6th International School on Marine, Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems
Our school is supervised by MSU academics that conduct active research in their respective fields of biology. We provide students with a unique possibility to study wide range of freshwater, transitional and marine ecosystems with the focus on their comparative analysis. We would demonstrate the importance and relevance of ecosystems approach to the modern ecology and nature management. The school curriculum shall include field excursions, lab activities, lectures and seminars. Students will study methods of biotope description, sampling, identification of samples to the level of species, and biological drawing.
Location 1. Zvenigorod Biological Station, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region, Russia; 2. White Sea Biological Station, Loukhsky District, Republic of Karelia, Russia
Registration fee $1500
Students will be able to compare freshwater ecosystems of the Central Russia (ZBS) to ecosystems of the Arctic area (WSBS).
Part 1: Zvenigorod Biological Station
At ZBS, students shall study ecology and biodiversity of the whole range of freshwater-bodies, from temporary ponds to the Moskva River.
Part 2: White Sea Biological Station
The coastal area of WSBS represents mosaic of different biotopes, including water-bodies separated from the sea (meromictic lakes) and estuaries. Students shall study ecology and biodiversity of the intertidal and subtidal zones, sea bottom and water column. They will collect, draw and identify representatives of phyto- and zooplancton, macro- and meiobenthos. They will reconstruct the trophic chains and networks of aquatic ecosystems using the Ecopath software, which allows to:
address the questions of fundamental ecological science;
analyze and evaluate ecosystem effects of human activity;
model effect of environmental changes.
How it was in previous year
Everyday we work hard to make our students better and smarter
Our team has many years of experience in doing science and working with internatonal students.
Upon successfull completion of the program, the official certificate of Lomonosov Moscow State University will be issued.
We have already organized 10 international schools and keep learning on our own experience
How much does it cost?
What is included in this price?
Educational program 2 weeks
Transfer from and to airport
Accommodation at Biostation
Culture program with excursion to Moscow
Culture program in Saint Petersburg
Boat excursion at WSBS
Great mood and new friends
Airplane tickets to and from Moscow
Touristic medical insurance
Train tickets from Moscow to WSBS
Hotel in Saint Petersburg
Train tickets from WSBS to Saint Petersburg
Meals 3 times a day (600₽ per day)
Zvenigorod Biological Station, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region, Russia
White Sea Biological Station, Loukhsky District, Republic of Karelia, Russia
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