GOFC-GOLD CARIN Webinar Series

GOFC-GOLD CARIN Webinar Series - 2023

Webinar # 16

 Friday, 5 April 2024:  starting 0800 (EDT); 1400 (Warsaw); 1700 (Astana, Dushanbe, Tashkent); 1900 (Bishkek); 2000 (Ulaanbaatar)

Dr. Monika Mętrak

Department of Ecology and Nature Protection, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw

"The role of biologically active soil cover in the formation of C, N and P soil pools in the foreland of the Uisu Glacier in the Eastern Pamir, Tajikistan"


Prof. Jiquan Chen

Dept of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences & Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University, USA

“Sustainability challenges for social-environmental systems across the Asian drylands belt"

View Recording



Webinar # 15

 Friday, March 1, 2024: starting 0800 (EST); 1400 (CET); 1800 (Tashkent/Dushanbe/Astana); 1900 (Bishkek); 2100 (Ulaanbaatar)

Prof. Volker Radeloff

Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Prof. Maira Kussainova

Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Michigan State University, USA & Kazakhstan

National Agrarian Research University, KZ 

“Development of an Information System for Monitoring and Assessing Degraded Pastures in Kazakhstan to Facilitate the Effective Management of Restoration Processes”



Webinar # 14

Friday, Feb 2, 2024: Starting at 0800 (EST) / 1900 (Bishkek)

Dr. Sanzhar Imashev

Laboratory of Complex Research of Driving Processes in Geophysical Fields, Research Station of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Bishkek, KYR

"Atmospheric Temperature Anomalies in the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere Region Connected with Seismic Activity in the Tien-Shan Mountains"


Prof. Wei Fang

Biology Department, Pace University, USA

“Multi-decadal Assessment of Land Cover and Productivity Shifts under Climate Change and Urbanization in Central Asia”



Webinar # 13

 1st December, 2023 starting 0800 (EST); 1900 (Bishkek)

Dr. Eldiiar Duulatov

Institute of Geology, National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, KG

"Assessing the Soil Erosion in  Kyrgyzstan based on RUSLE, Integrated with RS & GIS"


Prof. Xin Xi

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Michigan Technological University, USA 

“What Caused the Unseasonal Extreme Dust Storm in Uzbekistan during November 2021”





Webinar # 12

 3rd November, 2023 08:00 AM EST

Dr. Asel Murzakulova

Mountain Societies Research Institute

University of Central Asia, KYR

"The Power of Apricot: Land Scarcity and Mobility in Contested Isfara River Borderlands"


Prof. Ranjeet John

Faculty of Natural Sciences

University of South Dakota, USA

“Differentiating Anthropogenic Modification from Climate-Driven Change in Kazakhstan: A High-Resolution Multi-Stage Multi-Model Approach to

Explain Vegetation Trends by Socioenvironmental System Drivers”

View Recording





Webinar # 11

 7th April, 2023 08:00 AM EST

Dr. Steve Pueppke

Center for Global Change & Earth Observations & Asia Hub

Michigan State University, USA

"Coupled Water-Energy-Food Relationships in the IIi River Basin"


Prof. Oimahmad Rahmonov

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Earth Sciences

University of Silesia, Poland

“Links between a high-Mountain Community and the Ecosystem Services of Juniper Forests in the Fann Mountains of Western Tajikistan”

View Recording





Webinar # 10

3rd March, 2023 08:00 AM EST

Prof. Monika Mętrak

Department of Ecology and Nature Protection, Faculty of Biology

University of Warsaw, Poland

"Functioning of high mountain wetlands under arid climate: an overview of the 5-year study in the Eastern Pamir, Tajikistan"


Dr. Erkin Isaev

FAO Regional Office for Asia Pacific

University of Central Asia

“Bias correction of Sentinel-2 with unmanned aerial vehicle multispectral data for use in monitoring walnut fruit forest in western Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan”

View Recording





Webinar # 9

3rd February, 2023 08:00 AM EST

Prof Alexander Prishchepov

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

"Analyzing changing land use and hydrological regimes in cross-border Mongolia and Russia's Selenga River Basin"


Dr. Ainura Nazarkulova

Department of Geoinformatics-Z_GIS 

University of Salzburg, Austria

“Landcover analysis of Kyrgyzstan using global services”

View Recording