SUMMER SCHOOL 2016. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Interdisciplinary Summer School “Boreal wetlands: from plant biodiversity and ecophysiology to biogeochemical cycles and greenhouse gases budgets” 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.

Program:

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 includeslectures, field trips and measurements, laboratory work, data analysis,and a cultural program in Khanty-Mansiysk. The language is English. The course is worth of 5 ECTS.

Topics:

    Introduction to Earth climate system and carboncycle
    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.

Participants:

MSc and PhD students are invited to apply by sending one PDF file with application form, CV and a recommendation letter of supervisor to pavel.alekseychik@helsinki.fi and yulia.papanova@gmail.com.

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

Deadline for application is April 30, 2016

Contacts:

Yulia Papanova, Yugra State University, yulia.papanova@gmail.com
Elena Lapshina, Yugra State University, E_lapshina@ugrasu.ru

Pavel Alekseychik, University of Helsinki, pavel.alekseychik@helsinki.fi
Ivan Mammarella, University of Helsinki, ivan.mammarella@helsinki.fi

Practicalities:

-There is one daily direct flight from Moscow to Khanty-Mansiysk (time flight about 3 hours, average cost of a flight ticket is 300 €).

-The accommodation will be arranged by the organizers. Students will stay in Hotel (double rooms) in Khanty-Mansiysk for six nights and at Mukhrino field station for three nights.

-Mukhrino field station is located 30 km from Khanty-Mansiysk. The station is reachable by foot (about 3 hour walk through pristine forest ).

-Participants will stay at the wooden house (or tents if desired) with bunk beds in two rooms. There is a kitchen and a sauna (Russian banya).

-Probably there will be still mosquitos and midges in Mukhrino.

-To learn more about Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug, please visit the webpage - http://www.admhmao.ru/wps/portal/en/home/about/general/historical