Moscow, Russia

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

online course
when 3 July 2020 - 13 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 1 EC
fee USD 100

The 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-2020 will be held online via ZOOM platform. Links to lectures and seminars, as well as school teaching materials, will be sent to registered participants by e-mail.The program include lectures and seminars by the top-level scientists and practitioners, lifehacks on Scientific writing skills as well as life broadcasts from the 3MUGIS-2021 field tour sites.

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.

The list of guest speakers:

1.Peter Groffman (CUNY Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center and Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, USA)
2.Carlo Calfapietra (Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems National Research Council, Italy)
3.Diana Dushkova (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
4.Maria Ignatieva (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
5.Geoffroy Sere (Lorraine University, France)
6.Yakov Kuzyakov (George-August-University of Goettingen, Germany)
7.Michael Leuchner (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and other

Course leader

Vyacheslav Vasenev | +7 (495) 434-53-00,

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.


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

1 EC

Fee info

USD 100: The price includes free participation in the international conference SSC-2020. Detailed information and registration are available on the conference website