Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Geography Department

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. School of Forestry, University of Montana, USA, 1998
Diploma: Department of mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University, Russia 1990
2010 – present: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Geography, Humboldt University, Germany.
2012-2016: Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany.


Senior Scientist and Group Leader Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V., Germany.<
2004 – 2008: Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
2007 Visiting Fellow, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (February – August 2007)
2005 Visiting Fellow, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO, USA (September 2005)
1999 – 2004: Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany
1998 – 1999: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
1995 – 1998: Research Assistant, Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group (NTSG), School of Forestry and Conservation, Universtity of Montana, USA
1993 – 1994: Visiting Scholar, Department of Integrated Systems Analysis, Potsdam, Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
1991 – 1994: Research Associate, Laboratory of Ecological Modeling, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
1990 – 1991: Research Associate, Laboratory "Ecolex" Ltd., Moscow, Russia
Research Projects
2013- present:  

Contributor to the EU COST Action FP1204, GreenInUrbs: www.greeninurbs.com.


Contributor to the EU COST Action ES0805, “The Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System”: http://www.terrabites.net/.

2009 - 2010: Co-Principal Investigator of workpackage “Greenhouse Gases in Berlin” within “Man in Urban Agglomerations - the Influence of Climate and Environmental Issues (MILIEU)” cluster research development initiative at Free University, Berlin, Germany.
2004 - 2008: Principal Investigator of workpackage on bottom-up estimation of European carbon budget, Integration Component of CARBOEUROPE Integrated Project, European Union Research Grant (GOCE-CT-2003-505572).
2007 - 2009: Contributor to the “Earth System Network of Integrated Modelling and Assessment” (ENIGMA), Research Project of the Max-Planck Society, Germany.


2001 - 2009: Contributor, Observing and Understanding Biogeochemical Responses to Rapid Climate Changes in Eurasia, Research Project of the Max-Planck Society, Germany.
2001 - 2005: Co-Principal Investigator, Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecosystem Models, Center for Alpine Ecology, Grant by Trentino Province, Italy.
2001 - 2003: Principal Investigator, CARBODATA project of the CARBOEUROPE cluster, European Union Research Grant (EVK2CT-1999-00044).
1997 - 1998: Co-Principal Investigator, Environmental Security & Global Climate Change: The Role of Environmental Thresholds, NATO Collaborative Research Grant (NATO CRG #970395).
1995 -1997: Contributor, Net Primary Productivity (NPP) Model Intercomparison, Research Project of GAIM IGBP.

Contributor, Brandenburg Biosphere Model (BBM), Core Research Project, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.