Department of Ecology and Environmental Management
The Department of Ecology and Environmental Management was established in 1996, when the Ecology Faculty was founded. Areas of the scientific activity were mainly associated with the study of the environmental pollution by the heavy metals, the sewage purification from the oil products, and the problems of a forestation in the southern Ukraine. November 22, 2002, on the basis of the Ecology Faculty, the following two departments were created: the Department of Environmental Studies and the Natural Resource Management, Medical Ecology and Life Safety Department. The core area of research is the development of desalination systems by the non-traditional and alternative energy sources on Zmiinyi Island. Nowadays, the Department of Environmental Studies and Natural Resource Management has 7 major affiliates, namely:
- Mykolaiv State Regional Project and Technological Centre for Soil Fertility and Product Quality
- Mykolaiv regional water resource administration
- Regional Landscape Park “Tiligulskii”
- Mykolaiv regional ecological youth center
- City young naturalists organization, Mykolaiv
- Mykolaiv secondary school #18
- National Park “Bug Guard”
The graduates of the Department work at such establishments as the Specialized sea port “Nika-Tera” Ltd., the Mykolaiv Regional Forestry and Hunting Administration, the state enterprise ” Mykolaiv forestry”, the Mykolaiv Zoo, the Mykolaiv Communal Service Department, the Mykolaiv Regional Water Resource Administration, and the Center for Distance Land Research NAS Ukraine.
During the educational process, students study the complex of general, profession-oriented, professional and specialized disciplines. Enrolled in the field of “Ecology,” they have an opportunity to get education abroad, accordingly to the Agreement on Cooperation between Pomeranian Academy in Slupsk (Poland) and Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, which allows receiving a double diploma of higher education.
Olena P. Metryasova – the Head of the Department, the Doctor of Pedagogy Science, Professor. Scientific interests: pedagogy of higher educational institutions; lecturing methods in the higher educational institutions; conceptual approaches; content, methods, forms and instruments of the ecological, natural and chemical education; efficient use of natural resources issues; social aspects of sustainable development.
Leonid P. Klymenko – the Doctor of Principal, Technical Science, Professor. Served the internship in the U.S. State Depatment, Government of Germany, scientific organizations of France, Italy, Poland, India and other countries. Scientific interests: tribology; internal-combustion engines; regional issues of constant development; energy-saving technologies; renewable energy resources involving in power delivery systems; higher education system of Ukraine; university autonomy.
Vyacheslav I. Andreev – the Reader of Ecology and Natural Management Department, PhD of Technical Science, Reader; the Head of Postgraduate Studies and Preparation for Doctor’s Degree Department. Scientific interests: a development of the alternative energy preservation complexes for the separated territories of the southern Ukraine; innovations in the sphere of composite porous materials.
Valeriy V. Dobrovolskiy – the Reader of the Department, PhD in Technical Sciences. Scientific interests: the theory and practice of ecology and constant development.
Diana O. Krysinska – the Lecturer of the Department (on a part-time basis). International Environmental Protection project Competitor under the Open World Program financed by Congress of the USA, which is performed by the Congressional Library Leadership Center and run by the ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils). Scientific interests: ecological safety, constant development, environmental risks and water supply difficulties.
Svitlana H. Lebid – the Reader of the Department, PhD of Pedagogy Sciences. Scientific interests: ecological and biological education, bioindication.
Iryna O. Malyuchenko – the Senior Lecturer, Magister of Ecology, specialty: ecology and environmental conservation. Scientific interests: professional ecological education, interactive computer technologies.
Hanna V. Niepieina – the Lecturer of the Department Senior, Master of Ecology on specialty “Ecology and environmental protection”. Scientific interests: education for sustainable development, professional ecological education.
Larysa I. Patrusheva – the Reader of the Department, PhD of Geography Science. Scientific interests: reserve management and studies, eco-tourism.
Nadia A. Serbulova – the Senior Lecturer of the Department, hydraulic engineer. Scientific interests: eco-tourism, landscape design, energy-efficient building.
Viktor M. Smyrnov – the Acting Reader of the Ecology Studies and Natural Resource Management Department, PhD of Geology Science. Scientific interests: the forms of heavy metals occurrence in the objects of ecological interest.