Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative

International Workshop on the Northern Eurasia High Mountain Ecosystems


Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, September 9 - September 13, 2009

Yalta view

September 09, 2009

14:00-19:00 Registration

We deeply regret that our Chinese colleagues were not able to attend the Workshop due to visa problems.

19:00 Icebreaker

Day 1. September 10, 2009

NEESPI Workshop
Session 1. Dynamics and feedbacks of changes in climate and surface water resources

09:00-09:30 Opening, Hosts: Moldobekov (CAIAG) and NEESPI - Groisman. Welcome, tasks of the NEESPI Workshop.
09:30-09:55 Aizen, Vladimir Changes in Climate, Snow, Glaciers and River Runoff in Central Asia in the last 100 years.
09:55-10:20 Romanov, Peter Satellite-based monitoring of snow cover: application to mountain regions of Eurasia.
10:20-10:45 Strobl, Josef Downscaling Climate Data and Change Scenarios for Hydrological and Landcover Modeling in Mountainous Regions.

11:00-11:25 Glazirin, Gleb
Climate change in high mountains of Central Asia in the end of XXth century.
11:25-11:50 Syromyatina, Margarita Reconstruction of the climatic characteristics in the Altai Mountains and response of landscapes to climate changes.

Session 2. Large Projects in Central Asian Mountains

13:30-13:55 Echtler, Helmut/Moldobekov, Bolot The Global Change Observatory Central Asia - climate variablity and geodynamics in Earth surface processes.
13:55-14:20 Unger-Shayesteh, Katja The CAWa Project – A New Potential for Cooperation in Central Asian High Elevation Research.
14:20-14:45 Liu, Shiyin Glaciers in China: changes and impact on water resources and glacier hazards.
14:45-15:10 Björnsen Gurung, Astrid and Odd Eilertsen Central Asian Mountain Monitoring Network, CAMMoN.

Session 3. 15:30-16:30 Short Presentations of Posters

Akhmadiyeva, Zhaneldyk The Altai Mountains (eastern Kazakhstan) environmental disaster.
Arynova, Mira NCCR North-South in Central Asia. Introduction and overview of activities.
Bolch, Tobias Using remote sensing and GIS to study and monitoring glaciers and potential dangerous glacial lakes in northern Tien Shan.
Brusenskaya, Inna Aeroclimatic characteristics of wind regime in boundary layers of atmosphere in Chu Valley.
Finaev, Alexander Climate change and cryosphere condition in Tajikistan.
Gafurov, Abror Snow cover delineation for Naryn basin from remote sensing information.
Groisman, Pavel Lessons learned from the operation of the United States Climate Reference Network at high elevations and/or in severe environments.
Han, Haidong Observations of glacier mass balance in high mountain environments: a case study of Koxkar Glacier, Mt. Tuomuer, China.
Kaif, Gill GIS as a Tool of Resolving Protected Area Boundary Issues, Machiara National Park, Pakistan (Western Himalayan Ecoregion).
Kalashnikova, Olga Using the remote sensing data for the snow cover mapping for the mountain rivers runoff forecasting in Kyrgyzstan (by the example of Naryn river)
Khromova, Tatyana Glaciological provinces of Russia. An attempt at a comparison.
Kotlyakov, Vladimir Opportunities of surging glaciers monitoring on the basis of space images and the historical data.
Liu, Qiao Satellite altimetry for monitoring lake level changes of Bosten Lake, northeast of the Tarim River Basin.
Mamadalieva, Zuura Study of water and land using in mountainous regions of Fergan valley in conditions of climate change.
Matoba, Sumito Air-born iron flux into the northern North Pacific estimated by ice-cores.
Narama, Chiyuki Remote-sensing based analysis of glacier changes and glacial lake hazards in the outer ranges of the Tien Shan mountains.
Okamoto, Sachiko Re-evaluation of past summer temperature reconstruction by melt features in Belukha ice cores, Russian Altai.
Podrezova, Julia Basic climatic data about a mode of thunderstorms in Kyrgyzstan.
Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad Land use and land cover changes in the Uttarakhand Himalaya: assessment and mapping.
Sekulova, Lucia What affects species richness of alpine springs in Western Carpathians and Swiss Alps?
Shahgedanova, Maria Assessment of the Recent Past and Future Climate and Glacier Change in the Altai and Kodar Mountains, Siberia, Russia (poster).
Timoshok, Eugene Model of biodiversity on moraines of the Maly Aktru glacier.
Wang, Jian Chemical Denudation Rates and Carbon Dioxide Drawdown in Koxkar Glacierised Region at the South Slope of Mts.Tienshan, China.

Session 4. Posters
16:30-18:00 Posters

Day 2. September 11, 2009

NEESPI Workshop

Session 5. Changes in mountain ecosystems affecting the downstream regions

09:00-09:25 Kharuk, Vyacheslav Upper forest stands in southern Siberia Mountains: spatial distribution and temporal dynamics.
09:25-09:50 Gutman, Garik NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Program: Focus on the Mountains.
09:50-10:15 Raimov, Umutbek
Forest and environment in Kyrgyzstan.
10:15-10:40 Shiklomanov, Aleksander Hydrological change in the mountainous and downstream regions of Central Asia.
10:40-11:05Insarov, Grigory Lichens and climate change in Siberian Altai mountains: a step towards long-term monitoring system.

11:20-11:45Kubota, Jumpei Effects of human activities on the hydrological processes in arid regions of Central Eurasia -a multi-disciplinary research project.
11:45-12:10 Wolfgramm, Bettina A Framework for Identification of SLM Options in the Pamir-Alai Region.

12:10-13:00 Charge to kickoff groups

13:00-18:00 Field trip to Ala Archa National Park and picnic

Day 3. September 12, 2009

NEESPI-HE Workshop

Session 8. Cryosphere dynamics at high elevations. Part 1.

09:00-09:30 Opening, Tartari, Gianni/Aizen, Vladimir. Welcome, tasks of the Workshop, HE CEOP.
09:30-09:55 Yang, Daqing Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project Update.
09:55-10:20 Thomas, Axel A preliminary global survey of high elevation mountain stations and recent climatic changes at high altitudes in Asia.

10:45-11:20 Nosenko, Gennady Assessment of glaciers changes in mountain regions of Former Soviet Union using recent satellite data and historical data sets.
11:20-11:45 Hutten, Chris/Kelgenbaeva, Kamilya Development of Baseline Data for the CACILM Sustainable Land Management Information System.

Session 9. Cryosphere dynamics at high elevations. Part 2

13:15-13:40 Seversky, Igor Changes in the cryosphere state of South-Eastern Kazakhstan’s Mountains, and their probable impact on regional water resources.

13:40-14-05 Shahgedanova, Maria Climate and Glacier Change in the Mountains of Siberia: The Current State of Research, Challenges, and Opportunities.

14:20-14:45 Fujita, Koji Recent changes in benchmark glaciers in Nepal Himalaya.
14:45-15:10 Nikitin, Stanislav Area and volume of Altai-Sayan glaciers.
15:10-15:35 Normatov, Inom Mountain glaciers of Tajikistan in conditions of the Global Climate Change.

15:35-18:00 Kickoff groups meetings

Day 4. September 13, 2009

NEESPI-HE Workshop

Session 10. Cryosphere dynamics at high elevations. Part 3

09:00-09:25 Tartari, Gianni/Aizen, Vladimir Role of High Elevation Reference Sites in mountain ecosystems monitoring at regional and global scales.
09:25-09:50 Surazakov, Arzhan A new remote sensing dataset for mountains of Central Asia: 6-9 m black/white orthophotography derived from 1973-1980 Hexagon images.
09:50-10:15 Marchenko, Sergey Temporal and Spatial Variability of Permafrost Distribution in the Tien Shan Mountains During the Last Millennia.

Session 11. Finale of the NEESPI and HE

10:30-12:00 Kickoff groups reports:
           Climate and Hydrology Group Report,
           Cryosphere Group Report,
           Land Cover and Land Use Change Group Report.

           Message to Decision Makers.

12:00-13:00 NEESPI-HE General Discussion

Session 12. CAMMoN side event at NEESPI and HE workshops

14:00-18:00 CAMMoN team presentations and discussions Björnsen Gurung, Astrid/Sprecher, Corinne /Wolfgramm, Bettina, Arunova, Mira Central Asian Mountain Monitoring Network” (CAMMoN) initiative of the University of Central Asia (UCA)

18:00-18:15 Workshop Closing Ceremony and Adjourn