Raisa Gracheva

Raisa  Gracheva

Keywords : Earth and Planetary Sciences Agricultural and Biological Sciences Environmental Science Social Science

Country : Russia

Organization : Russian Academy of Sciences

Department : Institute of Geography

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Biography :

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.



  • Leading Researcher

    Institute of Geography of RAS
    1975 – Present (41 years)Moscow, Russian Federation

    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

  • Project team leader

    Russian Regional Environmental Centre
    November 2003 – December 2012 (9 years 2 months)Moscow, Russian Federation

    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

  • Lecturer (geography and ecology)

    Humanitarian lycées
    1990 – 2006 (16 years)Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Lecturer (geography)

    University of Russian Academy of Education
    1996 – 1998 (2 years)Moscow, Russian Federation