Monday, January 19, 2015

Fourth Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists - Yakuts, Russia: Call for registration form and abstract

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to the Fourth Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists to be held in Yakutsk, Russia from 25 June to 10 July 2015. This event will commemorate the 200th birthday of Alexander von Middendorff and is open to young researchers under the age of 35 years, including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
The previous Forums were hosted by the Melnikov Permafrost Institute in 2013, 2010, and 2008 and brought together young researchers from around the world (
The Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists will include
the Geocryological Conference held from 25–28 June 2015 and
the Geocryological Field Workshop from 30 June to 10 July 2015.
In addition to traditional topics, the 2015 Forum will focus on emerging new areas of geocryological research:
• Regional and historical geocryology
• Permafrost geothermics and thermal physics
• Periglacial processes and forms
• Landscape dynamics in permafrost regions
• Permafrost geochemistry
• Permafrost hydrology and hydrogeology
• Climate change and permafrost evolution
• Greenhouse gases and gas hydrates
• Permafrost microbiology
• Remote sensing of permafrost
• Stability of engineering structures on permafrost
Languages: Russian and English
Paper presentation: oral and poster
Time for presentation: max. 15 min.
We hereby open the call for session proposals that should be submitted until 10 March 2015 via email:
Melnikov Permafrost Institute website contains all relevant information:
If you have any questions plesase don't hesitate write to

Anna Kut,
Research Scientist of
Melnikov Permafrost Institute SB RAS
Yakutsk, Russia

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