Regional Information Centre
for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU

FP7 Partner offer profile

Voronezh State University - ENV.2012.6.5-1 Developing community-based environmental monitoring and information systems using innovative and novel earth observation applications

Go back
Date of filling in 31.08.2011
Organization name Voronezh State University
Organization adress Universitetskaya sq.,1, Voronezh, 394006, Russian Federation
Department/Unit Department of ecology and land resources
Contact person Prof. Tatyana A. Devyatova, head of department, professor, doctor of science in biology specialization
Phone +7-473-2208265
Fax +7-473-2208755
E-Mail elr@bio.vsu.ru
Web-site http://www.vsu.ru
Organization type
  • Research
  • Education
Special Programme
Environment (including climate change) (ENV)
Call identifier
Topic number ENV.2012.6.5-1 Developing community-based environmental monitoring and information systems using innovative and novel earth observation applications
Call Deadline 20.10.2011
Short description of the organization (max 12 lines): Voronezh State University is one of the largest and oldest scientific and educational centres of Russia. It was founded in 1918. The structure of VSU academic departments includes 17 faculties, 5 research institutes, 14 joint laboratories with the Russian Academy of Sciences, 10 joint research and production centers with the key industrial enterprises of the region, the Centre of Nanosystem and Material industry, Technopark, Botanical Garden, a nature reserve. About 21,000 students including 1000 foreign students are taught by 1600 academic staff, including 260 full professors, PhD holders and 800 associate professors, whereas total number of employees with scientific degrees is 1050 people. VSU offers academic programmes at all levels including bachelor, master, graduate and post-graduate courses, post-doctoral studies. Long-term scientific and educational international cooperation is based on direct agreements with 68 universities and research institutes of the world. Since 2002 VSU is a member of European University Association. It participated in a number of education and research projects of European programmes including 3 TEMPUS/TACIS projects (1994-1997, 2001-2002, 2009-2010). It also took part as a coordinator of an FP6 project. Now it is participating in two FP7 projects. At present VSU is actively modernising its academic models in line with the principles of the "Bologna process" (More information about the VSU can be found here http://www.vsu.ru/english/index.html)
Expertise offered We have experience in the following areas: environmental assessment of soil quality and agro-urban ecosystem; monitoring soil pollution by heavy metals in urban environments with a developed industry, estimate the parameters of the dynamics of changes in humus status of urban soils, analysis of changes in biological systems, factors associated with pollution of the soil cover within urban areas, assessment of soil degradation and land resources in the region with developed agriculture, geo-information software for monitoring the quality of soils in urban settlements. Contribution can also include creating a databank on the current status of soil and land resources, based on the use of modern information technologies, the development of indicators of ecological condition of soils, quantification of the contribution of pollution and soil degradation in the quality of biosystems. It will allow to investigate temporal changes of soil in different ecosystems, to assess the impact of soil contamination on the quality of biological systems, to provide an improved display system main indicators of soil fertility, develop an information base for the optimization of land use in areas with intensive anthropogenic impact on soil and greening production.
Scientific keywords Ecological monitoring Soil and Land Resources pollution and degradation of soil cover indicators of ecological condition in soils Geoinformation technologies
Publications on the topic (other references)
  • Devyatova T.A. The forming of soil protection landscape using GIS technology / T.A Devyatova, S.N Bojko / / Model-aided design of adaptive-landscape systems of agriculture: Sat. Conf. All-Russian Scientific-Practical. Conf. - Kursk, 2010. P. 84 - 90.
  • Devyatova T.A Application of GIS technology in land management / T.A Devyatova, S.N Bojko / / Bulletin of Voronezh State uniersiteta. Ser. Chemistry. Biology. Pharmacy. - Voronezh, 2010. - № 1. - P.62 - 67.
  • Devyatova T.A. Peculiarities of soil mapping watersheds beam CCR / T.A. Devyatova, S.N. Bojko / / Actual problems of soil science, ecology and agriculture: Sat. Conf. Scientific-Practical. Conf. - Kursk, 2010. - P. 27 - 33.
  • Devyatova T.A. Biodiagnosis ecological condition of soils under anthropogenic load / T.A. Devyatova A.A. Voronin, I.V. Rumyantseva / / Russian journal of scientific publications. - 2010. - November. - P. 130 - 131.
  • Devyatova T.A. The theoretical basis of the information and biological diagnosis of anthropogenic degradation of black soil in the CCR / T.A Devyatova, A.A. Voronin, I.V Rumyantseva / / Bulletin of Voronezh State University. Ser. Geography. Geoecology. Voronezh, 2010. - № 2. P. 102 - 104.
  • Yablonskikh L.A. Landscape-ecological typology of wetlands forest steppe / LA Yablonskikh / / Vestn. Voronezh. state. Univ. Ser. Chemistry and biology. - 2001 .- N 2 .- P. 172-177
  • Yablonskikh L.A/ Problems of use and agroecological monitoring of wetlands Srednerussky Chernozem / L.A. Jablonski, B.P. Akhtyrtsev / / Experience and problems of environmental management in the implementation of presidential programs in the Central Chernozem Region in Russia: international materials 6. Scientific-Practical. Conf., December 26. 2005 - Voronezh, 2006 .- P. 127-131.
  • Akhtyrtsev B.P. Heavy metals and radionuclides in the forest-steppe hydromorphic soils of the Russian Plain and their distribution profile / B.P. Akhtyrtsev, A.B. Akhtyrtsev, L.A. Yablonskikh / / Soil Science. - 1999 .- N4 .- P.435-444.
Description of previous and present experience in International Cooperation -
Previous participation in EU’s Framework Programme projects