Dear Potential Participants and Guests of the Yakutsk Conference on Cryopedology!
Though the deadline for the registration and abstract submission is May 15, the organizers kindly ask you to register as soon as possible (click here). Additionally, please, confirm your intent to attend via e-mail to cryopedology2017@gmail.com and use this e-mail for all kinds of questions concerning the conference!
WELCOME TO YAKUTSK!!!

 

 


VII International Conference on Cryopedology

CRYOSOLS IN PERSPECTIVE: A VIEW FROM THE PERMAFROST HEARTLAND

August 21-28, 2017

Yakutsk, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia

WELCOME TO THE VII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRYOPEDOLOGY IN YAKUTIA, THE CRADLE OF EURASIAN PERMAFROST, THE POLE OF COLD IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE WITH SHARP CLIMATIC, PHYSIOGRAPHIC, AND SOIL CONTRASTS AND WITH IMMANENTLY HOSPITABLE AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE!

January 15, 2017 - Registration opened

May 15, 2017 - Registration and abstract submission deadline

May 30, 2017 - Second circular with detailed program of the conference

International Union of Soil Sciences

International Permafrost Association

V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Society

Institute of Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone, SB RAS, Yakutsk

P.I. Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Yakutsk

M.K. Ammosov Northeastern Federal University, Yakutsk

V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, RAS, Moscow

Institute of Geography, RAS, Moscow

Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, RAS, Pushchino

Universität Hamburg, Hamburg

Yakutsk Research Center, SB RAS, Yakutsk

Co-chairpersons:

Sergei Shoba, President of the Dokuchaev Soil Science Society, Moscow

Mikhail Lebedev, Yakutsk Research Center, Yakutsk

Alexey D'yachkovskii, Vice-chairman of the Government of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Chairman of Yakutian Branch of the Russian Geographical Society, Yakutsk

 

Vice-chairpersons:

Roman Desyatkin, Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone, SB RAS, Yakutsk

Dmitry Konyushkov, V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, RAS, Moscow

Megan Balks, University of Waikato, New Zealand

 

Members:

Georg Guggenberger, Leibnitz University, Hannover, Germany

Eva-Maria Pfeiffer, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Sebastian Zubrzycki, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Ryusuke Hatano, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Gustav Hugelius, Stockholm University, Sweden

Chien-Lu Ping, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

Eugeny Abakumov, St Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Nimazhap Badmaev, Institute of General and Experimental Biology, SB RAS, Ulan-Ude, Russia

Mikhail Zheleznyak, P.I. Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

Alexander Fedorov, P.I. Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

Grigory Savvinov, M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia

Trofim Maksimov, Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

Elena Lapteva, Institute of Biology, Komi Science Center, UB RAS, Syktyvkar, Russia

Stanislav Gubin, Institute of Biological and Physicochemical Problems of Soil Science, RAS, Pushchino, Russia

Elizaveta Rivkina, Institute of Biological and Physicochemical Problems of Soil Science, RAS, Pushchino, Russia

Sergei Goryachkin, Institute of Geography, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Sofia Lesovaya, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Secretaries:

Alexey Desyatkin, Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone, SB RAS, Yakutsk, Russia

Nikita Mergelov, Insitute of Geography, RAS, Moscow, Russia

Alexey Lupachev, Institute of Biological and Physicochemical Problems of Soil Science, RAS, Pushchino, Russia

VII International Conference on Cryopedology will take place in the center of the permafrost zone of Eurasia, in Yakutsk, on August 21–28, 2017. It will be hosted by the Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS). Plenary reports will be organized in the hall of the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. The official languages of the conference are English and Russian (with translation). All technical facilities (projectors, computers, video sets) will be available during the conference for presentation of papers.

Posters are highly welcomed and will be displayed close to the lecture halls. Poster sessions will be organised with a possibility for short (3–4 min.) oral presentations.

Submission of abstracts is required for all posters and oral presentations. The book of abstracts will be published and distributed at the conference.

Sunday, August 20 — arrival of participants

Monday, August 21 — opening ceremony, plenary lectures, welcome party

Tuesday, August 22 — oral and poster working sessions

Wednesday, August 23 — mid-conference field trip to the left-bank Lena area and field seminar (cryogenic features in coarse- and fine-textured Cryosols, Cryosol badland induced by forest cutting and tillage on the Ice Complex deposits, permafrost and soluble salts, pedogenetic gradients in permafrost areas, etc.); more detailed program will be presented in the 2nd circular.

Thursday, August 24 — oral and poster working sessions; business meeting; closing ceremony

Friday–Saturday, August 25–26 — post-conference field trip to the Lena–Aldan interfluve; field workshop (soils of alas depressions; geomorphic processes in the areas of Ice Complex deposits; diversity of Cryosols; night in Tyungyulyu)

Sunday, August 27 — excursion to Lena Pillars (optional).

August 28 — departure from Yakutsk

 

Minor changes in this schedule are possible in dependence on the number of participants.

1. Genesis, geography, mapping, classification, and terminology of Cryosols

2. Cryosols and ecosystem services

3. Cryosol dynamics and regimes under changing climate

4. Pedobiology of the Cryosphere

5. Paleopedology and pedoarchaeology in permafrost areas

6. New methods in Cryosol research

7. Carbon cycle in permafrost areas

8. Cryosol management: problems and solutions

Abstracts should not exceed 3500 characters, including the title. The first line should include the title; the second line, full name(s) of the author(s) (given name followed by family name); the third line, affiliation(s); and the fourth line, e-mail address of the corresponding author. The text starts from the next line. No formatting is needed; any conventional font may be used.

Conference and mid-conference field seminarPost-conference field workshopLena Pillars excursion
Normal participant fee500 USD350 USD300 USD
Student / young scientist fee250 USD350 USD300 USD
Accompanying person fee200 USD350 USD

300 USD

PAYMENT DETAILS

The banking details for the registration fee payment are available upon request from cryopedology2017@gmail.com

 

TRANSPORTATION

The only way to get to the city of Yakutsk is by airplane. Yakutsk has a modern international airport connected by reasonably frequent flights with Moscow, Beijing, Harbin, Ulan-Bator, Vladivostok, and a number of Siberian cities.

Provisional costs of return flights

  • from Berlin (via Moscow) ~EURO 800,
  • from New York (via Berlin and Moscow) ~EURO 1500,
  • from Los Angeles (via Beijing) ~EURO 1700,
  • from Beijing (direct) ~EURO 500,
  • from Auckland (via Beijing) ~EURO 1500.

Please note that during the summer vacation season the economy class tickets may be difficult to get, thus it is recommended to reserve the air tickets in advance.

 

WEATHER

The weather in Yakutsk at the end of August is moderately warm: 19–24° daytime, 8–12°C at night. Heavy rains are not expected, though a raincoat might be helpful. Warm boots are essential for field workshop because of the presence of permafrost at the bottom of the soil profiles.

 

ACCOMMODATION

There are many hotels in Yakutsk (e.g., www.trivago.com); hotels close to the city center are recommended: Tygyn Darkhan (www.tygyn.ru), Lena (www.lena-hotel.ru), Polyarnaya zvezda (Polar Star), Sterkh, etc. Small (several rooms) privately owned hotels and apartments for rent are also available. The range of prices is from about 25 to 150 USD (or EUR) per person per night (single room).