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The history of the biological faculty dates back to 1930 when the natural sciences faculty was opened in the Pedagogical institute. More than 6500 highly qualified specialists have finished the faculty for the last 75 years. They have multipurpose education and work successfully in the field of national education and in the various branches of the national economy of the Republic of Belarus.

The faculty staff is:

  • 2 associate member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus;
  • 4 doctors of sciences;
  • 33 candidates of sciences;
  • 7 senior teachers;
  • 11 assistants;
  • 21 laboratory assistants.

The scientific work at the biological faculty is carried out on the basis of the teacher unification into author teams. It gives an opportunity to focus the scientists’ efforts on various research fields.

The main fields of scientific research:

  • structural and functional plant community state in the south-east part of the Republic of Belarus;
  • anthropogenic transformation and ecosystem management problems;
  • radio-ecological monitoring;
  • technogenic toxicants migration in the environment;
  • the urban environment phytoindication;
  • soil phycology, lichenology and bryology;
  • scientific basis development for the protection and sustainable use of terrestrial, soil and water ecosystems biodiversity, evaluation of Polesie landscape sustainability;
  • polymer chemistry;
  • structural and functional features of growth, nature and directivity of forest forming processes an integrated productivity of mixed plantings with a view to develop regulatory documents on the formation by selling an intermediate use of sustainable highly productive economically viable plantings.
  • fundamental and applied aspects of mushrooms industrial cultivation in order to scientifically substantiate modern biotechnologies of fruiting bodies and edible and medicine mushrooms sown mycelium production and to imbed these biotechnologies in the agroindustrial complex forms and forestry of the republic.

Two scientific schools were created and they have been developed successfully:

  • Professor L. Sapegin’s school, the activity of which is developed to the study of meadow plant communities, structure and productivity;
  • Professor G. Goncharenko’s school studying population and generic resources of forests of the Republic of Belarus.

The faculty is carried out training of students of the second stage of higher education for the specialty “Biology” and several forestry specialties.

The council K02.12.05 for PhD theses for specialty “Ecology” works out the biological faculty.

The students of the biological faculty are trained in two specialties:

1-131 03 01 02 “Biology” (direction – scientific and teaching activity). Qualification: Biologist. A teacher of biology and chemistry. Course of study: 4 years for students of day-time training, 5 years for students of extra-mural faculty. The specialist is intended for working in all types of secondary and secondary special education establishments as a teacher of biology and chemistry, in scientific and research, scientific and production, production establishments and enterprises of all forms of ownership, reserves, botanical and zoological gardens, history museums, biological stations and centers.

Magistracy:

Course of study:

day-time – 1 year,

correspondence: one year and a half

1-31 80 01 Biology Master of Biological sciences

1-75 01 01 ”Forestry” Qualification: Forestry Engineer. Course of study: 4 years and a half for day-time students; 5 years and a half for students of extra-mural faculty. The specialist is intended for working at forestry enterprises, forest inventory enterprises and certification departments, scientific and research, production and sales and educational establishments, national parks and reserves, forest hunting farms and forest side secondary use enterprises. Branches of forestry disciplines department are opened on the basis of the Republican forest management unitary design enterprise “Gomellesoproekt” and on the basis of the State Scientific Institution "Institute of Forest of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus". Magistracy:

Course of study:

day-time – 1 year,

correspondence: one year and a half

1-75 80 01 – Forest cultures, selection and seed production Master of Agricultural Sciences

1-75 80 02 – Forest management and forest taxation Master of Agricultural Sciences

1-75 80 03 – Dendrology and forestry, forest fires and struggle against them Master of Agricultural Sciences

There are 5 volunteer groups at the faculty. The volunteer group members help war and labour veterans, orphaned children in the orphanage, they are engaged in the territories greening. They protect homeless animals. There are various sport clubs at the faculty – volleyball, football groups and gyms. Our students also take part in the work of two students’ theatre studios, various dance and vocal groups.

Contact Information

246699 Gomel, ul. Soviet, 108.

phone: (0232) 56-75-61, 57-89-05, 56-75-72, 56-14-03.

fax: (0232) 57-81-11, 57-82-58.

E-mail: biofac*gsu.by

Graduating Departments
Department of Plant Botany and Physiology

1. Curriculum

Educational activity
Curricula of the studied subjects:

Subject
Year
Number of hours
Reporting form
Lectures
Laboratory classes
General courses
Introduction to Specialty
1
6
elective course
Algology and mycology
1
34
30
exam
Botany
1
36
28
credit
Botany
2
54
32
exam
Plant physiology
2
60
52
exam
Microbiology
3
60
26
exam
Pedology
3
18
14
credit
Virology
3
26
14
exam
History of biology
4
10
 
credit
Biology teaching method
4
24
28
exam
Xenobiology
5
30
24
exam
“Botany” specialization subjects
Soils of Belarus
2
26
8
credit
Algo-and Lichenoflora
3
24
12
credit
Medical plants
3
30
10
exam
Flower growing with the landscape design fundamentals
3
22
12
credit
Plant ecological physiology
4
24
10
exam
Molecular plant taxonomy
4
20
18
credit
Plant biotechnology fundamentals
4
28
18
exam
Landscape design fundamentals
4
20
16
credit
Environmental anatomy and plant morphology
4
28
18
exam
Medical plants
5
20
14
credit
Lichenology
5
20
14
credit
Mineral plant nutrition
5
24
14
exam
Plant growing and protection
5
24
14
exam


2. Research fields:

  • Ì 14-26 “Ecological and economical marsh pine forest in the Belarusian Polesie and prospects for its use in the conditions of global climate change”, scientific advisor – candidate of biological sciences, associate professor O. Khramchenkova;
  • Ì 14-27 “Algoindication and algoremediation of lands excluded from agricultural use”, scientific advisor – candidate of biological sciences, associate professor O. Khramchenkova;
  • Ì 14-28 “State, rational use and protection of meadow ecosystems phytodiversity in the river Prypyat floodplain on the Gomel region territory”, scientific advisor – candidate of biological sciences, associate professor N. Dajneko;
  • Ì 14-50 “Mozyr industrial area natural and ruderal ecosystems technogenic pollution assessment”, scientific advisor – candidate of biological sciences, associate professor N. Dajneko;
  • 15-31 “Development of a diagnostic key to determine natural and anthropogenically transformed soils green microalgae (Protosiphonales, Chlorophyta) on the basis of molecular taxonomy, morphology and ecology”, scientific advisor – J. Bachura.

Laboratories: Scientific Research Laboratory “Ecosystems monitoring”

Students’ Scientific Research Laboratory “Flora and vegetation”

Department of Zoology, Physiology and Genetics

1. Curriculum

2. Research fields:

  • GB 11-27 “Assessment of natural and urban ecosystems state in the south-eats of Belarus”;
  • 11-32 “Development of molecular-and-genetic techniques for the diagnosis of opisthorchiasis and other opistarhid types in the final and intermediate hosts”;
  • 11-24 “Floodplain meadow ecosystems dynamics assessment and forecasting in the conditions of anthropogenic impact on the basis of soil invertebrates and soil algaflora complexes analysis”;
  • 14-32 “Species-specific PCR-diagnostic systems development for the diplostomosis and opisthorchiasis agents detection in intermediate and definitive hosts”;
  • 11-29 “ The radionuclides transfer by the forest fires smoke and the surrounding areas of radiological contamination models development”;
  • 11-32 “The development of different levels tests and knowledge control methods for the disciplines of the Department of Human and Animal Physiology”.

Laboratories “Molecular and genetic resources and PCR-analysis laboratory”

Students’ Scientific Research Laboratory “Poisk”

Students’ Scientific Research Laboratory “Functional systems physiology”

Department of Chemistry

1. Curriculum

Educational activity of the department of chemistry in 2015-2016 Curricula of the studied subjects for day-time students:

Subject
Year
Number of hours
Reporting form
Lectures
Laboratory / practical classes
Specialty 1-31 0101 02«Biology (scientific and teaching activity)»
General courses
Chemistry
1
112
104
exam
Biochemistry
2
64
36
exam
Physical chemistry
2
18
16
credit
Chemistry
2
32
40
credit
Biologically active substances
3
18
12
credit
Selected chapters of kinetics and thermodynamics
3
18
14
credit
Methods of solving calculation tasks
3
16
–/12
credit
Chemistry teaching method
4
22
22
exam
                Subject of specialization 1-31 0101 02 05 «Biochemistry»
 
Laboratory works technology
2
26
8
credit
Large workshop
3
 
120
credit
Teaching chemistry experiment with synthesis fundamentals
3
22
12
credit
Analysis physical and chemical methods
3
24
12
credit
Complex compounds chemistry
3
30
10
exam
Biologically active substances
4
26
20
exam
Large workshop
4
-
136
credit
Methods of solving calculation tasks
4
18
18
credit
Training chemistry experiment
4
20
16
credit
Complex compounds chemistry
4
28
18
exam
Natural macromolecular compounds chemistry
4
24
10
exam
Bioorganic chemistry
5
20
14
credit
Selected chapters of analytical chemistry  
5
24
14
exam
Chemical synthesis fundamentals
5
20
14
credit
Ecological chemistry
5
24
14
exam
General courses
Specialty «Forestry»
General and analytical chemistry
1
68
50
exam/ credit
Organic chemistry with the plant biochemistry fundamentals
1
34
34
exam
Specialty «Geology and prospecting of mineral deposits»
Applied chemistry
1
14
38/20
 
exam
Specialty «Physical culture»
Biochemistry
1
30
20
exam

2. Research fields:

10-27 “Studying of aminic and phenolic antioxidants efficiency changing phenomena in polyolefins oxidizing conditions in contact with the transition metals and their compounds”;

11-66 “To give ecological-chemical assessment of the industrial zones impact on soil and vegetation cover state in Polesie region cities in order to improve the environmental management system”;

11-28 “Content, migration and forms of organic and inorganic components occurrence comprehensive assessment in the environment objects on the example of the Gomel region”.

Laboratories: Scientific Research Laboratory “Of mass spectrometric analysis”

Students’ Scientific Research Laboratory “Analysts and analytics”

Department of forestry subjects

1. Curriculum

Educational activity of the department of forestry subjects in 2015-2016
Curricula of the studied subjects for day-time students:

Subject
Year
Number of hours
Reporting form
Lectures
Laboratory classes
Practical classes
 
General subjects
Introduction to specialty (Optional)
1
16
 
Forest biometrics  
2
36
18
18
exam
Dendrology
2
54
36
 
exam
Genetics and selection
2
50
34
 
exam
Pedology with agriculture fundamentals
2
68
70
18
exam
credit
Forest management operations mechanization
2
44
44
 
exam
Forest animals and birds biology with game animal breeding fundamentals
2
34
 
34
credit
Technical mechanics
2
36
14
16
exam
Automated control systems in forestry
3
18
42
 
exam
Environmental protection and forest ecosystems monitoring
3
18
12
18
credit
Forest phytopathology
3
36
54
 
exam
Forest entomology
3
30
44
 
exam
The history of forestry
(Optional)
3
34
 
 
 
Forest valuation
3
48
48
 
credit
exam
Silvics
3
36
 
36
exam
Silviculture
3
30
44
 
exam
Mechanical wood processing fundamentals
3
16
4
 
credit
 
Forest plantation and  protective afforestation
3
4
76
32
46
exam
exam
Branch economics
3
36
 
36
exam
Hunting trophies
(Optional)
3
16
 
 
 
Geographical information systems in forestry
3
26
14
 
credit
 
Aerospace methods in forestry
4
24
16
 
exam
Forest fire science with radioecology fundamentals
4
30
 
46
exam
Forest management
4
48
 
32
exam
Production organization and enterprise management
4
48
 
32
exam
Game management and hunting economy
4
30
24
 
credit
 
Landscape design in forestry
(Optional)
4
44
 
 
 
Forest certification
4
16
 
26
credit
 
Non-arboreal forest products with mushroom growing fundamentals
(Optiona;)
4
30
 
 
 
Rational nature management
4
22
 
20
credit
 
Forests and forest resources management
4
34
 
26
exam
 
Subjects of specialization «Silvics and silviculture»
Forest merchandising with forest science fundamentals
2
20
6
8
credit
Hydro engineering reclamation
3
30
8
18
credit
Forest tapping
3
30
10
12
credit
Radiative forestry
3
34
 
26
exam
Forest exploitation
4
40
48
8
exam
Landscape gardening and forest and park economy
4
20
 
10
credit

2. Research fields:

Oriented fundamental research state program “Biodiversity, Bioresources and Environmental Technologies”

Topic 11-26 “The pine forests resource and environmental potential in the eastern part of Belarusian Polesye in global climate change conditions”. Scientific advisor is professor V. Baginskiy

Scientific research state program “Chemical technologies and materials, environmental technologies” subprogram “Natural and resource potential” (section “Radiation, ecology and technosphere”)

Topic 14-24 “Detoxification prevention means development and correction of the body post-radiation disorders based on aqueous extracts of cultured fungi and their producers”. Scientific advisor is associate professor V. Trukhonovets

State scientific and technical program “Belarusian forests - productivity, stability and effective use”

Topic 11-106 “To develop and introduce standards and technologies of broad-leaf forests formation in intermediate use felling in derivative small-leaf and hornbeam plantations and oak-forests reproduction by plantation reconstruction method”. Scientific advisor is head of department M. Lazareva

Economic contractual topic 4-107 “To investigate the features of growth and fructification of new edible and medicinal basidiomycetes species and strains in a greenhouse with the prospect of industrial development”. Customer is State experimental forestry institution “Rechitsa experimental forestry institution”.

Scientific advisor is associate professor V. Trukhonovets

Economic contractual topic 14-108 “To investigate the features of edible and medicinal mushrooms growth and fructification on wood substrates in conditions of State experimental forestry institution “Mozyr experimental forestry institution””. Customer is State experimental forestry institution “Mozyr experimental forestry institution”. Scientific advisor is associate professor V. Trukhonovets.

Economic contractual topic 14-109 “To develop technological methods of edible and medicinal basidiomycetes new species and strains cultivation in a forest nursery of State experimental forestry institution “Miloshevichi experimental forestry institution”. Customer is State experimental forestry institution “Miloshevichi experimental forestry institution”. Scientific advisor is associate professor V. Trukhonovets.

GB 11-07 “Scientific and methodological support of educational process on a specialty "Forestry" in view of the latest achievements of modern science and practice”. Scientific advisor is P. Kolodiy.

Laboratories:

Students’ Scientific Research Laboratory “Belarusian Forests”


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