CAR-WET-SIB, a Russian-French consortium for the study of ecology in Siberia and the role of carbon in the process of climate change.
The French-Russian CAR-WET-SIB international research group is one of several ‘International Research Networks (GDRI)’ CNRS has developed in order to establish flexible partnerships among French and foreign research teams around a specific scientific topic.

 The project studies the major physico-chemical and biological mechanisms operating in these and quantifies the flux of water at the scale of small and large watersheds. It will thus provide new and important data for quantitative prediction of the direction and magnitude of changes of fluxes of matter under the on-going climate warming, and develop new hydrogeochemical models of carbon transport capable of operating in permafrost- bearing environments. On the French side, eight research institutions are participating, among them the laboratory ‘Géosciences Environnement’ from the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse and the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées. 

On the Russian side, six partners are participating, among them Tomsk State University and the V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SBRAS in Krasnoyarsk, as well as the French Siberian Centre for Education and Research.

Contacts: Oleg Pokrovsky ; Sergey Kirpotin