Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Zharikova E.A., Golodnaya O.M.

Contribution of Nikolai Maksimovich Kostenkov (9.10.1938–15.11.2017) to soil science development in the Russian Far East

Year: 2023, Number: 3, Pages: 88-97

N.M. Kostenkov, a recognized specialist in the fi eld of physical chemistry and ecology of soils, headed the department of soil science at the Institute of Biology and Soil Science of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (now the Federal Scientifi c Center of Biodiversity) for many years. The article considers his creative biography and analyzes his scientifi c works and achievements. N. M. Kostenkov revealed the features of redox processes in the soils of the southern Russian Far East, characterized the soil cover and arable land reserves of the region, developed methods for reclamation and bioremediation of disturbed soils, identifi ed the distribution features and properties of soils, developed principals for recording and protection of land resources.

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