An analysis of urban gardens contaminated with lead and arsenic shows that traditional soil cleaning methods are ineffective. Gardening can be safe if regularly check the land with express monitoring devices and plant vegetables on raised beds. Research results were published in the Science of the Total Environment journal. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation.
Tree Talkers will monitor Moscow trees
In 2020, the Moscow Government will begin monitoring urban trees using instruments created by RUDN scientists stated the head of the Department of Nature Management and Environmental Protection of the city of Moscow Anton Kulbachevsky at the 20th anniversary meeting of the Board of the department.
SUNLab Research Seminar Reveals New Areas for Collaboration
SUNLab Research Seminar was held on March 4, 2020. Invited professors from Germany and the Netherlands spoke about their current research and areas of cooperation.
President of the International Union of Soil Scientists (IUSS) Takeshi Kosaki visited SUNLab
On February 6, 2020, Takeshi Kosaki, President of the International Union of Soil Scientists (IUSS), professor at Aichi University (Japan) visited the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University.
This is his second visit. In 2017, professor Kosaki in cooperation with the Department of Landscape Design and Sustainable Ecosystems organized for the first time in Russia the SUITMA-9 Congress (Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas).
The first Urban Climate Arctic Winter School in Russia trained young «climate guardians»
From January 28 to February 4, 2020, the first in Russia Urban Climate Arctic Winter School-2020 (UCAWS-2020) was held on the Kola Peninsula in the far northwest of Russia which lies almost completely inside the Arctic Circle. The school concerns the problems of urban climatology in high latitudes. The event was organized with the assistance of the PEEX program, the Laboratory of Smart Technologies for Sustainable City Development (RUDN University) and the Council of Young Scientists of the Faculty of Geography (Moscow State University). The winter school gathered undergraduates and graduate students of RUDN University and Moscow State University who are specializing in the field of urban meteorology.
Leading scientists of the world discuss ways to solve problems in urban soils and sustainable development of urban ecosystems
October 11, the 4th annual Urban Soils: Biodiversity Development Symposium was held at Floyd Bennet Field (Brooklyn, New York, USA). It was the first event at the New York Urban Soils Weekend.
Among the organizers of the Symposium was RUDN University together with the Institute of Urban Soils of New York and the US National Park Service. Among the co-organizers are New York City University, the New York City Hall, the US Department of Agriculture, and the New York City Soil and Water Conservation Authority.
RUDN discusses promising projects and advanced technologies in the field of urban environmental monitoring
September 5-7, a series of events was held on the basis of the Department of Landscaping and Sustainable Ecosystems of RUDN ATI, dedicated to advanced technologies for monitoring green spaces in urban environments. Employees of the department, invited foreign researchers, as well as representatives of companies in the field of eco-monitoring presented their research projects and practical achievements in assessing the state of urban green infrastructure, shared their experience with monitoring devices, discussed the data and outlined the main prospects for the development of international cooperation in this area.
Participants of the 3MUGIS RUDN Summer School studied the sights and soils of Russia
July 27 – August 10, 2019 the III field international summer school “Anthropogenic and natural landscapes and soils of European Russia: from sea to sea” took place in RUDN University. School was held jointly with scientific and educational institutions of Russia, Germany and the USA.
This year, 50 participants represented Russia, Germany, Italy, China, the USA, Chile and France. In two weeks, they crossed the entire European part of Russia from the Barents Sea to the Sea of Azov in order to study zonal diversity and evaluate the results of anthropogenic impact on the ecosystems.