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Alexandra A. GOLYEVA

Alexandra A. Golyeva
Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science
Staromonetnyi per 29
RUS-109017 Moscow


Telephone: + 7 495 959 00 28

Fax: + 7 495 959 00 33

Wood detritus.
Photo: A. Golyeva

Research interests:

biomorphic analyses (phytolith, sponge spicule and diatom analysis)


  • Paleoenvironment reconstruction based on the biomorphic analysis, IVth International symposium and field workshop on paleopedology ôPaleosols and Climatic Changeö.
  • Alexandra Golyeva, V.P. Chichagov, O. A. Chichagova, E.V. Tsutskin, Phases of development of soils, landscapes, and peoples of kalmykia associated with the caspian sea dynamics in the second half of the holocene, International conference: Global soil change:Time-scales and rates of pedogenic processes (GSC-Mexico-2005) Mexico City, March 10-18, 2005.
  • Biomorphic analysis as a basis for paleoenvironmental reconstruction, Chinese science bulletin, V. 44, Supplement 1, 1999, 139-144.
  • Plant mats of the Kalmykia Bronze Age. In Shishlina, N. I. (ed.), Textiles of the Bronze Age Eurasian steppe (Papers of the State Historical Museum 109). Moscow 1999, pp. 185-203.
  • Biomorphic analysis as a basis for paleoenvironmental reconstruction // Climate change: paleopedological and soil rock magnetic approaches. INQUA. Chinese Science Bulletin, vol. 44. supplement 1. July. 1999. ­. 139-144.
  • Holocene treeline history and climate change across Northern Eurasia// Quaternary Research. 2000. 53. ­. 302-311. (G.M. MacDonald, A.A. Velichko and others).
  • Biomorphic analysis as a part of soil morphological investigations. // Catena. 43 (2001) ­. 217-230.
  • Evolution of Chernozems in the Northen Caucasus, Russia during the second half of the Holocene: carbonate status of paleosols as a tool for paleoenvironmental reconstruction.// Geoderma 104. 2001. p. 115-133. (O.S. Khokhlova, S.N. Sedov, A.A. Khokhlov).
  • Soil evolution and accumulation of loess-like material in the Chechen depression, Northern Caucasus, Russia // Quaternary International. 76/77. (2001). ­. 103-112. (O. Khokhlova, ╩. Voronin. and others).
  • Biomorphic analysis of paleosols in the Upper Pleistocene Loess-paleosol sequence of Gunderding (Upper Austria) // Tubinger Geowissenschaftliche arbeiten. Reihe D: Geookologie und Quartarforschung. TGA. D9. 2003. ­. 106-115. (┬. Terhorst).
  • Biomorph indicators of human-induced transformation of soils under early nomad burial mounds in Southern Russia // Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, 2003. v. 20. n. 3. ­. 283-288. (╬. Khokhlova).

Phytoliths from steppe (dry meadow) herbs.
Photo: A. Golyeva