CURRICULUM VITAE

Velychko, Volodymyr Andriyovych
( Ukrainian scientist )


  • • Doctor of Agricultural Science,
  • • Corresponding member of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences,
  • • Professor at the Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection, named after M. K. Shykula,
  • • Senior research scientist of the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky”

Contacts

Scientific interests and achievements


The study on physical and geographic regularities of the pedosphere organization, soil classification, soil mapping, soil and ecologic zoning, landscape geochemistry, estimation of agroresource potential of soils, soil appraisal, predictive modelling of the yield of agricultural crops due to the change (cyclicity) of climate, elaboration of the natural mechanism of soil protection due to erosion.

The reasonability of determining soil quality in terms of fertility with the consideration of yield data of agricultural crops in long-term experiments was proven. The system of quality appraisal of resource possibilities of soils in the flat region of Ukraine using natural potential of soils as well as agropotential of natural and effective fertility was suggested. The determination of seven most productive macrozones of agriculture specialization in terms of agricultural crop performance was substantiated with the consideration of soil and ecologic conditions of Ukraine and parameters of agropotentials of the main crops. The regional appraisal of soil resources for investment projects was made based on Kherson region.

The introduction of modern mapping methods of investigation in soil science and elaboration of novel soil maps of Ukraine, regions, natural zones, and specific regions:
2005 – “Soils of Ukraine” (scale 1:1430000),
“Soils of Ukraine, ecologic resources and normative performance of agricultural crops” (1:1600000),
2007 – “Soils of Kherson region, ecologic resources and normative performance of agricultural crops” (1:200000),
2008 – “Appraisal status of soil cover of pedoparcellas of the Southern and Dry Steppe” (1:1750000),
2009 – “Soil and ecologic zoning of the Southern Steppe and performance parameters of the soil cover of pedoparcellas in terms of agropotential of agricultural crops” (1:2270000),
2011 – “Soil and ecologic zoning of the Forest Steppe” (scale 1:2610000) etc.

Education


1974–1979

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Geography Department, Kyiv, Ukraine (diploma with honors ZhV-1 No. 112772 dated June 28, 1979), specialization of geographer, teacher, physicist-geographer.

1975–1979

Department of Landscape Geochemistry at the Geography Department, the Moscow University named after M. V. Lomonosov (internship); participant of the geological and soil expedition in the Zone of reclaiming the Baikal-Amur Mainline (Russia), the Republic of Sakha, Amur region (Russia)

1981

The Ukrainian Publishing Academy, the Department of Requalification and Advanced Training (design, publishing and information technologies), Lviv, Ukraine (internship).

1999

Defense of the PhD thesis at the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky’, specialization in Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics; topic “Soil cover of Ukrainian Polissia as a natural zone-conditioned complex, its diagnostics and classification” (advisor M. І. Polupan) (diploma DK No. 003709, resolution of the Presidium of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Ukraine dated June 09, 1999, Minutes No. 8-09/7).

2009

Defense of the DSc thesis at the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky’, specialization in Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics; topic “Fertility of Ukrainian soils in terms of agropotential of the main agricultural crops” (diploma DD No. 007752, resolution of the Presidium of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Ukraine dated November 18, 2009, Minutes No. 4-09/5).

2004

Scientific degree of senior research scientist, specialization in Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics (certificate AS No. 003554; resolution of the Presidium of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles dated March 10, 2004, Minutes No. 26-09/3).

2012

Scientific degree of Professor at the Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection named after M. K. Shykula (certificate 12 PR No. 008013), resolution of the Graduate Council of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport dated September 26, 2012, Minutes 5/01-P).

2016

Corresponding member of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences, specialization in Agronomy (Agrosoil Sciences – Soil Mapping), November 11, 2016.

Professional Activity


1979–1980

Engineer at the Physical Geography Department, the Institute of Geography of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Completed landscape and geochemical research and elaborated landscape and geochemical zoning of Kyiv Polissia.

1980–1995

science editor, senior science editor, leading science editor, head of the scientific-editing group in preparation and publishing of the Red Book of Ukraine, the Republican Publishing House “Ukrainian Encyclopedia named after M. P. Bazhan”. Participated in publishing the Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia (in two languages), headed the preparation and publishing of the Geographic encyclopedia of Ukraine (3 volumes), the Red Book of Ukraine (2 volumes).

1995–1999

deputy director of the “Agrarna Nauka” Publishing House, deputy chief editor of the scientific theoretical journal “Visnyk agrarnoi nauky”.

1999–2012

director of the editorial board of “Visnyk agrarnoi nauky” journal, NAAS. Preparation and publishing of the scientific theoretical journal “Visnyk agrarnoi nauky”, scientific informational bulletin “Agrarna nauka – vyrobnytstvu”, abstract journal “Agropromyslovyi kompleks Ukrainy”.

since April 02, 2012

Director of the “Agrarna Nauka” Publishing House, NAAS. Deputy chief editor of the scientific theoretical journal “Visnyk agrarnoi nauky”, deputy chief editor of the international journal “Agricultural Science and Practice”.

since 1999

senior lecturer, Professor at the Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection named after M. K. Shykula (since 2010) of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Training of PhD and DSc.

since 1999

senior research scientist of the laboratory of Soil Cover and Ground Mapping of the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky” The study of Ukrainian soils, appraisal of their agropotential, determination of the appraisal status of soils, forecasting the performance of soil cover and elaboration of the method of large-scale soil investigations.

2011-2015

senior research scientist at the Department of the international and publishing activity of the Ukrainian Institute of Plant Variety Evaluation. Publishing the scientific-practical journal “Sortovyvchennia i ohorona prav na sorty roslyn”.

since 2010

member of the specialized scientific council D 64. 354.01 at the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky”, specialization 06.01.03 – Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics.

2010–2012

member of the specialized scientific council D 26.362.01 at the Institute of Hydrotechnology and Melioration of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, specialization 06.01.02 – Agricultural Melioration.

since 2010

member of the specialized scientific council D 26.004.04 at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, specialization 06.01.03 – Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics.

2011-2014

member of the scientific council of the Ukrainian Institute of Plant Variety Evaluation, chief editor, deputy chief editor of the scientific-practical journal “Sortovyvchennia i ohorona prav na sorty roslyn”.

2010–2012

member of the specialized scientific council D 26.362.01 at the Institute of Hydrotechnology and Melioration of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, specialization 06.01.02 – Agricultural Melioration.

since 2010

member of the specialized scientific council D 26.004.04 at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, specialization 06.01.03 – Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics.

2011–2014

member of the scientific council of the Ukrainian Institute of Plant Variety Evaluation, chief editor, deputy chief editor of the scientific-practical journal “Sortovyvchennia i ohorona prav na sorty roslyn”.

2002–2004

deputy chief editor of the scientific journal “Ekolohichny visnyk” of the All-Ukrainian Environmental League.

2002–2006

member of the editorial board of “Environmental Encyclopedia”.

since 2013

the co-author of the Database of soils of Europe of the Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development of the European Commission and the European Hydropedological Data Inventory (EU-HYDI).

Awards, honors, and grants


The prize “For Outstanding Achievements in Agrarian Science” (the Resolution of the Presidium of UAAS dated February 23, 2006, No. 2) for a textbook “Manual for the identification of ecological-genetic status and fertility of Ukrainian soils”.

Implementation of the study results


Preparation of regulatory documents “National standard of Ukraine. The quality of soils. The evaluation of the performance of land resources in terms of agrosoil potential of natural and effective fertility” (2006), the determination of specific soil and climatic conditions, remarkable for farmland, which is used by the state to conduct additional investing of the agricultural producers (the Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine No. 17/3 dated January 18, 2008, registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on February 6, 2008, No. 83/14774).

The monograph “Land resources of the Kherson Region – the basic factor of regional economic policy” (2007), approved by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and recommended for implementation in the investing-innovative projects in the regions of Ukraine.

Joint investigations


2010–2014

The study on the risks while forecasting the yield of the main agricultural crops of Ukraine in dry regions with the consideration of the cyclicity of weather and climatic conditions (in cooperation with the Marine Hydrophysical Institute of NAS of Ukraine, the Kherson Agrarian University, the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after O. N. Sokolovsky”, the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine).

Membership in professional organizations


since 1995

Ukrainian Society of Pedologists and Agrochemists

Teaching activity and training of scientists


National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv)

Teaching course in Geology with Fundamentals of Geomorphology, Soil Mapping, Soil Science, Fundamentals of Geology with Elements of Geomorphology and Ecologic Geology.

Scientific consultant (2016)

Defense of DSc (Agriculture) thesis of O.V. Demydenko at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, specialization – 06.01.03 – Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics, the topic “Restoration of fertility of chernozems in the Left-Bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine”.

Scientific advisor (2014)

Defense of the PhD thesis at the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky”: V. A. Zuz, the topic “Soil protection efficiency of antierosion managed agrolandscape in the conditions of the Southern Donetsk Steppe”, specialization 06.01.03 – Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics.

Scientific advisor (2013)

Preliminary defense of the PhD thesis at the National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research named after O. N. Sokolovsky”: P. G. Nazarko, the topic “Theoretical fundamentals and technological aspects of forming antierosion protection in agrolandscapes in the conditions of Left-Bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine”, specialization 06.01.03 – Agrosoil Science and Agrophysics.

Main work address

National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the State Publishing House “Agrarna Nauka”, located at 33, Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine 03022
phone: +380 44 2574081, +380 67 4660327
email: agrovisnyk@ukr.net

Additional addresses

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, the Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection named after M. K. Shykula, located at 9, Heroyiv Oborony Str., bld 2, Kyiv, Ukraine 03127
phone: +380 44 5278631
email: grunt_nubip@ ukr.net

National Scientific Center “Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after O. N. Sokolovsky”, located at 4, Chaikovsky Str., Kharkiv, Ukraine 61024
phone: +380 57 7941669
email: pochva@meta.ua