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Workshop on C/H2O/energy balance in boreal and arctic regions

"C/H2O/Energy balance and climate in boreal and arctic regions
with special emphasis on eastern Eurasia"


5th Annual International Workshop dedicated to 10 years of international cooperation in flux measurements


11 and 12 November 2010, Wageningen University


Check out the program


The C/H2O/Energy cycles in the boreal and arctic areas are important in the global climate system. They influence not only the interactions between atmospheres, land surface and soil layer at various temporal and spatial scales, but also the runoff to Arctic sea. Since 1998, intensive observations on C/H2O/Energy cycles were carried

out in Siberia by Russian, European and Japanese researchers. Joint research projects have investigated the C/H2O/Energy cycles in various land surfaces, mature forests, burned forests, tundra etc, in the last decade. In 2010 we commemorate 10 years since starting the field experimental works at the scientific station “Spasskaya Pad” of IBPC SD RAS. At present, the station is rightfully considered to be a regional research outpost on the study of environmental and global climate changes in the cryolithic zone. Four previous workshops were held in October 2004 in Yakutsk, January 2006 in Amsterdam, January 2007 in Nagoya and July 2008 in Yakutsk. This fifth workshop aims to broaden the discussion, bring in other parts of the Siberian ecosystems, integrate and synthesize the results, and discuss further research cooperation.


The workshop is held at Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 11-13 November 2010. It is co-organized by Han Dolman (Vrije Universiteit,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Takeshi Ohta (Nagoya University, Japan) and Trofim Maximov (Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone, Yakutsk, Russia).


Issues to be discussed:

a) Physical processes of C/H2O/Energy cycles on various time and spatial scales

b) Methane fluxes of Siberian ecosystems

c) Plant physiological processes on C/H2O/Energy cycles

d) Forest and tundra ecosystem structure related to C/H2O/Energy cycles

e) Permafrost / cold climate processes and their impacts on C/H2O/Energy cycles

f) Boreal forest management and C/H2O/Energy cycles (e.g. impacts of fires, logging)

g) Usage of satellite remote sensing technique

h) Development of models and analyses on C/H2O/Energy cycles from plot to

continental scale

i) Organizational aspects of research cooperation

i) Research status of present projects and plans for the future

ii) Issues on fieldwork organization and logistics



Workshop: 11-12 November 2010 at Wageningen University, consisting of

presentations, poster session and discussion, including keynote presentations by

Katey Walter (University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA) and Atsuko Sugimoto (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan).

Excursion: 13 November 2010. Visit to typical Dutch polder landscape in the western part of the Netherlands where we will visit a farm with a methane gas source and the historic town of Zaandam including Czar Peter House.


! Please register before September 1, 2010!

Contributions to the workshop are:

- oral presentations of 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion

oral presentations of 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of discussion

- posters

The participants should send by e-mail the following data to


The participants should send by e-mail the following data to


a) Name:

b) Affiliation including address:

c) Presentation: oral or poster or no presentation

d) Title of presentation (if applicable):

e) Participation for the excursion: Yes or No


Abstract and proceedings

If you intend to contribute with a presentation (oral or poster) you are requested to send a short abstract (max. 300 words) to, no later than October 1, 2010.

Proceedings will be published after this workshop. For the Proceedings, you are

requested to prepare an extended abstract (max. 4 pages) which should be

submitted to, no later than August 1, 2011.



Workshop: 60 Euro (includes 2 lunches, 1 diner)

Excursion: 40 Euro (includes transportation, fee, lunch, simple diner)

To be paid cash at registration desk during workshop

Travel by air
Wageningen can be reached from Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport and West German airports (Düsseldorf, Köln, Frankfurt), followed by train travel to Ede-Wageningen railway station. The train connection from Amsterdam to Wageningen is easiest. There is a direct train from Schiphol airport to Ede-Wageningen station every hour, taking approximately 1 hour. From German airports, take a train to Arnhem, and change there to Ede-Wageningen. There is a regular (10 min. interval) bus from Ede-Wageningen station to the University and Wageningen bus station.


We have made a reservation for a block of rooms at Brink Residence, Stadsbrink 1, 6707 AA Wageningen, located at 50 m from Wageningen bus station in central Wageningen. Please make your own reservation directly at the hotel:; email: ; or phone: +31 317 490 122, referring to “reservation D Blok, Wageningen University”. Costs are 98.50 Euros per 2-person room per night.


Darwin Center for Biogeosciences

WIMEK Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research

Wageningen University

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam