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Community collaboration and climate change research in the Canadian Arctic
Research on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, particularly projects aiming to contribute to practical adaptation initiatives, requires active involvement and collaboration with… Expand
Travelling and hunting in a changing Arctic: assessing Inuit vulnerability to sea ice change in Igloolik, Nunavut
The observations of community members and instrumental records indicate changes in sea ice around the Inuit community of Igloolik, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. This paper characterizes local… Expand
Inuit and Scientific Perspectives on the Relationship Between Sea Ice and Climate Change: The Ideal Complement?
- Gita J. Laidler
- 2 September 2006
Sea ice is influential in regulating energy exchanges between the ocean and the atmosphere, and has figured prominently in scientific studies of climate change and climate feedbacks. However, sea ice… Expand
Remote Sensing of Arctic Vegetation: Relations between the NDVI, Spatial Resolution and Vegetation Cover on Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut
Arctic tundra environments are thought to be particularly sensitive to changes in climate, whereby alterations in ecosystem functioning are likely to be expressed through shifts in vegetation… Expand
Sea ice, climate change, and community vulnerability in northern Foxe Basin, Canada.
- J. Ford, W. Gough, Gita J. Laidler, Joanna Petrasek Macdonald, C. Irngaut, Kevin Qrunnut
- 3 February 2009
The Arctic is undergoing rapid climatic and environmental change, most notably in the spatial extent and thickness of the sea ice. Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic are directly affected by… Expand
Human geographies of sea ice: freeze/thaw processes around Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
Sea ice has been, and continues to be, an integral component of life in the Inuit community of Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Located on an island of the same name off the southwestern coast of Baffin Island,… Expand
Towards an Indigenist data management program: reflections on experiences developing an atlas of sea ice knowledge and use
The International Polar Year (2007–2008) (IPY) established an IPY data policy that guides a formal data management (DM) process. The DM system envisioned includes data based on Indigenous knowledge… Expand
Evaluating the Floe Edge Service: how well can SAR imagery address Inuit community concerns around sea ice change and travel safety?
- Gita J. Laidler, T. Hirose, Mark Kapfer, Theo Ikummaq, Eric Joamie, Pootoogoo Elee
- 1 March 2011
In response to increasing environmental and social changes in the past few decades, some Inuit hunters have been turning to scientific tools to help evaluate sea ice conditions. Simultaneously, there… Expand
SIKU: Knowing Our Ice