Taimyr Reserves investigate vegetation near Norilsk

Taimyr Reserves investigate vegetation near Norilsk

December 07, 2020

Scientists from the Cambridge University, Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Sciences also participate in the project.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The main topic of the online seminar, which was attended by the Taimyr Reserves scientific department staff, was the study of vegetation dynamics based on images from Landstar satellites taken since 1985.

According to the Taimyr Reserves united directorate, the meeting is a continuation of an internship on the use of remote sensing data to monitor ecosystem changes, which was previously held at the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

“British colleagues provided an opportunity to analyze the current state of the vegetation cover on the territory of the Pura biostationary using ultra-detailed images. The biostationar has existed since 1964 and is one of the most important territories for study”, the statement of the Taimyr Reserves directorate says.

It is also reported that this work is very important for scientists, since they can get images of the territory with super-detailed resolution – up to half a meter. At the same time, such images cost about 25 thousand rubles, and they can be purchased with the help of the grant received by the Moscow State University for the creation of a scientific network to study the disturbance and restoration of the Arctic boreal systems.

The project is calculated until February 2021, after which a large final online conference will take place.

We will remind, earlier the Taimyr Nature Reserves scientists told how wild reindeer migrate. We also reported that forests were counted in Taimyr.

Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

December 07, 2020

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