BOREAL WETLAND SUMMER SCHOOL 2016
The Interdisciplinary Summer School “Boreal Wetlands: From Plant Biodiversity and Ecophysiology to Biogeochemical Cycles and Greenhouse Gases Budgets” is co-organized by Yugra State University (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia), University of Helsinki (Finland) and Lund University (Sweden) with the support of the Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research (SIU and NordForsk).

The School work aims at:
• providing training in the field of climate change to the worldwide student community;
• promoting student mobility between the European countries and Russia;
• introducing Russian Boreal ecosystem research to the international community;
• raising awareness of global warming in the Boreal region.

The School 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, being the only year-round operating station of ecological monitoring in West Siberia. Mukhrino is a 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.

The working 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

Key lecturers and mentors:
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 an application form, a 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.

Application deadline 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).
• There might be mosquitos and midges in Mukhrino at that time of the season.

For more information about Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, please visit
http://www.admhmao.ru/wps/portal/en/home/about/general/historical.