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Department of Environmental Management

Founded in 1987 by full member of Academy of Sciences of the USSR Konstantin Konstantinovich Markov and corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Andrey Petrovich Kapitsa. From 1987 to 2011 Department is headed by Doctor of Geography, Professor A.P. Kapitsa.
Since 2011, the department is headed by Doctor of Economics, Professor Mikhail V. Slipenchuk.

Teaching and research staff

Slipenchuk M.V. (Environmental management, global and regional economy), Doctor of Economics
Golubeva E.I. (Phytosociology, bioindication and landscape planning), Doctor of Biology
Kirillov S.N. (Environmental management and regional economy), Doctor of Economics
Mazurov Yu.L. (Environmental management, heritage, sustainable development), Doctor of Geography

Associate Professors:
Badyukov D.D. (Marine and history environmental management), PhD
Vorobyova T.A. (GIS in ecology, cartographic analysis, environmental management) PhD
Zengina T.Yu. (GIS-technologies and remote sensing methods), PhD

Assistant professors:
Goretskaya A.G. (Bioindication, environmental protection, recreational nature management)

Leading scientists:
Evseev .V. (Environmental geochemistry, northern nature management), Doctor of Geography
Kazakov L. K. (Landscape ecological planning and optimization of natural resources), PhD
Mukhin G.D. (Environmental management, land use, agroecology), PhD
Pakina .. (Environmental economy), PhD

Senior researchers:
Gorshkova O.M.
Korol T.O. (Landscape planning, green construction and system ecology), PhD
Margolina I.L. (ecological monitoring of water objects, environmental education), PhD
Sedova N.B. (Nature management, geoecological monitoring), PhD
Tulskaya N.I. (GIS-technologies and cartographic methods), PhD
Vorobyevskaya .L. (Environmental management, ecological economics, recreation), PhD

Dushkova D.O. (landscape ecology, geography of health, medical cartography), PhD
Glukhova E.V. (Phytomelioration, recovery of pine forest, land degradation), PhD
Kaljuzhnaja I.Yu. , PhD
Krasilnikov E.A.
Telelekova A.D. (Environmental geochemistry, northern nature management, radionuclides)
Toporina V.A. (Culture landscape sustainability, GIS in management of landscapes), PhD
Profile of graduates – ecology and environment management.

Career opportunities
Most of our graduates are employed by different departments of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental, by institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, by regional and district departments of Environmental Management, by scientific departments of natural reserved territories, by environmental departments of industry objects, by International Environmental Organization, by the higher and secondary educational institutions connected with geographical and environmental education.

Main courses\Curriculum
Environmental management, Natural and cultural heritage, Natural protected areas, History of environmental management, Geoecological monitoring, Geographical environment’s development and transformation, System ecology, Contaminants and their properties, Laboratory and fields research methods, Methods of processing environmental information, Applied information technology, Integrated geoecological mapping, GIS technologies, Computer technologies and data bases, Regional problems of environmental management, Engineering and environmental surveys, Environmental design, Landscape ecology and design, Innovation technologies and environment, Ethno-cultural fundamentals of sustainable development, Anthropogenic landscapes, Regional environmental policy, Environmental audit.
Research divisions: Laboratory of regional environmental management, Laboratory of environmental management systems analysis.

Main accomplished and current research: geographical bases of environmental management; landscape ecology; evaluation of the ecological state of the landscape; conceptual bases of management of natural and cultural heritage at the national level; trust management of cultural and natural heritage in Russia; the concept of a national park "Russian Arctic"; the concept of the structure and functioning of ecological GIS in Vologda; zoning of the Murmansk region under the terms of migration and accumulation of artificial radionuclides; environmental management in the Arctic and in the Baikal region; landscape and environmental planning and projecting cultural landscapes; spatio-temporal modeling of human-environment interfaces in urban areas; analysis of impact of modern nature management structure on the environment and human health; scientific bases of education for sustainable development.
Future research activities: theory and methodology of environmental management; geographic approaches to optimization of land use; geoecological investigations; landscape-ecological justification, environmental assessment, examination and audit; ecological, economic and socio-cultural optimization of environmental management; the development of criteria and indicators for the optimal structure of regional and local environmental management; GIS-technologies and remote sensing methods.

Scientific and educational contacts and communications
Our department collaborates with Institutes of Russian Academy of Science (Institute of Geography), Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal, Institute of Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of Kola Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (Apatity), Kola branch of the Petrozavodsk State University (Apatity), Institute of Ecological Problems of the North of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk), Institute of environmental physiology (Arkhangelsk), Ecological Center for Study and Protection of the East European Tundra (Syktyvkar), Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Syktyvkar), Ministry of Environment of the Komi Republic (Syktyvkar), University of Bologna (Italy), Institute of Geography of Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), Helmholtz Centre of Environmental research in Leipzig (Germany), Institute of Geography of Leipzig University (Germany), Leibniz Institute of Regional Geography (Germany), Institute of Geoscience of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), Department of Geography of University of Durham (UK), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Limnology Centre of EPFL and Geodetic Engineering Laboratory (Lausanne, Switzerland).

International relations
Participation in international projects on Arctic studies, environmental management in the Baikal region, heritage conservation, sustainable development and education for sustainable development. Students and teachers exchange with universities of Belorussia, China, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan. Systematic participation in activities of UN European Economic Commission, UNESCO, International National Trusts Organization, European Business Congress. Direct contacts with state bodies and NGO in the field of environmental management and heritage conservation in Delhi, Stockholm, Tokyo, etc. A three-year (2013-2015) international Swiss-Russian expedition project «Leman-Baikal Trans-Eurasian flight».

Major publications (2005-2015)
Hatoyama, K., Yu.L. Mazurov and A.A. Pakina (Eds.). Engineering for Green Development: Proceedings of the 1st Russian-Japanese Collaboration Seminar for Sustainable Environment. – M.: MSU Publishers, 2014. – 252 p.

Natural heritage sites and eco-tourism / Ed. prof. M.V. Slipenchuk, M.: MSU Publishers, 2014. – 320 p.

Environmental management: tradition and innovation / Ed. prof. M.V. Slipenchuk, M.: MSU Publishers, 2013. – 328 p.

Slipenchuk M.V. Arctic: economic dimension, M.: Akademkniga, 2013. – 616 p.

Environmental management: theory, practice, education / Ed. prof. M.V. Slipenchuk, Moscow, Geographical faculty of MSU, 2012. – 264 p.

Slipenchuk M.V. Trans-Asian system clusters: geopolitical foresighting, M.: Akademkniga, 2009. – 478 p.

Dushkova D., Zierdt M., Evseev A. Humanökologische Probleme im Norden Russlands. Norden. Beiträge zur geographischen Nordeuropaforschung 2005, 17, 19-28.
Mazurov Yu.L. and Tikunov V.S. How to measure sustainable development: a view from Russia // International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. 2006, December, 13. P. 1-13.

Vorobyova T.A., Polivanov V.S., Poljakov M.M. GIS of urban territory: informational support of environmental monitoring.Vologda, 2006. - 250 p.

Dushkova D.O., Vorobyova T.A. Medical-ecological mapping in the regions of technogenic pollution (exemplified by the European North of Russia). InterCarto-InterGIS 14: Sustainable development of territories. Proceedings of the Internat. Conference. Saratov-Urumqi, 2008, 112-115.

Vorobyova T., Kuzmenkova N., Miroshnikov A. Accumulation and migration of 137-cs in the tundra landscapes (north-west of Kola peninsula) // Radioprotection. Vol. 44. 2009. No. 5. P. 103–106.

Golubeva E.I., Plyushkyavichyute Yu.A., Gareth R.W., Tutubalina O.V. Remote sensing methods for phytomass estimation and mapping of tundra vegetation // Geography, environment, sustainability. No 3(3). - 2010. – pp. 74-83.

Alexeeva N.N., N. Kasimov, Yu. Mazurov, S.-E. Österlund, A.A. Pakina, and A. Plepys Sustainable development in the context of education: Swedish realities and Russian potential // Geography, Environment, Sustainability. No.1, 2011. P. 86-103.

Dushkova D.O, Evseev A.V. nalisys of technogenic impact on geosystems of the uropean Russian North. Arctic and North 2011, 4, 142-172.

Dushkova D., Lentz S., Micheel M., Evseev A., Kochurov B. Environment in the Human Perception: geographical Aspects. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 2011, 4, 48-56.

Golubeva E., Ignatieva M., Korol T., Toporina V. Eco-geographical approach to investigation of stability of cultural landscape // Geography. Environment. Sustainability. No 4(5). - 2012. - pp. 63-83.

Dushkova, D., Evseev, A. The Russian North: Environment and Human Health Risk Assessment. In: Kremers, H. & Susini, A. RISK Models and Applications. Berlin: CODATA-Germany, 2012, 89–102.

Mazurov Yu.L., B. Ebbinge, A.A. Pakina and B. Pedroli. Natural heritage of Taimyr: challenges for its conservation and sustainable use. // GES. 2012. #3. P. 88-103.
Slipenchuk M., Kirillov S. Experience of creating an atlas of hazards and emergencies in the Russian Federation. Journal of geographical institute ”Jovan Cvijic", 2013, vol. 63, N 3, pp. 65-72.

Zavadskaya A.V., Golubeva E.I. Natural complexes of hydrothermal systems of Kamchatka as objects for recreation and tourism // Geography and Natural Resources. Vol. 34, No 4. 2013. Elsevier BV. Netherlands. – pp. 46-51.

Chihzova V.P., Slipenchuk M.V., Kirillov S.N. Sustainable development of tourism in the Baikal region. World applied sciences journal, 2014, vol. 30, N 30, pp. 101-103.
Dushkova D. Mensch und Umwelt im Norden Russlands: geographische Gesundheitsforschung in einer Industrieregion. Europa Regional, 2014, 20, 4, 150-172.

Kirillov S., Sedova N., Vorobyevskaya E., Zengina T. Problems and prospects for tourism development in the Baikal Region, Russia. 14th GeoConference on ecology, economics, education and legislation, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, Bulgaria, 2014, vol. 2, pp. 531-538.

Mazurov Yu. Olympic discourse: Sport as a phenomenon of culture and heritage // Explore Rural India. Vol.2, Iss. 2, July 2014. P. 21-25.

Pakina A. Green Economy’s Prospects in Russia: Case of Baikal Area // Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Vol.2, #2, 2014. P. 139-151.

Pakina A., Slipenchuk M. Environmental flows management and systems of environmental-economic accounting / Book of proceedings of the 4th International Symposium of Environmental and Material Flow Management. University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, Engineering Management Department Bor, Serbia. 2014. P. 48-55.


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