Kharuk Viacheslav Ivanovich

Kharuk Viacheslav Ivanovich
Kharuk Viacheslav Ivanovich, born 18 December, 1948 in Ivanovka village of Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia (former USSR). Graduated from Krasnoyarsk State University (KSU) Faculty of Physics with a specialty in "Biophysics" (1971) (In 2006 KSU being included to Siberian Federal University).Vice-Director on Scientifc Research for V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (2006), Head for the Laboratory of Forest Monitoring at the same Institute (1998), Chair for the Geoinformation Systems Department at Institute of Space and Information Technologies of Siberian Federal University (1993), Doctor of Biological Sciences in Biophysics (1993), Professor (1997). Expert in remote sensig and ecology of boreal forests. Directions of studies: natural and anthropogenic dynamics of forests; mapping and monitoring of forests based on remote sensing and GIS technique; climate change impact on the tree vegetation and wildfires; bark photosynthesis and tree carbon balance. PI and CoPI in several joint Russian-NASA projects: «Mapping Siberian Landscapes: Natural and Anthropogenic Factors Affecting Carbon Balance”, «Siberian Larch Community Structure and Dynamics», «Transformation of Larch-Dominated Forests and Woodlands Into Mixed Taiga». Associate editor for an international peer-reviewed theoretical journals: «Eurasian Journal of Forest Research», «International Journal of Wildland Fire», «Contemporary Problems of Ecology», and «Siberian Journal of Forest Science». Author (and co-author) of 77 papers in peer-review journals, 1 book and 18 book chapters. Latest papers: «Siberian Pine Decline and Mortality in Southern Siberian Mountains» In «For. Ecol. Manag.», 2013, «Fire Return Intervals Within the Northern Boundary of the Larch Forest in Central Siberia» In «Int. J. Wildland Fire», 2013, «Tree Line Structure and Dynamics at the Northern Limit of the Larch Forest: Anabar Plateau, Siberia, Russia» In «Arct., Antarct. Alp. Res.», 2013; «Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia and Their Global Consequences», Springer Environmental Science and Engineering, 2013.  

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