Graduated from the Faculty of Geology of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

1972 - 1984

Engineer, geologist, junior researcher at the Faculty of Geology of Lomonosov Moscow State University. 

1984 - 1989

Postgraduate student of Moscow Mining Institute (since 2014 it is the part of National University of Science and Technology MISIS), worked as a researcher.

1985 - 1989

Thesis on “Improving the reliability of mining and geological information in the design and development of mines” for the degree of Candidate of Technical Sciences in the specialty “Underground development of mineral resources” was defended.

1989 - 1992

Senior lecturer at Peoples’ Friendship University named after P. Lumumba (now - RUDN University) at the Department of Environmental Protection and Labor Protection.

1992 - 2003

Associate professor, head of the independent course of Geoecology at the Ecological Faculty of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

2003 - present

Head of the Department of Geoecology of the Ecological Faculty of RUDN University.


Academician of the International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences (MANEB). 

2003, 2005, 2008

Diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for scientific and pedagogical activity.


Winner of the Academician A. A. Skochinsky prize of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation for the work “Development and implementation of a systematic approach to the development of environmental technologies for underground mining of coal deposits that are dangerous for gas emissions and sudden methane emissions on the basis of various methods of ecological protection of the environment into the training process of mining and geological engineers”.


Professor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS).


A. Nobel Medal for contribution to the development of invention of RANS.


Gives lectures to RUDN students of bachelor’s programme in the following fields of study “Ecology and Nature Management”, “Energy and resource-saving processes in chemical technology, petrochemistry and biotechnology”:

  • “Geochemistry of the environment”,
  • “Ecological Geophysics”,
  • “Geoecology”,
  • “Geological foundations of nature management”.

Gives the author's course to RUDN students of master’s programme in the field of study “Ecology and rational use of natural resources" are taught the author's course: “Regional geoecological assessment of the territory”.


  1. Developed a new approach to geoecological zoning based on the use of engineering and geological principles. Geoecological zoning of the territory is necessary for the development and implementation of large-scale territorial construction projects, for example, the “New Silk Road” in Kazakhstan.
  2. Developed a co-authored method for managing unstable roofing in long treatment faces. As a result of fixing the roof, large subsidence of the earth’s surface is excluded. The control method includes work on the separation of coal in the lava, partial laying of the developed space and drilling wells in the rocks for injecting bonding solutions. With the help of advanced wells, bonding solutions are fed from the space located behind the lava, and the roof of the rubble drifts starting behind the lava.
  3. Developed a co-authored method for developing a powerful shallow formation with short faces in diagonal layers. As a result, coal mining becomes more economical and technologically advanced. When developing a powerful flat formation with short faces in diagonal layers in each layer, after conducting field preparatory workings, the field is divided by average diagonal ventilation and filling furnace into upper and lower parts. Both parts are taken out by chambers during the forward course and by set-ups during the reverse course in diagonal columns located in the upper part of the field along with the middle diagonal ventilation-filling furnace, and in the lower part - perpendicular to it.
  4. Presented a way to protect the mining allotment of land used for rice planting. The result is an increase in the durability of soil anchors and an increase in the efficiency of rice cultivation. The way to protect mine land used for planting rice, as well, the surface of the earth is drilled towards each other with a length of 3-5 m and at angles of displacement of sediment forming at the joints wells ditch to save water, the distance between which is equal to the step of collapse or subsidence of the rocks of the immediate roof layer, after which the sides of ditches fasten solutions type of compacted clays, harmless for sprouts of rice.
  5. Developed a method to control the roof. It allows the rate reduction of displacement of the roof to a minimum when excavating coal in medium-capacity formations. The method includes the installation of toroidal non-unloading support in the lava, in the developed space - several rows of pneumatic support with extractable cylinders installed in a staggered order between the preparatory workings, the pressure in which is maintained exponentially.
  6. Developed methodological principles for conducting complex field training practices, which are successfully used in organizing summer training practices at the Ecological Faculty of RUDN University. The main thing that should be guided when conducting training practice is an integrated approach. It consists in sharing the knowledge of Geology, Geography and Biology in the study of specific ecological systems. This approach can be most fully implemented only in the field. The main attention in the course of practice is paid not only to the study of the structure and composition of biotic and abiotic components of natural ecosystems, but also their interrelation, the study of consort relationships in biocenoses, biological diversity.

Scientific interests

  • Environmental education;
  • Geoecology;
  • Environmental geochemistry;
  • Comprehensive ecological assessment of the environment;
  • Geoecological zoning of territories.
Lake Valencia is the second most important natural freshwater basin in Venezuela. The expansion of industrial and agricultural activities and population growth over the past four decades has accelerated the process of eutrophication of the lake waters at such a rapid rate that it cannot be compensated by natural processes at present. Continuous monitoring of the trophic state of the lake, including remote sensing, is mandatory for collection of hydrobiological information, which allows developing effective strategies for monitoring and improving the quality of the lake's waters. Development and validation of a model for estimating the concentration of A-chlorophyll and the trophic state of Lake Valencia through the visible and near-infrared spectrum engaged multispectral satellite images Landsat 8 OLI in the present study. The results of measuring A-chlorophyll concentration at four sampling stations conducted in 2011 were also used. The proposed model showed a positive correlation of r2 = 0.77 for the study conditions. A-chlorophyll concentration was estimated using a grid of 778 points located within the perimeter of the lake and on the basis of the proposed model. The A-chlorophyll concentration increased by 11.48% from 2013 to 2019. The eutrophic state of Lake Valencia, characterized by TSI = 68.238 at the date of the last monitoring (20 February 2019), was confirmed.
In modern urbanized conditions, the human population is experiencing a constant effect of various exogenous factors - social, economic, environmental. That is quite a challenge to determine the leading or dominant influence factor of the current total. At the same time, there is no doubt that environmental impacts on the human population adversely affect the population health. Human habitation in highly polluted ambient air leads to the diseases of respiratory, nervous and circulatory system, and may contribute to the exacerbations of existing diseases and shorten the life. The health of population residing under the continuous long-term negative environmental impact is progressively worsening. This study considers biogas formed in landfill mass of municipal solid waste landfills as an environmental impact. We created ecological pyramids with characteristics dependencies of the anthropogenic factor and human population in the biogas dispersion areas. The study gives a mathematical description of the human body response to effect from exposure to high levels of pollutants in ambient air.
Geoecological zoning of the eastern part of Nurinsky district of Karaganda region was performed for the first time to assess the conditions for construction of the motorway section within the framework of the One Belt, One Road idea. The paper analyzes current approaches to geoecological zoning of territorries and their use for the study area. The methodology included an integrated assessment of geo-ecological conditions with respect to geotechnical and geomorphological conditions using appropriate cartographic materials. The paper shows the role of geotechnical zoning in geo-ecological zoning of the territory. Based on the criteria selected in the ArcMap geo-information systems, maps of geo-ecological conditions and geo-ecological zoning of the eastern part of Nurinsky district, Karaganda region, were compiled. These maps can be used at pre-design stages of road or railway construction and other types of territorial development planning.
Ecological routes should have social, cultural and educational scientific functions. In order to make full use of their potential, the work should be done for studying the conditions of the areas where the routes are located or planned to locate. It is advisable to start researches in nature reserves with ecological routes, where access to the territory of reserves is limited by ecological routes. This paper presents the results of the study of geoenvironmental conditions of the Karadag natural reserve along the ecological route. Along it the main rocks, relief, vegetation, projective covering and its safety, surface inclination are studied and absolute marks of height of a relief are measured. Based on the results of the research, the conclusion was made that according to the sum of geoenvironmental parameters and the degree of anthropogenic disturbance, the route and the adjacent territory consist of five different geoenvironmental sites.
When choosing a site for the construction of high-risk objects, it is necessary to take into account all the processes that may adversely affect the safety of the station. In connection with planning the construction of nuclear power plant in the region, where karst is the most dangerous process, several methods of assessing karst risk have been developed. Formulas, that allow to find physical damage from the destruction of territories and engineering objects by geological processes, are written in the article. It is shown that physical risk values are used as the basis for constructing a scale that allows to objectively evaluate the degree of failure hazard by two generally accepted indicators - the average diameter of karst-suffosion sinkholes and the intensity of their formation. The physical risk of land loss is the simple integral characteristic of the both probability and strength of karst impact on the technosphere objects. The evaluation of karst danger of territory of construction of object of the raised danger is given.