The programme centers around the dynamics of forest vegetation and soils in a changing climate, a role of Siberian forests in the carbon cycle, the restoration of forest vegetation and soil conditions under the impact of several factors, such as fires, pollution, recreation and others. Studies are conducted through experiments and data processing, as well as distance methods (GIS technology), and modeling.
Field studies cover the whole territory of the Yenisei Siberia. Long-term observations in situ are conducted in cooperation with V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Science, Siberian Branch, during field trips to the north-boreal subzone (expeditionary station “Tura”, Central Evenkia), middle-boreal subzone (expeditionary station “ZOTTO”, Turukhansk region) and south-boreal subzone (experimental field station “Pogorelskiy Bor”).
Target audience: students with a Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Geography.