Baikal Studies to the World Scientific Community
10 March 2015
NII biol konf Granada

Representatives of the Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University professor Eugene Zilov and Senior Research Fellow Daria Bedulina made reports at the International Conference of the Association of  Limnological and Oceanographic Sciences ALSO 2015 "Aquatic Sciences Meeting: Global And Regional Perspectives".

Large-scale conference, held February 22-27 in Granada (Spain), gathered over  5,000 professionals in aquatic sciences. Over 2,000 reports were made at the conference.

Daria Bedulina made a paper "Cellular stress-response in Baikal and palearstic amphipods: will global change affect amphipod communities in Lake Baikal?". This report covered the recent results of the international project co-worked by the ISU Research Institute of Biology and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers "Lake Baikal and Biological Effect of Global Change".

Professor Eugene Zilov presented a report "Recent effects of human activities on Lake Baikal ecosystem" .Also, the Irkutsk scientist co-authored the report "Lake-wide physical and biological trends associated with warming in Lake Baikal”, made by Professor Marianne Moore (Wellesley College, USA). The joint report presented the results of long-term collaboration (since 2001) between researchers from the Wellesley College and the Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University.

Professor Marianne Moore was awarded the Ramon Margalef Prize for successful teaching and, in particular, for a close cooperation with Irkutsk researchers and for training American students in biology and Russian studies. To remind, the curriculum of American students at Wellesley College includes summer practices at the base of the Baikal Biological Station of the Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University in the Bolshie Koty village.