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THEME 6: Environment (Including Climate Change)

6.1. Climate Change, Pollution, and Risks

3. Prof. Yuri. G. Chendev

Organization Name:Belgorod State University

Position in Organization:Professor of the chair of nature management and earth cadastre of the geologic-geographical department

E-mail address:Chendev@bsu.edu.ru; sciences@mail.ru

Telephone:+7 – 4722 – 30-11-77

Address:Belgorod State University 85, Pobeda Str.,

308015, Belgorod, Russian Federation

Proposal/Expertise: The late Pleistocene and Holocene soils in the Parana - Plata river basin as objects of paleo-ecological and paleo-climatic reconstructions

Description of proposal or expertise:

Problems to be solved and results:

In the Europe such soils were studied by the author of the project claim under artificial earthen mounds (barrows and shafts of ancient fortifications) of the periods of eneolith, bronze and early iron epochs. Besides a field study of soil profiles it will be need to collect soils samples for vary laboratory analyses. The radio carbon analysis of the organic remnants in soils and soil humus is in their turn. For the completeness of made paleo-ecological and paleo-climatic reconstructions by comparative study of modern and unequal-age soils there would be very importantly participation in the project apart of soil scientist (author of the claim) the biologists, which manage the procedures of the palynological and phitolithic analysis of geological deposits.

Expected results:

1. Creation of the bank of paleo-soil data (unequal-age paleo-soils, the soil indicators of changes in time of the bioclimatic situations in late Pleistocene and Holocene).

2. Reconstructions of changes in the time of climate, vegetation and soils in the Parana- Plata river basin within different ecosystems of a modern period: forests, steppes, sections with the shallow bedding of ground water (bottom of beams, the flood lands of rivers, the swampy sections).

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