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Graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University, specialty “Soil Science”.
Graduated postgraduate study at Lomonosov Moscow State University and candidate thesis on “Influence of different content of zinc, lead and cadmium in the soil on the composition and quality of plant products” was defended.
Junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher and leading researcher at D. N. Pryanishnikov All-Russian Research Institute of Fertilizers and Agro-soil Science.
Completed the doctorate study at D. N. Pryanishnikov All-Russian Research Institute of Fertilizers and Agro-soil Science and doctoral thesis on “Patterns of behavior of heavy metals in soils under various anthropogenic loads” was defended.
Senior lecturer, associate professor, and then - professor of the Department of Radioecology of the RUDN.
The “VVC Laureate” medal for a series of works dedicated to heavy metals was awarded.
Academic secretary of the Dissertation Council D 212.203.17 (03.02.08 Ecology - Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences; 03.02.14 Biological Resources - Biological Sciences).
Member of the scientific and methodological Commission on Ecology at the Russian Federal Center for Forensic Expertise under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Executive editor of the scientific journal “Vestnik of Peoples’ Friendship University Russia, Series “Ecology and Life Safety” (the journal is recommended by the HAC of the Russian Federation).
Dean of the Ecological Faculty of RUDN University.
Member of the Educational and Methodological Council for Ecology of the Federal Educational and Methodological Association “Earth Sciences” of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Head of the Center for Additional professional education of the Ecological Faculty RUDN University.
The Golden order of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences “Russian field” for leading the training of professional personnel for the country was awarded.
The diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for significant contribution to the training of highly qualified specialists was awarded.
The title of laureate of the V. I. Vernadsky National Environmental Award for contribution to the development of environmental education was awarded. Winner of the national environmental award “ERAECO-2014” for a series of works on Forensic Ecology. V. I. Vernadsky medal for training in the field of Ecology was awarded.
The diploma of the National Award “Crystal compass” for developments in the field of Forensic Ecology - the creation of an innovative educational complex for higher education was awarded, the certificate of Honor of the Prefect of the Southern administrative district of Moscow for great contribution to the development of science and education was awarded, V. I. Vernadsky Order for significant contribution to the development of environmental knowledge and training of highly qualified personnel was awarded.
Chairman of the Dissertation Council D 212.203.38 (03.02.08 -Ecology Biological / Medical Sciences).
Member of the Russian Geographical Society.
Chairman of the Expert Council of the Commission on environmental policy of the Moscow City Duma.
The diploma of the Moscow City Duma for a great personal contribution to the preservation of the natural heritage of Moscow was awarded, the diploma of MGIMO for high professionalism and active participation in the organization of intellectual and creative activities of students was awarded.
The Jubilee medal “Moscow City Duma. 25 years” for active long-term work on preservation of natural complexes of Moscow was awarded.
Gives lectures to RUDN students of bachelor’s and master’s programs in the following disciplines:
- “Soil Science”,
- “Ecological Soil Science”,
- “Forensic Ecology” (author's course),
- “Environmental Chemistry”.
Head of the RUDN advanced training programs of Forensic Ecology and in the field of alternative energy sources:
- “Forensic expertise in the field of ecology”,
- “Expertise of working conditions and the environment»,
- “Environmental management of energy resources»,
- “Assessment of environmental damage”, etc.
Head of the joint master's program “Sustainable development and environmental safety” with the University of Palermo (Italy).
The author of the following study guides:
- Baeva Yu. I., Chernykh N. A. Forensic Ecology. Study guide: in 6 volumes
Volume I Study of the ecological state of objects of soil-geological origin - M., RUDN publishing house. 2016 - 252 p.
Volume II Study of the ecological state of water object. - M.: RUDN publishing house, 2018 - 332 p.
Volume III Study of the environmental consequences of waste management in production and consumption. - M.: RUDN publishing house, 2019 - 362 p.
The study guide was created on the basis of an innovative interdisciplinary set of educational programs for training forensic experts in the field of ecology. It is intended for students, postgraduate students, and specialists in the field of ecology and nature management, as well as employees of state and non-state expert institutions, law enforcement officials whose activities are associated with the assessment of the ecological state of the environment. The following issues are considered: conducting a forensic study of the ecological state of objects of soil and geological origin, conducting a forensic study of the ecological state of water objects, conducting forensic studies of the environmental consequences of activities related to waste management of production and consumption.
- Chernykh N. A., Baeva Yu. I., Maksimova O. A. Forensic ecological expertise. Study guide. M.: RUDN publishing house, 2012 - 448 p.
The subject, goals, tasks, objects, methods and types of forensic environmental expertise are considered in the study guide. Much attention is paid to the legal framework and procedural aspects of the appointment, organization and production of forensic expertise, the status of an expert and the forms of participation of a specialist in the field of environmental management and protection in legal proceedings. Modern methodological approaches to the study of objects of forensic environmental expertise and assessment of the actual circumstances of negative anthropogenic impact on the environment are presented. For students, postgraduate students and specialists in the field of forensic ecology, as well as in other areas of knowledge associated with the assessment of the environmental state of the environment.
- N. A. Chernykh, A. I. Usov, G. G. Omelyanyuk. Forensic environmental expertise. Study guide. M., RUDN, 2008 - 260 p.
The study guide contains materials aimed at studying the subject, tasks, objects, methods and types of forensic environmental expertise, as well as the acquisition of skills to use special knowledge in legal proceedings to establish and assess the actual circumstances of the negative anthropogenic impact on the environment. It is intended for students, postgraduate students and specialists in the field of forensic ecology, as well as in other areas of knowledge associated with the assessment of the ecological state of the environment.
The study guide is performed in the framework of innovative educational program of Peoples’ Friendship University Russia, the direction “Export-oriented Complex of innovation educational programs on priority directions of science and technologies” and is part of the educational-methodical complex, including the course description, program and e-textbook.
- N. A. Chernykh, S. N. Sidorenko. Environmental monitoring of toxicants in the biosphere. M.: RUDN publishing house, 2003 - 430 p.
The monograph summarizes data on the study of properties and distribution in the environment of a number of toxic substances. The mechanisms of their influence on living organisms are considered. The levels of heavy metals in the biosphere components were evaluated. Considerable attention is paid to the study of migration and transformation of compounds of these elements in soils and adjacent environments-natural waters, the atmosphere and vegetation. Ecological aspects of oil pollution of ecosystems are widely presented. Much attention is paid to methods of rehabilitation of contaminated soils. For professors of biological, environmental and agricultural specialties of universities, as well as researchers in the field of nature protection.
- Chernykh N. A., Ovcharenko M. M. Heavy metals and radionuclides in biogeocenosises. - Moscow: “Agroconsult”, 2002 - 200 p.
The book provides basic information about the properties of heavy metals and radionuclides, the regularities of their distribution in the environment, and also summarizes the currently available data on the study of the mechanisms of action of toxicants on living organisms. The characteristic of ionizing radiation is given: basic concepts, units of measurement, interaction with matter, biological effects, regulation, etc. The natural and man-made levels of stable and radioactive isotopes in various components of the biosphere were estimated, and the contribution of various sources to the total pollution was determined. Standards for the content of heavy metals and radionuclides in natural environments, drinking water and food products are given, and approaches to the regulation of pollutants are considered. Much attention is paid to the methods of sampling, sample preparation and determination of these substances in natural objects.
The book contains a significant amount of reference material and experimental data, which facilitates the study of this material.
This book is intended for students and professors of biological, environmental and agricultural specialties of universities, as well as specialists in the field of nature protection.
- Certified expert of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the field of ecology, has extensive experience in conducting expert work in the field of waste management. Over the past 5 years, 4 forensic expertise and 4 reviews in the field of ecology and nature management were considered in courts as evidence that ultimately determined the outcome of the cases.
- Developed the system to minimize the negative impact of lead pollution on human health, which was used to prepare the state target program “Protecting the environment from lead pollution and reducing its impact on public health”.
- Under the leadership of N. A. Chernykh, research has been conducted for 20 years on the levels of heavy metals in the soils of various regions of the world, as well as on the processes of migration, transformation and transition of heavy metal compounds to adjacent environments, depending on natural and climatic conditions. As a result of the conducted research in various regions of the world: in the Russian Federation (Moscow City, Moscow, Belgorod, Kursk, Astrakhan and other regions), in Sri Lanka, Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan, Mexico, Vietnam, and Albania a large body of experimental data has been obtained, its analysis and generalization reveals the mechanisms of accumulation and migration of pollutants in natural environments and serves as a basis for predicting the behavior of pollutants. The established patterns of migration and transformation of metal compounds in various natural and climatic zones are used as a scientific basis for developing systems for reclamation of landscapes contaminated with heavy metals, and also serve as a basis for obtaining high-quality agricultural products in contaminated areas. According to the research results, 16 candidate theses and 2 doctoral theses were successfully defended.
- Under the leadership of N. A. Chernykh and in collaboration with scientists of Lomonosov Moscow State University a group of scientists of Ecological Faculty of RUDN University started research on the project “Recreational and resource potential of karst ecosystems: assessment of the ecological state, development of environmental monitoring methodology, rehabilitation methods”. The project aims to: 1) identify the main types of cave ecosystems and assess their stability under various recreational loads; 2) identify vulnerable ecosystems and determine the direction of evolution of cave ecosystems and landscapes for recreational use; 3) development of scientific foundations for the conservation of cave sites and their biodiversity, a system for assessing geo-ecological risks; 4) development of a system for monitoring the state of karst caves as objects with increased anthropogenic impact. By now, comprehensive studies of fouling communities in the entrance zone of a number of caves in Montenegro have been conducted; work has begun on the study of caves in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan.
- State of ecosystems in regions of the world in conditions of chemical pollution;
- Migration and transformation processes of compounds of heavy metals, radionuclides, oil and oil products in various components of the biosphere.
- Forensic ecology, development of scientific and methodological support for conducting forensic environmental expertise, as well as the creation of a system of comprehensive training of forensic experts in the field of ecology.