Recent disturbance and recovery of terrestrial arctic and boreal ecosystems

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The organising committee is pleased to announce a one-day workshop to be held in Cambridge on Friday 14 February 2020. This event is intended for research colleagues, and not open for the wider public.

The theme of the workshop is ‘recent disturbance and recovery of terrestrial arctic and boreal ecosystems’, where ‘disturbance’ can be at any spatial or temporal scale, i.e. including but not restricted to climate-induced changes. It arises from an ongoing collaboration between UK and Russian scientists who are studying the response of Russian boreal forest to 21st century climate change, and is conceived as a networking event. Come and find new colleagues! We will be especially pleased to have contributions that focus on the use of remote sensing methods.

We expect the format to include longer presentations of 20 minutes, a ‘quick-fire’ session with single slides presented in 3-5 minutes (please bring on USB or HDMI compatible device), a poster session (please print in A1 Potrait style), and a round-table. Please specify which format presentation you would prefer when registering, together with a title.

Lunch will be provided. Some limited support for early-career scientists is possible: please indicate your interest in this by emailing Debbie Heptonstall (

Of course it will be possible to attend without making a presentation, but we still need to know if you’re coming so that we can manage numbers. Please register via think link. Last registration date is 7th of February 2020.


Please note that there is limited parking at BAS itself, so if coming by car then please park at Madingley Road Park and Ride (enter CB3 0EU to your sat-nav), which is a 5-minute walk away. If coming by train then take the ‘U-bus’ from Cambridge railway station alighting at ‘Philippa Fawcett Drive’. The ride takes about 30 minutes and a return is £3 (cash only).

Register here!


Gareth Rees (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge). Email:

Olga Tutubalina (Geography Faculty, Moscow State University). Email:

Gareth Marshall (British Antarctic Survey). Email:


Accessibility information:

The BAS Aurora Innovation Centre, where this event is held, has two accessible parking bays right outside its main entrance. There is step-free access to the building, and the public areas of the building are wheelchair accessible. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets on both floors, and a lift to access all floors. For any other queries or more specific accessibility information please contact us at