Baikal as a Model for Foreign Ecologists
6 August 2014

Summer school for German students started at the Baikal Biological Station of Irkutsk State University. The school is a result of the contest of DAAD (German Service of Academic Exchanges) won by the Institute of Biology of Irkutsk State University in 2013. The theme of the School: “Lake Baikal as a Model for Studying Ecological Processes.” For two weeks, 14 undergraduate and graduate students from German universities will be grasping methods of collecting material for scientific work and its determination.

“Participants were divided into two groups: “Ecology of Aquatic Organisms” and “Ecology of Soil,” the head of the project, the Deputy Director of ISU Institute of Biology Ekaterina Govorukhina, “during the school they will prepare projects in their areas, and at the end – defend them.”

The groups are led by ISU scientists: Professor Vadim Tahteev, Associate Professor Olga Lopatovskaya. Lectures are delivered by Irkutsk scientists from SB RAS, Irkutsk State University, and the Baikal Museum. Teachers from the Eurasian Institute of Linguistics provide intensive courses of Russian language.