Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

"Ecophysiology of the Permafrost Biogeocenosis" Laboratory (EPBL)

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Institute of Forest named after Sukachev

Fields of scientific research:

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Project title:
The future of carbon in the natural Siberian permafrost ecosystems: analysis of the processes and vulnerability.

Leading scientist


Leading scientist's full name: Guggenberger, Georg

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degree and title:
Doctor of natural sciences, professor

Job title:
Director of the Leibnitz University Institute of Soil Science in Hannover, Germany

Field of scientific interests:
- Mechanisms of transformation and stabilization of organic soil matter. Response of permafrost soils to climate change.
- Micro- and nanostructural analysis of organo-mineral soil complexes.
- Biogeochemical carbon cycle within the "soil-hydrosphere-atmosphere" system.
- Impact of the nature management system upon the soil carbon stores and search for sustainable soil management methods.

Scientific recognition:
Vice-Speaker of the Center for Solid State Chemistry and New Materials.
Vice-Speaker of "Geofluxes" – an interdisciplinary program of the universities of Lower Saxony.
Vice-President of the German Society of Soil Scientists.

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