Master of Science, Sankt-Petersburg University, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1989. Quality Assurance Officer, Technology University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Limnology, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1995.
Research scientist, Geological Institute, Apatity, Russia, 1989-1992; research scientist, Institute North Industrial Ecology, Apatity, 1992-1996; research scientist, Svensk Grundamnesanalys AB, Luleå, Sweden, since 1996.
Member New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Irina Alexandrovna Tabunova, January 10, 1964. Children: Maria, Katerina, Stanislav.