Andrey Vladimirovich Mitusov, Alumni


Andrey Vladimirovich Mitusov (Russia, 1977)

Dr. rer. nat. in Agronomy

PhD project Soils and Relief Development during Holocene in Northern Germany (with Focus on Neolithic Age)
Research interests Geomorphometry – Quantitative land surface analysis and theoretical questions of geomorphometry; applications of geomorphometry in geoscience; land surface organisation.
Geoarchaeology – Reconstruction of palaeolandscapes of arid and humid regions, assessment of historical erosion during Holocene.
Landscape archaeology – Detection of archaeological objects that are artificial land form types, based on detailed DEMs (mainly from lidar data). Separation of artificial and natural land form types.
Pedometrics and agriculture – erosion modeling and creation of predictive maps of soil properties distribution. Investigation of relationships between land surface, soil properties and vegetation cover (natural and agricultural).
Geology – detection of tectonic structures on land surface in large scale. Correlations between land form types and minerals depositions in middle scale.

2010 – Present
Student of the Graduate school “Human development in landscapes”, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. D-24118 Kiel, Germany.

1999 – 2001
Postgraduate Student at Orel University, Orel, Russia.

1994 – 1999
Student of Agronomy at Orel Academy, Orel, Russia.

Work experience

2008 – 2009
GIS-Assistant in GFN- Company: Gesellschaft fuer Freilandoekologie und Naturschutzplanung mbH. Adolfplatz 8, Kiel, Germany.

2005 – 2008
Researcher in Ecology Centre, Department of Ecotechnology and Ecosystem Development, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Kiel, Germany.

2004 – 2005
DAAD Scholar in University of Hohenheim. Stuttgart, Germany.

2002 – 2004
Researcher in Laboratory of Soil Climate, Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences. Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia.

2001 – 2004
Scientific consultant in the scientific-industrial company “Agroecology”. Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia.

Selected publications

Khamnueva S.V., Mitusov A.V., Demnick D., Bork H.R.. Aeolian silt deposition in modern soils and archaeosediments at the Neolithic burial mound Koenigsgrab, central Germany. Geoderma.
Emadodin I., Behrens A., Mitusov A.V., Bork H.R.. A study of soil formation under and surrounding of a Neolithic burial mound: A case study from Burtevitz, Ruegen, NE-Germany. SPP book.

in press
Dreibrodt, S., Lomax, J., Nelle, O., Fischer, P., Mitusov, A., Reiss, S., Radtke, U., Grootes, P.M., Bork, H.-R.: Are mid latitude slopes sensitive to climatic oscillations? - A sequence of slope deposits and buried soils in Eastern Germany containing sediments from the Early Holocene and its implications. The Holocene.

Mitusov A.V., Dreibrodt S. Khamnueva S. V., Bork H.-R. (2012- Journal edition). Detection of land surface memory by correlations between colluvial deposits and morphometric variables. Geomorphology.

Mitusov A.V., Mitusova O.E., Lopachev N.A. (2012). Features of soil organic matter spatial distribution. Vestnik Orel-GAU 2, 83–87. 2(35) 83-87.)

Khamnueva S. V., Mitusov A. V., Bork H.-R. (2012). Spectra of grain size distribution of pedoarchives as an indicator for cultural landscape development: the Neolithic burial mound Koenigsgrab (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). 4th international congress EUROSOIL 2012 "Soil science for the benefit of the mankind and environment", 02.07.2012-06.07.2012, Bari, Italy.

Dreibrodt, S., Nelle, O., Lütjens, I., Mitusov, A., Clausen, I., Bork, H.-R.: Investigations on buried soils and colluvial layers around Bronze Age burial mounds at Bornhöved (Northern Germany): An approach to test the hypothesis of “landscape openness” by the incidence of colluviation. The Holocene Vol. 19, Nr. 3: 487-497.

Emadodin, I., Reiss S., Mitusov, A. V., Bork, H.-R.: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Long-Term Soil Degradation: a Case Study from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Land Degradation & Development. Vol. 20, Nr. 5: 551-561. DOI: 10.1002/Idr.941

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