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17.12.1977
+372313546
alar.astover@emu.ee

Career

Institution and occupation
01.09.2017–...   
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Chair of Soil Science, Professor, Chair Leader (1,00)
01.09.2013–31.08.2017   
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Professor (1,00)
01.09.2008–31.08.2013   
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Associate Professor (1,00)
2005–2008   
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Lecturer (1,00)
01.01.2002–31.12.2005   
2002… Estonian Agricultural University, lecturer of soil science
01.01.2001–31.12.2002   
2001…2002 Estonian Agricultural University, assistant of soil science
 
 
Education
2001–2007   
Estonian University Life Sciences, PhD study in soil science
2000–2001   
Estonian Agricultural University, MSc study in soil science
1996–2000   
Estonian Agricultural University, BSc study, production and marketing of agricultural products
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2017−...   
Estonian appointed contact person at Global Soil Partnership
2015−...   
Member of PhD defense committee in Agricultural Sciences at EMU
2010−...   
Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
2010−...   
Head of MSc defence committee (curricula of agricultural production and marketing at EMU)
2009−...   
Member of the Estonian Soil Science Society (President)
2008−...   
Member of Natural Collections in Estonian University of Life Sciences
2007−...   
Head of Department of Soil Science and Agrochmistry, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
2007−...   
Member of the Study Council of the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
2004−...   
Member of the European Society of Soil Conservation
2003−...   
Member of the Estonian Academic Agricultural Society

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2015, Alar Astover, Popularisation award of EMÜ. I price. Popularisation of soil science by the department of soil science and agrochemistry. Leader of department.
 
 
Field of research
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.6. Agricultural Sciences
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.6. Agricultural Sciences; CERCS SPECIALTY: B410 Soil science, agricultural hydrology
 
 
Additional information
Composed text books.
Astover, Alar; Reintam, Endla; Leedu, Enn; Kõlli, Raimo (2013). Field soil survey.70 p.(in Estonian)
Astover, A., Kõlli, R., Roostalu, H., Reintam, E., Leedu, E. (2012). Soil science. Text book for universities. 486 p. Composer and author of two chapters.
H. Roostalu, A. Astover. Sustainable Agriculture. Manuscript progress. Text book for universities. (in Estonian)
Teaching experience.
I am responsible lecturer for following courses at Estonian University of Life Sciences: PK.0711 Soil Science (5 ECTS) PK.0557 Soil science in land improvement (4 ECTS) PK.0779 Informatics and biometry (4 ECTS) PK.0780 Strategies and economics of land use (6 ECTS) PK.0944 GIS applications in agriculture (3 ECTS) PK.0469 Compost production and utilization (3 ECTS) PK.1533 Agro-biomass resources for renewable energy production (6 ECTS) I am co-responsible in courses: Field soil survey, Protection and sustainable use of soils, Spatial planning of biomass utilization, Plant nutrition and nutrient cycling.
In total 200-250 hours of lectures/seminars annually at Estonian University of Life Sciences.
2-5 specific training days annually for agricultural producers, advisors, state officials (in field of soil science, nutrient and humus balances, composting etc).
Lecturer at international 2-week intensive course „Soil and Water“: Ceske Budojevice, Czech Republic in 2012 and 2016; Tartu, Estonia in 2013; Marseille, France in 2014 and in 2018.
Visting lecturer at University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budojevice. March 2017.
Head of organizing committee of scientific forums: "Agronomy 2012", local scientific-practical conference National Soil Day since 2010
International Conference „Humus forms and biologically active compounds as indicators of pedodiversity“ (2012, Tartu)
Estonian EU Presidency High-level Conference „Soil for Sustainable Food Production and Ecosystem Services“ (4-6 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia)
Member of organizing committee of NJF seminar 443 „Utilisation of manure and other residues as fertilizers“ (2011, Sweden).
Member of scientific committee of: EUROSOIL 2012 Congress (Italy, Bari); 23th International Symposium of CIEC „Plant nutrition and fertilizer issues for the cold climates“ (2015, Norway, Son).

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
3.2.
2018
3.5.
2018
3.5.
2018
5.2.
2018
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
5.2.
2016
6.3.
2016
1.1.
2015
1.2.
2015
3.5.
2015
5.2.
2015
6.3.
2015
6.3.
2015
6.3.
2015
1.1.
2014
2.1.
2014
5.2.
2014
6.3.
2014
6.3.
2014
6.3.
2014
1.1.
2013
1.2.
2013
3.4.
2013
3.5.
2013
3.5.
2013
5.2.
2013
6.2.
2013
6.3.
2013
1.1.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.4.
2012
3.5.
2012
3.5.
2012
3.5.
2012
3.5.
2012
5.2.
2012
6.2.
2012
6.6.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.2.
2011
1.2.
2011
3.4.
2011
3.5.
2011
3.5.
2011
3.5.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
1.1.
2010
1.2.
2010
5.2.
2010
6.6.
2010
6.6.
2010
1.1.
2009
1.1.
2009
1.2.
2009
1.2.
2009
3.2.
2009
3.4.
2009
3.4.
2009
3.4.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
5.2.
2009
6.3.
2009
6.6.
2009
6.6.
2009
6.7.
2009
1.2.
2008
3.2.
2008
3.5.
2008
3.5.
2008
3.5.
2008
5.2.
2008
6.3.
2008
6.3.
2008
6.3.
2008
6.3.
2008
1.1.
2007
2.3.
2007
2.5.
2007
3.2.
2007
1.1.
2006
1.2.
2006
1.2.
2006
6.3.
2006
1.3.
2005
5.2.
2004
6.3.
2004
1.3.
2003
3.4.
2003
3.4.
2003
3.4.
2002
5.2.
2002
3.2.
2001
4.2.
0
3.07.2019
17.12.1977
+372313546
alar.astover@emu.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.09.2017–...   
Eesti Maaülikool, Põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituut, Mullateaduse õppetool, Professor, Õppetooli juht (1,00)
01.09.2013–31.08.2017   
Eesti Maaülikool, Põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituut, mullateaduse ja agrokeemia osakond, Professor (1,00)
01.09.2008–31.08.2013   
Eesti Maaülikool, Põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituut, mullateaduse ja agrokeemia osakond, Dotsent (1,00)
2005–2008   
Eesti Maaülikool, Põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituut, mullateaduse ja agrokeemia osakond, Lektor (1,00)
01.01.2002–31.12.2005   
EPMÜ Agronoomiateaduskond, Mullateaduse ja agrokeemia instituut, lektor (0,5).
01.01.2001–31.12.2002   
EPMÜ Agronoomiateaduskond, Mullateaduse ja agrokeemia instituut, assistent (0,5).
 
 
Haridustee
2001–2007   
Eesti Maaülikool, doktorantuur mullateaduse erialal
2000–2001   
Eesti Põllumajandusülikool, magistrantuur mullateaduse erialal
1996–2000   
Eesti Põllumajandusülikool, bakalaureuseõpe põllumajandussaaduste tootmise ja turustamise erialal
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2017−...   
Eesti esindaj Global Soil Partnership võrgustikus
2015−...   
Põllumajandusteaduste doktoritöö kaitsmiskomisjoni püsiliige
2010−...   
EMÜ põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituudi teadusnõukogu liige
2010−...   
Magistritööde kaitsmiskomisjoni esimees (EMÜ põllumajandussaaduste tootmise ja turustamise eriala)
2009−...   
Eesti Mullateaduse Seltsi asutajaliige (president)
2008−...   
Eesti Maaülikooli loodusteaduslike kogude nõukogu liige
2007−...   
EMÜ põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituudi mullateaduse ja agrokeemia osakonna juhataja
2007−...   
EMÜ põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituudi õppenõukogu liige
2004−...   
European Society for Soil Conservation liige
2003−...   
Eesti Akadeemilise Põllumajanduse Seltsi liige

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2015, Alar Astover, EMÜ teaduse populariseerimise auhind. I koht. Mullateaduse populariseerimise eest mullateaduse- ja agrokeemia osakonna kollektiivile.
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
VALDKOND: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.6. Põllumajandusteadus
VALDKOND: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.6. Põllumajandusteadus; CERCS ERIALA: B410 Mullateadus, põllumajanduslik hüdroloogia
 
 
Lisainfo
Koostatud õppevahendid.
Astover, Alar; Reintam, Endla; Leedu, Enn; Kõlli, Raimo (2013). Muldade väliuurimine. 70 lk.
Astover, A., Kõlli, R., Roostalu, H., Reintam, E., Leedu, E. (2012). Mullateadus. Õpik kõrgkoolidele. 486 lk. Üldkoostaja ja kahe peatüki autor.
Õpetamiskogemus.
Olen vastutav õppejõud järgmistes Eesti Maaülikooli ainetes:
PK.0711 Mullateadus (5 EAP)
PK.0557 Maaparanduslik mullateadus (4 EAP)
PK.0779 Informaatika ja biomeetria (4 EAP)
PK.0780 Maakasutuse strateegiad ja ökonoomika (6 EAP)
PK.0944 Geoinfosüsteemide rakendused põllumajanduses (3 EAP)
PK.0469 Kompostide tootmine ja kasutamine (3 EAP)
PK.1533 Põllumajandusliku biomassi ressursid taastuvenergia tootmiseks (6 EAP)
Olen kaasõppejõud järgmistes ainetes: Muldade väliuurimine, Muldade kaitse ja jätkusuutlik kasutus, Taimede toitumine ja aineringed.
Kontaktõppe (loengud, seminarid, praktikumid) maht aastas 200-250 h.
Aastas 2-5 konsulentidele ja põllumajandustootjatele suunatud täienduskoolituse õppepäeva.
Lektor rahvusvahelisel intensiivkursusel „Soil and Water“: Ceske Budojevice, Tšehhi 2012.a. ja 2016.a.; Tartu, Eesti 2013.a.; Marseille, Prantsusmaa, 2014.a. ja 2018.a.
Külalislektor University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budojevice juures. 2017.a. märts.
Teadusürituste peakorraldaja: "Agronoomia 2012", üleriiklik Mullapäev alates 2010.a.
Rahvusvahelise konverents „Humus forms and biologically active compounds as indicators of pedodiversity“ (27–28. august 2012, Tartu).
Eesti EL eesistumise kõrgetasemeline konverents „Soil for Sustainable Food Production and Ecosystem Services“ (4-6 Oktoober 2017 Tallinn, Eesti).
EUROSOIL 2012 kongressi (2–6. juuli 2012 Italy, Bari) teaduskomitee liige.
NJF seminari 443 „Utilisation of manure and other residues as fertilizers“ (29–30. november 2011, Sweden) korraldustoimkonna liige.

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
3.2.
2018
3.5.
2018
3.5.
2018
5.2.
2018
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
5.2.
2016
6.3.
2016
1.1.
2015
1.2.
2015
3.5.
2015
5.2.
2015
6.3.
2015
6.3.
2015
6.3.
2015
1.1.
2014
2.1.
2014
5.2.
2014
6.3.
2014
6.3.
2014
6.3.
2014
1.1.
2013
1.2.
2013
3.4.
2013
3.5.
2013
3.5.
2013
5.2.
2013
6.2.
2013
6.3.
2013
1.1.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.4.
2012
3.5.
2012
3.5.
2012
3.5.
2012
3.5.
2012
5.2.
2012
6.2.
2012
6.6.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.2.
2011
1.2.
2011
3.4.
2011
3.5.
2011
3.5.
2011
3.5.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
1.1.
2010
1.2.
2010
5.2.
2010
6.6.
2010
6.6.
2010
1.1.
2009
1.1.
2009
1.2.
2009
1.2.
2009
3.2.
2009
3.4.
2009
3.4.
2009
3.4.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
3.5.
2009
5.2.
2009
6.3.
2009
6.6.
2009
6.6.
2009
6.7.
2009
1.2.
2008
3.2.
2008
3.5.
2008
3.5.
2008
3.5.
2008
5.2.
2008
6.3.
2008
6.3.
2008
6.3.
2008
6.3.
2008
1.1.
2007
2.3.
2007
2.5.
2007
3.2.
2007
1.1.
2006
1.2.
2006
1.2.
2006
6.3.
2006
1.3.
2005
5.2.
2004
6.3.
2004
1.3.
2003
3.4.
2003
3.4.
2003
3.4.
2002
5.2.
2002
3.2.
2001
4.2.
0
3.07.2019
  • Found 46 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
SFSF0170052s08Diversity, integrity and sustainability of agroecosystems01.01.200831.12.2013Tiiu KullEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences644 923,62 EUR
MUU8-2/T10158PKPKAnalüüsi läbiviimine maa kui tootmisressursi kohta Tartu maakonnas20.07.201004.05.2011Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences9 586,75 EUR
MUU8P160194PKMLArbuskulaarse mükoriisa ja biosöe koosmõju põllukultuuride P omastamisele04.11.201630.06.2017Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences13 500,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.PM180258PKMDBiojäätmetest kõrge lisandväärtusega toodeteni - PKMD01.01.201931.12.2022Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Chair of Soil Science132 000,00 EUR
MUU8-2/T15100PKMLDevelopment of humus balanace calculator, pre-analysis and composing of proposal for project all on subject of agro-humus and nutrient balance calculation costs01.06.201502.11.2015Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences10 000,00 EUR
SFSF0172613s03Soils of Estonia: properties, ecology, evaluation of status, sustainable management, taxonomy.01.01.200331.12.2007Raimo KõlliEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences168 471,11 EUR
MUU8-2/T8131PKPK (08-08-1/1243)Digitalization of Estonian soil samples archive01.09.200830.06.2009Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences8 967,44 EUR
MUU8-2/T7061MIMIEstimation of energetic value of biomass of Estonia20.04.200701.12.2007Peeter MuisteEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering31 955,82 EUR
MUU8-2/T12018PKMHGeoinformatic development of biodiversity, soil and earth data systems01.01.201231.12.2014Kalev SeppEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences240 278,75 EUR
MUU8-2/T9132PKPKEnergy Positive Farm01.12.200930.11.2012Merrit Shanskiy; Helis RossnerEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Technology192 270,00 EUR
1.1.5.2.1.2.L170217PKMLIdentification/assessment of the possibilities to use Geos Nordic LLC-s granitic fine dispersion in agriculture28.08.201731.05.2018Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences10 505,00 EUR
MUU8-2/T9006PKPKEffect of aspen pulp mill production wastes and composts to a field crops, environment and profitability22.12.200830.11.2011Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences17 788,53 EUR
MUUARH 2011/II (SFE28 H-Transplan)Helsinki-Tallinn Transport and Planning Scenarios01.01.201131.12.2012Panu LehtovuoriEstonian Academy of Arts; Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture24 890,01 EUR
MUU8T160200PKMLHuumusbilansi kalkulaatori arendus ja NPK bilansikalkulaatori väljatöötamine ja arendus põllu- ning taluvärava põhisena08.11.201630.11.2019Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences87 000,00 EUR
MUU8-2/T13053PKTMHumus balance model as a tool for sustainable crop production01.01.201301.12.2014Enn LauringsonEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences64 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.8-2/T15051PKMLInteractive Soil Quality Assessment in Europe and China for Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Resilience01.05.201530.04.2020Endla ReintamEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences173 750,00 EUR
MUU8-2/T11052PKTMKlastri partnerite poolt toodetava komposti kvaliteedi ja selle kasutamisvõimaluste kaardistamine21.04.201115.10.2011Peeter LäänisteEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering6 351,60 EUR
1.1.L170173PKMLOrganising of the high-level conference "Soil for Sustainable Food Production and Ecosystem Services" in the frame of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union30.06.201716.10.2017Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences22 500,00 EUR
RITA1SubprojectL180052PKTT (RITA1/01-18)Maximising added value and efficient use of raw materials in bioeconomy and its sectors in Estonia01.03.201828.02.2021Evelin LoitEstonian University of Life Sciences62 709,00 EUR
MUU8-2/T10108PKPKLooduskaitse arengukava aastani 2020 alapeatüki 2.1.4.3 "Muld" kommenteerimine ning täiendamine01.05.201028.05.2010Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences281,21 EUR
MUU8-2/T11002PKKSBaltic Forum for Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Manure Management17.09.201016.12.2013Argo NormakEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences132 940,00 EUR
MUU8L160187PKMLMaakasutusmuutuste (põld rohumaast ja põld rohumaaks) mõju muldade orgaanilise süsiniku sisaldusele ja varule03.10.201615.11.2017Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences55 000,00 EUR
MUU8-2/T13109PKMLMaterjalide koostamine 2013. aasta novembris toimuva maakasutuse teemalise konverentsi jaoks19.07.201301.09.2013Alar AstoverEstonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences2 916,66 EUR
ETFETF7622Soil compaction on grasslands: the effect of agricultural activity on soil deformation and plants01.01.200831.12.2011Endla ReintamEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences68 200,86 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.PM170152PKMLMulla süsinikuringe modelleerimise võimekuse suurendamine Eesti Maaülikoolis01.01.201831.12.2018Karin KauerEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences10 366,00 EUR