Kajbasovo Research Station, Tomsk State University

The Station is unique as it is open all through the year which is particularly important for researches. Another important feature of the Station is unique environment.
Favorable moisture, heat, mineral nutrition compared to non-inundated areas and, therefore, floodlands are the richest landscapes on the territory of Siberia in terms of productivity and biological diversity. The fauna is diverse. Some of animals and birds are being hunted, others – peregrine falcon, white-tailed eagle, osprey –are included in the Red Book of Russia.

 

 

The station is located in Western Siberia, Russia, 60 km north-west from the city of Tomsk at N57°14’45,38″ E84°11’06,17″. The station is located in the floodland of the middle course of the Ob River, the longest river in Russia (5410 km) and the second-longest one in Asia. 

The Station is equipped with 5 wagons (apartment for 8 people, mobile laboratory and special conference-wagon). Maximum capacity of the houses are 15 people; in the summer season,  more than 50 people in the tents. Communication is carried out by the cellular and shortwave radio. Access to the Internet is via the satellite of "Gazprom" corporation. The station is equipped by modern and effective outfit: meteorological complex, by sensors and logger of the soil temperature, of the surface and ground waters levels, of the depth of the snow cover. On the basis of the Station is possible to use a combination of two complementary tools: Geographic Information System (GIS) and biogeochemical analysis of river organic carbon (elemental, isotopic and molecular). For scientists who specialized on the dynamic ecosystem linkages and on the characterization of the organic compounds in the large Arctic River and its basin this is a promising combination which allows to highlighting this.  GIS is used to characterize the source of terrestrial organic matter at the watershed level and provides crucial information on its morphoedaphic composition, permafrost status, type of soil, land use and perturbation (natural or anthropic).There are long-term materials (1977-2001 g) of field investigations of soil and vegetation of the floodplain, physical and physical-chemical properties of the soils, hydro-chemical properties of the water bodies that are available for using.

Institution National Research Tomsk State University
Country Russia
Infrastructure type Research station
Disciplines Biology and biochemistry
Environmental sciences
Language of operation Russian
English
Keywords observationmeasurementsbiological sciencebiochemical research

Availability

The station is open all through the year. Chargeable access.

 

Contact information

Sergey Kirpotin kirp@mail.tsu.ru

Olga Shaduyko (Morozova) dolcezzamia@mail.ru

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