Science sections of the conference will provide discussions on the following questions:
- Biogeochemical cycles of natural and disturbed peatland ecosystems, their role in the global cycle of carbon and greenhouse gases.
- Role of mires in biological biodiversity.
- Palaeoecology and history of development of paetland ecosystems..
- Remote sensing of peatland ecosystems and processes.
- Protection of mires, reclamation and restoration.
- Environmental monitoring of peatland ecosystems and processes.
- 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).
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: https://mukhrinostation.com/projects/wspcc-2017/