Mukhrino Field Station is located in the central part of West Siberia, 30 km to the south-west from Khanty-Mansiysk, on the left Irtysh River bank near the wetland “Mukhrino”. This peatland is situated in the Kondinsky lowlands where the waterloggied areas cover up to 70 % of the area.
Geographic coordinates: latitude 60.54 North, longitude 68.42 East.
Mukhrino Field Station was established as a part of the UNESCO chair Environmental dynamics and global climate change of Yugra State University in 2009. It is equipped with modern facilities allowing conducting year-round long-term scientific research, scientific excursions, summer schools, workshops, symposia and other events at regional, national and international level.
The station houses the state-of-art equipment for research. There are automatic weather stations, devices for hydrological monitoring, a wind generator and solar panels providing the field equipment with energy. The system for satellite internet access was established, which allows to have remote access to the equipment.
The main topics of current scientific research are climate change, biodiversity (fauna, vegetation, mycology, bryology), carbon and water cycling of peat ecosystems and paleoecology of mire landscapes in West Siberia. The station is also used for analyses of climate change effects in peatland ecosystems and carbon balance, and the spatial comparison of key areas in S-N transects (57-67° N) as an analogue for climate change over time. The station houses specialists in vegetation science, remote sensing, mycology, hydrology, and greenhouse gas emission measurements.