Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory of Biogeochemical and Remote Environmental Monitoring Methods

About the laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Name of the institution of higher learning:
National Research Tomsk State University

Fields of scientific research:
Earth and related Environmental sciences

Biogeochemical cycles of Arctic bog and lake landscapes of Western Siberia as an indicator of global climatic changes and the foundation for rational nature management in the region (BIO-GEO-CLIM).

Leading scientist


Leading scientist's full name: Pokrovsky, Oleg Sergeyevich

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Academic degree and title:
Candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences specializing in "geochemistry"

Job title:
Coordinator at the European Integrated Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry (LEA LEAGE), leading researcher at the Midi-Pyrénées National Research Center in Toulouse, France.

Field of scientific interests:

1. Chemistry of material surfaces and kinetics of mineral dissolution and precipitates.
2. Interaction between metals, bacteria, and phytoplankton.
3. Non-traditional separation of stable isotopes on the Earth's surface.
4. Aquatic geochemistry and biogeochemistry of boreal and arctic regions.

Scientific recognition:

1. Total number of published articles – more than 400, including more than 100 articles referenced in "Scopus" in 1997 – 2013 with an aggregate citation index of 4,746. The aggregate impact factor of the journals that published 65 of his articles in 2008 – 2012 is 214, the average weighted impact factor of the journals being 3.45. H-index = 29 as per "Scopus".
2. Coordination and supervision of more than 20 grant-funded research projects, international cooperation programs and consortia, broad-scale national (French) research grants totalling more than two million Euros. A key research partner in a number of European projects since 2000. One of the key partners in the eco-innovative European grant FP7.
3. French Co-Director (alongside B. Dupree) of the GDRI "CAR-WET-SIB" project designed to research biogeochemistry of carbon in the wetlands of Western Siberia and implemented by a consortium of 10 academic organizations in Russia and France that employs approximately 50 scientists.
4. The leading scientist oversaw seven PhD dissertations that were successfully defended in France and their authors were granted high academic titles in Europe and/or the Russian Federation.
5. Permanent project expert of the following organizations: Agence National de Recherche (ANR, France); National Science Foundation (NSF, USA); Polish Natural Research Council; Swiss National Science Foundation.
6. Top academic qualification, HDR, received in 2009.
7. CNRS prize for outstanding achievements in scientific research, 2012.
8. A reviewer for 12 international scientific peer-review journals.

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