2006- Doctor of Science (Geography), Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
1993 – PhD, soil geography & geochemistry of landscapes, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
1981 – Graduated as certified specialist, physical geography, Moscow State University
Professional positions held
1993-present – Head, Department of Soil Geography and Evolution, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
1986-1993 – Scientific Researcher, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
1981-1986 – Junior Scientific Researcher, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
Present research/professional speciality
Global geography of soils; genesis, evolution and ecology of soil covers; processes in natural and anthropogenically-changed soils; role of soils and soil processes in origin and functioning of eco- and geosystems; soils of cold environments; soil classification of Arctic and Antarctic
Russian North, Urals, Russian Plain, Siberia and Far East, Arctic and Antarctic
Professional distinctions and memberships
Chair of the V commission “Soil genesis, geography and classification” in Dokuchaev Soil Science Society
1998-2006: Co-chair of the working group “Cryosols” in the International Permafrost Association and in the International Union of Soil Science
2006-2010 Vice-Chair, IUSS Commission 1.3 Soil Genesis;
2010-present: member, Working group on the Universal Soil Classification, IUSS;
1981 - present: Dokuchaev Soil Science Society membership, since 2008 – Chair, Commission on Soil Genesis, Geography and Classification, since 2013 – Vice-President;
2001-2002 Fulbright Program Scholarship – National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, NE, USA
1989: Young Scientist Summer Program, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
S. V. Goryachkin. 2010. Soil Cover of the North (Patterns, Genesis, Ecology, Evolution). Moscow: Publishing house GEOS. 414 p. (In Russian with the extended English summary)
V.O.Targulian, S.V.Goryachkin (eds.). 2008. Soil Memory: Soil as a Memory of Biosphere-Geosphere-Anthroposphere Interaction. Moscow. 692 p. (In Russian with the extended English introduction and summary)
Peer-reviewed papers and chapters
Mergelov N.S., Konyushkov D.E., Lupachev A.V., Goryachkin S.V. Soils of MacRobertson Land. In: The Soils of Antarctica. Springer International Publishing, 2015. P. 65-86.
16. Dolgikh A.V., Mergelov N.S., Abramov A.A., Lupachev A.V., Goryachkin S.V. Soils of Enderby Land. In: The Soils of Antarctica. Springer International Publishing, 2015. P. 45-63.
D. V. Karelin, D. I. Lyuri, S. V. Goryachkin, V. N. Lunin, and A. V. Kudikov Changes in the Carbon Dioxide Emission from Soils in the Course of Postagrogenic Succession in the Chernozem Forest-Steppe //Eurasian Soil Science, Vol. 48, No. 11, 2015
Olga Kalinina, S.V. Goryachkin , D.I. Lyuri, Luise Giani. Post-agrogenic development of vegetation, soils, and carbon stocks under self-restoration in different climatic zones of European Russia. Catena 129 (2015). P. 18–29.
Sergey Goryachkin, Alex Cherkinsky, Nikita Mergelov and Ilia Shorkunov. 2012. Endolithic (bio)weathering and rock varnish in East Antarctica as early Earth analogs of “protosoils”. Mineralogical Magazine, Volume 76, Number 6, November, p. 1777
O. Kalinina, S.V.Goryachkin, N.A.Karavaeva, D.I.Lyuri, L.Najdenko, L.Giani. 2009. Self-restoration of post-agrogenic sandy soils in the southern taiga of Russia: soil development, nutrient status, and carbon dynamics. Geoderma. v.152. P. 35–42.
S.V.Goryachkin, I.V.Ignatenko. 2004. Cryosols of the Russian European North. In: J.Kimble (ed.). Cryosols. Permafrost-affected soils. Springer. P.185-207.
S.V.Goryachkin, H.P. Blume, L. Beyer, I. Campbell, G. Claridge, J.G.Bockheim, N.A.Karavaeva, V.Targulian and C. Tarnocai. 2004. Similarities and Differences in Arctic and Antarctic Soil Zones. In: J.Kimble (ed.). Cryosols. Permafrost-affected soils. Springer. P.49-70.
S.V. Goryachkin, N.A. Karavaeva, O.V. Makeev. 2004. The History of Research of Eurasian Cryosols. In: J.Kimble (ed.). Cryosols. Permafrost-affected soils. Springer. P.17-28.
S.V.Goryachkin, N.A.Karavaeva. Cryosols in the Russian Arctic Archipelagos. 2004. In: J.Kimble (ed.). Cryosols. Permafrost-affected soils. Springer. P.139-160.