Roman Zlotin

Roman Zlotin

Lecturer, Geography


  • Ph.D., Biogeography and Soil Geography, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1970


  • Animal, plant, ecosystem and soil geography
  • Structure, function and dynamics of terrestrial biodiversity
  • Plant-animal interactions. Global and regional patterns of organic matter production and decomposition
  • Human-induced degradation of environment
  • Biodiversity and public health

Current projects

  • Spatial scaling in dynamics of primary production in woodland ecosystems of the Southwest
  • Environmental causes of cycles of fruit production in savannas of the Southwest
  • Understanding the role of UV-B radiation in degradation of organic matter in arid ecosystems


  • G107: Physcial Systems of the Environment
  • G120: World Regional Geography
  • G185: Global Environmental Change
  • G427: Russia and Its Neighbors
  • G440/540: Topics in Environmental Geography: Evironmental Biogeography
  • U320/520: Econolgy of Northern and Central Asia
  • V450/550: Enviromental Policies and Problems in the Former USSR
  • V440/540: Biogeography of the Former USSR
  • V420/520: Envirornmental Degradation in the USSR
  • R300/500: Current Issues: Russia and Its Neighbors

Representative publications

  • Zlotin, R.I., and Parmenter, R.R. (2002). Dynamics of Juniper, Pinyon and Oak Mast Production in Woodland Ecosystems of Central New Mexico. Abstracts of Annual ESA Meeting. Arizona. 457.
  • Zlotin R.I. (2002): Biodiversity and productivity of ecosystems. In: Shagedanova M.(ed.). Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia. Cambrige University Publ., 44 pp.
  • Zlotin, R.I., and Parmenter, R.R. (2000). Spatial Distribution and Dynamics of Mast Production in the Arid Woodland Ecosystems of Central New Mexico. Abstracts of Annual ESA Meeting. Utah.
  • Zlotin R.I. (1997): Geography and organization of high mountain ecosystems in the former USSR. In: Wielgolaski F.E.(ed.). Ecosystems of the World 3. Polar and Alpine Tundra. Elsevier Publ. 133-159.
  • Feshbach M, and Zlotin R.I. (1995): Environmental catastrophe in the former Soviet Union. Environ. Review. Vol.2, No 9. 1-8.
  • Goryachkin S.V., Zlotin R.I., and Tertitsky G.M. (1994): Diversity of natural ecosystems in the Russian Arctic. Reprocentralen Publ. Lund University. 105 pp.