3MUGIS


INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FIELD SCHOOL

ANTHROPOGENIC AND NATURAL SOIL LANDSCAPES IN EUROPEAN RUSSIA: FROM SEA TO SEA

Monitoring, modeling and managing urban soils and green infrastructure
July 21 – August 11 2019, Registration started in September

What is 3MUGIS?


The 3MUGIS summer school is an annual event, which addresses relevant contemporary 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.

What is new in 3MUGIS 2019


Building from considerable experience and feedback from participants during the first two years, the organizers have decided to further focus the school on solid practical skills in monitoring, modeling and mapping urban soils and green infrastructure over different climatic and anthropogenic conditions. Lessons from traditional, long-standing and internationally recognized zonal soil geography field courses from Moscow State University (Russia) and the University of California (USA) are being incorporated to provide additional structure, congruence, and rigor to the 3MUGIS program. The organizers intend for the school to become a globally recognized training program that provides students with first hand field experience examining anthropogenic impact sequences across conventional soil forming factors from Sub-artic to Dry steppe climates. At the end of the program, students will better understand the social, climactic, and geographic factors that contribute to human soil modification in this region; the long-term implications of such changes; practical skills to perform in-field soil monitoring, soil mapping and remote sensing; and applied skills in identifying, implementing, and managing opportunities for urban green infrastructure development.

Five days of focused on-campus training in skills relevant to the sites visited will occur at RUDN University in Moscow city. They will be followed by an expanded two-week field tour from the White Sea (Kandalaksha town, 67N; 32E) to the Azov Sea (Taganrog town, 47N; 38E). The tour will give students a unique overview of the natural and cultural diversity of European Russia. Five zones (subarctic, taiga, deciduous forest, forest-steppes and steppes) will be studied in regard to key issues of urban development, including industrial pollution, forest management, agricultural development, and urban-rural interactions. Urban soils and green infrastructure at each of the region will be studied in comparison to natural references. Conventional field descriptions and classification will be amplified by advanced techniques of in-field analysis. Lecture and field parts will consistently follow the problem-oriented framework to be presented at the final team and individual projects, and a short quiz will occur after each field tour stop that covers topics most relevant to that stop.

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Details


Partners


RUDN University

International Union of Soil Science

Urban Soil Institute

Moscow City Government

Capacity Building Projects

Russian academic excellence project

Russian Timiryazev State Agrarian University

The Central Chernozem State Biosphere Nature Reserve named after Professor V.V. Alekhin

Voronezh State University

Brooklyn College

Kola Science Center Russia Academy of Sciences

Technical University Berlin

Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science

Geography faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Pan-Eurasian Experiment

Central Forest Biosphere Reserve

MESOL

South State University

History


For the first time, the school was organized in Moscow ahead of the SUITMA 9 international congress in May 2017 and attracted students and young researchers from 8 countries. Five days included lectures, seminars, lab and field practicals, art and design master classes and a rich social program. Top-level experts with different backgrounds including environmental protection, civil engineering and policy-making shared their skills and knowledge. The key-note speeches were given by the IUSS president Prof. Rattan Lal (USA), IUSS elected president Takashi Kasaki (Japan), Noble Prize Laureate Prof. Riccardo Valentini (Italy), SUITMA president Prof. J. Kim (South Korea), Prof. J.L. Morel (France), Prof. W. Burghardt (Germany), Prof. M. Gerasimova (Russia) and Prof. Z. Cheng (USA). In 2018, 3MUGIS included two parts: an intensive week of lectures, followed by a week long field tour observing natural and anthropogenic soils and landscapes from the taiga to the steppes of Russia.

Speakers

Elvira Dovletyarova

Dr. Elvira Dovletyarova

Department of Landscape design and sustainable ecosystems, RUND University (Russia)
e-mail: elvira_2779@mail.ru

Tatiana Morin

Tatiana Morin

NYC Urban Soil Institute (USA)
e-mail: tatiana@usi.nyc

Dr. Viacheslav Vasenev

Dr. Viacheslav Vasenev

Department of Landscape design and sustainable ecosystems, RUND University (Russia)
e-mail: vasenyov@mail.ru

Tatiana Prokofieva

Dr. Tatiana Prokofieva

Associate Professor LMSU, Soil Science faculty
e-mail: tatianaprokofieva@yandex.ru

Richard Shaw

Dr. Richard Shaw

State Soil Scientist USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USA)
e-mail: richard.shaw@nj.usda.gov

Prof. Jean Louis Morel

Prof. Jean Louis Morel

Laboratory of Soils and Environment Université de Lorraine (France)
e-mail: jean-louis.morel@univ-lorraine.fr

Prof. Andrey Smagin

Prof. Andrey Smagin

Soil Science Faculty LMSU (Moscow, Russia)
e-mail: smagin@list.ru

Dr. Maha Deep

Dr. Maha Deep

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences City University of New York - Brooklyn College, CUNY (USA)
e-mail: mahadeeb.y@gmail.com, Maha.Deeb@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Dr. Thomas Nehls

Dr. Thomas Nehls

Head of the Soil Hydrology Lab
Head of Center for Innovation and Science on Building Greening (CIBG)
Technische Universität Berlin FG Ecohydrology and Landscape Evaluation Institute of Ecology (Germany)
e-mail:thomas.nehls@tu-berlin.de

Dr. Diego Giuliarelli

Dr. Diego Giuliarelli

Department of Innovation of Biological Systems, Food and Forestry DIBAF Tuscia University (Italy)
e-mail:dgiuliarelli@unitus.it

 Irina Veretelnikova

Irina Veretelnikova

Department of ecology RSAU-MTAA named after K.A. Timiryazev
Department of Landscape design and sustainable ecosystems, RUND University (Russia)
e-mail: veretelnikovaomsk@yandex.ru

Dr. Michael Leuchner

Dr. Michael Leuchner

Springer Publishing Editor
Physical Geography, Climate, Economic Geography, Historical Geography & World Regional Geography
Springer Dordrecht
e-mail: michael.leuchner@springer.com

Prof. Riccardo Valentini

Prof. Riccardo Valentini

Tuscia University (Italy)
RUDN University (Russia)
Peace Noble Prize Laureate as a member of IPCC
e-mail: rik@unitus.it

Ilya Mochalov

Ilya Mochalov

Landscape architect,
General manager of ‘I.Mochalov design studio’ (Russia)
e-mail: mail@imip.ru

Giovanna Sala

Dr. Giovanna Sala

UNIPA
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (SAF)
Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
e-mail:giovanna.sala@yahoo.it

Dr. Luca Belelli

Dr. Luca Belelli

The Edmund Mach Foundation (Italy)
e-mail: luca.belelli@libero.it

Alex Yaroslavtsev

Dr. Alex Yaroslavtsev

Department of ecology RSAU-MTAA named after K.A. Timiryazev (Russia)
e-mail: yaroslavtsevam@gmail.com

Andrea Vannini

Prof. Andrea Vannini

Department of Innovation of Biological Systems, Food and Forestry DIBAF
Tuscia University (Italy)
e-mail: vannini@unitus.it

Dr. Olga Gavrichkova

Dr. Olga Gavrichkova

Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF)
National Research Council (CNR) (Italy)
e-mail: olga.gavrichkova@ibaf.cnr.it

Dr. Andrey Dolgikh

Dr. Andrey Dolgikh

Geography Institute
Russian Academy Science (Russia)
e-mail: an.dolgikh@gmail.com

Prof. Harold Van Es

Prof. Harold Van Es

School of Integrative Plant Science
Soil and Crop Sciences Section
College of Agriculture and Life Science
Cornell University (USA)
email: hmv1@cornell.edu

Kuzyakov

Prof. Yakov Kuzyakov


Georg-August University Goettingen (Germany)
RUDN University (Russia)
e-mail kuzyakov@gwdg.de

Dr Kristina Ivashchenko

Dr. Kristina Ivashchenko

Institute of physico-chemical and biological problems in soil science Russian Academy Science
Department of Landscape design and sustainable ecosystems, RUND University (Russia)
e-mail: ivashchenko.kv@gmail.com

Dr. Jack Caravanos

Prof. Jack Caravanos

Clinical Professor of NUY – College of Global Public Health (USA)
e-mail: jcaravan@hunter.cuny.edu

Prof. Zhongqi CHENG

Prof. Zhongqi Cheng

Earth and Environmental Sciences Brooklyn College of The City University of New York (USA)
e-mail: zcheng@ brooklyn.cuny.edu

Howard W Mielke

Prof. Howard Mielke

Research Professor Tulane University (USA)
e-mail: hmielke@tulane.edu

Anya Paltseva

Anya Paltseva

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Graduate Center of The City University of New York NYC Urban Soil Institute (USA)
e-mail: anyapaltseva@gmail.com

Olga Romzaykina

Olga Romzaykina

Department of Landscape design and sustainable ecosystems, RUND University (Russia)
e-mail: olrom92@mail.ru

Dr. Pavel Konstantinov

Dr. Pavel Konstantinov

Geography Faculty Meteorological observatory Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
e-mail: kostadini@mail.ru

Payments


The beneficiary of all payments is MESOL LLC – the official Summer school operator.

To make a payment of the registration fee and for the ordered services please choose one on the following kinds of payment:

  1. Payment by an invoice – MESOL LLC will send you an invoice for the chosen services. All possible bank commissions, fees or other charges are to be fully paid by participant. If any commissions, fees or other charges are passed to MESOL LLC, participant will be required to compensate MESOL LLC for them.
  2. Payment by credit card – for online payment please use the link - payment by credit card. In case of payment by the credit card with foreign currency (not rubles) the sum will be convert to Russian rubles at the rate of emitting bank (the bank which issued the credit card). Operation of withdrawing from the Customer's credit card is carrying out in rubles.

The Organizing committee provides the opportunity to return the paid participation fee. If you have paid a participation fee, but are not able to take part in the Summer school, please send a message to the e- mail address stas@mesol.ru with the subject “Refund Name Surname” describing the reasons of the cancellation. The Organizing committee will consider the appeal and in case of positive decision will make a refund.

Please note:

  •  All refund requests are accepted till March 31, 2019
  • Processing fee and all commissions are not refundable

Company details:

Beneficiary:
MESOL LLC
Account:
40702978210000000495
Bank:
Tinkoff Bank
Bank SWIFT:
TICSRUMMXXX
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