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Igor V. Florinsky

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

·    Digital terrain modelling and geomorphometry.

·    Interrelationships between topography, soils, and tectonics.

·    Influence of geological environment on humans, society, and civilization.

Degrees

·    D.Sc. (Cartography), 2010

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia

·    Ph.D. (Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry), 1993

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia

·    M.Sc.Hons. (Reprography), 1989

Cartographic Faculty, Moscow Institute of Engineers for Geodesy, Aerophotography, and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, USSR

Positions held

·    Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

Principal Research Scientist, 2011–

Senior Research Scientist, 2006–2011

Research Scientist, 1998–2005

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997–1998

Junior Research Scientist, 1993–1996

·    Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia

Senior Research Scientist, 2012

·    DTM Lab, Winnipeg, Canada

Research Scientist, 2002–2004

·    Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Research Associate, 2001–2002

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000–2001

·    Manitoba Land Resource Unit, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Winnipeg, Canada

Visiting Fellow, 1998–2000

·    Russian Ecological Federal Information Agency, State Committee of Environmental Protection, Moscow, Russia

Research Scientist, 1996–1997

·    Institute of Soil Science and Photosynthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

Ph.D. Student, 1989–1992

·    Institute of Reprography, Ministry of Defense Industry, Tula, USSR

Engineer, 1989

·    Pan-Union Scientific and Technical Information Centre, State Committee of Science and Technology, Moscow, USSR

Engineer, 1988–1989

·    Moscow Institute of Engineers for Geodesy, Aerophotography and Cartography, Moscow, USSR

Research Assistant, 1987

Research projects

·    Study of geomorphometric modelling based on unmanned aerial surveying, 2016–

·    Development of a system for geomorphometric modelling of the Karadag Reserve territory, 2016–

·    Development of a spectral analytical method for terrain modelling based on high-order orthogonal polynomial expansions to approximate, denoise, and generalize DEMs, as well as to calculate partial derivatives of elevation and local morphometric variables, 2015–

·    Development of a system of virtual morphometric globes, 2015–

·    Adaptive reaction of plants on variations of geoenvironmental characteristics in local geologically active zones of the Mountain Altai, 2014–2015.

·    Study of the scientific heritage of Prof. Albert M. Molchanov, 2011–2013.

·    Development of a method for denoising, generalisation, and decomposition of digital terrain models by two-dimensional singular spectrum analysis, 2007–2009.

·    Derivation and mapping of the complete system of curvatures and non-local topographic attributes for the entire Mars, Venus, and the Moon, 2007–2008.

·    Study of the influence of geological and geophysical factors on the location of monasteries considering neurophysiological data, 2007–2008.

·    Development of a method to calculate the first, second, and third-order partial derivatives of elevation, 2007–2008.

·    Study of lineaments and ring structures at the global scale using digital terrain modelling, 2006–2007.

·    Derivation and mapping of the complete system of curvatures and nonlocal topographic attributes for the entire globe, 2006–2007.

·    Development of the software LandLord for digital terrain modelling, 1993–2007.

·    Development of methods to search alluvial placers, to predict slope instability on reservoir shores, and to predict sites of soil degradation and contamination along pipelines, 2001, 2007.

·    Study of temporal variability of soil salinity at a field scale using singular spectrum analysis, 2002, 2006.

·    Study of the isotropy of local topographic variables, 2002–2003.

·    Study of a topographic influence on soil microbial activity at a field scale, 2001–2002.

·    Prediction of the spatial distribution of soil carbon at a field, landscape, and regional scales, 2001.

·    Prediction of the spatial distribution of herbicide sorption at a field scale, 2000–2001.

·    Study of errors of signal processing in digital terrain modelling, 2000–2001.

·    Prediction of the spatial distribution of soil salinity risk in the Canadian prairies at a regional scale, 1999.

·    Development of a method to predict soil properties at a field scale using digital terrain modelling, 1998–1999.

·    Development of a method for determination of a grid size in digital terrain modelling, 1997–1998.

·    Study and mapping of lead pollution of Russia, 1996–1997.

·    Development of a method to derive digital terrain models given by a spheroidal equal angular grid, 1996–1997.

·    Development of a method to estimate accuracy of digital terrain models, 1996–1997.

·    Study of relations between fault intersections and zones of flow accumulation at a regional scale, 1995–1996.

·    Development of a method to predict the spatial distribution of soil salinisation at a regional scale, 1995–1996.

·    Study of a topographic influence on vegetation cover properties at a landscape scale, 1994–1995.

·    Development of a method to recognise fault morphology using digital terrain modelling, 1994–1995.

·    Study of an influence of microtopography on formation of a soil profile of Vertisols, 1993–1994.

·    Study of a topographic influence on landscape radiation temperature at a field scales, 1993.

·    Development of a method to recognise geological lineaments using digital terrain modelling, 1991–1992.

·    Recognition of geological ring structures of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, 1991–1992.

·    Study of relationships between topography, geological ring structures, soil cover, and rocks at a regional scale, 1990–1991.

·    Study of a topographic influence on soil moisture distribution at a field scales, 1990.

·    Development of proposals to modify the COPY Subsystem of the Automated Information System for Unpublished Scientific and Engineering Sources (ASINIT-2M), 1988–1989.

·    Development of a device for automatic feed of documents in microfilm systems, 1987.

Scientific publications

Author, co-author, editor, and compiler of over 140 publications including 3 books, 53 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and 14 peer-reviewed book chapters (see List of publications). For citation metrics, see Google Scholar Citations, ResearcherID, and Scopus.

Conference presentations

·    XXIV International Conference ‘Mathematics, Computing, Education’, Pushchino, Russia, 2017.

·    Pan-Russian Scientific Conference ‘International Map Year in Russia: Uniting Space and Time’, Moscow, Russia, 2016.

·    VI International Conference ‘Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics’, Pushchino, Russia, 2016.

·    11th International Conference on Intelligent Data Processing: Theory and Applications (IDP-2016), Barcelona, Spain, 2016.

·    IX Pan-Russian Conference ‘Geoinformation Technologies and Space Monitoring’, Abrau-Durso, Russia, 2016.

·    XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czechia, 2016.

·    XIV International Seminar LPpM3 Mathematical Models & Modeling in Laser Plasma Processes & Advanced Science Technologies, Moscow, Russia, 2016.

·    International Scientific Technical Conference ‘Geodesy, Cartography, Cadastre, GIS – Problems and Perspectives of Development’, Novopolotsk, Belarus, 2016.

·    2nd Shingareva Scientific Readings, Moscow, Russia, 2016.

·    24th Pan-Russian Interdisciplinary Seminar-Conference of the Geological Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University ‘The System of the Planet Earth, Moscow, Russia, 2016.

·    17th Pan-Russian Conference ‘Mathematical Methods for Pattern Recognition’, Svetlogorsk, Russia, 2015.

·    2nd National Conference 'Mathematical Modelling in Ecology', Pushchino, Russia, 2011.

·    4th National Cartographic Conference GeoCart'2008, Auckland, New Zealand, 2008.

·    14th and 16th Seminar ‘The System of the Planet Earth (Non-Conventional Problems of Geology)’, Moscow, Russia, 2006, 2008.

·    International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling, Nanjing, China, 2006.

·    1st International Conference on Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics, Pushchino, Russia, 2006.

·    Conference 'Experimental Data in Soil Science: Theory and Ways of Standardizing', Moscow, Russia, 2005.

·    Annual Meetings of the Manitoba Society of Soil Science, Winnipeg, Canada, 1999, 2000, 2001.

·    Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, Winnipeg, Canada, 2000.

·    International Congress on Ecosystem Health, Sacramento, USA, 1999.

·    Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, Charlottetown, Canada, 1999.

·    International Symposium ‘Heavy Metal in the Environment’, Pushchino, Russia, 1996.

·    7th International Conference ‘Mathematical Methods for Pattern Recognition’, Pushchino, Russia, 1995.

·    15th World Congress of Soil Science, Acapulco, Mexico, 1994.

·    2nd Seminar ‘Non-Conventional Geophysical Methods to Study Structures of the Earth Crust’, Moscow, Russia, 1992.

·    Conference 'Current Problems of Soil Geography and Mapping', Moscow, USSR, 1991.

·    Symposium ‘Theory and Practice of Classification and Systematization in Industry’, Pushchino, USSR, 1990.

·    Conference ''Problems of Rational Use and Protection of the Environment”, Minsk, USSR, 1990.

·    43rd and 45th Conferences of Students and Junior Scientists, Moscow Institute of Engineers for Geodesy, Aerophotography, and Cartography, Moscow, USSR, 1988, 1990.

Seminar presentations

·    The Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station and Natural Reserve, Russian Academy of Sciences, Feodosia, Russia, 2016.

·    Joint Scientific Session, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology and the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia, 2016.

·    Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia, 1995, 2005, 2009, 2016.

·    MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab), Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia, 2015.

·    Meeting of ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia, 2012.

·    Expanded meeting of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Russian Geological Society, Moscow, Russia, 2010.

·    Joint seminar of the Department of Cartography and the Department of Environmental Management and Geography, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia, 2010.

·    Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2006.

·    Commission on Cartography and Remote Sensing, Russian Geographical Society, Moscow, Russia, 2006.

·    Faculty of Soil Science, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1996, 2005.

·    Canadian Great Plains Greenhouse Gas Program Team, Saskatoon, Canada, 2001.

·    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2001.

·    Land Resource Unit Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 1999.

·    Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1998.

·    Brandon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon, Canada, 1998.

·    Department of System Ecology, Pushchino State University, Pushchino, Russia, 1997.

·    Centre for Research in Geomatique, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada, 1995.

·    Centre d’Applications et de Recherche en Teledetection, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada, 1995.

·    Laboratory of Endogenous Geodynamics and Neotectonics, Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1994.

·    Laboratory of Neotectonics and Remote Sensing, Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1993.

·    Geological Section, Moscow Society of Naturalists, Moscow, Russia, 1992.

·    Department of Physical Geography and Landscape Interpretation, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia, 1992.

·    Laboratory of Neotectonics and Seismotectonics, Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1992.

·    Laboratory of Remote Sensing, Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR, 1991.

Editorial

·    Editorial Board Member, the journal Chinese Geographical Science, 2015–

·    Editorial Board Member, the journal Space and Time, 2013–

·    Editorial Board Member, electronic Almanac Space and Time, 2013–

·    Editor, International Journal of Ecology and Development, 2006–

·    Coordinator of the project 'Institute of Applied Mathematics electronic preprints by A.M. Molchanov', 2012.

·    Editorial Board Member, the book ‘The Geometry of the Earth Surface Structures’. Pushchino Research Centre Press, 1990–1991.

Reviewer

·    Funding organization reviewer: Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (2009), Natural Environment Research Council, UK (1999).

·    Journal reviewer: Australian Journal of Soil Research, Catena, Central European Journal of Geosciences, Environmental Modelling & Software, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Geoderma, Geomorphologia, Hydrological Processes, International Journal of Digital Earth, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, International Journal of Remote Sensing, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Maps, Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology, Landscape Research, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, PLOS ONE, Polar Research, Remote Sensing of Environment, Space & Time, Transactions in GIS, Water Resources Research.

·    Book reviewer: Vereschaka, T.V., and Kovaleva, O.V. Representation of Relief on Maps (Nauchny Mir, 2016); Handbook of Remote Sensing (SAGE, 2007).

·    External thesis reviewer: D.Sc. candidates: O.N. Nikolaeva (Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technoligies, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2016), A.V. Shitov (Geological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2016), P.A. Shary (Institute of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Problems in Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia, 2012), and I.Y. Vinokurov (Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012). Ph.D. candidates: A.T. Nguyen (Siberian State Geodetic Academy, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2015), Y.P. Bugakov (Siberian State Geodetic Academy, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2012), O.V. Kovaleva (Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia, 2012), K.D. Usevich (Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011), E.D. Kanaeva (Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, Russia, 2011), V.I. Stepanova (Orel State Agricultural University, Orel, Russia, 2011), T.E. Samsonov (Geographical Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2010), V.S. Pisarev (Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia, 2010), O.N. Gotra (Faculty of Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2004), I.V. Priputina (Geographical Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1996), G.A. Kuryakova (Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia, 1996), and E.A. Rzhepka (Sochava Institute of Geography, Irkutsk, Russia, 1994).

Conference Boards

·    Member, Scientific Committee, International Conference 'Geomorphometry 2015', Poznan, Poland, 2015.

·    Member, Scientific Committee, International Conference 'Geomorphometry 2013', Nanjing, China, 2013.

·    Member, Scientific Committee, International Conference 'Geomorphometry 2011', Redlands, USA, 2011.

·    Member, Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling, Nanjing, China, 2006.

·    Member, Science Advisory Board, 4th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2000.

Internal Service, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology

·      Supervisor, Project ‘Mathematical Cartographic Modelling of Topography’, Reg. No. AAAA-A15-115122910012-1, 2016–

·      Supervisor, Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station and the Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, 2016–

·      Member, Scientific Council, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, 2013–2016.

·      Member, Working Group for the expert estimation of the Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, 2014:

§    Compilation of the registry of bibliographic profiles for the employees;

§    Filling of the Russian Index of Scientific Citation database with publications and citations of the employees.

Teaching

·      Lectures ‘Introduction to Geomorphometry’ of the course ‘Photogrammetry’, Faculty of Applied Cosmonautics and Photogrammetry, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Russia, 2017

·      A lecture ‘Basics of Geomorphometry’, The Zaoksky testing ground, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Russia, 2016.

·      Lectures on geomorphometry, International Summer Schools ‘Planetary Cartography and Image Processing’, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia, 2012, 2016.

·      Co-supervisor of Luschikova, O.S., a bachelor student, Department of Applied Cosmonautics and Photogrammetry, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia, B.Sc. Thesis ‘A comparative accuracy estimation of quasi-global models AW3D30 DSM, ASTER GDEM, and SRTM1 DEM for the territory of the MIIGAiK Zaoksky testing ground’, 2017.

·      Supervisor of Selezneva, E.V., a Ph.D. student, Department of Geomorphology and Palaeography, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Fellowship ‘Mathematical Modelling in Tectonic Geomorphology’, 2011.

·      Supervisor of practical trainings of Kuryakova, G.A., Markuze, M.Yu., and Efremenko, A.I., graduate students from the Faculty of Applied Cosmonautics, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia, 1990–1993.

Scientific expeditions

·    Complex scientific expedition of the Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Central Siberian Botanical Garden, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences; the problem “Adaptive reaction of plants on variations of geoenvironmental characteristics in local geologically active zones of the Mountain Altai”, 2014, 2015.

Mass Media

·    Participation in a documentary series “Sacred Sites of the World” by Tile Films, Ireland, on the influence of geological and geophysical factors on humans and society, 2015.