Centre for Research into Biota, Climate, and Landscape (BioClimLand)
The Centre is a multidisciplinary research cluster in the life and earth sciences. Areas of its research include the dynamics of the biota, ecosystems, and landscapes in the context of climate change.
The Centre collaborates with colleagues in various countries through major international research networks and projects:
The Centre conducts research at three stations: in the Aktru Valley (North-Chuya ridge, Altai Mountains), near the village of Khanymey (a tundra zone in the central part of Western Siberia), and near the village of Kaybasovo (the floodplain of the Ob River).
Heads of the Centre:
Sergey Kirpotin, Professor
Laboratory for Biogeochemical and Remote Sensing Methods
for Environmental Monitoring (BIO-GEO-CLIM)
Biogeochemical cycles of Arctic bog and lake landscapes of Western Siberia as an indicator of global climatic changes and the foundation for rational nature management in the region (BIO-GEO-CLIM).
Laboratory for Biodiversity and Ecology
Wetland ecosystems of Western Siberia: response to climate and human-caused variations.
Laboratory for Radiophysical and Optical Methods of Environmental Research
Radiophysical, optical, and ultrasonic methods development, equipment and software engineering for integrated environmental research.
Laboratory for Chemical Ecology
Chemical and analytical study of the content of organic and inorganic substances and transformation in Western Siberia of subarctic ecosystems under natural and anthropogenic impacts.
Laboratory for Evolutionary Cytogenetics
Genome transformation in ontogeny and phylogeny of insect carriers of dangerous diseases. Environmental engineering.
Phytodiversity of Siberia: taxonomy, phylogeny, and phylogeography.
Aktru International Research Station
The research at Aktru Research Station focuses on glaciology, hydrology, meteorology, geomorphology, ecology, botany, zoology, and soil science. The main aims are to study climate-driven glacier dynamics, hydrological regimes, cryogenic processes, landscape patterns, and biota.
Kaybasovo International Research Station
Areas of research: biotic cycle of carbon and its accompanying elements in the flood basin; migration of water-soluble materials from catchment ecosystems to water bodies; hydrochemical, hydrobiological properties and ichthyology of the Middle Ob; productivity optimization; faunistic and ornithological studies.
Khanymey International Research Station
Areas of research: influence of climatic variations on biotic cycle of carbon and its accompanying elements on half-relief peatbogs; biogeochemical functions of microorganisms; migration of water-soluble materials from catchment ecosystems to water bodies; hydrochemical, hydrobiological and microbiological studies of surface water.
A geographic information system has been developed for gathering, storage, and analysis of data concerning geochemically interconnected landscapes, geochemical properties of surface and bog water, bottom sediments and peats.
Ph.D., Fil Dr.(Hon) x3, D.Sc.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
Ecology; Botany; Climate Change; Environment; Biodiversity and Conservation; Systems Biology; Biodiversity; Arctic Regions
Oleg S. Pokrovsky
Centre National Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse, France
Biogeochemistry; Experiment; Physical Chemistry; Environment; Rivers; Aquatic Science; Limnoecology
University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
Geology; Environment; Environmental Impact Assessment; Geography; Hydrogeology; Earth Sciences; Exploration Geophysics; Engineering Geology
Department of Agricultural and Natural Enviroment Sciences
University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Environmental Science; Plant Biology; Population Genetics; Plant Taxonomy; Biodiversity; Population Genetics; Conservation Biology
Department of Plant Taxonomy, Phytogeography and Herbarium
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Ecology; Botany; Biodiversity & Conservation; Conservation Biology; Systematics (Taxonomy); Biodiversity; Evolution
Department of Entomology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, United States
Mosquitoes; Anopheles; Genetics; Evolution; Malaria
Associated Master’s programmes
Area of expertise in theoretical and applied botany.
Training and development of academic staff in hydrometeorology and geography with basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, air and hydrospace protection, and other disciplines.
Analysis and prognosis of molecular cytogenetic mechanisms of organism adaptation and evolution in the context of a dynamic environment.
Soil Genesis and Evolution
Genesis, geography, evolution and ecology of Siberian soil; soil ecology; anthropogenic resistance and environmental stress regulation; soil quality assessment.
Geoecology of Natural-technogenic Landscapes
Subsoil management; regional ecology; medico-geographical aspects of natural-technogenic landscapes; ecological climatology; technogenesis and genesis of natural-technogenic landscapes; geoecology and demographic issues; environmental condition of transformed areas and their recovery; territorial organization methods of environmental resource management.
Fundamental research of natural environment and resources in Western and Southern Siberia; study of exogenic processes; geomorphological and paleogeographical studies of West Siberian Plane and mountains of Southern Siberia; geomorphological studies in the areas of large industrial facilities, oil and gas extraction; development of geographic information systems for maintenance of capital investment and construction projects.
Hydrology and Geoecology of Marshy Oil- and Gas-bearing areas
Theoretical and engineering hydrology for: water resources research, management and conservation; development of ecologo-biospheric models of marshy areas; environmental risk zonation on the basis of area water balance analysis; prognosis and regulation of degree and directions of anthropogenic impact on ecosystems of marshy areas.
Calculation and prognosis of hydrological regime, water quality and channel processes of Siberian rivers; glacial balance and evolution of mountain glacierization in modern, retrospective, and prognostic view.
Theoretical knowledge in botany and practiсal experience in plant cultivation.
Training and development of staff in hydrometeorology and geography with basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, air and hydrospace protection and other disciplines for research, operational procedures, design and survey work, and teaching activities.
Environmental Resources Management and Sustainable Development
Environmental resources administration from the perspective of modern scientific concepts of sustainable development; assessment of the environmental impact of agriculture.
Biotechnology and bioengineering of plants and microorganisms for high-quality crop production and organization.
Selection and preparation of test samples; chemical, physico-chemical and physical approaches to: identification and quantitative measurement of elemental and phase composition of objects; research of substance structure and properties; metrology/chemometrics; standardization and certification of analysis methods and techniques; accreditation of analytical laboratories.
Centre of excellence “BioClimLand” TSU
Frederick Paulsen’s expedition with TSU
TSU’s summer expedition to the tundra of Yamal
TSU’s winter expedition to the Subarctics
Researching the great floodplain of the Ob river
The 1st TSU’s International Summer School on climate change in Altai mountains
The 2nd TSU’s International Summer School on climate change
in Altai mountains
Expedition through the Altai mountains: views from the helicopter
Tomsk, Lenina av. 36
Russia, TomskUni project, 2016