Laboratory of Landscape Ecology


Savely Kuzmin Head of the Research Laboratory of Landscapes Ecology, PhD (Geography), Associate Professor
Valentin Yatsuhno Lead Researcher, PhD (Candidate of Agricultural Sciences), Associate Professor
Lyubov Gertman Senior Researcher
Elena Davydik Senior Researcher
Igor Rudakovskiy Senior Researcher
Vasily Lappo Junior Researcher


The Research Laboratory for Landscapes Ecology (hereinafter referred to as the Research Laboratory) of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformatics of the Belarusian State University (hereinafter referred to as BSU) is the successor of the Research Laboratory of Landscape Amelioration, established in 1972 on the basis of the Research Laboratory of Soils Biochemistry, formed in 1962. In 1990, the laboratory was renamed into the Problem Research Laboratory of Landscapes Ecology, in 1995 - into the Research Laboratory of Landscapes Ecology.

The main directions of scientific and applied activities of the laboratory are:

- landscape-ecological studies, including assessment of the state of landscape and biological diversity, development of environmentally justified measures for the rational land use and protection of landscapes; study of the processes of degradation and protection of lands/soils;

- scientific justification of the territorial organization of environmental management systems, including the formation of adaptive farming systems and environmentally sustainable agricultural landscapes, the creation / transformation of specially protected natural areas, the development of projects for water protection zones and coastal strips;

- geoecological studies of the state of the components of the natural environment at various stages of planned economic and other activities, incl. carrying out EIA of the planned economic activity on the environment, calculation of compensation payments for caused damage to wildlife and (or) their habitat.

International cooperation: in recent years, the following works have been completed:

- environmental impact assessment (EIA) for: "Reconstruction of the gas pipeline "Torzhok-Minsk-Ivatsevichi" project (Customer - LLC "Gazprom design", Russia), 2020-2022;

- environmental impact assessment (EIA) as part of the project documentation for: "Modernization of the "Uvarovichi" (Customer - JSC "Gazprojectengineering", Russia), 2019;

- inventory of protected biotopes of EU importance in Latvia (Customer - Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian Environment LLC, Latvian Fundation for Nature, 2018-2019);

- assessment of background socio-economic information for the Project for the construction of two wind farms in the Kochubeevsky district of the Stavropol Territory (Customer - ERM Eurasia Limited (UK), 2018;

- development of an experimental model of technology for detecting, deciphering and mapping the dynamics of degradation processes, degrading and degraded lands based on modern satellite data" within the framework of the Union State Program titled "Development of space and ground-based means of providing consumers in Russia and Belarus with information from remote sensing of the Earth" ("Monitoring-SG ”), 2014-2017; 

- management of transboundary protected natural areas in the Alytus-Grodno region and their integration into the Pan-European Ecological Network under the program of transboundary cooperation Lithuania-Latvia-Belarus, 2013-2014; 

- preparation of materials for the national reports of the Republic of Belarus on the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification/Land Degradation (UNCCD) (2010, 2006, 2002).


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