than 30 years TSU scientists have been investigating the impact of the warming
climate on the process of carbon emissions in
years, studies are underway in laboratories created by megagrants (this is IF
the above in Russian is in the plural, otherwise it would be, in a laboratory
funded by a megagrant. Recently, researchers of TSU’s BioClimLand Centre
initiated and won a major international project that brings together leading
scientists from the
- The SIWA project received support within the European programme Joint Programming Initiatives, in which the study of the climate is one of the priority areas, - says Sergey Kirpotin, Director of the BioClimLand Centre. - It involves transnational projects and leading scientists, and of course, that research related to the
Arcticis the most important. It is expected that the programme JPI Climate, combining different scientific disciplines, will make a significant contribution to addressing the challenges associated with climate change.
The collaboration of researchers from four countries in the project SIWA has as its goal not only to examine the state of permafrost, but to expand the knowledge of its effects on the conservation and emission of greenhouse gases in water and air.
- The study of carbon emissions into the atmosphere by special plastic (methane) cameras is of course already done. But there is another question. A significant amount of carbon is present in a dissolved form in bodies of water such as thermokarst lakes and small rivers. The dissolved carbon enterslarger bodies of water and istransported to oceans. These processes are still poorly investigated, - says Sergey Kirpotin. - We plan to study the lake-stream network along the climatic gradient, covering a vast region from the area of the permafrost islands to the zone of continuous permafrost.
teams from four countries, each with its area of scientific responsibility,
will participate in the project. For example, researchers at the
group headed by Oleg Pokrovsky is responsible for biogeochemistry, because