INTERNATIONAL COMPLEX RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR CLIMATE, LAND USE CHANGE AND BIODIVERSITYThe laboratory was created on May 25th, 2012 as part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – supported Russian-German research project titled “Sustainable land management and climate change adaptations in the agricultural areas of the Tyumen region” ("SASCHA"). (Laboratory establishment memorandum in Russian)
Head of the "SASCHA" project:
Prof. Norbert Hoelzel
University of Münster, Germany
Head of the laboratory:
Andrey Yurtaev, docent, Candidate of Geographic Sciences
Laboratory address: 25 Lenina st., Tyumen, Russia
Telephone: +7 (3452) 542008 (ext. 17103)
Research focusThe laboratory studies biodiversity and various aspects of ecological communities.
The primary research focus is on soil zoology. Namely, we examine how biota interact with the surrounding soil and plant environments. The laboratory is among the world’s leaders in soil mite studies.
The laboratory is distinguished by its openness to international collaboration. Over the years, we have established numerous partnerships and collaborated on various research projects with the universities and research organizations from Germany, USA, New Zealand, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
The research laboratory is comprised of 7 research groups:
- Biological Vectors of Arthropod-Borne Diseases
- Biological Invasions
- Ecological Physiology of Plants
- Antimicrobial Peptides
- Soil Ecology
- Mathematical Modeling of Biological Processes