Dr. rer. nat. Svetlana Khamnueva

Svetlana Khamnueva

Research staff

Olshausenstr. 100, 24106 Kiel, 1. OG
Phone: +49 (0) 431 880-7442
Telefax: +49 (0) 431 880-4083

Research interests

Soil science and geoarchaeology: human-environment interactions in Holocene

  • Pedogenesis in natural and anthropogenic sediments
  • Application of soil memory concept in geoarchaeological research
  • Quantitative reconstruction of palaeoenvironment based on geo- and pedoarchives
  • Modeling impacts of human activity on soils in the past, present and future

Work experience

05/2012 – 06/2012
Teaching in the field and laboratory practicum, preparation of lectures in the framework of course “Geoarchaeological and Holocene palaeoenvironmental field and laboratory analysis”

04/2012 – 06/2012
Student assistant at the Graduate School „Human Development in Landscapes“

01/2012 – 03/2012
Student assistant in the project “Megalithlandschaft Südostrügen” of the German Archaeological Institute

06/2010 – 04/2012
Junior researcher in the working group Ecosystem Research and Geoarchaeology at the Institute for Ecosystem Research at CAU Kiel zurueck


2012 – Present
PhD student at the Institute for Ecosystem Research at CAU Kiel

2009 – 2012
Master of Science degree in Environmental Management, CAU Kiel. Thesis: Spectra of Grain Size Distribution as Indicator for Cultural Landscape Development: the Neolithic Burial Mound Königsgrab (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany).

2004 – 2009
Diploma degree in Soil Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Thesis: Effects of electrolytes concentration on hydrophysical properties and biological activity of soil-like objects with high specific area (Salym oil field, Western Siberia, Russia). zurueck

Selected publications


Khamnueva S.V., Mitusov A.V., Demnick D., Bork H.-R. (submitted) Aeolian silt deposition in modern soils and archaeosediments at the Neolithic burial mound Königsgrab, central Germany. Geoderma.

Mitusov A.V., Dreibrodt S., Khamnueva S. V., Bork H.-R. (accepted). Detection of land surface memory by correlations between colluvial deposits and morphometric variables. Geomorphology.

Lubos C.C., Dreibrodt S., Robin V., Nelle O., Khamnueva S.V., Richling I., Bultmann U., Bork H.-R. (accepted) Settlement and environmental history of a multilayered settlement mound in Niederröblingen (Germany) - a multi-proxy approach. Journal of Archaeological Science.

Dreibrodt S., Jarecki H., Lubos C.C.M., Khamnueva S.V., Klamm M., Bork H.-R. (submitted) Holocene soil formation and soil erosion at a slope beneath the Neolithic Earthwork Salzmünde (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). Catena.

Published abstracts at conferences


Khamnueva S. V., Mitusov A. V., Bork H.-R. Spectra of grain size distribution of pedoarchives as an indicator for cultural landscape development: the Neolithic burial mound Königsgrab (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). 4th international congress EUROSOIL 2012 "Soil science for the benefit of the mankind and environment", 2-6 July 2012, Bari, Italy.


Khamnueva S. V., Mitusov A. V., Bork H.-R. Geoarchaeological approach for palaeoenvironment and local climate reconstruction in Holocene. General Assembly of European Geoscience Union, 3-8 April 2011, Vienna, Austria

Khamnueva S.V., Kasimov D.V., Sitaula R., Yu Y., Mitusov A.V. Quantitative reconstruction of palaeoenvironment during late Holocene based on colluvial layer sequences. Open Workshop “Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes II”, 14-18 March 2011, Kiel, Germany.


Khamnueva S.V., Effects of environmental factors on the processes of generation and uptake of methane in different elements of the swamp Chistoe in Middle taiga of Western Siberia. XII Dokuchaev Conference for young scientists “Soils and Food Security of Russia”, 2-6 March 2009 Saint Petersburg, Russia (in Russian)