Moscow, Russia

Anthropogenic and Natural Soil Landscapes in European Russia: From Sea to Sea

online course
when 26 July 2021 - 15 August 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC

he 3MUGIS summer school is an annual event, which addresses current environmental consequences and opportunities of urbanization with special emphasis on soil functions. The event is organized under the umbrella of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS), RUDN University (Russia) and the Urban Soil Institute (USA) with strong cooperation from universities, institutions and research teams from around the world.

The 3MUGIS-2021 will be held in live format, from July 26 to August 15. The program includes 5 days of intensive lectures and seminars by the top-level scientists and experts in RUDN University in Moscow and 16-days field tour across Russia from Teriberka (69N; 35E) to Abrau-Durso (44N; 37E).

At the end of the program, students will better understand ecology and biogeochemistry of urban soils and plants, advances in monitoring and modeling of urban soils and green infrastructures, role of nature-based solutions and urban green infrastructure for human health and well-being.

Main highlights of the school:
- Lectures and seminars by the top-level scientists and practitioners organized in thematic blocks
- Each participant has the opportunity to gain competence in the field of various methods of soil analysis, temperature measurements, green parameters within collecting data, observations and analytical work.
- Visiting of 6 bioclimatic zones from Tundra to Subtropics and 4 natural reserves
- Trip to Teriberka - a village on the shore of the Arctic Ocean, Typical Chernozems – the most fertile soils in the world and Kursk Magnetic Anomaly – the largest world ore mining area
- Work with advance techniques of on-site express monitoring (XRF, IRGA, EC)

For more detailed information and updates of the school please visit our official website http://3mugis.org

Our social media:
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Course leader

Vyacheslav Vasenev | +7 (495) 434-53-00, vasenev_vi@rudn.university
Dr Anastasia Konstantinova | konstantinova-av@rudn.ru

Target group

The school is intended for students, masters, young scientists who specialize in urban ecology, landscape design, soil science.

Course aim

The course named “Anthropogenic and natural soil landscapes in European Russia: from sea to sea” addresses relevant contemporary environmental consequences and opportunities of urbanization with special emphasis on soil functions.

Program:

1. Lectures and seminars of leading scientists and practitioners organized in thematic blocks:
Ecology and biogeochemistry of urban soils and plants.
Advances in monitoring and modeling urban soils and green infrastructure.
From ecosystem services to natural solutions: urban green infrastructure for human health and well-being.
2. Recommendations for the preparation of scientific publications from Professor Jacob Kuzyakov (one of the most cited scientists in the field of soil science) and Professor Michael Leuchner (editor of Springer Nature for many years).

3. Waiting for a field tour: broadcast from the main places 3MUGIS-2021.

4. Competition for the best project. Winners will be awarded with diplomas and special prizes.

5. Online Closing Ceremony: an official certificate corresponding to 1 credit (ECTS), recognized by educational programs around the world.

Credits info

3 EC
Full Program
5 days at RUDN University in Moscow + 16-days field tour
3 ECTS Certificate, recognized by educational programs worldwide

Short Program
5 days at RUDN University in Moscow
1 ECTS Certificate, recognized by educational programs worldwide

Fee info

USD 0: Full Program
5 days at RUDN University in Moscow
16-days field tour
3 ECTS Certificate, recognized by educational programs worldwide
Participation fees will cover accommodation, two meals per day, travelling inside Russia and all materials necessary for courses

Short Program
5 days at RUDN University in Moscow
1 ECTS Certificate, recognized by educational programs worldwide
Participation fees will cover two meals per day, a one-day excursion, all materials necessary for courses, but don't include accommodation.


3MUGIS-2021 summer school will host international groups up to 35 participants.

All of the foreign participants will also receive visa support and any other assistance with organization of their trip to Moscow.