Interdisciplinary Summer School “Boreal wetlands: from plant biodiversity and ecophysiology to biogeochemical cycles and greenhouse gases budgets”

The Interdisciplinary Summer School is organized by Yugra State University (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia), University of Helsinki (Finland) and Lund University (Sweden) with support of the Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research (SIU and NordForsk).

The School’s aims are as follows:

  • to provide training in the field of climate change to the worldwide student community;
  • to promote student mobility between the European countries and Russia;
  • to introduce Russian Boreal ecosystem research to the international community;
  • to increase awareness of global warming in the Boreal region.

The Summer School will take place at Yugra State University in Khanty-Mansiysk (60.54 N, 68.42 E) and at Mukhrino Field Station, which is the only year-round operating station of ecological monitoring in West Siberia. Mukhrino is part of INTERACT and PEEX station networks.

The program includes lectures, field trips and measurements, laboratory work, data analysis,and a cultural program in Khanty-Mansiysk.


  • Introduction to Earth climate system and carbon cycle
  • Biosphere-Atmosphere interaction
  • Flux measurement techniques
  • Boreal peatland and greenhouse gas transport
  • Ecophysiology and hydrology of boreal peatland
  • Ecology, vegetation communities and functioning of West Siberia peatlands

Teachers include: Martin Heimann, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Janne Rinne, Timo Vesala, Egor Duykarev, Elena Lapshina and Ivan Mammarella.

Travel (up to max 600€), accommodation and board expenses for the participants will be covered.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master,PhD
Language of instruction
InstitutionYugra State University
Begin date24.08.2016
End date03.09.2016
Registration deadline30.04.2016
ECTS credits5.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental science
Teaching placeYugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, and Mukhrino Field Station
Tagsecologyfield schoolclimateclimate changesummer schoolborealbiosphere
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