Alexey Rubtsov, Ph.D.

Senior researcher

My work experience and research interests cover a wide range of disciplines related to Earth sciences: bioinformatics, geoinformatics (GIS in remote sensing data analysis), instrumental in-situ monitoring and dendrochronology with applications mainly in carbon cycle studies, modeling of ecosystem dynamics, assessment of land cover changes, the influence of forest fires (etc.) on the regional scale.
My current work is generally focused more on the characterization of forest growth and dynamics at certain research plots using a combination of different approaches with direct and proxy methods of ecosystem monitoring and data analysis like forest stand inventories, satellite and UAV surveys (land cover change, recognition of individual trees, forest health assessment), seasonal cycles (vegetation indices LAI, NDVI, EVI, phonological phases), carbon cycle variables (GPP, NPP), tree water balance (stem sap flow measurements), tree growth rates and environmental variables (climatic and meteorological data).


Published work in the last five years

2 (12). Arzac A, Tychkov I, Rubtsov A, Tabakova M, Brezhnev R, Koshurnikova N, Knorre A, Büntgend U (2021)
Phenological shifts compensate warming-induced drought stress in southern Siberian Scots pines. Europen Journal
of Forest Research. doi: 10.1007/s10342-021-01412-w
1 (11). Poyatos R et al. (2021) Global transpiration data from sap flow measurements: the SAPFLUXNET database.
Earth System Science Data. doi: 10.5194/essd-13-2607-2021

2 (10). Rubtsov AV, Arzac A, Knorre AA, Shashkin AV, Benkova VE, Vaganov EA (2020) Stem growth and stem
sap flow measurements of three conifer tree species in Siberia. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/611/1/012028
1 (9). Makhnykina AV, Prokushkin AS, Menyailo OV, Verkhovets SV, Tychkov II, Urban AV, Rubtsov AV,
Koshurnikova NN, Vaganov EA (2020) The Impact of Climatic Factors on CО2 Emissions from Soils of Middle-
Taiga Forests in Central Siberia: Emission as a Function of Soil Temperature and Moisture. Russian Journal of
Ecology. doi: 10.1134/S1067413620010063

4 (8). Urban J, Rubtsov AV, Urban AV, Shashkin AV, Benkova VE (2019) Canopy transpiration of a Larix sibirica
and Pinus sylvestris forest in Central Siberia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology doi:
3 (7). Safonova A, Tabik S, Alcaraz-Segura D, Rubtsov A, Maglinets Y, Herrera F (2019) Detection of Fir Trees
(Abies sibirica) Damaged by the Bark Beetle in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Images with Deep Learning. Remote
Sensing doi:10.3390/rs11060643
2 (6). Benkova AV, Rubtsov AV, Benkova VE, Shashkin AV (2019) Seasonal sap flow dynamics in Larix sibirica
trees growing in the Krasnoyarsk forest-steppe. Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology. doi: 10.17516/1997-1389-0071

1 (5). Gubareva TS, Lupakov SYu, Gartsman BI, Shamov VV, Rubtsov AV, Kozhevnikova NK (2019)
Possibilities of catchment’s transpiration assessment based on sap flow measurements: the problem statement.
Hydrosphere. Hazard processes and phenomena. doi: 10.34753/HS.2019.1.4.504

2 (4). Prokushkin AS, Pokrovsky OS, Korets MA, Rubtsov AV, Titov SV, Tokareva IV, Kolosov RA, Amon
RMW (2018) Sources of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Rivers of the Yenisei River Basin. Doklady Earth Sciences.
doi: 10.1134/S1028334X18060077
1 (3). Urban J, Rubtsov AV, Shashkin AV, Benkova VE (2018) Growth, transpiration and water use efficiency of
Larix sibirica, Larix gmelinii and Pinus sylvestris forest in Siberia. Acta Horticulturae. doi:

1 (2). Makhnykina AV, Prokushkin AS, Vaganov EA, Verkhovets SV, Rubtsov AV (2016) Dynamics of the CO2
fluxes from the soil surface in pine forests in Central Siberia. Journal of Siberian Federal University. Biology. doi: 10.17516/1997-1389-2016-9-3-338-357

1 (1). Myers-Pigg AN, Louchouarn P, Amon RMW, Prokushkin A, Pierce K, Rubtsov A (2015) Labile pyrogenic
dissolved organic carbon in major Siberian Arctic rivers: Implications for wildfire-stream metabolic linkages.
Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2014gl062762

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