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Mikhail S. Blinnikov

Mikhail S. Blinnikov

Website: web.stcloudstate.edu/msblinnikov

 

Full Professor, at SCSU since 1999
BS 1992 Moscow State University
MA 1995 University of Oregon
Ph.D. 1999, University of Oregon 
Stewart Hall 344
phone: (320) 308-2263
mblinnikov@stcloudstate.edu
Interests: biogeography, conservation, phytolith analysis, GIS, 
Russia/Former Soviet Union (take my May 2005 class there!)
Advisor: Graduate Coordinator and GIS Graduate Certificate

Courses Responsibility
GEOG 111 Introduction to Global Geography
GEOG 303 Environmental Impact Statements
GEOG 316 Introduction to GIS
GEOG 372 Conservation of World Resources
GEOG 378 Geography of Russia
GEOG 379 American Wilderness
GEOG 472/572 Geomorphology
GEOG 473/573 Biogeography
SOV 100 Soviet studies

Graduate Student Advisees
Theses Completed

Qazi Iqbal - Urban Sprawl and Its Effect on Landscape Fragmentation: a Remote Sensing Approach (graduated 2004, works at GIS department , Fulton Co., GA)
Namrata Shrestha  - Comparative Study of Boreal Forest Fires in Ontario, Canada (graduated 2004, now at the U of Toronto, Ph.D. program)
Paul Reyerson - Phytolith Indicators of Paleovegetation Composition and Denisty in Eastern Washington State, USA (graduated Dec. 2004, adjunct faculty, SCSU)

Theses in Progress
John Boentje - Changes in Moscow Green Belt 
Melanie Olson - MN DOT compensatory wetland mitigation
Samir Patti - Lake Alexander Preserve (TNC) topoedafic vegetation study
Eric Peterson - Crane Meadows NWR vegetation and land survey database
Bruce Wiggett - Modern phytolith study - Cedar Creek Natural Area, Minnesota
Chad Yost 

Selected Publications
Blinnikov, M. S . Phytoliths in plants and soils of the interior Pacific Northwest, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology . (In review.)

Sweeney, M.R., Busacca, A.J., Richardson, C.A., Blinnikov, M. S ., and McDonald, E.V. 2004. Glacial anticyclone recorded in loess of northwestern USA. Geology 32: 705-708.

Blinnikov, M. 2004. Ch. 5.7. Successions and historical dynamics during Holocene. In: Onipchenko, V. G., ed. "Alpine ecosystems in the northwestern Caucasus". Geobotany Book Series, v. 30, Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Volkova E.V., Onipchenko V.G., and Blinnikov M.S. 2004. Ch. 7.1. Reciprocal transplantations. In: Onipchenko, V. G., ed. "Alpine ecosystems in the northwestern Caucasus". Geobotany Book Series, v. 30, Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Aksenova A.A., Onipchenko V.G., and Blinnikov M.S. 2004. Ch. 7.2. Dominant removals and root cutting. In: Onipchenko, V. G., ed. "Alpine ecosystems in the northwestern Caucasus". Geobotany Book Series, v. 30, Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Aksenova A.A., Onipchenko V.G., and Blinnikov M.S. 2004. Ch. 7.3. Shading experiments. In: Onipchenko, V. G., ed. "Alpine ecosystems in the northwestern Caucasus". Geobotany Book Series, v. 30, Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Torguson, J. and Blinnikov, M. 2003. From maps to student interaction: creating a web-based student Atlas of Russia. Ch. 18 in M. P. Peterson, ed. "Maps and the Internet", Elsevier.

Blinnikov , M., Busacca, A. and Whitlock, C. 2002. Reconstruction of the Late Pleistocene Columbia Basin Grassland, Washington, USA, Based on Phytolith Records in Loess. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 177: 77-101.

Blinnikov, M. 2002. Phytolith studies in western North America. Botanical Electronic News , 282. ISSN 1188-603X. Publication 02/20/2002. On-line: http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/ben282.html

Onipchenko, V.G., Blinnikov, M. S ., and Aksenova, A. A. 2001. Experimental Evaluation of Shading Effects in Seasonal Dynamics of Four Alpine Communities in Northwestern Caucasus, Russia. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 33 (3): 330-339.

Blinnikov, M. , Busacca, A., and Whitlock, C. 2001. A new 100,000-yr. Record from the Columbia Basin, Washington, USA. In: J. D. Meunier and F. Colin, eds. "Phytoliths: Applications in Earth Sciences and Human History", pp. 27-55. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Aksenova, A. A., Onipchenko, V. G., Blinnikov, M. S ., 1998. Plant interactions in alpine tundra: 13 years of experimental removal of dominant species. Ecoscience 5(2), 258-270.

Volkova, E. V., Onipchenko, V. G., Blinnikov, M. S ., 1995. Subrecent phytolith assemblages of alpine communities in Teberda Nature Reserve, the northwestern Caucasus, Russia. Oecologia Montana 4, 1-8.

Blinnikov, M. S ., 1994. Phytolith analysis and Holocene dynamics of alpine vegetation. In: Onipchenko, V., Blinnikov, M. (Eds.), Experimental Investigation of Alpine Plant Communities in Northwestern Caucasus. Veroffentlichungen des Geobotanischen Institutes ETH, Stiftung Rübel, Zurich, H. 115, pp. 23-42.

Onipchenko, V. G., Blinnikov, M. S ., and Semenova, G. V. 1994. Shading experiments in the alpine grassland. In: Onipchenko, V., Blinnikov, M. (Eds.), Experimental Investigation of Alpine Plant Communities in Northwestern Caucasus. Veroffentlichungen des Geobotanischen Institutes ETH, Stiftung Rübel, Zurich, H. 115, pp.89-99.

Grants/Consulting Work

Co-PI: National Science Foundation. Collaborative Research: Application of an innovative and interdisciplinary suite of techniques to reconstruct past environments of eastern Beringia (in review)
Recipient:
SCSU Researchers Grant 2004
Recipient:
SCSU Long-term Teaching Improvement Grant. Bridges to Russia. 2004
Principal Investigator
: SCSU Research Grant - Phytoliths in modern soils: do they really reflect modern vegetation? 2003-2004 
Cooperator:
Washington State University/National Science Foundation - Dynamics and modeling of a paired sand-silt eolian system, Columbia Plateau, Pacific Northwest US 2003-2004 
Co-PI:
MnSCU-Bush Foundation Learning by Doing Grant (joint with Dr. Jeff Torguson) - Student Atlas of Russia On-line , 2001-2002

Professional Service

Service on various departmental and university committees, SARC Board, Advisor to Orthodox Christian Fellowship at SCSU

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