Taiga forest ecosystem on permafrost: Role of permafrost zone in a global change

First half of August 2016. Exact dates to be announced later.


Larch forest in Eastern Siberia has important roles for global carbon budget because of the vast area of its coverage. Deciduous larch trees are dominant in this region, and the forests are established on the permafrost. This Field Science Short course is planned for themes on those unique futures of the forest, concerned to the global change.

This course will provide experiences for all attendants to conduct a mini research project which includes field observation, analyses of the obtained data, and presentation of the results on the last day of the course. During the short course, the basic knowledge of the ecosystem will be given in several lectures red by leading researchers in respective fields of science. In this short course, however, not only lectures but also discussions, conversation and communication with researchers fr om wide variety of science fields are important. Practical knowledge of scientific equipment usage and effective field-work skills will also be obtained during the courses.

We also expect this experience will give great opportunities for students and post-doctoral researchers, who have conducted research in a variety of fields, through having language practice both English, Russian and Japanese etc., to learn new terminology and modern scientific vocabulary.

The School is organized by joint Russian-Japanese educational project of Hokkaido University, Japan and International Educational and Scientific Center for Biogeochemistry and Climatology BEST (Biogeochemistry Educational & Scientific Trainings) of North-Eastern Federal University (IC BEST NEFU), Russia and Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone ofSiberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science(IBPC SB RAS), Russia.

The project is sponsored byOffice of International Affairs, Hokkaido University (Japan) and co-sponsored by North-Eastern Federal University (Russia) and Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone (Russia).

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD, Other
CountryRussia
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionNorth-Eastern Federal University
Begin date01.08.2016
End date15.08.2016
Registration deadline15.05.2015
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistry
Teaching placeSpasskaya Pad station, Yakutia, Russia
Tagsecologypermafrost
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