Protein Research Group of the Laboratory of New Methods for Biology of the IBI RAS invites graduate students (master’s degree) to join postgraduate course in molecular biophysics.
Cartography group develops new methods for analysis of dynamical properties of the objects of biology, physics and geography. The major research concept of the group is a construction of subject maps of the Eath surface on the base of the method of plastic relief, which reveals a dynamic structure of surface relief of the Earth, see bottom, river net and geological horizons. Its formation occurs in gravitation field of the Earth with participation of water and various geological materials. Such maps are useful for ecology, soil science, geology, mining industry, construction and architecture.
For construction of the maps we use our mathematical method of second derivatives or plastic relief, which is based on a transformation of the contour lines of true altitudes of the day surface, depth contours of basins and isohypses of geological horizons.
Figure 1. An example of the transformation of a topographic map by the method of plastic relief.
Figure 2. An example of a comparison of the traditional method of soil mapping based on an identification of uniform static regions with the plastic relief method reflecting heterogeneous, dynamic (flow) space.
Cartographical group performs soil, landscape, geologic, geomorphologic and geoecologic mapping of territories in any scale.
Figure 3. A map of movements of geologic substances in the Earth gravitational field. The map is constructed by the plastic relief method for the floor of Arctic Ocean. Colors show belonging of the lithodynamic flows to the countries of the basin. Doklady Academii Nauk, 423, 2007.