Buryat State University

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the 13th International Conference on Salt Lake Research (ICSLR2017), which will be held in the City of Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia during 21-25 August 2017.



International Society for Salt Lake Research

The Government of the Republic of Buryatia

Institute of General and Experimental Biology SB RAS (Ulan-Ude)

Institute of Biophysics SB RAS (Krasnoyarsk)

Institute of Natural Resources, Ecology and Cryology SB RAS (Chita)

Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude)

Russian Hydrobiological Society

The 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 will be organized to reflect the growing interest in saline lakes and related aspects. It will combine 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.

The venue

The venue of the conference is the city of Ulan-Ude. Ulan-Ude is the capital of the Republic Buryatia located at the confluence of the Uda and Selenga Rivers. Time difference between Ulan-Ude and Moscow is 5 hours (if it is noon in Moscow, but 5 p.m. in Ulan-Ude). The conference will be held in the Buryat State University located in the historical center of the city.

Lake Baikal is located in 140-150 kilometers from Ulan-Ude. Temperature of nearshore water may reach +17-21º С at the end of August.


Average air temperature in August in Buryatia is near 15ºС. Precipitation is about 60 mm. A sharply continental climate determines the big range of day and night temperature differences. Warm clothes are needed for the field trips and visit to the lake Baikal.

Conference papers

It is our intention to publish the proceedings of the conference in two journals: the Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology and the Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology.
Guest editors for the special issues will be Aharon Oren, Mianping Zheng, Egor Zadereev, Nickolai Shadrin and Tianlong Deng.
Authors who want to submit their work for publication should first decide to which journal to submit.

Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology (CJOL) accepts high-quality articles on aspects of oceanology (oceanography) and limnology, including biology (bioinformatics, bioengineering), physics (mathematical and computational physics), geology (sedimentology, geophysics, paleontology, geochemistry), chemistry (geochemistry, biochemistry), hydrology, meteorology, and geography; and those in practical coverage: aquaculture, marine resource exploration, remote-sensing, environmental protection, marine engineering, pharmacology, and instrumentation.

Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology (JSFU.Bio) is a multidisciplinary periodical, which publishes peer-reviewed, original papers that describe research in all areas of biology, such as general and theoretical biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, physiology, zoology, botany, ecology, and soil science.

Authors should carefully read the instructions to authors of the journal of their choice and follow these instructions exactly, including the format of references citations in the text and in the list of references.

Papers should be submitted NO LATER THAN OCTOBER, 20, 2017 to the conference organizer (e-mail address: Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.). Please submit the paper as a Word file, including the tables and figures on separate pages at the end of the manuscript; please do not embed the tables and figures within the manuscript text. On the title page, please indicate the full affiliation and the e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the name of the corresponding author.
The team of guest editors will first judge papers. They will check the manuscripts for scientific quality, format, and the level of the language. The editorial team may suggest changes and request revisions, make minor technical editorial corrections (format, language), and they can reject papers if to their opinion the scientific quality is insufficient or the papers are otherwise problematic.
Manuscripts that have passed this first stage of quality control will be transferred to the editorial office of the respective journal. The editors-in-chief of the journal may send the papers out for review by external reviewers, and they reserve the right to reject papers that had passed the first round of quality control by the team of guest editors.
We are looking forward to receiving many good-quality manuscripts until October 20 to be processed as quickly as possible toward the publication of the meeting proceedings.