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Review for Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am former researcher of Hovsgol GEF project implemented by Asia Center of ANSP with funding from GEF. There are several highlights in the project. Firstly, it was the first complex program of Mongolian Long Term Ecological Research in Hovsgol National Park which is only one designated research site during the past 15 years following the establishment of the MLTER Network established in 1998 with the high effort of Clyde Goulden, director of the Asia Center. The researches of the project more focused on understanding the dynamics of representing by boreal system: nomadic pasture use and climate change impacts on steppe and forested habitats in six eastern shore stream valleys. Since the research efforts at the Lake Hövsgöl LTER site have been discussed and published elsewhere. The Hövsgöl GEF project included the capacity building component for 23 young Mongolian researchers who performed the research following training in a series of workshops presented by several international scientists. Now former researchers have been studying in graduate schools in USA, Germany, Japan and China. There are three scholars of Fulbright, which is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, two scholars of DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, and two scholars of JDS, Human Resource Development Scholarship of Japan. It is very laudable because there are no other projects with the researchers who awarded the prestigious scholarships of developed countries throughout the world. Clyde Goulden, international consultant of the project, established all the fundament of the ecological researches, including MLTER in Mongolia and career development of Mongolian young researchers.

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Role:  Volunteer & I am former researcher of the Hovsgol GEF project.