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Can bioplastics successfully decompose in Subarctic Latitudes?

Researchers of Siberian Federal University conducted a series of studies devoted to how soil bacteria and fungi decompose and digest special biopolymers produced at a pilot plant of Siberian Federal University. In particular, an article published in Chemosphere reports that the Krasnoyarsk researchers were the first in the world to study the ability of the microbial community inhabiting the soil of Evenkia to metabolize bioplastic.

Russian for Free

Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk) announces free courses of Russian as a Foreign Language for international students as part of the opening of the Сибирь.ру educational centre. From October to December, lecturers of the School of Philology and Language Communication of Siberian Federal University will deliver the online courses.

SibFU researcher co-authors fleetite discovery

An international research team (Russia, the USA, Italy, and Canada), which includes SibFU scientist Gennady Shvedov (assistant professor at the Department of Geology of Deposits and Exploration Methods), has discovered a new mineral, fleetite, and studied its properties.

Deadly Haze over Forests in the Arctic

SibFU researchers have reconstructed the impact of industrial emissions in the north of Siberia on Siberian forests, a significant part of which is associated with the activities of large industrial facilities in Eurasia and North America, located thousands of kilometers away. Key findings of the researchers are published in Ecology Letters.

Giant coast redwood trees can grow in Siberia thanks to global warming

An international research team, supervised by Konstantin Krutovskii, professor of the University of Göttingen and Siberian Federal University, has conducted an experimental study of the genome and transcriptome of Sequoia, one of the oldest trees on our planet, and its ability to adapt to the climatic conditions of modern Western Europe. The research results were published in Springer Nature. Bioinformaticians of SibFU took part in this research.

Siberian scientists study aphids that build houses on poplars

Siberian scientists have studied street aphids (Pemphigus spyrothecae) that damage poplars in Eastern Siberia. Aphids form galls, i.e. growths on leaves and shoots of plants. Scientists are confident that their research will help not only fill in the gaps in the description of the aphid fauna of the Siberian region but also understand how they develop relationships with trees. This might be the key to finding a way to protect urban green spaces from such pests.

Archaeologists discover traces of a Neolithic site in Krasnoyarsk

Researchers of Siberian Federal University have conducted excavations in the area of Udachny settlement and discovered a unique site of ancient hunters and fishermen who lived on the banks of the Yenisei 6–8 thousand years ago. The researchers managed to retrieve more than 6 thousand items, including various tools, arrowheads, scrapers for working skins of fur animals, fragments of crockery, stone adornment for clothes.

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