YukonU Research Stories

YukonU is a hub for research and scholarly activity for students, faculty and YukonU Research Centre staff. YukonU Research Stories cover current research activities - for the North and beyond. Get inspired and start your own research project with our support


Many Yukoners are familiar with measuring radon in our homes but what about our water? Our researchers spent the summer examining Yukon well water.
Our permafrost researchers are monitoring ground temperature that will signal an early warning system if there is a sudden increase in temperature that could put the highway at risk. 
Michael Grooms wants to understand the unique geological context of one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Yukon.
Nina Vogt studied how permafrost thaw influences vegetation change in Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Nadele Flynn is researching how Boreal tree species are coping with a changing climate. 
A YukonU student is researching how socio-economic and environmental impacts are considered in Yukon’s assessment process.
YukonU students created a fox management plan in the Renewable Resources Management program.
This publication documents the First Nations’ use of the upper Tanana River basin based on ethnographic, archival, and archaeological research.  
Revegetation techniques are lacking in northern climates and the Yukon mining research consortium wants more information on how to revegetate mine sites during restoration.
This research explores whether insulating bee hives in the summer could benefit the overall health and productivity of bee colonies.