Science sections of the conference will provide discussions on the following questions:

  1. Biogeochemical cycles of natural and disturbed peatland ecosystems, their role in the global cycle of carbon and greenhouse gases.
  2. Role of mires in biological biodiversity.
  3. Palaeoecology and history of development of paetland ecosystems..
  4. Remote sensing of peatland ecosystems and processes.
  5. Protection of mires, reclamation and restoration.
  6. Environmental monitoring of peatland ecosystems and processes.
  7. Modeling of climate change at different spatial scales.


  • Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk;
  • University of Orleans, France;
  • Institute of Forest Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;
  • Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Novosibirsk;
  • National Research Tomsk State University.

The program of the Symposium and Conference will include a trip to the Nature Park Konda Lakes, 450 km to the west from Khanty-Mansiysk, sessions and meetings, an excursion to the international filed station Mukhrino and a trip to palsa bogs of the northern taiga near Noyabrsk (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug).

Preliminary timeline:

18 June – arrival of participants

19 – 21 June – 1st field excursion (Nature Park Konda Lakes);

22 – 23 June – International conference “Carbon Balance of Western Siberian Mires

in the Context of Climate Change” (plenary and section sessions, a round table on evaluation of greenhouse gases from anthropogenic sources);

24 – 25 June – 5th International Field Symposium “West Siberian Peatlands and

Carbon Cycle: Past and Present” and excursion to the international filed station Mukhrino;

26-28 June – 2nd field excursion (trip to Noyabrsk);

29 June – departure of participants.

Working languages are Russian and English. As the result of the events, two proceedings of thesis of the Symposium and the Conference will be published. 

Online-registration is open till 30 November, 2016: