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NVSU and Ludong University applied for funding within the framework of the RFBR competition for projects

Jointly with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) holds competitions for the best scientific projects. The Department for Geography  of Nizhnevartovsk State University and Ludong University (Yantai, China) applied for funding with the project “Landscape evolution since the end of the Pleistocene on the West Siberian plain: process, development and connection to paleoclimatic changes”.  

Head of the project from the Russian side is Sergey Korkin, Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor at NVSU Department of Geography, Chinese side is led by Ling Zeng, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Resource and Environmental Engineering, Ludong University. The consortium also includes scientific communities of NVSU, Institute of Pplant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Branchy of Russian Academy of Sciences (Yekaterinburg), Ludong University, Yantai Institute Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Yantai, China).  

The project foresees academic exchange of students, joint fieldwork, research and educational activities with partner organizations of Russia and China. The project will bring together researchers from different countries to work jointly on the understanding of landscape evolution and its connection to paleoclimatic changes on the West Siberian plain.    

Planned activities also include workshop at NVSU on geographical and geological conditions of the West Siberian plain, visits of Chinese partner universities to NVSU.  

In addition, NVSU and Ludong University signed an research agreement which indicates roles and responsibilities of Russian and Chinese partners within the framework of the project. Under the contract, objectives of Russian partners are: 

  • data processing of satellite and digital topography; 

  • analysis of regional climate; 

  • analysis of regional stratigraphic sequence; 

  • sampling of typical sections. 

Objectives of Chinese partners: 

  • joint fieldwork on the territory of West Siberia with Russian partners; 

  • isotopic analysis of organic carbon in section; 

  • process of reconstruction and developments of landscape evolution.