Department of Ecology organized in 1977 by Academician A.S.Isaevym, while the director of the Institute of Forest and Wood SB. It was here that Alexander Isaev and Remus Khlebopros (now a professor at SFU) created an original scientific school of specialists in forest entomology.
Since 1986, the Department of Ecology is headed by Professor of Krasnoyarsk State University Yuri S. Grigoriev. In 2002, the Department of Ecology in connection with a change in research direction and staffing was renamed the Department of Ecotoxicology and microbiology.
An important task of ecology - evaluation of the natural environment. Often data on ambient concentrations of various pollutants do not answer the question of how the situation is dangerous to wildlife. And therefore need to be provided to the Department of experts on the biological control of the environment, capable of biological tests and bioindicators to determine the condition and the impact of pollution on biological objects (forests, water, soil), the level of pollution and the state of the natural landscape.
In September 2010, through the merger of chair of Ecology and Nature: Forest Science, evolution of landscape and historical ecology, ecotoxicology and microbiology, environmental economics was formed Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, headed by the rector of SFU Dr., Academician Yevgeny Vaganov
Modern ecology - the science field; SFU staff and students work in numerous expeditions - and not only in Russia but also in North America, Central Asia and Europe. Numerous reports at prestigious international conferences, articles, monographs maintain the prestige of the Siberian environmentalists. Environmental scientists SFU - winners of the National Environmental Prize. Vernadsky in 2009.
In modern science, it is difficult to solve the problem without the participation of fellow scientists from other cities and other countries. Therefore, the research partners SFU are institutions of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Forest. VNSukachev, Institute of Biophysics), Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Interdisciplinary Centre for Biology / Ecology University of Freiberg (Germany) and other Russian and international scientific and educational structures involved problems of ecology and wildlife management optimization research funding ecological systems Siberia implement such organizations as the Russian Foundation for basic Research, the US civilian Research support Fund, the bank Santander (Spain).
Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences prepares students in the direction 022000.62 "Ecology and nature." Since 2008, the Department is preparing masters in the direction 022000.68 "Ecology and nature of the program:" General Ecology "," Sustainable development and environmental security "(program SCO).
At the department conducted a successful training of the teaching staff through postgraduate SFU specialty "Ecology".
Our graduates work in:
research laboratories of universities and the Academy of Sciences of Russia;
University teachers and schools;
various environmental organizations;
environmental laboratories of industrial enterprises;
Krasnoyarsk Research Institute of Oil Production,
Krasnoyarsk geological center "KrasGeoNats"
Boundary Weather Service.
The main scientific directions of the department:
Nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems (functioning of terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, estimation of the parameters of the various components of terrestrial ecosystems).
Dendro-ecological monitoring (tree-ring chronologies, tree rings, environmental conditions, climate, trace analysis, cell parameters).
Environmental monitoring, the establishment of waste hazard class (biological environment monitoring, bioindication and biological testing, water and air environments, methods, equipment, certification).
Assessment of the status and sustainability of tree plantations in the face of climate change and the impact of anthropogenic factors (the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems in urban areas, spatial-temporal dynamics of populations of insects dendrophilous).
Development of approaches to the mathematical analysis of complex systems in extreme conditions (cell biophysics, information systems, environmental health, environmental and economic model).
A study of the current state of the landscape, climate, soil and vegetation cover.