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Emma LeClerc

At the Pine Point mine, July 2012Coordinates

Office: SN 2005

E-mail: ekl205@mun.ca

Co-Supervisors

Dr. Arn Keeling, Department of Geography

Dr. Yolanda Wiersma, Department of Biology

Committee

Dr. Arn Keeling, Department of Geography

Dr. Yolanda Wiersma, Department of Biology

Dr. John Sandlos, Department of History

Thesis Title

TBD

Research description

My study addresses post-closure land use and land cover change at the abandoned Pine Point Mine, located on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. Using interviews, spatial documentation of traditional land use, and remotely sensed images, I aim to characterize the impact of the mine on traditional land use and vegetation in the Pine Point area.

Specifically, my research addresses:

  1. How mining affected the local traditional economy
  2. How land cover changed in the 20 years following closure
  3. Whether land use and land cover change can be documented spatially and integrated in a GIS

Research Interest

  • Environmental History
  • Industrial Development
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Remote Sensing
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