International collaboration in 2019

1. Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Korean Institute of Environmental Ecology "Long-range migrations of birds from the Russian Arctic".

2. Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Department of Biology of the University of Lund (Sweden) "Long-range migrations of birds from the Russian Arctic"

3. Agreement on scientific and research work with the Research Center of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, Forestry University of Beijing (China) "Estimation of the number and trend of the world population of a globally endangered species – scaly-sided merganser Mergussquamatus".

4. Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Department of Biology and Biochemistry of the University of Basa (Great Britain) "The role of birds of different sexes in the formation of pairs and care for offspring in Arctic sandpiper."

International Collaboration in 2018

1. The WWF project - “Development of methods for using quadcopters for estimating the number of walruses at Chukotka coastal rookeries” (supervisor - A. Kochnev)

2. The contract for the implementation of research works with the Research Center for Environmental Sciences of China "The study of the migratory connections and habitats of waterfowl Anatidae in Russia and China using remote tracking in 2018".

3. Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Korean Institute of Environmental Ecology "Long-range migrations of birds from the Russian Arctic".

4. Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Department of Biology of the University of Lund (Sweden) "Long-range migration of birds from the Russian Arctic"

5. The contract for the implementation of research works with the Department of Biology of the University of Lund (Sweden) “Migration of the bluethroat Luscinia svecica from Western Chukotka. Chaun Expedition 2018 ".

6. Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the Department of Biology and Biochemistry of the University of Basa (UK) "The role of birds of different sexes in the formation of pairs and care for the offspring of the Arctic sandpiper".

In 2018, IBPN FEB RAS continued its long-term successful cooperation with Kinross Gold Corporation. With the support of the company, it was possible to implement several international treaties, carried out at the Institute's Chaun field station, and, besides, to hold an international conference “Biological problems of the North”.

 

Here you csn read the report on the expeditions carried out at the Chaun field station in 2018.

 

International Collaboration in 2017

In 2017 the Institute worked in the framework of the three international projects:

 

The work of  EAAFP Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force (working group on the Scaly-sided Merganser of the Partnership on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway), 2012-2017, within the Group, several projects are implemented, the Group's coordinator is Solovyova D.V .Russian participants: IBPN, NECSRI, IWEP FEB RAS. Funding is from various environmental funds, mainly Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, UK. Census of the Scaly-sided Merganser was implemented in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories; study of the intergradation zone of two species of the scaly-sided merganser using photo-traps has been carried out; besides, nest biology has been studied. The Single Species International Action Plan was made, the Plan was approved at the Partnership Meeting on VAAPP and submitted for approval to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

The project "Developing effective coordinated monitoring of the East Asian Waterbirds in the 21st century". Participating countries: China, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Russia. Period: 2015-2017 Russian partner IBPN FEB RAS, coordinator Solovyova D.V. Two agreements were concluded for participation in the project: "Study of migratory connections and habitats of waterfowl Anatidae in Russia and China using remote tracking", "Study of migratory connections and habitats of waterfowl Anatidae migrating between Northern Yakutia and China using remote tracking"; both contracts are between IBPN FEB RAS and the Research Center for Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Financing organization Research Center for Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Work on the project was conducted in the five mentioned countries, about 2000 waterfowl were marked with GPS / GSM trackers to trace their movements in an annual cycle, samples for DNA analysis, stable isotope ratios, and microbiota were collected. Researchers from China, Holland, Sweden and Russia took part in the field work on the territory of the Russian Federation, organized by IBPN FEB RAS.

The project "Arctic islands - ecological processes in the past, present and future". Participating countries: Sweden and Russia. Period: 2017 Russian partner NECRI FEB RAS, Coordinator Vartanyan S.L. The agreement "Arctic islands - ecological processes in the past, present and future. Expedition Wrangell and Chaun 2017 " was concluded for participation in the project between IBPN FEB RAS and the Swedish Secretariat of Polar Research. The funding organization is the Swedish Secretariat for Polar Research. The project supposed the study of the whole complex of biodiversity of the Arctic islands in comparison with the adjacent parts of the coast to reveal the role of the islands in preserving the conditions for the existence of Arctic species under climate change. Detailed studies were carried out on the composition of flora and vegetation, fauna of insects, birds and mammals.

International projects and research programs conducted at the Chaun field station were supported by Kinross Gold Corporation. (http://www.ibpn.ru/?start=6 ).

Within the framework of the projects mentioned, four expeditions were carried out:

Russian-Swedish expedition "Wrangell-Chaun" for the project "Arctic islands - ecological processes in the past, present and future". Places: the island of Wrangel and the Chaun field station of IBPN, in general 10 foreign researchers from Sweden, Slovakia and Portugal and 5 Russian researchers participated. The goal was to study the entire complex of biodiversity of the Arctic islands in comparison with the adjacent parts of the coast, to identify the role of the islands in maintaining the conditions for the existence of Arctic species under climate change. Detailed studies were carried out on the composition of flora and vegetation, fauna of insects, birds and mammals;

Expedition on the project "Migration of the willow warbler from Chukotka to Africa". Place: Chaun field station of IBPN, 2 foreign researchers from Sweden and Latvia and 2 Russian researchers and students took part. The goal was to study the migration of the willow warbler which nests in the Western Chukotka. As a result of the field work, 3 willow warbler were marked with geolocation sensors in the summer of 2016. Migratory links of the willow warbler, wintering in East Africa, were stated, the flyway of this species was reconstructed. Work was supported by the grant # WW-034ER- 17 National geogrpahic Commitee for Research and Exploration;

Expedition on the project "Study of migration links and habitats of waterfowl Anatidae between North Yakutia and China using remote tracking". Location: delta of the Lena River, Northern Yakutia, 5 foreign researchers from China and Holland and 3 Russian researchers took part. The goal was to tag geese and small swan with GPS / GSM trackers. 61 birds were marked, samples for DNA analysis, stable isotopes and microbiota were collected;

Expedition on the project "Dubrovnik", the center and the north of the Island of Sakhalin, June 25 - July 25, 2017, 2 foreign participants: 1 - Japan, 1 - Japan - United Kingdom. Ringing and collecting of genetic samples of the golden bunting on the Island of Sakhalin. Samples for population genetics of birds was collected (the Tymovsk district - 6 birds, the Okhinsk region - 12 birds). 18 birds are ringed with an individual combination of colored rings.

Members of the Institute took part in 11 foreign conferences:

Наименование мероприятия, сроки проведения, кол-во участников

Страна и организатор

Место проведения(страна, город)

Автор, тема доклада

AFRAS, 12th Colloquium, 22-25 января, 150

ЮАР, Арахнологическое Общество

ЮАР, Гоудини

1) Marusik Y.M., Omelko M. Palaearctic and Nearctic: how do spiders fit into zoogeographic regions. Секционный

2) Marusik Y.M. What are haplogyne spiders. Секционный

3) Zonstein S. & Marusik Y.M. Amazing characters found in African Chediminae (Araneae: Palpimanidae). Секционный

30th European Congress of Arachnology, 20-25августа, 190

UK, Европейское Арахнологическое общество

Великобритания, Ноттингем

1) Marusik Y.M.Palaearctic and Nearctic vs. Holarctic: how does spider distribution correlate with zoogeographic regions?Секционный

2) Marusik Y.M., Zonstein S.Amazing characters found in the Afrotropical Chediminae (Araneae: Palpimanidae)Секционный

3) Shafaie S., Marusik Y.M. A discovery of hidden species related to Pardosa pontica (Thorell, 1875) in northern Iran.Секционный

4) Berman D.I.Marusik Y.M. A reconstruction of the mammoth "steppes" in Northeastern Siberia and Beringian exchanges Typified and non-typified names in spider systematics.Секционный

5) Trebicki Ł, Patoleta B.,Marusik Y.M., Dabert M., Żabka M.Phylogenetic analysis of the Australasian genus Cytaea(Araneae: Salticidae)based on morphology and molecular markers: preliminary results.Секционный

The 4th conference of Asian Society of Arachnology & the 15th meeting of Arachnological Society of China, 9-13октября, 150

Китай, Азиатское Арахнологическое общество

Китай, Чунцин

1) Marusik Y.M.Omelko M.M. Phylogenetic ties or morphological convergence in two araneoid genera occurring in South America and South-East Asia?Секционный

2) Marusik Y.M.Palaearctic and Nearctic versus Holarctic: How do spider distribution corroborates with zoogeographic regions?Секционный

3) Marusik Y.M., Zonstein S. Amazing morphological characters recently found in Palpimanidae and Salticidae.Секционный

19th SEH European Congress of Herpetology, 18-23сентября, 150

University of Salzburg,

OGH Austrian Society of Herpetology,

Salzburg Museum of Nature and Technics, Австрия

Австрия,

Зальцбург

Roitberg   E.S., Orlova V.F., Kuranova V.N., Bulakhova N.A., Eplanova G.V., Zinenko O.I., Arribas O., Hofmann S., Ljubisavljević   K, Starikov V.P., Kratochvíl   L., Strijbosch H., Leontyeva O.A., Böhme W. Geographic Variation in adult body length and sexual size dimorphism in the lizard, Zootoca vivipara: testing the effects of reproductive mode, lineage, and climate.Секционный.

Developing effective coordinated monitoring of East Asian Waterbirds in the 21-st century, 6-10 April 2017, 85 participants

Китай,Китайскаяакадемиянаук

Хулунбуир, Китай

Kondratyev A.V., Waterfowl migrations in North-East Asia. General overview and knowledge gaps, Секционный

1-st Icarus user workshop, 22-25 September 2017, 78 participants

Германия, Институт орнитологии Макса Планка

Констанц, Германия

Andreev A.V., Kondratyev A.V., Ktitorov P.S. Migration strategies of birds along the East Asian - Australasian Flyway: comparison of  shorebird and terrestrial migrant species, Секционный

Ежегодная конференция Орнитологического общества Японии, 15.09.17 – 20.09.17

Япония, Орнитологическое общество Японии

Университет Цукубы, Япония

Симба Чан, Хаяма Масахару, Озаки Кийоаки , Муцуюки Уэда, Масаюки Хасебе, Ктиторов Павел.

Международное сотрудничество в целях сохранения Emberiza aureola,Стендовый доклад

9-я Встреча Партнеров Партнерства по ВААП, 11-15 января 2017, 149 участников

Партнерство по ВААП

Сингапур

Solovyeva D.V. Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force Report,Секционный

6-я Международная конференция по морским уткам, 6-9 февраля 2017, 160 участников

Seaduck Joint Venture

США, Сан-Франциско

Solovyeva D.V. Seaducks in Asia: overview of the species distribution, trends and level of knowledge, Секционный

European Ornithological Union Conference, 18-22августа 2017, 300участников

European Ornithological Union

Турку, Финляндия

Sokolovskis K., Liedvogel M., Solovyeva D., Lundberg M., Åkesson S. and Bensch S. On subspecies of willow warblers,постер

Sokolovskis K., Liedvogel M., Solovyeva D., Lundberg M., Åkesson S. and Bensch S. On subspecies of willow warblers

постер

Исследовательский Центр по экологическим наукам, Китайская академия наук

Хулунбуир, Китай

Mylnikova A.N. Bewisck’s swan (Cygnus bewickii) features of incubation behavior as depends on nest density and ambient temperature, устныйдоклад

 

Collaboration with Kinross Gold Corporation

Since 2010 the complex field expedition of IBPN and NEISRI FEB RAS has been obtaining a significant logistic support from Chukotka Mining and Geological Company (a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation). 

CMGC provides planes, helicopters and ground transport for delivering of expedition members and their cargos to hard-to-reach areas of Chaun and Bilibin Districts of Chukotka. For some results, obtained by researchers under logistic support of CMGC, see here: 

Kinross helping scientists to investigate the climate and ecology of Chukotka  - 2012

Kinross Gold helps scientists investigate the nature and history of Chukotka - 2013

Kinross Gold helps scientists investigate the nature of Chukotka - 2014

Chukotka scientific team thanks Kinross help - 2015

Kinross Gold 2016

 

Berman D.I. Paljavaam // Priroda. 2012. 12: 61-69.

 

International Progects in 2017

 

  • «Arctic islands – ecological processes in the past, present and future. Wrangel and Chaun expedition 2017» (IBPN FEB RAS - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Sweden)

  • “Study on migration routes and inhabitation of Anatidae waterbirds migrating between Northern Yakutia and China using GSM tracking”  (IBPN FEB RAS - Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES), China)

  • “Study on migration routes and inhabitation of Anatidae waterbirds in Russia and China using GSM tracking” (IBPN FEB RAS - Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)