The V.I. Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation

International scientific conference “Modern development of biogeochemical ideas of V.I. Vernadsky"

The event is dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of Academician V.I. Vernadsky and the 100th anniversary of his article "The Beginning and Eternity of Life".

Organizers: V.I. Vernadsky Foundation and V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GEOHI RAS).

The main purpose of the Conference is to present and discuss new ideas in the field of the evolution of life and the biosphere, the embodiment of V.I. Vernadsky's ideas for the development of modern technologies and the formation of state programs for the implementation of V.I. Vernadsky's legacy in the field of philosophy, biogeochemistry, ecology.

International scientific conference “Modern development of biogeochemical ideas of V.I. Vernadsky"

Special attention during the Conference was paid to the problems of geological eternity, modern assessment of the state and evolution of the biosphere, anthropogenic evolution of the biosphere, the development of modern information technologies and artificial intelligence, the methodology of studying natural and man-made complexes, the application of biogeochemistry achievements in the national economy, medicine and education, the expansion of cooperation between scientists of universities and research centers for the effective development of this relevant field of knowledge.

The problems of biogeochemistry are problems of life, they include a wide range of issues: energy production processes, environmental quality, formation and use of raw materials, environmentally acceptable materials, waste recycling, interaction between man and nature, the place and role of man in the biosphere and the universe.

The demand for biogeochemistry is due to the technogenic evolution of the planet and the search for adequate ways of interaction between man and nature. Knowledge of biogeochemistry determines the strategy of formation of noospheric technologies.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • to show the need for the development of biogeochemistry as a fundamental vital scientific direction created by V.I. Vernadsky at the beginning of the twentieth century;
  • to discuss the significance of V.I. Vernadsky's concept of the eternity of life and its role in the development of society and science;
  • to assess the modern technogenic problems of the biosphere and the directions of their correction;
  • to propose the development of V.I. Vernadsky's ideas about the biogeochemical functions of the biosphere.

The following topics were discussed during the Conference:

  • Development of V.I. Vernadsky's ideas about geological eternity and the evolution of the biosphere.
  • Cosmicity of living matter, the Earth is a planet of the class of cold, solid and spherically regular celestial bodies.
  • The biosphere as the main geochemical and controlling force on the planet.
  • Biogeochemical functions of the biosphere (concentration, informational, ecological) and their current state.
  • Biogeochemical innovations and their application in industry, agriculture and medicine.
  • Biogeochemical zoning and mapping.
  • Ecological assessment of territories using biogeochemical criteria.

According to the results of the Conference were released

  • Collection of works of the Conference in Russian
  • Special issue of the journal "Geochemistry"

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