Mukhrino international field station had guests from France who arrived here to take part in field symposiums on “Vegetation cover impact on dissolved organic carbon content in wetland ecosystems” and “Biocenosis of viruses and microorganisms in acid bogs ecosystems of West Siberia as exemplified in Mukhrino field station”.

Scientists of University of Orleans, University of Rennes – I and National Center for Scientific Research of France will spend a few weeks on the field station doing researches together with scientists of Yugra State University. They are going to take measurements on groundwater level and air temperature in order to compare it with data obtained during surveys last summer and to draw conclusions about the climate change in West Siberia.

On June, 1st visitors had a meeting with Tatiana Karminskaya, the rector of Yugra State University. She was hopeful of cooperation extension with French researchers and universities that would include student exchanges and establishing double degree Master’s programs. Fatima Laggun, the representative of the National Center for Scientific Research of France said they are also interested in cooperation with YSU. They plan to supply Mukhrino field station’s platform with facilities for climate change monitoring in West Siberia. The platform is supposed to join the international consortium along with France, Poland, Sweden and Scotland.