Dmitry Malakhov

Dmitry Malakhov
Institute of Zoology CS MES RK · GIS and Remote Sensing

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April 2011 - July 2021
National Center for Space Research and Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 1990 - May 1995
Kazakh State University.
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (44)
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The paper considers the history of the emergence and development of the fundamental concept of "ecological niche", provides an overview of commonly used concepts of ecological niche. The main approaches of geo-ecological modeling are discussed in detail: habitat modeling (or Spatial Distribution Model) and Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM). The limit...
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The problem of land degradation, being extremely actual over the planet and especially in arid zones, requires imminent scientific attention to outline territories affected with degradation, and develop effective measures to withstand the problem. The use of remotely sensed data proves as a cost-effective and informative tool for land surface monit...
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The location of a significant part of the agricultural territories of Kazakhstan in the risk agriculture zone implies the development and further application of an objective monitoring system for irrigated territories. The purpose of the study was to develop methods for on-the-spot and long-term recognition of irrigated massifs and verification of...
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The nature reserve was founded in 1939 in the limits of the Barsa Kelmes Island (the Aral Sea, Kazakhstan) for the conservation of the saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) and goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa). In 1953 kulan from Turkmenistan (Equus hemionus kulan) were introduced to the island. The drying up of the Aral Sea led to a junction with...
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In this study, we present a fused multi-scale approach to model habitat suitability index (HSI) maps for three different locust species. The presented methodology was applied for the Italian locust (Calliptamus italicus, CIT) in Pavlodar oblast, Northern Kazakhstan, for the Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus, DMA) in Turkistan oblast, South K...
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Results of long-term studies of JSC “NCSRT” in the area of satellite data use for detection and monitoring of land degradation are presented for the test polygon in the steppe area in Kostanay District. Research is based on detailed ground study of the area including instrumental measurements of pasture biophysical parameters within the area of Kaz...
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Fungal diseases represent a widely spread natural phenomenon affecting many wild and domesticated plants. In nature, all plant species forms plant communities of a mixed character, and the spatial pattern of dominant species is usually irregular and spotted. Some species are impregnable to a certain infection, which provides a kind of natural barri...
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A model of the ecological niche of the nut fruit Pistacia vera has been developed based on known locations in Central Asia and an analysis of abiotic environmental variables in order to map out the area of optimal conditions for both the wild and domesticated forms. The model reveals a much larger area of suitability for the species than it present...
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The article tells about the teaching and scientific creativity of Soviet and Kazakhstan comparative morphologist Dr. Marat Dilmukhamedov.
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Highlights Graphical Abstract Article Info Abstract ISSN: 2717-0519 * Corresponding author: d_malakhov_73@mail.ru (D Malakhov) RESEARCH PAPER • Grassland ecosystems represent a widespread type of terrestrial ecosystem. • The study aims to compare the accuracy of NIR-RED-based indices with transformed NDMI. • NDMI is more sensitive than traditional...
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Since the earliest times, the problem of the locust has been a very serious one for agriculture and food production in particular. Devastating locust plagues are known from the Old and the New World where locust swarms terrified the earliest settlement and towns, leaving not a single green branch on the fields. Ways to combat locust plagues were of...
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The distribution and habitat characteristics of two Eremias species (E. arguta and E. stummeri) from contiguous areas of southeastern Kazakhstan, northeastern Kyrgyzstan, and western Xinjiang, China, were analyzed using GIS modeling. We show that both species are dry-steppe-adapted xerophilous lizards with sclerophilic and partially petrophilic spe...
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Background. The use of GIS in zoology gives an opportunity for wide and extended study of isolated populations existing within complex terrain areas. We attempted GIS-based comparative analysis of the distribution and habitat conditions for two lizard’s species of the genus Eremias. The species analyzed inhabit the intermountain depressions of Tien...
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Background. In spite of widespread use of a GIS modeling in the zoological studies, a question of whether a model matches an actual or potential range o f an animal remains relevant. A goal of our work was the GIS-modeling of the ran ge and habitat suitability of the European Marsh Turtle, Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) using different software,...
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A species distribution model has been developed for one of the most well-studied varanid lizards-Varanus griseus caspius. The model was developed based on several hundred documented localities of the lizard and a number of abiotic variables using statistical and GIS-based approaches. The results of evaluation using the model demonstrated the approp...
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Background. The method of ecological niche modeling (ENM) was applied to reconstruct the nesting conditions of one of the most widely-known pest species, Locusta migratoria asiatica, with a focus of nesting in Balkhash-Alakol basin. The ENM uses a set of input environmental variables to analyze and select the key factors from the entire input set....
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Paper describes main approaches of agricultural monitoring used by National Center of Space Research and Technology in Kazakhstan
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Application of GIS-based ecological niche modeling with abiotic variables allows determining optimal ecological limit ranges of a species and further estimation the prospects of natural resources reproduction and conservation.
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We developed the ecological niche model (ENM) of Ranodon sibiricus in the Dzungarian Alatau Mountains using GIS (Geographic Information System) modeling, and interpretation of orographic and climatic variables. We analyzed the impact of each variable and evaluated the results to discern the most important (key) variables describing the ecological n...
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The papers describes the modelling of suitable conditions for septoriosis outbreaks in main grain-producing regions of Kazakhstan. Model development consists of two major stages: the development of basic model by climatic variables and the updating of basic model with predictive factors obtained from remotely sensed data. The base model represents...
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Two approaches to the locust nesting conditions modelling using remotely sensed data in Kazakhstan are described and discussed in the paper. The first approach is focused on the estimation of land cover classes dynamics, that is determined with use of unsupervised classification of low to moderate spatial resolution satellite data. The second metho...
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The method of the irrigated fields detection under various crops was detected. Several theoretical approaches were used: 1) the use of temperature bands of satellite imagery; 2) the calculation of various vegetation indices; 3)determination of soil salinity dynamics with spectral indices.
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The quantitative approach of the ground data description used in remotely sensed information analysis is justified with an example of vegetation study in desert zone of Kazakhstan. Quantitative parameters such as grass cover, biomass, ruderal species abundance etc demonstrate high correlation with satellite derived vegetation indices.
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The application of vegetation indices for the quantitative evaluation of basic pasture parameters (grasscover, productivity, unpalatable grass, pasture degradation) is discussed for low and moderate resolution optical sensors. Each vegetation index was correlated with ground-truth data. The algorithm of pasture condition estimation was developed us...
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Using GIS-modeling we provided a forecast of potential range dynamics for rare mountain amphibian Ranodon sibiricus Kessler, 1866 under climate change for close thirty years. According to one of the possible climatic scenarios for mountain regions of Southeastern Kazakhstan, increasing of winter and spring average monthly temperatures, stabilizatio...
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In this article we describe the results of several Band Ratio algorithms calculation used on satellite imagery to discriminate objects of oil production.
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According to the World Resources Institute, grazing land in the Republic of Kazakhstan covers 188 million hectares, or 70 percent of the total area. Of these, the total part of degraded land is more than 48 million hectares, or 26 percent of the total area. [one] The main cause of land degradation is extensive grazing, which has an insufficient le...
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Ranodon sibiricus Kessler, 1866 is rare, endemic amphibian species with IUCN (Red List) Status as Endangered (EN). It inhabits Dzhungarsky Alatau Mountains in Southeastern Kazakhstan and Northwestern China (Xinjiang). Over the past decades the species area decreased significantly due to climate change and anthropogenic influence. In 2009-2010 a lar...
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The skin of fossil amphibians and reptiles is considered as an example of the principle of dynamic stability manifestation in morphology. Squamated skin structure and bipotential secretory nature of the epidermis are the symptoms that define the character of the Vertebrata as a whole group. During vertebrate evolution all the diversity of structura...
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Here we show that low-cost analysis of satellite image data (derived from Landsat ETM+) can be used efficiently for the 'remote prospecting' of a large field area, in this test case in Kazakhstan. By developing a spectral library to characterize the sedimentary profiles in our field area, we outline a simple method that can be used to quickly ident...
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Data known from previous reports are summarized along with recently obtained data on the taxonomy and chronological distribution of the fossil herpetofauna. New materials from several localities are described.
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Fossil bird material is exceptionally rare in the Mesozoic of western Asia. With the notable exception of the Upper Cretaceous foot-propelled diving bird Asiahesperornis bazhanovi from northern Kazakhstan, the only bird fossils described from this region have been bone fragments from the Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan. In this paper, all material r...
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Fossil bird material is exceptionally rare in the Mesozoic of western Asia. With the notable exception of the Upper Cretaceous foot-propelled diving bird Asiahesperornis bazhanovi from northern Kazakhstan, the only bird fossils described from this region have been bone fragments from the Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan. In this paper, all material r...
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New finds of fossil snakes, lizards and frogs from the Early Miocene Ayakoz locality of Eastern Kazakhstan are described. The remnants described represent the earliest herp species known from the Miocene in Kazakhstan. Based on the biological peculiarities of recent relatives of described species and known data on the paleogeography of Central Asia...
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Vertebrate microfossils, including abundant dinosaur teeth, recovered from a series of horizons in the Late Cretaceous (Turonian–Campanian) Bostobynskaya Formation (Bostobynskaya Svita), north-east Aral Sea region, Republic of Kazakhstan, display taphonomic characteristics consistent with deposition within floodplain-hosted assemblages. Teeth colle...
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A find of Middle Miocene amphibians is described. Possible ways of post-glacial area disjunction are discussed.
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A new find of fossil proteid (Caudata; Proteidae) from Central Kazakhstan is described. Taxonomic status of Mioproteus caucasicus and Mioproteus wezei is discussed.
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The presence of cornified scalation in the integument of Utegenia shpinari (Seymouriamorpha; Discosauriscidae) is confirmed. Some possible trends in evolution of basal amniotes are discussed.
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The recent knowledge on the development and paleoenvironment of Permo-Carboniferous seymouria-morph tetrapods of the family Discosauriscidae are summarized and compared with those of existing Am-phibia. The analysis of many factors (skeleton structure, ontogenesis and climatic conditions) allows to evaluate a probability of paedomorphic development...
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The partially preserved specimen of a giant pliosaur from the Tithonian of Kazakhstan is described. It is the only Jurassic pliosaur currently known from the Central Asia. The diagnostic value of some vertebral characters in Pliosauridae systematics is discussed.

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This unique book focuses on environmental degradation in Asian countries, including land degradation and soil erosion. The land degradation covers assessing environmental degradation using geospatial technology, land use/land cover mapping, environmental and anthropogenic degradation, assessment of land degradation vulnerability, evaluation of the impact of earthquake, and the environmental control of the sand dunes. It also addresses soil degradation and environmental pollution. It presents several case studies such as Tectonic activity and erosion, assessment of Aircraft Sound, soil degradation assessment for the arid territories, soil pollution, waste engine oil contamination, soil degradation, soil erosion modeling, land use/land cover change and its effect on soil erosion changes. Additionally, the book discusses the impact of climate change and human activities, including urban environmental quality, air pollution, the impact of armed conflict on the environment. Moreover, topics such as vegetation degradation, including forest changes, hydrological, and agricultural drought, are presented. The book includes authors and scientists from Egypt, Iraq, Iran, India, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, USA, Turkey, South Africa, and Italy. Graduate students, researchers, engineers, policy planners, policy-makers, and stockholders could benefit from the information and the knowledge in this book. Therefore, we are inviting the distinguished authors, researchers, and scientists to write book chapters in the Springer book titled: "Environmental Degradation in Asia: Land Degradation, Environmental Contamination, and Human Activities. The book will be published by Springer in 2021. Please send your proposed title ASAP within this August. We still need chapters from China, Russia, Southeast Asian countries. Deadlines: Chapter title & Outlines: 20 Oct. 2020 Decisions from editors: 25 Oct. 2020 Full submission of chapters: 15 Dec. 2020 Comments of reviewers: 31 Jan. 2021 Revised chapter submission: 02 Feb. 2021 Final acceptance notifications: 15 Mar. 2021 Submission of chapters to Springer: 30 Mar. 2021 Editors: Prof. Dr. Ayad M. Fadhil Al-Quraishi (ayad.alquraishi@gmail.com). Prof. Dr. Yaseen T. Mustafa (yaseen.mustafa@uoz.edu.krd). Prof. Dr. Abdelazim M. Negm (amnegm85@yahoo.com). The Confirmed Table of Contents:: Part I: Introduction to the Book 1-Introduction Part II: Land Degradation 2. Assessing Environmental Degradation using Geo-spatial Technology: A Case Study. 3. Land Use Land Cover mapping using optimized Multi-layer Perceptron algorithm. 4. Environmental Degradation of Mongolia from 1990 to 2019 using Landsat, MODIS, AVHRR Data, and Machine Learning Technique. 5. Assessment of Land Degradation Vulnerability Using GIS-Based Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). 6. Evaluation of Zarand Earthquake in Central Iran using Satellite images and GIS. 7. Environmental Control of the Sand Dunes in Iraq. Part III: Soil Degradation & Environmental Contamination 8. Assessment of Aircraft Sound on Students’ Performance. 9. Soil Degradation Assessment for the Arid Territories of Kazakhstan. 10. Cadmium Fractionation Technique as a Chemical Degradation Indicator for some Soils around Dyiala River in Iraqi Center. 11. Effect of Waste Engine Oil Contamination on the Geotechnical Properties of Cohesive Soils in Sulaimani City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. 12. Soil Degradation Problems and their Solutions in Uzbekistan. 13. Assessment of Soil Erosion Risk using RUSLE Model and GIS. 14. RUSLE model in the northwest part of the Zagros Fold-and-Thrust Belt. 15. Assessment of land use and land cover change and its effect on soil erosion changes in Javanrud district (west of Iran). 16. A Feed-forward Hopfield Neural Network Algorithm (FHNNA) Using a Mosaic ALOS Image for Water Quality Mapping in Langkawi Island, Malaysia. 17. Changes in the Water Quality of Large Rivers in the Asian part of Russia from the Standpoint Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 18. Sustainable Way: Replacement of Chemical or Drugs by Earthworm or Fish Health Management. Part IV: Climate Degradation & Human Activities 19. Integration of Field Investigation, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics for Appraisal of Urban Environmental Quality of Bankura City, West Bengal, India. 20. The Role of Industrial, Agricultural and Biological Pollution on Soil Deterioration in Al-Najaf Province, Iraq. 21. Research on urban heat island under the background of urbanization: a case study in Nan Jing, China. 22. The Influence of Land Use Change on Landslide Susceptibility in Southwest China. 23. The influence of the three Gorges reservoir on surrounding climate, precipitation and vegetation patterns. 24. Monitoring Real-Time Air Pollution Exposure using Smart Sensors and GPS Trajectories in Kolkata, India. 25. Impact of Armed Conflict on Iraq Environment – Ninewa Governorate, as a Case Study. 26. Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Water Resources in Malaysia. 27. Impact of LULC and Socio-economic Changes on Groundwater Availability: A Case study of Barrackpore-II Block, West Bengal, India. 28. Cultivable Soil Degradation due to Human Activity: Unplanned Urbanization. 29. Variability of local climate and its association with urbanization in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, China. 30. Spatial-Environmental Assessment of the Transportation Infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates: Toward Policies and Practices. Part V: Drought & Vegetation Degradation 31. Influence of cryogenic processes and phenomena on the minimum runoff in Russia. 32. Utilization of Remote Sensing for the Hydrological Drought Monitoring Over Iraq. 33. Drought Monitoring using Landsat Time-Series dataset method based on LST and VHI, in Erbil, Iraq for 1998-2017. 34. Forest Successional Change and its Effect on Plant Biodiversity. 35. Vegetative Structure and Regeneration Pattern of Mangroves Along the Coast of Pakistan. 36. Influences of Agricultural Machines and Equipment on Soil Degradation. 37. Desertification in China: Climate Change Leading to “Natural Selection” of Restoration Concepts. Part VI: Conclusions and Recommendations 38. Conclusions and Recommendations.
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1. To identify GIS capabilities in the study of recent species distribution, its ecology and zoogeographic affiliation, paleogeographic history, etc. 2. To improve GIS-methodology by determination of necessary and sufficient volume of the ground data; selection of the initial variables under account of ecological peculiarities of the species and basic characteristics of the inhabited landscapes, application of different software with subsequent comparative analysis of the results, etc.