Significant People and Events in the LIN SB RAS History
Russian Federation, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal
The Conference is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The past 50 years are characterised by the intense impact of local and global anthropogenic factors on the ecosystem of freshwater environments irrespective of their scale. Moreover, the anthropogenic factor can overlap with the internal cycles of aquatic environments. During the Conference, it is anticipated that we will discuss current developments of various freshwater ecosystems experiencing landscape and climatic changes as well as increasing anthropogenic impact.
A Youth School “Modern Limnology at the Intersection of Disciplines” will be held within the framework of the Conference. Leading international scientists will give lectures and master-classes on the following topics: fundamentals of microscopy, methods of bioinformatics analysis in molecular biology and methods of classical ichthyology. In addition, Skype-session and Round Table Discussions will be also held during the Conference.
The following scientific problems and research perspectives are planned for discussion at the Conference:
- Current critical factors of natural and anthropogenic origin affecting the ecological state of aquatic environments;
- Hydrological and hydrophysical processes and their effect on the state of aquatic environments;
- Biodiversity of large freshwater bodies: sustainability and mechanisms of formation;
- Molecular ecology of hydrobionts;
- Microorganisms and autochthonous viruses;
- Current global changes of aquatic ecosystems: cause and effect;
- Persistent organic pollutants in aquatic ecosystems;
- Silica in nature – from paleoreconstruction to new materials;
- Cycles of organic matter and nutrients;
- Transport of substances and energy at the interface of environment partitions;
- Evolution of lakes and their paleoreconstructions;
- Development of approaches and methods for direct and remote control monitoring of aquatic environment;
- The fish resources of Lake Baikal and other large lakes, their formation and rational use;
- Scientific background of measures necessary for the preservation of Lake Baikal and other lakes of the world.
The best articles presented at the Conference will be published in the special issues of the international peer-reviewed journals:
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Impact Factor: 1.958 (WoS, Scopus, RSCI)
Impact Factor: 0.913 (WoS, Scopus, РИНЦ)
Impact Factor: 2.199 (WoS, Scopus, RSCI)
Russian Journal of Ecology
Impact Factor: 0.430 (WoS, Scopus, RSCI)
Geography and Natural Resources
(WoS, Scopus, RSCI)
The articles for special issues should be tentatively prepared until 01 October, 2018.
Details including the submission date of articles will be provided in the Third Circular.