Vladislav Y. Kuznetsov

Teaching courses

  • Relative and absolute geochronology
  • Quaternary geochronology
  • Stratigraphy and geochronology of Quaternary sediments
  • Research methods of Quaternary sediments
  • Chemical pollution of the lithogenic base of the landscape
  • Methods in marine geosciences (Russian-German Master Program POMOR) (in English)
  • Methods of Geochronometry and Micropaleontology in Cold Regions studies (Russian-German Master Program CORELIS) (in English)
  • Geochronology in marine minerals and sediments, Supplementary educational program "Study and development of mineral resources of the World Ocean" (in English).


Professor, Head of the Department of Geomorphology

Phone: (812) 323-13-05

Education, scientific degrees and titles

  • 1977, radiochemist,  Leningrad State University, Chemical Faculty, Department of Radiochemistry
  • 1988, Candidate of Chemical Sciences, topic of thesis: “Radiochemical analysis of ocean sediments and ferromanganese nodules in the aspect of their geochronology”
  • 2005, Dr. of Science in Geology and Mineralogy, topic of thesis: “Disequilibrium nuclear geochronology in paleoclimatology and Quaternary geology”

Research IDs

Research interests

Geochronology, radioisotope dating, paleogeography, Quaternary geology, marine geology, geochemistry

Key publications


  1. Kuznetsov V., Tabuns E., Kuksa K., Cherkashov G., Maksimov F., Bel’tenev V., Lazareva L., Zherebtsov I., Grigoriev V., Baranova N. The oldest seafloor massive sulfide deposits at the Mid-Atlantic ridge: 230Th/U chronology and composition // Geochronometria. 2015. Vol. 42, No. 1. P. 100-106
  2.  Wetterich S., Tumskoy V., Rudaya N., Kuznetsov V., Maksimov F., Opel T., Meyer H., Andreev A. A., Schirrmeister L. Ice Complex permafrost of MIS5 age in the Dmitry Laptev Strait coastal region (East Siberian Arctic) // Quaternary Science Reviews. 2016. Vol. 147. P. 298-311
  3.  Cherkashov, G., Kuznetsov, V., Kuksa, K., Tabuns, E., Maksimov, F., Bel'tenev, V. Sulfide geochronology along the Northern Equatorial Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Ore Geology Reviews. 2017, Vol. 87, pp. 147-154
  4. Börner, A., Hrynowiecka, A., Stachowicz-Rybka, R., Niska, M., Moskal-del Hoyo, M., Kuznetsov, V., Maksimov, F., Petrov, A. Palaeoecological investigations and 230Th/U dating of the Eemian interglacial peat sequence Neubrandenburg-Hinterste Mühle (NE-Germany) // Quaternary International. 2018. Vol. 467, Part A, P. 62-78
  5.  Kuznetsov, V.Y., Tabuns, E.V., Kuksa, K.A., Cherkashov, G.A., Bel’tenev, V.E., Arslanov, K.A., Maksimov, F. E., Lazareva, L.I., Zhuravleva, A.I., Petrov, A.Y. & Grigoriev, V.A. Chronology of Hydrothermal Activity Within the Yubileynoye Ore Field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 20A degrees 08' N) // Doklady Earth Sciences. 2018.  Vol. 480, No. 2. P. 700-704;
  6. Wetterich, S., Rudaya, N., Kuznetsov, V., Maksimov, F., Opel, T., Meyer , H., Günther, F., Bobrov, A., Raschke, E., Zimmermann, H. H., Strauss, J., Старикова, А. А., Fuchs, M., Schirrmeister , L. Ice Complex formation on Bol'shoy Lyakhovsky Island (New Siberian Archipelago, East Siberian Arctic) since about 200 ka. Quaternary Research. 2019, Vol. 92, Issue 2, P. 530-548  
  7.  V. Kuznetsov, G. Cherkashov, K. Kuksa, A. Firstova, F. Maksimov, V. Bel’tenev, L. Lazareva, S. Levchenko, N. Baranova. Chronology of seafloor massive sulfides formation within the Pobeda hydrothermal cluster (Mid-Atlantic Ridge) // Geochronometria. 2020. Vol. 47, p. 63-70
  8. F.E. Maksimov, L.A. Savelyeva, S.A. Laukhin, A.Yu. Petrov, S.S. Popova, S.I. Larin, D.V. Kobylkin, V.Yu. Kuznetsov, V.A. Grigoryev, S.B. Levchenko, K.S. Yakimova. New Evidence on the Age and Formation Conditions of Pleistocene Deposits in the Eastern Part of the Tunka Depression // Geography and Natural Resources. 2020. Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 266-277
  9.  Kuksa, K., Bich, A., Cherkashov, G., Firstova, A., Kuznetsov, V., Bel'tenev, V. Mass-wasting processes input in proximal metalliferous sediments: A case study of the Pobeda hydrothermal fields // Marine Geology. 2021. Vol. 438, No. 106517, 12 p.


  1. Kuznetsov V. Yu.  Radiochronology of Quaternary Sediments. St. Petersburg: Komilfo. 2008. 312 p. (In Russian).
  2. Kuznetsov V. Yu., Maksimov F. E. Methods of Quaternary Geochronometry in Paleogeography and marine Geology. St. Petersburg: Nauka, 2012. – 190 p. (In Russian).
  3. V. Kuznetsov. Geochronology: Uranium-Series Dating of Ocean Formations // Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences (Eds. Harff, J., Meschede, M., Petersen, S., Thiede, J.). Springer, 2016, 961 pp. (P. 271-276);

The Head of Current Research Fundings

  • Geochronological study of late Pleistocene and Holocene seismogenic deposits in the Russian Federation regions based on an improved version of the radiocarbon method. 2021. Supervisor.
  • Geochronometric studies of hydrothermal sulfide ores. 2021. Supervisor.
  • Geochronometric studies of metal-bearing sediments. 2021. Supervisor.

Awards and honors

  • 2011, The award of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation for achievements in science
  • 2014, Honorary Employee of Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Other professional activities

  • Member of the INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research) Peribaltic Working Group
  • Chairman of the Dissertation Council of St. Petersburg State University, specialty 25.00.23 - Physical geography and biogeography, soil geography and landscape geochemistry. 2021.

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