International Confernce "Paleolimnology of Northern Eurasia"
The international conference and young scientists school Palaeolimnology of Northern Eurasia was held in Petrozavodsk on September 21-25, 2014.

The event was organized by the KarRC RAS Northern Water Problems Institute and the Herzen State Pedagogical University jointly with the Palaeolimnology Commission of the Russian Geographical Society, RosHydroMet Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, RAS Institute of Limnology, St. Petersburg State University, Kazan (Volzhsky) Federal University, North-eastern Federal University in Yakutsk.

Around 100 scientists from Russia, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Great Britain, the USA, Iran, Poland and Byelorussia representing 17 research institutions, 6 universities and 5 foreign organizations took part in the conference.

46 papers and 37 posters were presented at the 6 sessions in 3 thematic clusters and 3 poster sessions.

In addition to the theoretical part, the conference side events were the Young Scientists School and scientific excursions to Lake Ladoga and Valaam Island, Lake Onega and Kizhi Island, and the Kivach Waterfall.

A wide range of latest scientific advancements in the reconstruction of the Pleistocene and Holocene palaeogeographic and palaeoclimatic environments of the Northern Hemisphere was discussed at the conference. A side event of the conference was the young scientists school featuring renowned Russian and foreign specialists in palaeolimnology ( 217 &plang=r). Young scientists eagerly listened to lectures and took an active part in discussions.
The Conference Proceedings with 80 summaries by 187 authors and co-authors were prepared and published in English (

The conference results will be published in 2015 as papers in the new Limnology Series of the scientific journal Transactions of the Karelian Research Centre of RAS. The series is devoted to the results of water research focusing on the following aspects: (1) current state of waterbodies (hydrology, hydrobiology, ichthyology, hydrochemistry, hydrophysics, etc.); (2) functional characteristics of lake-river systems and their catchments; (3) research into water system fluctuations under the effect of climatic factors and human impacts. Experimenting and modeling; (4) monitoring, prediction of change, challenges in restoration, sustainable use and conservation of aquatic systems; (5) palaeolimnological research, reconstruction and interpretation of lake history (