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Academic degree

Director of the Institute of Soil Science of the Leibnitz University of Hannover (Germany)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: soil biogeochemistry, transformation and stabilization of soil organic substance, carbon balance of cryogenic soils, formation and role of organic and mineral complexes in the process of stabilization of soil organic substance, impact of land utilization and climate on dynamics of soil organic substance, features of biogeochemical processes on the soil-rhizosphere interface in ecosystems of various biomes (nanoscale).

Quote by the head of the laboratory: "I always tell my students that soil science is a Russian science".

Scientific recognition
Awards and achievements:

2020 — Philippe Duchaufour Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) «for outstanding research in the field of soil science with special emphasis on conceptual work on the soil organic carbon evolution and interaction of organic matter with mineral structures».

2017 – Alfred Toepfer Medal Award.

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