Elena Volkova

Elena Volkova

Author Identifiers: Web of Science ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, Russian Science Citation Index, ORCID iD, Google Scholar

Academic degree, academic title: Ph.D.

Position: Senior Researcher

E-mail: EVolkova@binran.ru

Research interests:

  • Botanical geography.
  • Geobotanical mapping.
  • Study of boreal, arid and mountain vegetation.

Keywords: Botanical geography, geobotanical mapping, study of boreal, arid and mountain vegetation

Education and work experience:

1971 – Graduated from Leningrad State University (LSU), Faculty of Geography, Department of Biogeography.
1984 – Candidate of Biological Sciences degree, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS. Dissertation topic: «Vegetation of the mountains of southern Mongolia (basic botanical-geographic regularities)».

1971-1985 – Laboratory Assistant, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1985-1986 – Research Assistant, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1986-1995 – Research Scientist, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.
1995 – until now – Senior Researcher, the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Member of research team:

  • 2011. Grant RFBR № 11-04-06102-g Organization and holding of the All-Russian Scientific Conference with international participation «Russian geobotany: main milestones and prospects».
  • 2009-2010. Grant RFBR № 09-05-07078-d Preparation for the publication of the monograph «The nature of the Sestroretsk lowland and problems of its protection».
  • 2006-2008. Grant RFBR № 06-05-78062-d Edition of the monograph «Environment and biological diversity of Berezovye Islands archipelago (Gulf of Finland)».
  • 2005. Grant RFBR № 05-04-63009-k Organization and realization of an expedition to study the flora and vegetation of the islands in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea.
  • 2005-2007. Grant RFBR № 05-04-49658-a Flora and vegetation of the islands of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea (within Russia).
  • 2003-2004. Grant RFBR № 03-05-78068-d Edition of the monograph «Botanical geography of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia (within the desert region)».

Conferences and workshops:

Organizing committee:

  • All-Russian scientific conference with international participation «Russian Geobotany: main milestones and prospects». Russia, St. Petersburg, 2011. Chairman of the Working Committee of the Conference.

Attendee:

  • «Actual problems of biogeography». Russia, St. Petersburg, October 9-12, 2018. Oral report.

Professional memberships:

Expeditions:

Editorial activity:

  • Editorial Board member of the Journal «Geobotanical Mapping»
  • Co-editor of a series of collective monographs

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Selected publications:

Monographs and chapters in monographs

Volkova E.A. Vegetation cover of mountains [Botanical geography of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia (desert region). Ed. E.I. Rachkovskaya, E.F. Volkova, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2003. 167–191. [In Russian and English]

Volkova E.A. Atlas of the plant world for schoolchildren. St. Petersburg. 2000. 88 p. [In Russian]

Volkova. E.A. Botanical geography of Mongolian and Gobian Altai. 1994. 132 p. [In Russian]

Author and co-author of the chapters «Vegetation» and maps in collective monographs [In Russian]:

Nature of the reserve «Severnoe poberezhye nevskoy Guby». Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2020. 240 p.

Nature of the reserve «Ozero Shchuchye». Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2017. 188 p.

Atlas of specially protected natural territories of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg. 2016. 176 p.

Nature of the Sestroretskaya Lowland. Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2011. 264 p.

Natural environment of Elagin Island. Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2007. 108 p.

Environment and biological diversity of Berezovye Islands Archipelago (Gulf of Finland). Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. Executive ed. N.N. Tsvelev. Ed. E.A. Volkova, E.A. Glazkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2007. 368 p.

Duderhof Heights — complex natural reserve. Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2006. 144 p.

Yuntolovskiy complex natural reserve. Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2005. 202 p.

Strelninskiy Coast — complex natural reserve. Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2005. 56 p.

Komarovskiy Coast — complex natural reserve. Ed. E.A. Volkova, G.A. Isachenko, V.N. Khramtsov. St. Petersburg. 2004. 92 p.

Natural environment of the coastal area and water body of the Gulf of Finland (region of port “Primorsk”). Ed. E.A. Volkova, V.N. Khramtsov, G.A. Isachenko. St. Petersburg. 2003. 128 p.

Complex environmental mapping of Gulf of Finland Coast (Luga Bay region). St. Petersburg. 2001. 140 p.

Papers:

Volkova E.A., Khramtsov V.N. Identification of valuable biotopes based on detailed geobotanical mapping in the territories of St. Petersburg proposed for protection. Geobotanical mapping 2020. 2020. 39–50. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A., Khramtsov V.N. Experience in assessing the dynamic state of vegetation based on a large-scale map of modern vegetation cover (on the example of the area”Levashovskiy les”, St. Petersburg). Geobotanical mapping 2019. 2019. 39–56. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A., Isachenko G.A. Spruce forests of Izhora upland (Leningrad Region): typology and current state. Vegetation of Russia. 2018. 33: 41-52. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A., Khramtsov V.N. Large-scale vegetation mapping for the purposes of creating new specially protected natural areas in Saint Petersburg. Geobotanical mapping 2018. 2018. 120-136. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A., Isachenko G.A., Reznikov A.I., Ryabchuk D.V., Sergeev A. Yu., Khramtsov V.N., Ostanin N.B. Modern dynamics of coastal landscapes of Kotlin Island (Gulf of Finland). Izvestiya RGO. 2018. 150(3): 27-45. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A., Isachenko G.A., Khramtsov V.N. Dynamics of forest landscapes of St. Petersburg according to monitoring data of specially protected natural territories. Izvestiya RGO. 2018. 150(1): 19-43. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A., Isachenko G.A., Reznikov A.I., Khramtsov V.N. Specially protected natural territories in the landscape system of St. Petersburg. Izvestiya RGO. 2017. 149(3): 52-72. [In Russian].

Volkova E.A. The study of the vegetation cover of Central Asia by Russian scientists. Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya. 2014. 6(4): 11-28. [In Russian]

Rachkovskaya E.I., Volkova E.A., Evstifeev Yu.G. Central Asia as a geographical region and its natural zoning. Ecosystems of Inner Asia: research and conservation issues. 2007. 22-33. [In Russian].

Volkova E.A. The system of zonal-sector distribution of vegetation on the Eurasian continent. Botanicheskii zhurnal. 1997. 82(8): 18–34. [In Russian]

Maps:

Volkova E.A., Fedorova I.T. Vegetation (World map). S. 1 : 60 000 000. Resources and Environment: World Atlas. Vienna. 1998. Pl. 110.

Volkova E.A.Vegetation map of Asia 1 : 25 000 000 s. Electron Atlas “Our Earth”. Esri Publ. House. Redlands. USA. 1996. (On CD).

Volkova E.A., Fedorova I.T., Varlygin D. Z. World vegetation cover map 1 : 60 000 000 s. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. USA. 1994.

Volkova E.A., Fedorova I.T. The map of ecological functions of vegetation cover of Russia. Geobotanical mapping 1993. 1995. 51-57. [In Russian]

Volkova E.A. Vegetation map of Tumen-Tsogt somon (Mongolian People Republic). Geobotanical mapping 1988. 1988. 38–45. [In Russian]

Rachkovskaya E.I., Volkova E.A. Vegetation map of Dzhungarian Gobi.). Geobotanical mapping 1980. 1980. 24–39. [In Russian]