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 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 climateStudents 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.
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