Scientific degree: PhD


2001-2006 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Faculty of Applied Cosmonautics, Specialty – information systems and technologies,

2006-2009 PhD student of Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography,

2009 PhD defense “Geoinformation technology for updating data on the forest fund territorial division for fire monitoring”,

2009-2011 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics. Specialty –  Developer of professionally-oriented computer technologies.



2004 – present time – junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher at the Center for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CEPF RAS)



Research interests:

  • mapping of forest ecosystem services
  • mapping of forest ecosystem fire regimes
  • application of machine learning methods
  • assessment of forest fires probability
  • creation of WEB-GIS, application of geoservices in ecological research of forest ecosystems
  • GIS analysis of spatial data. Automation of data processing based on the ArcGIS


Main publications:

Plotnikova A.S., Kharitonova A.O. WEB-based GIS for mapping fire regimes of Pechoro-Ilych reserve and its environs // Forest Science Issues, 2021, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-8. DOI 10.31509/2658-607x-2021418

Kharitonova A.O., Plotnikova A.S., Ershov D.V. Current and historical fire regimes of the Pechora-ilych nature reserve and its surroundings // Forest Science Issues, Vol. 3 (1), 2020 DOI 10.31509/2658-607x-2020-3-1-1-12

Plotnikova A.S., Kharitonova A.O. Identification of drainage basin borders at local spatial scale // Forest Science Issues. 2019. Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.31509/2658-607x-2019-2-2-1-8.

Tikhonova E.V., Tikhonov G., Shevchenko N.E., Knyazeva S.V., Plotnikova A.S., Lukina N.V., Shashkov M.P. Tree diversity patterns along the latitudinal gradient in the northwestern Russia // Forest Ecosystems. 2017. Т. 4. С. 27. DOI: 10.1186/s40663-017-0114-y.

Plotnikova A.S., Ershov D.V., Shulyak P.P. Analysis of fire statistics for justification of selection of spatial units for mapping fire regimes in Russia // Aerospace Methods and GIS–Technologies in Forestry and Forest Management and Ecology, Proceedings of the VI All-Russian Conference, Moscow: TsEPL RAN, 2016, pp. 206-207.



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