General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Siberian Environments, Geoheritage And Tourism
Language English
Module lecturer prof. dr hab. Jiri Chlachula
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 45


Classes will start on Tuesday 10.10.2023, from 9.30-13.00,  and will continue on Wednesday (11.10.2023), Thursday (12.10.2023), and Friday (13.10.2023)

 Next class: 16.10.2023 - 17.10.2023, 9.30 - 13.00;

 9-10.11.2023; 13-15.11.2023;11-13.12.2023

Classroom: Room 242, Collegium Geographicum (Street: B. Krygowskiego 10), 2 floor.

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Module aim (aims)


Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Week 1:           Introduction to Environmental Studies of Siberia and the Russian Far East


Week 2:           Geography of Siberia: from the Urals to the Pacific


Week 3:           Geology and Natural Resources of Siberia


Week 4:           Climate Evolution, Present Climates, Permafrost


Week 5:           Biodiversity and Environmental Protection


Week 6:           Geoheritage, Geoarchaeology and Geotourism of Siberia


Week 7:           Past and Present Human Adaptations to the Siberian Environments


Week 8:           Cultural History, Nations and Societies of Siberia


Week 9:           Socio-economic Development


Week 10:          Urals: Landscapes, Peoples & Tourism


Week 11:          Altai: Landscapes, Peoples & Tourism


Week 12:          Buryatia and Baikal: Landscapes, Peoples & Tourism


Week 13:          Yakutia:Landscapes, People & Tourism


Week 14:          The Russian Far East (Primorye, Kamchatka, Magadan):Landscapes, Peoples & Tourism


Week 15:          Selected thematic lectures / Students’ presentations

Reading list

Chambers, F.M. (1993). Climate Change and Human Impact to Landscape. Studies in Palaeoecology and Environmental Archaeology, 303p.

Chlachula, J. (2018). Palaeolithic of Siberia: Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.), Springer Science-Business Media Press, New York, 2nd Edition, Online ISBN 978-3-319-51726-1

Chlachula, J., 2020. Geoheritage of East Kazakhstan. Geoheritage 12(4),91 (2020).

Crowley, J.T. and North, G.R. (1991). Palaeoclimatology. OxfordUniversity Press, New York, 339p

Delcourt, P. (1991). Quaternary Ecology: A palaeoecological Perspective. Springer Press, 242p.

Dowling, R.K., Cowan, E., Newsome, D. (2010). Global Geotourism Perspectives. GoodFellow, Oxford.

Geography of Siberia:

Groisman P.Y. et al. (2013) Climate Changes in Siberia. In: Groisman P., Gutman G. (eds) Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia and Their Global Consequences. Springer Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Dordrecht.

Hall, C.M., Higham, J. (2005). Tourism, Recreation and Climate Change. Channel View Publications Rapp, G.R.,

Naumov, I.V. (2006). History of Siberia. Routledge, London and New York. 242p.

Warner, G.D. (1990). Methods in Quaternary Ecology. Geological Association of Canada, Ottawa, 170p. Wimbledon, W.A.P., Smith-Meyer, S. (2012). Geoheritage in Europe and Its Conservation. ProGeo, 287p.