The program is intended for graduates and degree-seeking professionals interested in research related to tree-rings and digital wood anatomy. The program is research-focused: it provides a basic well-rounded training in fundamentals and applications of tree-ring research but the most credits are given for the individual research project.
Practical training and research projects are carried out in the laboratory with the up-to-date equipment for measuring tree-ring width, wood microanatomy characteristics, digital image acquisition and stitching, and with software for processing the measurements and tree-ring modeling.
SibFU provides on-campus and distant access to the collections of research journals and major platforms of research literature indexing.
Duration — three semesters (one and a half year). Program total credits — 120 ECTS. The curriculum includes theoretical and practical classes: dendroclimatology and dendroecology, functional and ecological wood anatomy and physiology of tree-ring growth, fundamental and applied digital wood anatomy, tree-ring modeling, oral and written communication in the research community.
Target audience: students with a BSc degree in Biology, Ecology, Forest Science, Plant Sciences or Environmental Sciences