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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FOREST ECOLOGY, 11-17 September 2011, Togliatti, Samara region, Russia

FGU The National Park «Samarskaya Luka»
FGU Zhigulevsk State Nature Protection Forest after I.I. Spryghin
GU RAS «The Institute of Ecology of Volga Basin of Russian Academy of Science»
Volzhsky University after V.N. Tatischev


11-17 September 2011

The faculty of Ecology is proud of its teaching staff which includes such research scholars as G.M. Rozenberg, Dr. of Biology, corresponding member of RAS, Director of the Institute of Ecology of Volga basin of RAS, Yu.P. Krasnobayev, PhD in Biology, Director of Zhigulevsk State Nature Protection Forest, A.E. Gubernatorov, Director of the National Park «Samarskaya Luka».

For years the stuff and students of Ecological Faculty have been carrying out researches of the man's impact on forest ecosystems. Currently a great experience has been gained to diagnose ways of impact and forest cenosis deterioration. Suburb and city forests of Togliatti and forests of the National Park «Samarskaya Luka» are the model sites to carry out researches. The main ways to impact the forest ecosystems are:

  • impact of recreation

  • impact of creeping fires

  • impact of vehicle emissions

  • impact of enterprises emissions, etc.

These kinds of human activity impact all components of forest ecosystems. At the same time some plants are more sensitive to the man's impact than the others. A number of species, groups of species and classes can be used to indicate man's impact and to monitor the condition of forest ecosystems.

The aim of the School

Sudy of man's impact on ecosystems.

Objectives of the school

  • introduction of visible indication methods of various kinds of man's impact on forest ecosystems

  • evaluation of the force of man's impact based on evaluation of separate components of forest ecosystems

  • study of bioindicational potencies of some plants and animals

Within the studies it is planned to cover topics as follows:

  • Indication of man's impact on forest ecosystems and evaluation of amount of forest ecosystems transformation

  • Pyrogenic impact on forest ecosystems and the short-term/long-term effect thereof

  • Recreation impact on forest ecosystems, indication of the force of impact, critical stage criteria

  • Impact of air pollution on forest ecosystems and on separate components thereof

  • Qualitative and quantitative reactions of biota to man's impact

Practical training will be given in the territory of the health centre «Russiky Bor», Zhigulevsk State Nature Protection Forest, the National Park «Samarskaya Luka». The teaching staff is of the Ecological Faculty.

Certificates of Completion will be issued at the end of studies.

The participants are offered accommodation at the Health Centre «Russky Bor». It is conveniently located in a beautiful green forest on the bank of the Zhigulevsk reservoir. It offers hotel services. There are rooms of various price and level of comfort:

  • Ordinary for 2 people, no conveniences

  • Ordinary for 1 or 2 people

  • Ordinary with modern conveniences

  • Lux for 2 people

  • EuroLux for 2 people

The offered prices are from 10 to 50 USD per night. The daily meals full board costs 17 USD.

Within the framework of studies there will be offered excursions to:

  • Excursion to the National Park «Samarskaya Luka» - «Molodetsky Kurgan – the natural monument under intense man's impact»

  • Excursion to Zhigulevsk Nature Protection Forest - «Strelnaya mountain – unique landscapes and exotic plants»

  • Excursion to the Stavropol forest - «man's impact on suburb forests»

Itinerary of every excursion covers the territory of the Middle-Volga biosphere Reserve of UNESCO, including specially guarded territories as the National Park «Samarskaya Luka», «Zhigulevsk State Nature Protection Forest after I.I. Spryghin», and the Natural Monument «Stavropol forest».

Organizing committee:

  • Volzhsky University afte V.N. Tatischev

  • The Institute of Ecology of Volga basin of Russian Academy of Science

  • The National Park «Samarskaya Luka»

  • Zhigulevsk Nature Protection Forest after I.I. Spryghin


ul.Leningradskaya, 16 – 203a,
445020, Togliatti, Samara region, Russia

Tel./fax: +7 (8482) 48-73-07

Conditions for participation:

The University students of the 3rd and 4th year of education of biology, ecology and natural management faculties are invited to the studies at the International School of Forest Ecology. The filled in application and payment copy should be sent to the Organizing Committee by e-mail fs@vuit.ru or by regular mail not later than 15 August 2011.

The participation fee: 190 USD

The following information is to be given in the bank order:

  • Full name of the payer

  • Account number

  • Date of payment

  • Purpose of payment: registration fee

  • The purchaser must cover all bank charges.

Bank details:
Intermediary Institution: SWIFT code: RZBAATWW,
Account With Institution: SWIFT code: POTLRU3T,
OJSC «Potentialbank», AHIGULEVSK RU
Account: 70-55.054.852
Beneficiary Customer-Name:
acc. No. 40703840712100014969
Togliatti, Russia
Payment at site to be made in RUR according to the exchange rate.

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