V International Conference on Cryopedology
DIVERSITY OF FROST-AFFECTED SOILS
September 14-20, 2009, Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, Russia
Specialists in northern soils had international contacts for several decades. However, the First International Conference on Cryopedology
was held only 10 years ago - in November, 1992 in Pushchino, Russia. On that meeting the group of soil scientists soils from different
countries - USA (R.Arnold, J.Kimble, R.Ahrens, C.-L.Ping, J.Brown), Canada (C.Tarnocai, S.Smith), Denmark (B.Jakobsen), Germany (G.Broll,
E.M.Pfeiffer) and Russia (I.Sokolov, V.Targulian, E.Naumov, D.Gilichinsky) decided to organize the Cryosol Working Group both at
International Society of Soil Science (ISSS, now IUSS) and International Permafrost Association (IPA), mainly to develop the new
classification units for permafrost-affected soils and Northern Circumpolar Soil Database with series of maps.
Now the Cryosol Working Group is very active team of polar soil scientists from Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia and USA. The information on the members of the group is here.
18 WORLD CONGRESS OF SOIL SCIENCE
Cryosol Working Group participates in the 18th World Congress of Soil Science (USA, Philadelphia, July 9-15, 2006) and
CRYOSOL WORKING GROUP PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
Cryosol Working Group members will participate in several projects of the International Polar Year (2007-2008). Two
projects are under leadership of the CWG-members and involve almost all the group. It is RASCHER (leader Sergey
IV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRYOPEDOLOGY
August 1-8, 2005
THE IPA PLANNING MEETING
Stockholm university, March 3-4, 2005.
WRB/CWG TRANS-URAL POLAR TOUR
CRYOSOL WORKING GROUP ACTIVITY PLAN