In the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, lakes become swamps


Tomsk State University researchers are working in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, which is faced with the rapid waterlogging of lakes. This phenomenon is usually found in areas with a warm climate, for example, it is often found in Belarus and in the taiga zone of the Russian plain. One of the possible reasons for this change in the ecosystem of the Arctic lakes may be global warming causing their basins to empty.

The staff of the TSU Bio-Geo-Clim Laboratory are studying the ecosystems of forest and wetland complexes in Western Siberia. In particular, they are exploring the khasyrey (drained lakes) - former lakes that could become green oases in the Arctic.

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