Monitoring, Modeling and Managing Urban Soils and Green Infrastructure (3MUGIS)
Monitoring, Modeling and Managing Urban Soils and Green Infrastructure (3MUGIS)
Category :
Summer school
Education document :
Amount of hours :
108 hours
Form of training :
Cost of education
For the citizens of the countries of "far abroad"

Date: 21.07.2019- 11.08.2019

Language: English.

  • RUDN University
  • Kola Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Central Forest Biosphere Reserve
  • Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K.A. Timiryazev
  • Pushchino Science Center of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Central Chernozemic Reserve
  • Voronezh State University
  • South State University

Organizers: RUDN University (Russia) Urban Soil Institute (USA), City University of New York (USA), Technical University of Berlin (Germany) under umbrella of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) and Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX).

To participate in the summer school we invite Russian and foreign students, masters and graduate students specializing in landscape architecture, environmental monitoring and assessment of urban green infrastructure and urban soil, sustainable development of urban areas.

Students and staff from the Berlin Technical University, Brooklyn College CUNY  USA, and the Agricultural and Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University have already expressed interest in participating in the summer school 3MUGIS-2019.

The summer school 3MUGIS-2019 will give a unique opportunity to explore the natural and anthropogenic landscapes of the European part of Russia from the White Sea to the Sea of Azov and from the tundra landscapes to the steppe ones.

Lectures of the world's leading experts in the field of monitoring, evaluation and modeling of urban green infrastructure will be followed by an expanded two-week field tour from the White Sea (Kandalaksha town) to the Azov Sea (Taganrog town). Five zones (subarctic, taiga, deciduous forest, forest-steppes and steppes) will be studied in regard to key issues of urban development, including industrial pollution, forest management, agricultural development, and urban-rural interactions. Urban soils and green infrastructure at each of the region will be studied in comparison to natural references. Conventional field descriptions and classification will be amplified by advanced techniques of in-field analysis. 

3MUGIS participants will observe the key sightseeing points and get to know architecture, culture and cuisine of Russian regions. School participants will visit five natural reserves (Kandalaksha and Lapland in Subarctic zone, Central Forest and Prioksky-Terrasni in boreal zone and Central Chernozemic in forest-steppe zone). They will observe the largest ore-mining area – Kursk Magnetic Anomaly and a world-famous holly place Korennaya Heritage. Images of Khibiny mountains, Don river valley, shores of Barents, White and Azov seas will make the trip unforgettable.  
Participation fees will cover accommodation, two meals per day, travelling inside Russia (airplane, train and busses) and all materials necessary for courses.