About Mukhrino Field Station

Mukhrino Field Station was established as a part of the UNESCO chair Environmental dynamics and global climate change (EDCC) of Yugra State University in 2009. It is equipped with modern facilities allowing conducting year-round long-term scientific research, scientific excursions,  workshops, symposia and other events at national and international level.

© 2016 Tommy Chan

PEEX field summer school’ field lectures at MFS © 2016 Tommy Chan

Mukhrino Field Station is located in the central part of West Siberia, middle taiga biogeographic zone, 30 km to the south-west from Khanty-Mansiysk, on the left Irtysh River bank near the peatland Mukhrino.

Geographic coordinates: 60.8889N, 68.7026E

EDCC_photo-Mukhrino-02

Position of MFS in the landscapes: 1 walking path toward the station, 2 the house of MFS, 3 the research polygon of MFS, 4 secondary deciduous forests, 5 old coniferous forests, 6 floodplain

The station houses the modern equipment for research. There are  automatic weather stations, devices for hydrological monitoring, the equipment for micrometeorological observations by Eddy Covariance method, among others. 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 in peatland ecosystems and paleoecology of peatland landscapes in West Siberia. The station is also used for the spatial comparison of key areas in S-N transects as an analogue for climate change over time. The station houses specialists in vegetation science, remote sensing, mycology, hydrology and greenhouse gas emission measurements.

Last update 13.03.2018

 

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