The department of soil biology has been created in 1953. The first chief of the department was an outstanding microbiologist, corresponding member of AS N.A.Krasilnikov. In 1973 professor D.G.Zvyagintsev headed the chair.
Programs of special and general courses of the department of soil
3.Structure, cultivation and ecology of bacteria.
4.Structure, cultivation and ecology of actinomycetes.
6.Biology of yeast.
7.Ecology of soil algae.
8.Soil animals and their interactions with microorganisms.
9.Dynamics of microbic populations.
10.Biochemistry of soil microorganisms.
11.Physiology of soil microorganisms.
12.Cytology of microorganisms.
13.Genetics of microorganisms.
14.Bases of biological systematization.
15.Geochemical activity of microorganisms.
16.Microbic transformation of nitrogen in soils.
18.Seminar on actual problems of soil biology.
Staff of the department:
1.Zvyagintsev Dmitrii Grigorievich
2.Byzov Boris Alekseevich
3.Vorobieva Elena Alekseevna
4.Golichenkov Maksim Vladimirovich
5.Gorlenko Mikhail Vladimirovich
6.Gracheva Tatiana Aleksandrovna
7.Guzev Vladimir Sergeevich
8.Dobrovolskaya Tatiana Glebovna
9.Zakalyukina Yulia Vladimirovna
10.Zenova Galina Mikhailovna
11.Ivanova Anna Evgenievna
12.Kozhevin Petr Aleksandrovich
13.Kozlova Yulia Evgenievna
14.Kostina Natalia Viktorovna
15.Kurakov Aleksandr Vasilievich
16.Lavrentieva Valentina Aleksandrovna
17.Lapygina Elena Vladimirovna
18.Lisichkina Galina Alekseevna
19.Likhachev Anna Anatolievna
20.Lysak Lyudmila Vyacheslavovna
21.Maksimova Irina Arkadievna
22.Manucharova Nataliya Aleksandrovna
23.Marfenina Olga Evgenievna
24.Orazova Maral Khodzhanazarova
25.Polyanskaya Lyubov Maksimovna
26.Soina Vera Sergeevna
27.Stepanov Aleksei Lvovich
28.Umarov Marat Muratagarovich
29.Chernov Ivan Yurievich
The department of soil biology is the unique one in the world carrying out tuition of specialists of soil microbiology and microbic ecology.
The main object of researches is the microbic community of soil, as system of the various organisms interconnected among themselves. The steady condition of soil microbic community is necessary for normal functioning and self-control of biosphere of the Earth, an atmosphere, natural waters, efficiency of soil.