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Anglo-Russian collaboration on carbon in ecosystems and climate change

Viv Jones at Moscow meeting

Anglo-Russian collaboration on carbon in ecosystems and climate change

Dr Viv Jones has returned from a fleeting late October visit to Moscow where she was invited to a meeting arranged by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Roshydromet.

The meeting aimed to promote collaboration between British and Russian Scientists working on carbon in ecosystems and climate change and was hosted by the British Embassy in the ambassador’s palatial residence overlooking the Kremlin.

The event was opened by Alexander Frolov, head of Roshydromet, the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, and former UK Government chief scientist, Sir David King, who has recently been appointed as the Foreign Secretary’s special representative on climate change.

Two days of presentations covered a wide range of topics, from measuring CO2 fluxes on sea-ice to carbon sequestration in the steppe.

Viv presented work on carbon in arctic lakes and how this is affected by climate change.  She also introduced the NERC-funded Lakes and Carbon Project, and her recent fieldwork sampling lakes in the Russian tundra.

The hope is that new collaborations will emerge, with greater cooperation in science and higher education over the next two years, during the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 and the UK Russia Year of Science 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/sir-david-king-visits-russia-in-his-new-capacity-as-the-uks-special-representative-for-climate-change


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