Detailed conference program

The slogan of the conference is «Studies on Freshwater and Saline Water Lakes – in Search for a Common Ground». The program of the conference is organized to reflect the growing interest in saline lakes and related aspects. It combines traditional sections on geology and chemistry, physics, microbial ecology, food web ecology, human pressures on saline lakes with sections focused on comparative studies of different aquatic ecosystems, predictive mathematical modelling, paleolimnology, effects of water level on the ecology and biogeochemical cycling and other trendy topics in limnology.

Below is the program of the conference in a glance




Lobby of Buryat State University, 1th floor (Ulan-Ude, Ranzhurova St., 4)


15.00 – 19.00





Big Conference Hall, 6th floor


Small Conference Hall, 4th floor

08.30 – 10.00



10.00 – 11.00

Opening ceremony


11.00 – 12.30

Plenary session


14.30 – 18.00

Regular session

Inland lakes in a changing world: anthropogenic and climate change effects on salinity, ecology and biogeochemical cycling

Regular session

Geology and geochemistry of salt lakes

18.30 – 20.30

Welcome party*





Big Conference Hall, 6th floor


Small Conference Hall, 4th floor

09.00 – 10.00

Plenary session


10.00 – 16.20

Special session

Microbiology of saline lakes

(dedicated to the memory of

Prof. B.B. Namsaraev


14.00 – 14.40


Regular session

Aquaculture development

15.00 – 16.20


·         Regular session

Physical processes and modelling

16.20 – 18.00

Poster and coffee session


18.00 – 19.30

Demonstration of film about Aral Sea by Dr. Nikolai Aladin







Excursion to the Lake Baikal and Baikal State Reserve*




Big Conference Hall, 6th floor


Small Conference Hall, 4th floor

09.00 – 10.00

Plenary session


10.30 – 12.30

Regular session

Services provided by salt lakes: from chemical resources to cultural and social services

Regular session

Salt lake–landscape interactions, watershed studies

14.00 – 15.40

Regular session

Biochemical aspects of saline lake studies

Regular session

Paleolimnology: environmental change recorded by salt lake sediments

16.30 – 18.00

General meeting of the International Society for Salt Lake Research

(all conference participants)


19.00 – 22.00

Conference dinner**

(Banquet Hall  “Grand Yurta”,

Ulan-Ude, Verkhnyaya Berezovka, 37)




Conference Hall of Institute of General and Experimental Biology SB RAS, Ulan-Ude, Sakhyanovoi St., 6


14.00 – 16.00

Round table discussion

The saline soils: genesis, evolution, classification and conceptual and methodical approaches of their studying in the 21st century




Big Conference Hall, 6th floor


09.00 – 12.30

Regular session

Salt lake ecology and biology, food webs and biogeochemical cycling

14.00 – 15.40

Regular session

Comparative studies of saline and freshwater lakes

15.40 – 16.00

Closing ceremony





Departure to post-conference tours


* The Welcome reception and mid-conference excursion are free for all participants who will pay registration fee.

** Tickets for the Conference dinner, if not prepaid, could be purchased on site during the registration, paying in cash (rubbles).