IV International Conference on Cryopedology
CRYOSOLS: GENESIS, ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

Arkhangelsk, Russia, August 1-8, 2005

(FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT)

Full information is on the site http://igras.geonet.ru/cwg/


Organizers:


Organizing & program committee, secretariat:

Organizing Committee
Co-Chairmen:
Prof. Dr. G.V.Dobrovolsky (Russia, Dokuchaev SSS President)
Dr. Jerry Brown (USA, IPA President)
Prof. Dr. F.N.Yudakhin (Russia, Arkhangelsk Scientific Centre President)

Vice-Chairmen:
Dr. S.V. Goryachkin (Russia, Moscow, Cryosol WG Co-chair)
Prof. Dr. Yu.G.Kutinov (Russia, Arkhangelsk, Director, Inst. Ecol. Probl. North)
Prof. Dr. E.M. Pfeiffer (Germany, Cryosol WG Co-chair)

Secretaries:

Dr. S.A. Iglovsky (Russia, Arkhangelsk)
Dr. D.E. Konyushkov (Russia, Moscow)

Members:

Prof. Dr. G.Broll (Germany)
Prof. Dr. D.A.Gilichinsky (Russia, Pushchino)
Prof. Dr. S.V.Gubin (Russia, Pushchino)
Dr. J.M. Kimble (USA)
Dr. S.N. Lessovaia (Russia, St.Petersburg)

Dr. A.O.Makeev (Russia, Com. Paleopedology Vice-Chairman)
Dr. G.G. Mazhitova (Russia, Syktyvkar)
Prof. Dr. C.L. Ping (USA)

Dr. L.V.Puchnina (Russia, Pinega)
Prof. Dr. V.O.Targulian (Russia, Com. Soil Genesis Vice-Chairman)
Dr. C.Tarnocai (Canada, CWG Past-Chairman)

 

Conference Secretariat
Ms. Tatiana Tuyukina
Mr. Nikita Mergelov

Ms. Anna Zhilina

Address: Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
Staromonetny, 29, Moscow, 109017, Russia
tel. +7-095-230-80-46; fax +7-095-959-00-33
e-mail:
pedology@igras.geonet.ru
http://igras.geonet.ru/cwg/


Scientific programme:

Thematic Sessions :

  1. GENESIS, CLASSIFICATION AND TERMINOLOGY OF CRYOSOLS (SOILS, AFFECTED BY PERENNIAL OR SEASONAL FREEZING)
  2. SOIL DATABASES AND MAPPING OF CRYOSOLS IN ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC
  3. PALEOCRYOSOLS AS INDICATORS OF THE PAST ENVIRONMENTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  4. CARBON POOLS AND FUNCTIONS OF CRYOSOLS FOR THE POLAR ECOSYSTEMS
  5. CONTAMINATION OF SOIL LANDSCAPES IN THE NORTH
  6. CRYOSOLS' FEATURES AND REGIMES AND THEIR CHANGE DUE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND
    RECLAMATION AFTER MINING)

Round table:

APPROACHES TO ENVIRONMENTALLY ORIENTED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOIL DATA IN POLAR REGIONS

 

Facilities:

All technical facilities (projectors, computers, video sets) are available during the conference for a presentation of papers.

 

 

FIELD EXCURSIONS

Half-a-day field excursion by a helicopter to Koida tundra (~ 200 km to the North-East of Arkhangelsk )

is planned to be organized. Permafrost-affected peat plateaus, palsas, strongly cryoturbated permafrost-free soils and Gelic subunits of soils should be shown.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED (15 PERSONS ONLY - FIRST GOES FIRST) AND THE BOOKING OF THE PLACES SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE DECEMBER, 31, 2004 FOR PERMISSION FORMALITIES.

 

3-days bus excursion for the most extremely karstified boreal region in the world - Pinega (~200 km travel to the East of Arkhangelsk) will be organized.

Perennial underground ice and a lithogenic set of widespread and unique cold boreal soils (on Quaternary sandy and loamy materials and on ancient substrates - hard gypsum, limestone, red-colored rocks) will be shown.

 

The accommodation will be in a small comfortable hotel "Golubino" having all facilities (hot water, etc.).


Conference site & fee:

Conference site in Arkhangelsk :
August 2-3, 2005 Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural Branch of RAS.

Arkhangelsk is a peaceful 420-years old city in the Russian European North having the population of 300,000 and connected by every-day flights with Moscow (1.5-hour flight). The city has a scientific center and a comfortable Purnavolok hotel - www.purnavolok.ru


Field trips:
August 4-7, 2005:

1) Half-a-day field trip to tundra of Koida vicinities (15 persons) (helicopter)
2) 3-days field trip to boreal karst region of Pinega (bus)

 

CONFERENCE FEES:
Participation in a 2-day meeting in Arkhangelsk - 180
Participation in the field trip to Koida tundra by helicopter - 200
Participation in the 3-days field trip to Pinega karst region by bus - 180

Fee covers the following:
conference materials; coffee, etc.; full service during field trips.

Participation of students in the conference is free of charge and in field excursion to Pinega is with 50% discount

The conference fee for soil scientists from countries having special treatments with Dokuchaev Soil Science Society (e.g. Poland) is 90

 

A registration participant form should be sent to the Organizing Committee before December 1, 2004.

 

The Second announcement, including the key-note speakers, format for abstracts, details of payment of registration fees etc. will be sent after receiving the registration participant forms.

Abstracts:

The tentative deadline for submission of 1-page abstracts in English is April, 15, 2005



REGISTRATION PARTICIPANT FORM FOR THE
IV CONFERENCE ON CRYOPEDOLOGY

REGISTRATION PARTICIPANT FORM FOR THE
IV CONFERENCE ON CRYOPEDOLOGY
Name:
First Name:
Title:
Mailing Address:
City: ...........................Mailing Code: ............
Tel.: ........................... Fax: ..........................
E-mail:
(Provisional) Title of the paper: ......................
.....................................................................

O - I want to present an oral paper:

O - I want to present a poster

O- I want to participate in the field excursion to Koida tundra by helicopter

(Number is limited by 15 persons only! first goes first)


O I want to participate in the field excursion to Pinega karst region by bus

Please send this registration form before December, 1, 2004 to the following address:

E-mail:
sergey.gor@mail.ru
pedology@igras.geonet.ru

Institute of Geography RAS
Staromonetny per. 29
Moscow, 119017
Russia
Tel.: +7 095 9590028
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