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


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.
Combining conventional generators with renewable energy and energy storage systems is a big step towards decarbonization.
Dog walkers can now generate electricity and sell it back to the grid thanks to new microgeneration technology.