Golosov Valentin

Chief Research Scientist
golosov [at] igras.ru
Laboratory of Geomorphology

Research interests

Quantitative assessment of the redistribution of sediment and sediment-associated pollutants transported along with them in small catchments and in small river basins of lowland and mountain areas, using traditional and modern methods and techniques. Investigation of the intensity of exogenous processes in the mountains; using the bomb-derived and Chernobyl-derived cesium-137 for evaluation of sedimentation rates in the different sediment sinks for the different time windows; assessment of the contribution of various sediment sources to the river suspended sediment; the study of the formation and geomorphological consequences of flash floods in the mountains; assessment of global erosion.

Work area

European territory of Russia, including the Caucasus

Selected Publications

  1. Valentin Golosov, Oleg Yermolaev, Leonid Litvin, Nelli Chizhikova, Zoya Kiryukhina, Gusel Safina Influence of climate and land use changes on recent trends of soil erosion rates within the Russian Plain // Land Degradation and Development.  2018.  Vol. 29(8).  P. 2658–2667. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3061

  2. Valentin Golosov, Oleg Yermolaev, Ivan Rysin, Matthias Vanmaercke, Regina Medvedeva, Mariya Zaytseva Mapping and spatial‐temporal assessment of gully density in the middle Volga region, Russia // Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.  2018.  Vol. 43. P. 2818–2834. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4435
  3. Christian Brandt, Gerd Dercon, Georg Cadisch, Nguyen Lam T., Paulina Schuller, Claudio Bravo Linares, Alejandra Castillo Santana, Valentin Golosov, Moncef Benmansour, Nourredine Amenzou, Zhang Xinbao, Frank Rasche Towards global applicability? Erosion source discrimination across catchments using compound-specificδ13c isotopes // Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. — 2018. — Vol. 256. — P. 114–122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.01.010
  4. Gusarov A.V., Golosov V.N., Sharifullin A.G. Contribution of climate and land cover changes to reduction in soil erosion rates within small cultivated catchments in the eastern part of the Russian plain during the last 60 years // Environmental Research.  2018.  Vol. 167.  P. 21–33.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.046
  5. Valentin Golosov, Collins Adrian L., Qiang Tang, Xinbao Zhang, Ping Zhou, Xiubin He, Anbang Wen Sediment transfer at different spatial and temporal scales in the Sichuan hilly basin, China: Synthesizing data from multiple approaches and preliminary interpretation in the context of climatic and anthropogenic drivers // Science of the Total Environment.  2017.  Vol. 598. P. 319–329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.133
  6. Golosov V.N., Walling D.E., Konoplev A.V., Ivanov M.M., Sharifullin A.G. Application of bomb- and Chernobyl-derived radiocaesium for reconstructing changes in erosion rates and sediment fluxes from croplands in areas of European Russia with different levels of Chernobyl fallout // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, VOL. 186, 2018, 78–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.06.022
  7. 7.  Konoplev A., Golosov V., Laptev G., Nanba K., Onda Y., Takase T., Wakiyama Y., Yoshimura K.Behavior of accidentally released radiocesium in soil–water environment: Looking at Fukushima from a Сhernobyl perspective// Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2016.  Vol. 151, no. part 3.  P. 568–578. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.019
  8. Valentin Golosov, Alexander Koiter, Maxim Ivanov, Kirill Maltsev, Artyom Gusarov, Aidar Sharifullin, Irina Radchenko Assessment of soil erosion rate trends in two agricultural regions of European Russia for the last 60 years . // Journal of Soils and Sediments. — 2018. — Vol. 18, no. 12. — P. 3388–3403. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-018-2032-1
  9. Valentin Golosov, Nadezhda Ivanova, Saniya Kurbanova Influence of agricultural development and climate changes on the drainage valley density of the southern half of the Russian Plain // International Journal of Sediment Research. — 2017. — Vol. 32, no. 1. — P. 60–72. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2016.11.002
  10. Konoplev A., Golosov V., Wakiyama Y., Takase T., Yoschenko V., Yoshihara T., Parenyuk O., Cresswell A., Ivanov M., Carradine M., Nanba K., Onda Y. Natural attenuation of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in soils due to its vertical and lateral migration.  Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol. 186, 2018, P. 23–33. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.06.019
  11. Matthias Vanmaercke, Jean Poesen, Bert Van Mele, Matthias Demuzere, Amber Bruynseels, Valentin Golosov, José Fernando Rodrigues Bezerra, Sergey Bolysov, et al.  How fast do gully headcuts retreat? Earth-Science Reviews, 154, 2016, 336– 355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.01.009
  12. Golosov V. N., Belyaev V. R., Markelov M. V. Application of Chernobyl-derived 137Сs fallout for sediment redistribution studies: lessons from European Russia // Hydrological Processes. — 2013. — Vol. 27, no. 6. — P. 781–794. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9470
  13. Golosov V., Zhang X., He H., Tang Q., Zhou P. Principal denudation processes and their contribution to the fluvial suspended sediment yields in the Upper Yangtze Basin and Volga River basin. Journal of Mountain Science, 12(1), 2015, 101–122. DOI: 10.1007/s11629-014-2975-7