The Editorial Board of the journal
Prof. Vladimir Zakrutkin graduated from Rostov State University, Department of Geology and Geography. Received his PhD degree in 1974 and the academic degree of Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy in 1982. Since 1990 Prof. V.Zakrutkin has been the head of the Department of Geoecology and applied Geochemistry of Southern Federal University. The author and co-author of over 250 scientific publications (among them 9 monographs), devoted to the study of regularities of changes in physical and chemical parameters of the natural environment in the geological past and their impact on the size of the earth's biomass; of critical epochs in the geological history of the biosphere (of causes and consequences); to development of methods of complex assessment and zoning of territories by degree of ecological tension; of environmental-hydrological problems of arid zones caused by the growth of anthropogenic impact and climate change. Chairman of the editorial Board of the journal "Proceedings of higher educational institutions. The North Caucasus region. Natural science», expert of the Government of the Russian Federation, expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Expert Council of the Russian Foundation for fundamental research. Member of the Scientific Council on fundamental geographical problems of the International Association of Academies of Sciences.
Early stages of biosphere evolution, critical epochs in the geological history of the biosphere, the current state of the major components of the environment and their change in conditions of intense anthropogenic impact and climate change