Andrei S. Babenko

Doctor of Science
Тomsk State University
English level
The direction of training for which the graduate student will be accepted
1.5.15. Ecology
List of research projects of a potential supervisor
(participation /leadership)
1) Development of methods for complex processing of agricultural organic waste to obtain a highly effective fertilizer (leadership)

2) Study of the effect of a mixture of pesticides in NOAEL doses on soil-dwelling earthworms (leadership)

3) Development of a set of optimal conditions for the production of vermicompost from cellulose and lignin-containing organic waste
List of possible research topics
1) Fauna and ecology of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) agrocenoses in risky farming

2) Study of life-history and preimaginal stages of development of rove beetles (Staphylinidae)

3) Population change of rove beetles communities (Staphylinidae) during succession on dumps after coal mining

4) The influence of vermicompost and products based on it on the growth and development of agricultural crops

5) Study of the fauna and biology of earthworms in a continental climate

6) Study of the role of earthworms as destructors of petroleum products in the soil

7) Assessment of the role of earthworms as indicators of soil contamination with pesticides
research interests:
Ecology of soil-dwelling invertebrates; organic agriculture; development of technologies for waste processing and fertilizer production by vermicomposting; bio-indication of disturbed territories, environmental education.
main publications:
1) Kurovsky A.V., Babenko A.S. Biogeochemical role of earthworms in soil ecosystems. A brief history of research and current views // Bulletin of the L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University. Biological Sciences series. 2022. Vol. 140, No. 3. pp. 116-129. DOI: 10.32523/2616-7034-2022-140-3-116-129

2) Contribution to the Fauna and Bionomics of Entomophagous Insects Feeding on the Small Spruce Bark Beetle Ips amitinus (Eichh.) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in West Siberia / I.A. Kerchev, A.S. Babenko, S. A. Krivets, M.G. Krivosheina [et al] // Entomological Review. 2022. Vol. 102, № 4. P. 432‒445. DOI: 10.1134/S0013873822040029

3) Volkov I.V., Zemcov V.A., Zemtsov V.A., Erofeev A.A., Babenko A.S., Volkova A.I., Callaghan T.V. The dynamic land-cover of the Altai Mountains: Perspectives based on past and current environmental and biodiversity changes //Ambio. 2021. Vol. 50, № 11. P. 1991-2008.

4) Impacts of environmental change on biodiversity and vegetation dynamics in Siberia / S.N. Kirpotin, T.V. Callaghan, A.S. Babenko, N.A. Bulakhova [et al] // Ambio. 2021. Vol. 50, № 11. P. 1926‒1952. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-021-01570-6

5) Qasim H.A. Aljboori, Kurovsky A.V., Babenko A.S. The role of potassium chloride in reducing the effect of sodium chloride on germination and root growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) //Plant Archives. 2020. Vol. 20, № 2. P. 246-248.

Results of intellectual activity
RF Patents:
№ 2570565. Method of obtaining vermicompost
№ 2803160. Method of obtaining vermicompost based on wood leaf litter
Research highlights
It is possible to include a graduate student in the projects of the advanced engineering school of agrobiotechnology, as well as cooperation with leading foreign scientists in the field of modern agricultural technologies
Supervisor’s specific requirements
Knowledge of the basics of invertebrate zoology (entomology), skills in working with insect and/or earthworm cultures
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