The Leverhulme international network "Exploring Russia's Environmental History and Natural Resources" will be conducting a field trip to Lake Baikal, Siberia, from 25 July – 4 August 2015.
The group will meet in Ulan-Ude and visit various places on and around the lake including the Barguzin Nature Reserve (Russia’s first Zapovednik), the Ushkanyi Islands (home to the nerpa – the endemic Baikal ringed seals Pusa sibirica), Olkhon island (with its important Buriat sites) and finishing up in Irkutsk. Workshops will be held in the Barguzin Nature Reserve and Irkutsk and local experts will be involved throughout.
An outline itinerary and a brief bibliography of the environmental history of the area are both available on our website.
|Olchon Shaman Rock, Lake Baikal. Photo courtesy of Kirsten Buerger via Wikimedia Commons|