A. V. Khristoforov, the Doctor of Science (Geography), the professor of the Department of Land Hydrology of the Geography Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), was born in Moscow on March 1, 1951.

He graduated from two MSU faculties: the Geography Faculty in 1973 and the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics in 1974. He defended the PhD dissertation (Geography) in 1975 and the thesis for the degree of Doctor of Science (Geography) in 1985. He was appointed professor in 1994.

Since 1976 he has worked at the Department of Land Hydrology of MSU Geography Faculty (since 1993, as a professor). He lectures the courses “Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics”, “Hydroeconomic Computations”, and “Environmental and Economic Fundamentals of Water Use”. He supervised ten PhDs and two doctors of science. Since 2011 he has also worked in the Division for River Hydrological Forecasts of the Hydrometcentre of Russia as a leading scientific officer.

The area of his scientific interest includes the hydrological forecasting and computation, the statistical analysis and mathematical modeling of spatiotemporal variability of hydrological characteristics, the water management, and the water use optimization. The results of his studies were published in 195 scientific papers including 20 monographs and textbooks.

A. V. Khristoforov takes an active part in the work of different Russian and foreign ecological forums, commissions, workshops, and conferences. He has numerous publications in foreign scientific journals. He lectures and presents scientific reports in leading universities of the USA, at UNESCO International Higher Hydrological Courses, in the universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Tadzhikistan, and Germany. He is a member of the Advisory Board of international Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences.

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