HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Symposium 'Environmental Change in Siberia -- Insights From Earth Observation and Modeling'

The prospect of Siberian winters sending a chill down people's spines may not hold true for long given the threat posed to them by global warming according to experts at the University of Leicester.

The Climate and Land Surface Systems Interaction Centre at the University of Leicester is hosting an international scientific Symposium on "Environmental change in Siberia Insights from Earth Observation and modeling" from 18-20 September 2006.

Professor Heiko Balzter, who has studied satellite images of Siberia for the past eight years, said: "Siberia is a global hotspot in the climate system. Because the Siberian ecosystems are largely temperature controlled the region is strongly affected by global warming. Large amounts of greenhouse gases are currently locked in the permafrost and in organic soils, and if released could accelerate the greenhouse effect."

Professor Balzter, of the Department of Geography, said the Symposium would bring together Russian, British and European scientists from different disciplines to develop new information systems for scientists and policy makers.

"The participants want to assess the magnitude and remaining uncertainties of environmental change in Siberia. The Siberian land mass has a profound impact on the climate in the Northern Hemisphere, and large-scale changes like the melting of permafrost or an increase in extreme forest fire years could potentially accelerate global climate change."

At the University of Leicester around 30 participating scientists from the UK, Russia, Austria, France, Italy and Germany will present new findings on the rapid environmental changes occurring in Siberia. They will use new satellite data of the vast forest tracts of Siberia in conjunction with Earth System models to provide evidence of the state of the environment.

On the agenda are:

  • new satellite remote sensing methods for mapping devastating forest fires and th
    '"/>


Contact: Heiko Balzter
44-011-625-23823
University of Leicester
15-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held in Louisville, KY
2. Smithsonian hosts Polar Science Symposium to celebrate International Polar Year 2007-2008
3. Envisat Symposium 2007 kicks off in Switzerland
4. NAS announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience
5. Symposium Changes on Earth honors Yale Geologist Robert Berner
6. 2006 National Soybean Rust Symposium deadlines approaching
7. Center for Sensory Biology Inaugural Symposium
8. 18th EORTC -- NCI -- AACR Symposium
9. Symposium at Yale to honor Mary Helen Goldsmith and auxin research
10. Symposium will explore sciences next great ideas
11. Penn to host Herbal Medicine Symposium

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/21/2020)... ... August 19, 2020 , ... ... and expo uniting life science, data science, informatics and IT leaders goes VIRTUAL ... this period of uncertainty and change, Bio-IT takes the leadership role of keeping ...
(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 06, 2020 , ... Nine middle school teachers ... Scholar Program, a unique professional development program that provides advanced STEM (science, technology, ... science teachers nationwide. , Created in partnership between the National Stem Cell Foundation ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... ... July 21, 2020 , ... ... innovation in technology and compliance, announces a new solution to manage regulated workloads ... every layer of their technology stack complies with FDA and global regulations. USDM's ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/22/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 22, 2020 , ... Join experts ... John Lorenc, Sr. Manager Regulatory Solutions, in a one hour live webinar ... the regulating body in China for drugs and medical devices. Specifically, for medical devices, ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... , ... dicentra , a leading Contract Research Organization ... pleased to announce that Charles Galea has joined its clinical trials division as ... accomplished and results-driven sales executive with over 10 years of expertise in business ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... ... therapy, today announced the hiring of Allen R. Nissenson, M.D., F.A.C.P., as its ... the clinical development of Sentien’s lead product, SBI-101. Dr. Nissenson serves as ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... GREEN, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2020 ... ... that offers access to competitively procured purchasing contracts to its membership, recently named ... to provide TIPS members with the opportunity to purchase ergonomic seating, cafeteria tables, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: