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Alexander Makeev

Chair of Geography I – Physical Geography

Tel.: +49 931 31-82766
Fax: +49 931 31-85544
E-Mail: alexander.makeev@uni-wuerzburg.de

Institute of Geography and Geology
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg

Campus Hubland South
Geography Building
Room 321a

DAAD guest lecturer 'Soils and Climate Change' (10/17 - 09/18)
Main Research and Resarch Interests
  • Soil geography and evolution
  • paleopedology
  • paleoenvironmental reconstructions
  • soils and climate change
Current research projects

Russian Science Foundation. Project # 16-17-10280 “Spatial and temporal landscape dynamics of the Russian Plain on the basis of geoarchaeological archives”. Project duration: 2016-2018. Project leader.

Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Project # 17-04-01221 “Paleolandscape reconstruction of the last Glacial/Interglacial cycle within Moscow glacial limits of the Russian Plain based on pedosedimentary archives”. Project duration: 2017-2019. Project leader.

Russian Science Foundation. Project # 14-27-00133 “Geography of Soils of Extreme Environment in Past and Nowadays: Theory, Methodology and Empirical Provision”. Project duration: 2014-2018. Project participant.

Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Chinese natural Science Foundation. Project # 7-55-53035 “Vegetation and climate change since the Last Glacial Maximum as recorded in loess deposits of Russian Plain and Chinese Loess Plateau”. Project duration: 2017-2019. Project participant.

Russian Science Foundation. Project # 16-17-10103 “The impact of global climate change on Caspian sea system during the Quaternary”. Project duration: 2016-2018. Project participant.

Concluded research projects

2014 – 2015
Project TEMPUS 530397 Ecostream “Strengthening the Lifelong Learning in Environmental Sciences in Russia”

2005 - 2007
The dependance of Kamchatka pedogenesis on tephra lithology. Foundation for BASIC Research (RFBR), Grant # 05-04-48262, 06-04-63055 and 07-04-10060.

2008 - 2011
Surface paleosols of the Russian Plain. Under Federal Program of soil functions in biosphere and surface ecosystems.

2002 - 2004
Modern volcanism and Holocene paleosols of Kamchatka peninsula . Funded by: Russian Foundation for BASIC Research (RFBR), Grant # 02-04-49845, 02-04-63166 and 03-04-63060. Project leader

2000 - 2002
Spatial regulations in soil forming factors on the base of GIS. Funded by: Russian Foundation for BASIC Research (RFBR), Grant # 00-04-48916.

1999 - 2001
Federal program on biodiversity. Paleopedology as a tool for reconstruction soil genesis and evolution.

1998 - 2001
Rural development Network Project, CIDA, Canada. Project leader 1998-2000 Federal program “Soil functions in biosphere and surface ecosystems.

1998-1999 Assessment of soil forming potential of lithogenic versus lithogenic factors on the base of GIS analyses. Funded by: Russian Foundation for BASIC Research (RFBR), Grant # 98-04-491999.

1994 – 1996 Russian Agricultural Network project, USAID. Project leader 1981 - 1997 Project: State Soil Map of 1:1000000

Curriculum Vitae

June 2005
Habilitation, Faculty of Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Thesis: Surface paleosols of loess areas in the center of Russian Plain.

July 1985
Ph.D. in Geography

1977 – 1981
Ph.D. student, Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow, Russia. Advisor: Prof. Dr. I.A. Sokolov; Thesis: Soils with texture-differentiated profiles in the North-West of the Russian Plain (Russian language)

June 1977
Diploma, Department of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yu. A. Liverovski; Thesis: Soils of Svalbard (Russian language)

1972 – 1977
Student of Geography, Department of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Publications - selected publications since 2000

Makeev A., Kust P., Lebedeva M., Rusakov A., Terhorst B., Yakusheva T. 2017. Soils in the bipartite sediments within the Moscow glacial limits of the Russian Plain: Sedimentary environment, pedogenesis, paleolandscape implication. Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.09.017.

Makeev A., Aseyeva E., Rusakov A., Sorokina K., Pusanova T., Khokhlova O., Kust P., Kurbanova F., Chernov T., Kutovaya O., Lebedeva M., Mihailov E. 2017. The environment of the Early Iron Age at the southern fringe of the forest zone of the Russian Plain. Quaternary International (in press).

Puzanova T., Makeev A., Khokhlova O., Aseeva E., Kurbanova F. 2017. HOLOCENE SIGNALS OF CLIMATE DYNAMICS IN THE PROFILES OF SOILS BURIED UNDER ARCHAEOLOGICAL OBJECTS IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE EAST EUROPEAN PLAIN. Proceedings of 17 international multidisciplinary scientific geoconference SGEM 2017, Soils, Forest ecosystems "Alexander Malinov" Sofia, Bulgaria, v.17, p. 273-281 DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/32/S13.036

Aseeva E., Makeev A., Rusakov A., Sorokina K., Kurbanova F. 2017. THE USE OF GEOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS TO DERIVE INFORMATION ON PALAEO-ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FROM BURIED SOILS OF AN ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE. Proceedings of 17 international multidisciplinary scientific geoconference SGEM 2017, Soils, Forest ecosystems "Alexander Malinov" Sofia, Bulgaria, v.17, p. 671-678. DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/32/S13.087

Makeev A., Kulinskaya E.,  Yakusheva T. (2015). Surface paleosols of the loess island within Moscow glacial limits: Vladimir Opolie// Quaternary International 365, pp. 159-174.

Terhorst, B., Makeev, A. & Pennock, D. (eds.). 2015. Paleosols, pedosediments and landscape morphology as environmental archives. Quaternary International, v.365.

Ivanov I.V., Alexandrovski A.L., Makeev A.O. (2014). Evolultion of soils and soil patterns: theory, variability of natural evolution and agrogenic transformation of soils. Moscow, GEOS Publishing House, 804 p. (in Russian).

Makeev A.O. (2012).  Surface paleosols of loess areas in the center of Russian Plain. Moscow, Molnet, 300 p. (in Russian).

Makeev A.O. (2012). Permian Paleosols in Relation to General Issues of Paleopedology // Eurasian Soil Science, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 98–107.

Makeev A.O. (2012). Ecological role of paleosols in the geological history of the Earth. In: Dobrovoslsky (Ed.) Soils in the Biosphere and Human life, pp. 183-283, Forest Institute Publishing House, Moscow (in Russian).

Makeev A. (2009). Pedogenic alteration of aeolian sediments in the upper loess mantles of the Russian Plain // Quaternary International, v. 209, № 1-2, p. 79-94.

Costantini E.A.CMakeev A.Sauer D. (2009). Recent developments and new frontiers in paleopedology // Quaternary International, v.  209, № 1-2, pp. 1-5.

Makeev A., Terribile F. (eds). 2003. Paleopedology // Quaternary International, v. 106-107.

Makeev А.O. (2002). Paleopedology: Current State and Challenges for the Future // Eurasian Soil Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, p. 349 – 363.

Makeev A.O., et al. (2006). New approach to the study of Kamchatka soils // Bulletin of Moscow University. Soil science series, # 3, p. 43-58.

Skvortsova E.B., Makeev A.O., Kulinskaya E.V. (2000). Micromorphometry of pore pattern of mantle loams and loess sediments // Eurasian Soil Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 590-597.

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