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Sergey BARTALEV, Dr.Sci.(Tech.), Professor                               персональная страницa на русском языке


Head of Terrestrial Ecosystems Monitoring Laboratory
Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences


117997, 84/32 Profsoyuznaya str., Moscow, Russia
E-mail: bartalev@smis.iki.rssi.ru
Phone:+7 495 333 53 13 (ext. 125)
Fax:  +7 495 913 30 40

Date of birth: June 17, 1961
Place of birth: Nikolaev, Ukraine
Citizenship: Russian Federation
Marital status: married, 2 children




Dr.Sci.(Tech.), Experimental Physics
1991 PhD (Tech.), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Moscow Institute of Engineers of Geodesy, Air Photography and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Applied Cosmonautics Faculty, specialty - Remote Sensing of Natural Resources


Professional activities


  IKI (Moscow), Head of Terrestrial Ecosystems Monitoring Laboratory


Friedrich Schiller University, Institute of Geography (Jena, Germany), Visiting Professor

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Ispra, Italy), Department for Global Monitoring of Vegetation, Visiting Scientist

1992-2000 Centre for Forests Ecology and Productivity, Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of GIS Sector (Moscow)
All-Russian Research and Information Centre for Forest Resources (Moscow), Senior Researcher
1984-1998 All-Union Association "Lesproekt", Research Division (Moscow) Engineer, Junior Researcher, Researcher

Scope of professional interests

  • Remote sensing, including:
    • Physics of vegetation remote sensing;
    • Automatic adaptive algorithms and technologies of satellite data processing;
    • Global, national and regional systems of environmental monitoring
  •  Studies of dynamic processes in terrestrial ecosystems, including:
    • Boreal forests ;
    • Agricultural land ;
    • Wetland complexes


Public professional activities

  • Member of the Expert Council of the Higher Certification Commission on Earth Sciences;
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Space Research Institute;
  • Member of the Dissertation Board of the Space Research Institute;
  • Member of the Working group on land cover mapping of the Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD);
  • Member of the Working group "Use of remote sensing for monitoring of agriculture, ecosystems and biodiversity"  of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing;
  • Member of International User Committee  for PROBA-V mission;
  • Scientific coordinator from the Russian Academy of Sciences for International partnership initiative for Earth Sciences in Northern Eurasia;
  • Member of the editorial board of Contemporary Remote Sensing  from Space Journal;
  • Member of the editorial board of the Forest Science Journal;
  • Member of the editorial board of the Siberian forest Journal;
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing.
  • Member of the editorial board of the Ukrainian Remote Sensing Journal.



Knowledge of foreign languages

  • English (fluent spoken and written)
  • Italian (basic conversation skills)
  • German (basic conversation skills)



Author of more than 300 publications. Below is a list of the most frequently cited publications:

  1. Isaev A.S., Korovin G.N., Bartalev S.A., Ershov D., Janetos A., Kasischke E.S., Shugart H.H., French N.H., Orlick B.E., and Murphy T.L. Using remote sensing to assess Russian forest fire carbon emissions // Climate Change - 55 (1-2). - 2002. - P. 235-249.
  2. Bartalev S.A., Belward A.S., Erchov D.V., Isaev A.S. A new SPOT4-VEGETATION derived land cover map of Northern Eurasia // International Journal of Remote Sensing. - Vol. 24. - № 9 - 2003. - P. 1977-1982.
  3. Bartalev S.A., Egorov V.A., Loupian E.A., Uvarov I.A. Multi-year circumpolar assessment the area burnt in boreal ecosystems using SPOT-Vegetation // International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2007. Vol. 28. № 6. P.1397-1404.
  4. Groisman P., Bartalev S.A. A New Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI): Science Plan of Integrated Approach to Regional Climate and Environment Change Studies // Global and Planetary Change, 2006. Vol./Issue: 56/3-4. P.215-234.
  5. Balzter, H., Gerard, F., Weedon, G., Grey, W., Combal, B., Bartholome, E., Bartalev, S. and Los, S. (2007):  Coupling of vegetation growing season anomalies with hemispheric and regional scale climate patterns in Central and East Siberia, Journal of Climate 20:15, 3713–3729, doi: 10.1175/JCLI4226