February collects enough snow – routine check to Mukhrino

This winter finally collected enough snow to cover the surface by clean smooth cover, that is especially well seen in open areas like bogs. We made a routine check to Mukhrino. Our logistic manager Jaroslav left the post and now the are some inconveniences due to personnel change which will be hopefully solved soon.

It is interesting to see how the snow covers the open top chambers installed in the climate manipulation site. There are some chambers covered by snow completely and some with empty space inside the chamber due to melt and in some cases wind turbulences. These differences are imporant and should be checked if we wand to model climate change effects reliably.

The OTC site covered by white clean snow
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INTERACT Transnational Access call is open

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INTERACT II has been approved, so researchers interested in visiting Mukhrino Field Station between March 2017 and April 2018 should apply for funding their visits till 18, December, 2016. Please register at interaccess to apply.

A new consortium launched in Tomsk

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On 24-25 October Tomsk State University hosted the workshop “Impact of climate change on Siberia: detecting, understanding and predicting Siberian environmental change and its societal consequences”. Yugra State University was represented by the head of UNESCO Chair “Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change” Elena Lapshina.

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Mukhrino hosted an international summer school

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On August 26 – September 4, 2016 Yugra State University hosted the Summer School “Functioning of boreal raised bogs of West Siberia and their response to climate change”. The School was organized together with University of Helsinki, Finland and Lund University, Sweden with support of the Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research. Continue reading

Multidisciplinary experimental research of mire ecosystems and climate change in Western Siberia

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On June, 6-9 Yugra State University hosted the International symposium “Multidisciplinary experimental research of mire ecosystems and climate change in Western Siberia”, which attracted scientists from Moscow State University, Siberian Division of RAS and University of Orleans and CNRS, France. All of them are involved into the experiment conducted at Mukhrino field station of Yugra State University since 2012. Continue reading

Mukhrino Field Station will host a summer school for young researchers

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Summer School “Functioning of boreal raised bogs of West Siberia and their response to climate change” will be organized by Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, University of Helsinki, Finland and Lund University, Sweden with support of the Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research.

The School will take place on August 26 – September 4, 2016. The program will include field trips, taking measurements, laboratory work, data analysis, a workshop in micrometeorological greenhouse gas measurement techniques (eddy-covariance) etc. Participants can get scholarships to cover travel expenses and fee. More information is available here.