Scientists from France study carbon stocks in Siberian lakes


Employees of TSU and the Observatory Midi-Pyrénées of the National Center for Scientific Research of France (Toulouse) are exploring the bottom sediments of Siberian lakes as part of a joint project. One of their objectives is to estimate the carbon stocks in them that are the source of greenhouse gas formation. Preliminary results of sampling at two lakes located in the Tomsk Region showed that the content of organic carbon in them is quite high.

The scientific group conducted field work at the TSU research station Kaybasovo under the supervision of Stephen Audrey, a staff member of the Observatory Midi-Pyrénées. He is one of the world's leading experts in the study of bottom sediments of lakes, and previously studied carbon cycles in lakes in Alaska, Canada, India, Africa, and a number of European countries.

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