Keywords Earth and Planetary Sciences , Social Science , Agricultural and Biological Sciences , Environmental Science ,
Organization:Russian Academy of Sciences
Department:Institute of Geography
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Senior Research Scientist
Laboratory of Soil Geography and Evolution
Soil genesis and geography, mountain soils, land use, soils and society; natural hazards in the mountains.
STUDY AREAS: Far East, the Caucasus, Stara Planina, Russian Plain.
Institute of Geography of RAS
Study of mountain soils and land use; post-soviet transformation of mountain society and environmental change; natural hazards; soil and landscape evolution (Holocene). Regions: the Caucasus (Russia and Georgia), Central Russia, Far East.
Experience: soil maps; leader of Projects funded by RFBR, MacArthur Foundation, RAS-BAS, NWO, SNF
Russian Regional Environmental Centre
National coordinator and leader of project team of international mountain projects: Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions of the Caucasus - Local Agenda 21; Fostering Community Forest Policy and Practice in Mountain Regions of the Caucasus
University of Russian Academy of Education
Gracheva R., (2012) Population dynamics, changes in land management, and the future of mountain areas in Northern Caucasus: The example of North Ossetia. Erdkunde, vol: 66, 197-219
Gracheva R., (2007) Mountain settlements of North Osetiya: Modern situation and perspectives of development . Izvestiya Akademii Nauk, Seriya Geograficheskaya, 28-36
Gracheva R., (2006) Modern land use and its consequences for the mountains regions of West Georgia. Izvestiya Akademii Nauk, Seriya Geograficheskaya, 87-94
Gracheva R., (2011) Landslides in a Rural Mountainous Region: Damaging and Resource-Forming Impacts (South Caucasus, Georgia).
Gracheva R., (2010) Landslides in Mountain Regions: Hazards, Resources and Information. Geophysical Hazards, Springer Netherlands, 249-260
Gracheva R., (2011) Landslides as factor of destruction and formation of mountain ecosystems and soils. ANNALS OF AGRARIAN SCIENCE, vol: 9, 1-10
Belonovskaya E., Gracheva R., Vinogradova V., (2016) Grasslands of intermontane basins of Central Caucasus: Land use legacies and present-day state. Hacquetia, vol: 15, 37-47
Gracheva R., (2011) Formation of soil diversity in the mountainous tropics and subtropics: Rocks, time, and erosion. Geomorphology, vol: 135, 224–231
Vinogradova V., Gracheva R., Belonovskaya E., (2017) Climate Change Effects on Mountain Regions Marginalized by Socio-Economic Transformation—The Case of North Caucasus. Nature, Tourism and Ethnicity as Drivers of (De)Marginalization, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 79-90
Gracheva R., Vinogradova V., (2018) Mountain grassland ecosystems on abandoned agricultural terraces (Russia, North Caucasus). Hacquetia, vol: 17, 61-71