Koshkarova Valentina Leonidovna, born 24 August, 1946 in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Graduated from the Siberian Institute of Technology (at the present time – M. F. Reshetnev Siberian State Aerospace University), Faculty of Forestry (1983). PhD in Ecology (1983), Senior Research Scientist for the Laboratory of Forest Phytocenology at V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (1991). The basic scientific interests and results – history of development of flora and vegetation during postglacial time, dynamics of species diversity in time, reconstruction of morphology of forest ecosystems under the influence of global changes of a natural habitat and anthropogenic pressure. The highly skilled expert in Palaeobotanical Sciences (Palaeocarpology), Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography. She has developed methodical bases for palaeocarpological research with reference to history of forests in Holocene. PI and CoPI for 12 Russian and international research projects on reconstruction of dynamics and a diversity of frame of forest ecosystems of Siberia in Holocene, to stable forest exploitation. Author and co-author of more than 130 papers, including 4 monographs, more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings of international scientific conferences. Some of them: "Seed Flora of the Siberian Peatbogs", Novosibirsk, 1986 (in Russian), "Forest Ecosystem of the Yenisey Meridian", Novosibirsk, 2002 (in Russian with summary and contents in English), "Diversity and Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems of Russia", Moscow, 2012 (in Russian with summary and contents in English), "Fundamental and Applied Problems of Science", Moscow (in Russian with summary in English). The Honored Veteran of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science. For a creative scientific work of many years in the Russian Academy of Sciences and outstanding contribution to the development of science, awarded by the "Silver Sigma" honorary sign of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006), Honorary Note of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Honorary Notes and Diplomas of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch.
Papers in eLibrary.ru (Rus. Sci. Cit. Index) – 33
Total eLibrary.ru citations – 134; eLibrary.ru Hirsch index – 5.
Papers in Scopus – 6
Total Scopus citations – 11; Scopus Hirsh index – 2.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 11;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 2.