The program is intended to graduates and degree seeking professionals interested in research related with tree-rings and digital wood anatomy. The program is research-focused: it provides a basic well-rounded training in fundamentals and applications of tree-ring research but the most credits are given for the individual research project.
Practical training and research projects are carried out in the laboratory with the up-to-date equipment for measuring tree-ring width, wood microanatomy characteristics, digital image acquisition and stitching, and with software for processing the measurements and tree-ring modelling.
SibFU provides in-campus and distant access to the collections of research journals and major platforms of research literature indexing.
Duration — three semesters (one and a half year). Program total credits — 120 ECTS. Curriculum includes theoretical and practical classes: dendroclimatology and dendroecology, functional and ecological wood anatomy and physiology of tree-ring growth, fundamental and applied digital wood anatomy, tree-ring modeling, oral and written communication in the research community.
Program Learning Outcomes
On completion of this program, it is expected that students will be able to:
- collect samples for tree-ring and digital wood anatomy research
- prepare thin sections with the microtome for microscopic examination, digital imaging and measuring
- obtain data on tree-ring width and dimensions of wood cells
- apply statistical and mathematical methods in tree-ring and digital wood anatomy research
- perform past climate reconstruction by tree-ring and wood microanatomy data
- apply dendrochronological and wood anatomy methods in ecological research
- analyze and interpret research data and results
- write theses and research reports to a professional standard, equivalent inpresentational qualities to that of paperspublishable in the professional scientific journals
- prepare and present seminars to a professional research standard
Diploma and Degree: Master of Sciences
- research and education institutions and universities
- consulting and expertise service
- high school teaching
- natural resource management
|Starting date||January, 16|
|Completion date||May, 31|
|Duration||3 semesters (54 weeks) (one year and a half)|
|Language requirements||English, B1 (European Framework of Reference of Communicative Skills)|
|Tuition fee (per year)||The price will be announced soon.|
|Application deadline||June, 10|
|Payment deadline||August, 20|
|Accomodation||On-campus accommodation is available in double and triple-occupancy rooms (€ 20 per month).|
|Practicalities||Invitation letter for a student visa and airport transfer are provided by the University|
Eugene Vaganov, rector of Siberian Federal University, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, professor, author and co-author of more than 250 publications cited more than 2700 times, Scopus h-index — 24.
Research interests: dendrochronology, dendroclimatology, climate changes, math modeling in ecology, carbon budget, wood structure and elemental composition, tree-ring cellular structure.
|Module Title||Module Credits|
|Module 1 “Fundamentals of tree-ring research”||15|
|Module 2 “Methods and procedures of tree-ring research”||20|
|Module 3 “Applications”||10|
|Module 4 “Communication in scientific community”||5|
|Module 5 “Research project”||70|
|Module Title||Credits (totally for the course)||Credits, 1st semester||Credits, 2nd semester||Credits, 3rd semester|
|Module 1 “Fundamentals of tree-ring research”||Introduction to dendroclimatology (lectures and seminars)||3||3|
|Physiology and ecology of tree growth (lectures and seminars)||4||4|
|Cambium activity and season growth of tree-rings (lectures, seminars and practical classes with microscopic examination pre-prepared thin sections)||4||4|
|Functional and ecological wood anatomy (lectures, seminars and practical classes with microscopic examination pre-prepared thin sections)||4||4|
|Module 2 “Methods and procedures of tree-ring research”||Sampling for research project (field trip)||4||2||2|
|Wood microanatomy practicum: sectioning, imaging, measuring, data treating||4||2||2|
|Statistical methods in tree-ring research (lectures, seminars and practical classes)||4||2||2|
|Mathematical modeling in tree-ring research (lectures, seminars and practical classes)||4||2||2|
|Module 3 “Applications”||Reconstruction of past climate by tree-ring width and microanatomy data||4||2||2|
|Dendrochronology for archaeology||2||2|
|Module 4 “Communication in scientific community”||Communication in science research community: reading, writing and oral presentations (lectures, seminars, individual consulting)||2||1||1|
|Research seminar and journal club||3||1||1||1|
|Module 5 “Research project”||70||30||40|
- There are two field trips for collecting samples in Siberian ecosystems
- The program can be learned by modules
- The credits obtained in this program can be transferred to SFU Ph.D. program “Dendrochronology and Tree-Ring Research”
Please contact our Department of International Educational Programs, SibFU
e-mail: study [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
phone: +7 391 206-39-28
fax: +7 391 206-21-66
address: 79 Svobodny pr., room Б1-19, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia
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