Soil Geography

MISSION: to study and account for soil resources in order to support sustainable existence and use of ecosystems, to preserve biodiversity

 

The department studies the soil cover of the regions of the Russian Federation and the Earth as a whole, soils and parent materials, soil mineral composition and micromorphology, soil biota. The main research topics are focused on:

  • soil and land resources,
  • natural and man-made processes in the soils,
  • soil protection and restoration,
  • soil ecological and socio-economic functions,
  • archaeological and paleopedology,
  • food and environmental safety,
  • functioning of urban eco-systems,
  • wastewater treatment and water management.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN 2015-2020

Enhancing integrated soil management technologies for increased crop production in Uganda (2019 –2020,  Prof. Pavel Krasilnikov). Keywords: soil organic carbon, soil health, land management, fertilizers, pathogens, pesticides, soil microbiology

Adaptation and Implementation of the Modern Molecular Biology Technologies in Agriculture and Wastewater Treatment of ASEAN Countries and Russia (2020 – 2022; Dr Natalia Shchegolkova). Keywords: DNA extraction, sequencing, pathogenic microorganisms, microbiological community, molecular biological methods, wastewater treatment

Design and Development of ASEAN – Russia Interactive Communications Network for the Exchange of Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Agricultural Development (2020 – 2022; Dr Natalia Shchegolkova). Keywords: project-based training, water management, wastewater treatment technologies, teleconferencing, environmentally friendly technologies, agriculture

Development and production of innovative interactive course of video-lectures on the use of the newest technologies in water management of agricultural regions for students and professionals of the ASEAN countries (2019 – 2022; Dr Natalia Shchegolkova). Keywords: wastewater treatment, treatment wetlands, ASEAN countries, educational program, interactive educational films)

ACADEMIC MOBILITY: ERASMUS+  (2018-2019)

Partner University: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland

Project leader: Dr Tatiana Prokof’eva. Keywords: education, academic mobility, urban soil genesis, Technosols, soil classification, WRB for soil resources

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS OF OUR GRADUATES

Graduates of the Department have knowledge about the land resources as the basis of food security; global and regional organization of a soil cover; about the ecological and economic bases of land management; the legal basis of the assessment and protection of soils and lands; about anthropogenic transformations of soils and ecosystems, the methods of their maintenance, sustainable development and reclamation; about the principles and structure basic soil classifications.

Graduates of the department possess a system of fundamental scientific concepts, methodologies and modern methods of studying the pedosphere: the basics of remote methods of environmental research and practical skills in analyzing materials of remote sensing of soil cover; methods of GIS analysis; methodology of digital soil cartography implemented in modern geoinformation systems and skills of complex analysis of spatial data in soil science, agrochemistry and ecology; methods of environmental diagnostics, zoological indication, phitoindication and biotesting; methods of morphogenetic analysis of soils.

Contacts:

Doctor of Sciences, Professor, Pavel Krasilnikov   E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Soil genesis, soil ecological and socio-economic functions, food and environmental safety

Doctor of Sciences, Professor, Anatoly Bobrov   E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Protozoology, biogenic silica  

Doctor of Sciences Natalia Shchegolkova    E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Bacterial community structure by molecular methods, monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, water quality, wetlands

Ph. D. Nikolay Avetov    E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Bog ecosystem transformation under human impacts and climate change, natural reserves

Ph. D. Anton Ivanov    E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Soil morphology, soil genesis

Ph. D. Anna Buivolova   E-mail:  Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Urban ecology, natural reserves

Ph. D. Andrey Semikolennykh    E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Soil genesis, paleogeography, biochemistry of plant and microorganisms metabolites in soil

Ph. D. Ekaterina Kovaleva   E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Ecological assessment of polluted soils of different land use territories.

Ph. D. Oleg Golozubov    E-mail: Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript.

Soil-geographic database, monitoring of agricultural lands