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WWF SUPPORTED FIELD TRAINING OF KSTU STUDENTS

21 august 2018
Two students from Kamchatka State Technical University (KSTU) participated in a training course on salmon management in Alaska. Another group of ten students conducted a variety of research works at Karymai bio-station in Ust-Bolsheretsky district in Kamchatka.
The training course in Alaska was located at a field camp of the University of Washington on Aleknagik Lake. Russian students studied biology and ecology of Pacific salmon. The field camp has everything what is needed for observation of fish in their natural boundaries, a laboratory for research work, and lecture halls with digital equipment.
"The training of Russian and American ichthyologists differs a lot", said Dr. Alexander Bonk, the head of the “Marine resources, fisheries, and aquaculture” sub-department at KSTU. “There are different methods, approaches to education, and curriculum differs as well. In the USA, students start to use digital technologies for calculation, computer modeling right from the first year at the university. They also study salmon as a part of a larger ecosystem. They choose their future specialization early, thus study the subjects in great detail. In Russia, however, we give broader expertise in different disciplines.”

Another group of ten students conducted a variety of research works at Karymai bio-station in Ust-Bolsheretsky district in Kamchatka. Under the supervision of skillful educators, future scientists had a chance to test their knowledge in the field after a year of theoretical studies. During a two-week training course, the students conducted observations and experiments at the Korymai Biostation located on a tributary of the Bystraya River in West Kamchatka.

The students will use all the collected data in their scientific research projects and graduate qualifications.

Both trainings became possible due to the financial support of WWF-Russia and WWF-US.

For additional information please contact
Head of WWF Kamchatka/Bering Sea Ecoregional Office