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Dr. Vera Pozolotina — Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPAE UB RAS)

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Name, position in organization Dr. Vera Pozolotina, Head of Laboratory of population radiobiology
E-Mail pozolotina@ipae.uran.ru
Phone +7-343-2103858 (118)
Fax +7-343-2606500
Web-site http://www.ipae.uran.ru
Department/Unit Laboratory of population radiobiology
Organization Name Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPAE UB RAS)
Organization Type
  • Research Centre
Organization Address 8 Marta St. 202, 620144 Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • RF
Russian Federal District
  • Urals Federal District
Other spheres of competence Radioactive contamination of terrestrial ecosystems,
Radiobiological effects in the plant and animal populations
Short description of the organization/department/research team IPAE UB RAS makes multidisciplinary biological studies on the regularities of functioning, evolution and stability of biological systems at population, community and ecosystem levels in natural and anthropogenically changed environments of the Urals and adjacent territories of the Northern Eurasia. The staff tackles problems of applied ecology: rational nature management; ecological regulation; bio-indication; ecotoxicology; radioecology; environmental impact assessment and ecological prediction. Scientific structural department of the IPAE UB RAS consists of 13 laboratories and includes 294 collaborators with 193 scientific researchers. “The Russian Journal of Ecology” is produced there. The research team Main directions of the fundamental investigations:
  • I. Radioactive contamination of the environment (Zones: the Earthen-Ural Radioactive Trace, the Southern Yakutia, the Techa River flood-land, the Chernobyl NPP Zone).
  • II. Radiobiological effects in the natural plant and animal populations in the different radioactive contaminated zones.
  • III. Experimental investigations of radiation-exposed some species of plants: genetic, ecological and physiological aspects. Comparison of long-term effects in the plant population from zones of radiation and chemical contamination.
Publications on the topic
  • Aarkrog A., Dahlgaard H., Nielsen S.P., Trapeznikov A.B., Molchanova I.B., Pozolotina V.N., Karavaeva E.N., Yushkov P.I., Polikarpov G.G. Radioactive inventories from the Kyshtym and Karachay accidents: estimates based on soil samples collected in the South Urals (1990-1995) // The Science of the Total Environment. 1997. Vol. 201. P. 137-154.
  • Beasley T.M., Kelley J.M., Orlandini K.A., Bond L.A., Aarkrog A., Nrapeznikov A.V., Pozolotina V.N. Isotopic Pu, U, and Np Signatures in Soils from Semipalatinsk-21, Kazakh Republic and the Southern Urals, Russia // J. Environ. Radioactivity. 1998. Vol. 39, No. 2. P. 215-230.
  • Aarkrog A., Trapeznikov A.V., Molchanova I.V., Yushkov P.I., Pozolotina V.N., Polikarpov G.G., Dahlgaard H., Nielsen S.P. Environmental modelling of radioactive contamination of flood plains and sorlakes along the Techa and Iset rivers // J. of Environ. Radioactivity. 2000. Vol. 49. P. 243-257.
  • Cabianca T., Bexon A.P., Pozolotina V., Trapeznikov A., Simmonds J- Preliminary assessment of current radiation doses to the population of Brodokalmak from contamination of the Techa River // J. of Environ. Radioactivity. 2000. Vol. 50. P. 193-206.
  • Molchanova I., Pozolotina V., Karavaeva E., Mikhaylovskaya L., Antonova E. and Antonov K. Radioactive inventories within the East-Ural radioactive state reserve on the Southern Urals // Radioprotection. 2009. Vol. 44. № 5. pp. 747–757.
  • V.N. Pozolotina, E.V. Antonova and V.S. Bezel’. Intrapopulation variation in the quality of dandelion seed progeny in zones of chemical and radioactive contamination // Russian Journal of Ecology. 2009. Vol. 40. No. 5. pp. 361–367.
  • Pozolotina V.N., Molchanova I.V., Karavaeva E.N., Mikhaylovskaya L.N., Antonova E.V. Radionuclides in terrestrial ecosystems of the zone of Kyshtym accident in the Urals // J. of Envirom. Radioact. Vol. 101. 2010. P. 438–442.
  • V. N. Pozolotina, E.V. Antonova, V.S. Bezel. Long-Term Effects in Plant Populations from Zones of Radiation and Chemical Pollution // Radiological Biology. Radioecology. 2010. № 4. 2010. pp. 414-422 (in Russian).
  • V.N. Pozolotina, E.V. Antonova, and E. M. Karimullina. Assessment of Radiation Impact on Stellaria graminea coenopopulations in the Zone of the Eastern Ural Radioactive Trace // Russian Journal of Ecology. 2010. Vol. 41. No. 6. pp. 459–468.
  • M. V. Modorov, V.N. Pozolotina Allozyme variation of the pygmy wood mouse Apodemus uralensis (Rodenita, Muridae) in the Urals region // Russian Journal of genetics. 2011. V. 47, No 3. pp. 332-339.
Scientific keywords Radiation contamination, Radiation exposure, Radioresistance, Radioadaptation, Genetical effects
Participation in EU Framework Programme project NO
FP7 ENV Projects description
Participation in other European programmes projects YES
EU Programmes Projects description
INTAS Program Contract 94-1221, EU’s Fission Safety Program Contract No F14C-CT95_0001 ‘Environmental radioactivity in the south Urals 1990-1997’
Participation in relevant Russian projects YES
Russian Projects Description
Grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research ‘Ecological and genetic aspects of the plant population adaptation to radiation and chemical contamination’
Description of other previous and presernational cooperationent experience in International Cooperation