FOREST ECOSYSTEMS SECTOR

The Forest Ecosystems Laboratory was created on December 1, 2020 by combining three Sectors - Forest Ecosystems, Forestry and Geobotany. Previously, these Sectors were separate Laboratories within the Forest Department, created in 1966, up to its merger with the Department of Soil Science:

The main study subjects:

Much of the laboratory's research is based on data obtained from permanent sample plots. In particular, a large network of 33 sample plots is maintained at the Verkhneussuriisky Research Station of the FSC Biodiversity Feb RAS, one of which is 21 hectares in size and meets the currently generally accepted standards for the sample plots used for long-term study of natural forest dynamics (Forest Development Plot). This is the only sample plot of this type in the Russian Far East. Other permanent sample plots were established in the Reserves of the Primorsky Territory - Ussuriysky, Kedrovaya Pad and Sikhote-Alinsky.

Personnel

Vyacheslav Barkalov

Principal Investigator
Doctor of biological sciences

Galina Gladkova

Senior Researcher
Candidate of biological sciences(Ph.D.)

Sergey Grishin

Senior Researcher
Candidate of biological sciences(Ph.D.)

Alexander Omelko

Senior Researcher
Candidate of biological sciences(Ph.D.)

Nina Shikhova

Senior Researcher
Candidate of geographic sciences(Ph.D.)

Lidiya Sibirina

Senior Researcher
Candidate of agricultural sciences(Ph.D.)

Olga Ukhvatkina

Senior Researcher
Candidate of biological sciences(Ph.D.)

Nadezhda Kozhevnikova

Research Fellow
Candidate of biological sciences(Ph.D.)