Victor Matasov

WP6 Leader

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I’m a geographer and landscape is in my primal focus while it is a very broad theoretical concept. My research interests cover a wide range of topics from mapping natural landscapes to acoustic ecology of urban areas. I worked with paleogeographers, geomorphologists, geophysicists and archaeologists at the Avdeevo and Zabolotye archaeological sites. I was engaged in mapping the natural reserves in the Meshchera Lowlands, and monitoring changes of natural complexes at the field-station Lesunovo in the Ryazan region. I studied long-term land use changes based on historical maps and satellite images using statistical modeling with environmental history approach. Participated in the formulation of a strategy for the development and functional zoning of museums-reserves and UNESCO sites. Co-author of the Russian regions mental maps Atlas. I studied soundscapes and even virtual landscapes.


  • Researcher at RUDN laboratory “Smart technologies for sustainable development of urban environment in the conditions of global change” (Moscow)
  • Researcher at Physical Geography and Landscape Science department, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov MSU



  • GIS-soft: qgis, mapinfo, arcgis, saga-gis, globalmapper, scanex image processor
  • Data analysis: Statistica, R
  • Ground Penetrating Radar: GeoScan, CartScan
  • Soundscape: WaveSurfer, AdobeAudition
  • Land use and land cover change;
  • Land System Science;
  • Landscape Ecology;
  • GIS and remote sensing;
  • Historical geography and environmental history;
  • Cultural and natural heritage;
  • Landscape archaeology;
  • GPR in landscape science;
  • Acoustic Ecology and Soundscape