Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher of IPKON RAS, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Director of the Institute for Problems of Industrial Ecology of the North, First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Area of scientific interests: geoecology, issues of rational use and protection of natural resources of the North, the use of GIS technologies in environmental research.

He developed a theory of environmentally balanced and safe functioning of large mining, industrial, metallurgical and fuel and energy complexes.

Author of the concept of environmental management in the northern regions, taking into account the “ecological imperative”, scientifically based recommendations for regional environmental assessment, allowing to predict the expected impact on the environment and develop environmental protection measures at the design stage when developing the natural resources of the North.