Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science of the RAS, Moscow, Russia.
Vladimir N. Bashkin graduated from biology-soil faculty of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow state University in 1971. In 1975 he defended a PhD at MSU, and in 1987 - his doctoral thesis. In 1997 he was awarded the academic title "Professor" in the specialty "biogeochemistry". Since 1971 he works at the Pushchino Scientific Center of Biological research of the Russian Academy of Sciences. For several years he taught in different universities of the world, in particular, at Cornell University, USA, Seoul National University, Korea, Royal University of Technology Bangkok, Thailand, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow state University, Russia. Currently, he is the principal researcher of the Institute of physicochemical and biological problems of soil science of RAS, also part-time chief scientific officer of LLC "Gazprom VNIIGAZ". Scientific interests of Professor V. N. Bashkin include biogeochemistry, systems analysis, geo-ecological risk of transboundary transfer of polluting substances, the remediation of contaminated territories. Great attention is paid to the development of innovative biogeochemical technologies. V. N. Baskin published more than 40 books in English, Chinese and Russian domestic and foreign publishing houses, he is the author and coauthor of more than 300 scientific articles published in leading scientific journals, received 16 patents. He has supervised 5 doctoral and 20 PhD theses in different countries of the world. Prof. V. N. Bashkin is member of the editorial Board of 5 international journals. For several years he was the Deputy Chairman of the Working Group on Effects (scientific Committee) of the UN Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention.