2024 AUGUST, 15 — 27




Dear colleagues,

We invite you to take part in WSPCC 2024 - the Seventh International Field Symposium WEST SIBERIAN PEATLANDS AND THE CARBON CYCLE: PAST AND PRESENT.

The symposium aims to promote a broad exchange of knowledge in the field of studying biodiversity, processes of bog formation and conservation of the biosphere functions of peat bogs and wetland forests, integrated environmental monitoring of bog ecosystems, the role of bogs in the global carbon cycle, as well as assessing the anthropogenic impact on the peat bogs functioning and issues of introducing modern technologies for low-carbon environmental management in the context of climate change.

Plenary sessions, breakout sessions and field excursions will be devoted to discussing the main results of studying biodiversity and the functioning of bog ecosystems, modeling the processes of carbon exchange and peat accumulation, protection and reclamation of bogs, and the implementation of climate projects.
1. The role of mire ecosystems in the global carbon cycle. Ecological modeling.
2. Biodiversity and ecology of mire.
3. Biogeochemical cycles of natural and anthropogenically disturbed mire ecosystems. Biogeochemistry of peats and mire waters.
4. Paleoecology and history of the development of mire ecosystems.
5. Impact of modern climatic changes on forested and mire ecosystems.
6. Mire as specially protected objects and their role in the sustainable development of regions.
August, 15 - 27
August, 14
Arrival of Excursion A participants to Khanty-Mansiysk.
August, 15-18
Excursion A: a three-day excursion to the Kondinskiye Lakes Nature Park with visits to different types of bogs and infrastructure facilities of the carbon test site (EC towers, automatic chamber systems for measuring greenhouse gas emissions from forest and bog ecosystems).
August, 19
Excursion B: one-day excursion to the international field station «Mukhrino» or to berry plantations in the bog «Yurty Chaynikovs» (optional).
August, 20
Departure from Khanty-Mansiysk to Beloyarskiy (by bus along the left bank of the Ob river to Priobye, across the Ob by river transport, along the Belogorsky upland by bus to Beloyarskiy).
           Departure from Khanty-Mansiysk to Beloyarskiy (by plane)
           Arrival in Beloyarskiy by airplane (for participants not taking part in excursions A and B).
August, 21-23
Plenary and breakout sessions, city tour, friendly dinner.
August, 24
Round table «Carbon regulation and climate projects», cultural program (visit to the national village of Kazym Khanty).
August, 25-26
Excursion C: two-day excursion to the bogs of the northern taiga of Western Siberia (with daily trips and return to Beloyarskiy).
August, 27
Departure of participants from Beloyarskiy.
August, 15-18
Departure at 06:30
August, 19
Departure at 09:00
August, 19
Departure at 09:00
Deadline for submission of the materials:

The deadline for submission to the Conference Proceedings papers is:

April, 30 2024

all materials to be submitted by email:

For foreign participants:

full-time participation – 250 euros
graduate students - 150 euros
on-line participation – 25 euros

The registration fee includes payment for coffee-breaks, an one-day excursion, information support, cost of preparing and publishing materials, as well as mailing the Conference Proceedings to participants.

Accommodation in Khanty-Mansiysk during the Symposium is paid by participants additionally:

In the hotel "Olimpiyskaya": "Double" rooms of the 1st category - 4500 rubles/day; "Single" rooms of the 1st category - 3600 rubles/day.
Information about the Olimpiyskaya Hotel can be found at
Conference Venue
Mukhrino Field Station
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