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Tomsk State University

The oldest Siberian wetland science school is affiliated at Tomsk State University.  We research and monitor mires and peatlands on the West Siberian plain and mountains.  The key activities include:

  • Mires and peatlands inventory, management and conservation
  • Mire biological diversity research
  • Mire typology
  • Mire cartography using GIS-technologies
  • Mire vegetation classification
  • Peat deposits stratigraphy using macrofossil analysis
  • Mires environmental functions research
  • Biological productivity of mire ecosystems
  • Observation of mire landscape dynamics in connection with changing climate

Students are active participants of these works. The results of the research are to be included to the teaching process and reported at conferences. The main aim of Tomsk State University Wetland Center is collection, analysis, generalization and dissemination of information on West Siberian mires and peatlands.

We base our activity on the conception of transformation of mires and peatlands in the conditions of modern climate change. This problem is one of the topics of Aktru Summer School of TSU.  The summer 2013 event is announced here or here.


National Research Tomsk State University
36 Lenin Ave.,
Tomsk, Siberia 634050


Sergey N. Kirpotin,

Director, “Bio-Clim-Land” Center of Excellence National Research Tomsk State University

Tel.: +7 (3822) 529644
Fax.: +7 (3822) 529558

Irina I. Volkova, Head of Laboratory of Biogeocoenology, Research Institution of Biology and Biophysics TSU, PhD

Tel.: +7 923 405 99 79

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