Soil Erosion

The department has been organized in 1982 by M.S.Kuznetsov.

List of special courses of the department of soil erosion and conservation:

  1. Ecology of agroecosystems.
  2. Remote and cartographic methods to study processes of soil degradation, and soil conservation planning activities.
  3. Physical bases of soil erosion.
  4. Special practical training: physical modeling of water erosion.
  5. Laboratory methods to determine soil resistance to water and wind  erosion.
  6. Modern methods to study soil degradation.
  7. Hydrological basics for sustainable land management and soil conservation.


  1. Soil and environmental aspects of sustainable land management.
  2. Regional systems of erosion control measures.
  3. Environmental impact assessment and its survey.
  4. The doctrine of an integrated erosion and accumulative process, and its biosphere and ecological role.
  5. Adaptive-landscape basics for projecting erosion control measures .
  6. Reclamation and restoration of eroded and degraded soils.
  7. Ecological aspects of soil erosion.
  8. Soil erosion mapping.
  9. Gully erosion.
  10. Modern problems of soil erosion and conservation.

Staff of the department:

1. Kust German Stanislavovich

2. Kuznetsov Mikhail Sergeevich 
3. Abdulkhanova Dina Rafikovna
4. Demidov Valerii Vitalievich
5. Esafova Elena Nikolaevna
6. Gendugov Vladimir Mikhailovich 
7. Polubnev Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
8. Shulga Pavel Stanislavovich 
9. Frolova Galina Ivanovna
10.Yakushev Nikolai Lvovich

Researches of antierosion stability of soil are held on the department.
New perspective direction of soil science of hydrologically-agrophysical studing of erosion was originated. It is described by logical and sequential association of achievements, ideas and methods of soil science (in particular soil physics), hydrology, hydraulics and mechanics of multiphase environments.
One of new directions in researches of the department is directed on the development of new experimentally-theoretical models of water soil erosion at rains and snowmelt, and also wind erosion with use of laws of mechanics of multiphase environments and hydro- and aeromechanics.