Goals of the BEST Center

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• Training of highly qualified specialists of a new breed in biogeochemistry and climatology for all faculties of the University, teaching them modern theoretical scientific knowledge in a wide range of disciplines in the field of earth and environmental sciences, innovative and practical skills and abilities to work with high-precision modern devices and equipment;

• Activities in the field of fundamental science with the aim of conducting scientific research in the field of biogeochemistry and climatology, publishing the results obtained at international conferences and symposia; publications in leading scientific journals and the creation of latest predictions and recommendations in the field of biogeochemistry and climatology in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);

• Expansion of international scientific and educational relations of the University, with the involvement of leading experts in the field of study from major scientific and educational centers of Eurasia as teachers and consultants;

• Popularization of scientific knowledge and career guidance work, development and practical implementation of measures to motivate talented youth for a professional scientific career in the field of biology, biogeochemistry, climatology and ecology;

• Organization of the participation of students, graduate students and young scientists in the implementation of international scientific projects in Yakutia and presentation of the results obtained at international scientific conferences, seminars, symposia;

• Sending students, graduate students, teachers, employees to foreign specialized scientific and educational centers for internships, training, implementation of research projects in scientific areas of biogeochemistry and climatology;

• Assistance in training and advanced training of scientific and teaching staff of the University.

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• Training of undergraduate and graduate students in earth and environmental sciences, climatology, meteorology, hydrology, plant physiology, ecology, forestry, and other disciplines, including methods of field research, modern methods of computer analysis and statistical processing of the data obtained, and methods for presenting research results on such scientific topics as:

• - photosynthetic activity of larch;

• - soil respiration;

• - tree growth, forest undergrowth;

• - hydrology of permafrost;

• - flows of carbon, energy and water;

• - forest offense (fire, devastation);

• - other environmental problems in the permafrost zone.

• One of the key features is also teaching some subjects in English, which will give students the opportunity to significantly expand their vocabulary of modern scientific terms.

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