Departments

Department of biology, ecology and biotechnology

Research areas:

  • Biodiversity in natural, urban and industrial landscapes of the European North and Arctic;
  • The structure of plant populations. In case of vascular plants and moss populations — size, density, spatial distribution of the species, age structure, vitality and trends in dynamics;
  • Flora, Bryoflora and lihenobiota of the Arkhangelsk region. Inventorying and mapping of habitats, especially chorological study of the structure, patterns of ecological affinity of individual species. New research field — the study of invasive species (e.g. Heracleum sosnovskii). The main areas of research — the White Sea-Kuloyskoe Plateau, Eastern and Central parts of the region, in addition, NAO and the archipelago of Franz Josef Land;
  • Fauna and ecology of birds living in the urban landscapes in the Northern Russia. Studying the mechanisms of environmental adaptation of birds living in large settlements; long-term (100 years) dynamics of changes in the fauna of birds under the influence of human and transformation of the phenology of some species of birds under the influence of global climate change at high latitudes;
  • Ecology of bees on the Solovetski archipelago and floodplains of major rivers of the Arkhangelsk region. Studying long-term trends in the population dynamics of bumblebees on the Solovetski archipelago, environmental compensation mechanisms of low taxonomic diversity in the context of island isolation and structure of the bumble bees fauna in the valley in the presence of dynamic migration flows;
  • Environmental mechanisms of ground beetles development in high latitudes and environmental adaptations. Studying the seasonal dynamics of the demographic structure of populations of beetles, the latitudinal variation of the species life cycles of this taxon in the Northern Europe, the spatial distribution of ground beetles in different regions of taiga and tundra;
  • Environmental monitoring of technologically-transformed ecosystems in the Arctic, tundra and taiga (based on the example of former military sites in Franz Josef Land, oil and gas fields of the NAO, mining and processing plant for the extraction of diamonds, areas of intense logging). The main research field — the study of vegetation patterns demutatsy;
  • Micro-cloning of plants. Morpho-anatomical and physiological adaptations of plants to adverse environmental conditions. The study of reactions of the photosynthetic apparatus, fluctuating asymmetry, the anatomical structure of wood;
  • Study of anatomical elements forming, xylem and floem in higher plants
  • Investigation and use of extremophilic species potential.

Contacts: Andrey Aksenov PhD, associate professor

E-mail: a.s.aksenov@narfu.ru

Department of geography and hydrometeorology

Research fields:

  • Spatial-temporal trends in environmental management and socio-economic development in the European North of Russia and Arctic. Condition and efficient use of plant resources in the European North of Russia. The issues of balanced regional development of nature and socio-economic systems;
  • Evaluating aesthetical attractiveness of nature and nature-anthropogenic landscapes;
  • Thermal state of lithosphere and atmosphere of the European North. Seismological research in the European North;
  • Environmental and geographical aspects of oil and gas extraction in the Nenets Autonomous Area;
  • Defining social demographic and socio-economic development problems and prospects of the European North of Russia. Geographic aspects of tourism development in the Arkhangelsk Region;
  • Quaternary deposits and terrain features of the Arkhangelsk Region
  • Socio-economic and environmental factors of the Arkhangelsk city agglomeration development;
  • International cooperation in the Arctic: geographical aspect
  • Environmental and geographical changeability of coniferous species under the European North conditions;
  • Questions on the trans-border cooperation model between the North-West Russia and the Northern Europe;
  • History of Russia’s European North mapping.

Contacts: Natalia Byzova PhD in geography, professor

E-mail: n.byzova@narfu.ru

Department of chemistry and chemical ecology

Research fields:

  • Integrated biogeochemical exploration of ecosystems ecological state in circumpolar region of Russian Federation;
  • Priority pollutants of the Arctic territories, environmental pollution assessment, environmental risks in the Arctic Region;
  • Biogeochemical evaluation of soil and vegetation cover in the Arkhangelsk region: content determination of nutrients, pollutants (heavy metals, several non-metals and petroleum products) in soils and plants, environmental mapping of the city using GIS technology, evaluation of enzymatic activity of soils, methane fermentation research

Contacts: Ella Shvakova PhD in pedagogy, associate professor

E-mail: e.shvakova@narfu.ru

Department of forestry and forest management

Research fields:

  • Monitoring and assessment of native and postagrogenic ecosystems state for food security forecasting in the Arctic region;
  • Remote monitoring of forest health on the White Sea cost and forest management (the case of Arkhangel Region);
  • Improving standards of forest resource management for survey of subtundra forests and taiga open woodland. Developing recommendations to improve taiga silvicultural production;
  • Development and implementation of resource-efficient technologies in existing industries, implementation of re-industrialization into high-tech regional and Russian programs, integration with RAS institutes through joint research and programs of graduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies; participation in national GRID-computing infrastructure; development and integration of research in the following areas: forest ecology and integrated use of biological resources;
  • Scientific and practical activity is carried out in close contact with the Center of Space Monitoring of forests. The department is involved in restoration of forest in the Arkhangelsk region, restoration of fellings and inventory taking together with the Center and local authorities.

Contacts: Sergey Tretyakov PhD in agricultural sciences, professore-E-mail: s.v.tretyakov@narfu.ru

Department of fundamental and applied physics

The department includes the laboratory of physics of disperse systems which was organized in 1996. Main directions of the lab’s research are following:

  • Analysis of process of water transfer into a soil in the negative temperatures
  • Research of effect of dissociated impurities in the ice on the physical properties of disperse systems
  • Research of composites based on powders of organic and inorganic origin with addition of granulated ice different sizes
  • Expansion of the experimental investigation of Arctic natural objects
  • Calorimetric study of water-containing disperse systems
  • Research of magnetic properties of weakly magnetic disperse systems at different temperatures and humidities.

Contacts: Alexey Lagunov PhD in pedagogy, associate professor

E-mail: a.lagunov@narfu.ru

Department of pulp and paper technology

Research fields:

  • Study of extraction and processing BAS and antioxidants from vegetal resources. Plants biopolymers modification;
  • Exploration of chromium compounds interaction with organic and nonorganic reducing agents for their subsequent depositing;
  • Investigation of methods of getting nano-sized materials and exploration of their characteristics.

Contacts: Yakov Kazakov PhD

E-mail: j.kazakov@narfu.ru

Department of theoretical and applied chemistry

Research fields:

  • Development of new and environmentally friendly methods of getting BAS from arctic brown algae;
  • Supercritical fluid technologies in extraction and exploration of vegetal resources antioxidants;
  • Physicochemistry of plants polymers.

Contacts: Konstantin Bogolitsyn PhD in chemistry, professor

E-mail: k.bogolitsin@narfu.ru

Department of landscape architecture and artificial forests

Research fields:

  • Studies devoted to artificial reforestation and introduction of trees and bushes in the North. Forecasting of coniferous species harvest;
  • Study of homogeneous stands productivity. Solving theoretical and applied problems of productivity growth and conservation value of artificial forests in the European North.

Contacts: Vitaly Petrik PhD in agricultural science, professor

E-mail: les@agtu.ru

Department of human biology and biotechnical systems

Research fields:

  • Developmental physiology: studying psychophysiological, morphological and functional status of children and adults;
  • Revealing and prevention of early forms of drug addiction;
  • Study influence of ecological factors of circumpolar region on the child development;
  • Defining risk factors at early stages of child development;
  • Developing recommendations on correction and compensation difficulties of adaptation;
  • Electrophysiological studies (EEG, SSR, ECG) of functional states under different cognitive loads;
  • Development of medical devices and software for health institutions;
  • Training device development for improving manual skills in endoscopic technique;
  • Mathematical modeling of biological processes and systems;
  • Artificial neural networks for forecasting course of disease;
  • Mathematical and statistical data processing in medico-biological studies.

Laboratory of cognitive activity integrated into department structure has a wide range of psychophysiological equipment as electroencephalograph, electrocardiograph, rheoencephalograph recorder, equipment for electrodermal activity registration, myograph, polygraph, eye-tracker etc. This allows students to carry out instrumental research for their diplomas and get a good practice in scientific work.

Contacts: Lyudmila Sokolova PhD in biology, professor

E-mail: l.sokolova@narfu.ru


Updated 25.04.2017