Issues of arctic medicine, biology and ecology were discussed in Nadym
15:37 25 ноября 2014
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The international scientific and practical videoconference on issues of the arctic medicine, biology and ecology took place in the town Nadym in the scientific center for study of the Arctic.
Researchers from Finland, Canada, the USA and Australia established contacts with scientists from Yamal.
According to the words of a candidate of medical sciences, the chief of the sector at the office of medical bio-technologies and ecological monitoring at the scientific center for study of the Arctic Andrey Popov, the sanctions imposed against Russia did not touch upon scientific cooperation. On the contrary, they helped to evaluate significance of Russian science, its contribution to the global scientific process. As he underlines, many foreign scientists are interested in results of researches fulfilled by specialists of Yamal, therefore, they presented new data for this year to their colleagues.
The specialists from Nadym told about study of health of inhabitants of the region and influence of ecology on it. A separate report was dedicated to change of vegetation cover on the territory of Yamal, which in much is connected with increase in number of reindeer. Now more than 700 thousand reindeer are pastured in tundra of Yamal. According to the words of the scientists, this figure arouses anxiety. Lichen forage on the peninsula is disappearing, in several years the territory will not be able to feed this number of animals, as a scientific employee of the sector of biological researches at the office of ecological monitoring and bio-medical technologies at the scientific center for study of the Arctic Sergey Popov says. The specialists suggest thinking over transfer to reindeer husbandry in corrals, what will allow keeping the traditional branch, personnel and way of life of indigenous peoples.
As it is noted in the scientific center for study of the Arctic, the chosen format of the conference allowed extending geography of participants and listeners, to make new contacts. All this assists to full-scale integration of science of Yamal to the All-Russian and global scientific process.