (PEARL) in the Department of Biology at Queen's University, and the Environmental...

The Arctic in flux: How has recent climate change affected contaminants in aquatic arctic systems?

2011/12-2013/14 • $482,915 • PI,CO
This proposal will determine how recent and dramatic climate changes in Arctic freshwaters are affecting the transport and fate of anthropogenic contaminants to aquatic systems. This research will advance Environmental Science and Technologies by developing new tools to examine how the fate of...

IsoTrace AMS facility

2010/11-2011/12 • $375,000 • PI,CO
Accelerator mass spectrometry has become indispensible for high precision measurement of radiocarbon and other trace radionuclides for geological dating and tracing in the earth and environmental sciences. The IsoTrace AMS and research team made fundamental contributions to early development of...

Laboratory for the analysis of natural and synthetic environmental toxicants

2010/11-2011/12 • $150,000 • PI,CO
The Laboratory for the Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Environmental Toxicants (LANSET) is a research and training facility with a highly specialized and advanced analytical capacity for measuring synthetic pollutants and natural products in environmental samples. In this age of...

ArcticNet

2010/11 • $3,220,000 • PI,CO
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Enhanced contaminant transport to lake ecosystems by thawing permafrost

2010/11 • $144,150 • PI,CO
Permafrost refers to ground that remains frozen for two or more consecutive years, and it presently covers about 22% of the land surface in the Northern Hemisphere. Canada occupies about one third of this area covered by permafrost. With projected global warming, climate modelers predict that,...

High throughput genotyping & gene expression work station for research in ecology and evolution

2010/11 • $132,372 • PI,CO
The last 3 decades have borne witness to incredible advances in molecular techniques that have permeated all fields of biology, including ecology, conservation and evolutionary biology. High-resolution molecular markers provide insights into population and community dynamics, mating systems,...

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