I am a specialist in green roof vegetation. I have two degrees Master of Environmental Science and Engineer in Landscape Architecture with the professional experience in garden design. Now I work at Norwegian University of Life Sciences

1430 Ås (Norway)
Mobile in Norway: +47 96919041
Mobile in Russia:+79276814989 
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Personal skills 

Communication skills

  • Interpersonal communication with team members and customers
  • Presentation (oral and graphical) of ideas, plans, designs, and results
  • Writing skills of applications, project descriptions, and letters

Organisational / managerial skills

  • Team and project management of landscaping, planting, gardening, and maintenance
  • Customer interview and feedback and planning


[Aug 2014–Aug 2016] Master of Environmental Science
University College of Southeast Norway (formerly Telemark University College), Bø I Telemark (Norway)

  • Master Thesis (60 credits): Vegetation composition of extensive green roofs in Oslo, Norway, B grade Read text here  and presentation
  • Courses: Natural Science Methods, Adaptation of Plants to Climate,
    Molecular Genetics, Alpine Biodiversity and Climatic Change, Georesources and Groundwater, and Boundary Layer and Local Climates

[Sep 2005–Jun 2010] Engineer in Landscape Architecture
Volga State University of Technology (former Mari State Technical University), Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)

  • Landscape Architecture (Urban Planning and Basics of Architecture, History of Garden Design, Landscape Architecture (Contemporary Challenges), Landscape Design, Construction and Use of Landscape Objects, Architecture of Park Structures, Flowerbeds in Parks and Gardens, Architectural Graphics and Foundations of Composition, Hydrotechnical Amelioration)
  • Plant Sciences (Botany, Dendrology, Floriculture, Plant Physiology, Genetics)
  • Environmental and Natural Sciences (Ecology, Urban Ecology and Monitoring, Meteorology and Climatology, Geodesy, Chemistry, Physics, Soil Science)
  •  Information Technology in Landscape Design, 3D Modeling in Landscape Design
  • 19 weeks of study training (the most time was in the local botanical garden), 8 weeks of On-the-Job training and 8 weeks of internship/preparation of the Diploma Thesis.

[Sep 1995–Jun 2005] Secondary School №20, Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)
Awarded with a Silver medal “For outstanding achievements in studies”

 Work Experience

[Sep 2018–present] PhD Candidate
NMBU – Norwegian University of Life Sciences – Ås (Norway)
The topic of my research project is “Multifunctionality of vegetated infiltration systems” or Raingardens. The objectives of the research are:

  1. to develop criteria for plant species selection based on physiological, aesthetical and functional principals
  2. to develop system and solution for robust planting based on native materials

[Jun 2017–present] Member of the Board
Bioveier i byen, Trondheim (Norway)
Environmental organization for urban biological diversity

[Jan 2014–Jul 2014] Volunteer
Rozovii Oduvanchik or Pink Dandelion, Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)
Youth regional environmental non-governmental organization of Mari El Republic

[Jul 2010–Dec 2013] Landscape Architect
Green Star (Individual Entrepreneur Akhatova Nuriya), Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)

  • project drawings and specifications for private and public areas (conceptual design, dendrologic design, layout drawing, planting design, design of flowerbeds and herbal gardens, detailed design, 3D modeling)
  • site analysis and dimensioning
  • interview with clients, target specification, cost estimates, completion certificate, design supervision and giving subcontracts

[Aug 2008–Jun 2010] Landscape Architect trainee
Green Star (Individual Entrepreneur Akhatova Nuriya), Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)

  • project drawings and specification for private and public areas,
  • attendance of gardens and planting supervision.


Bakhtina, M., Reinhardt, S. (2018) Plant Diversity on Extensive Green Roofs in Oslo, Norway.  (Ready for submission) Read here

Poster paper for poster session “Are the plants still alive on the roofs? Vegetation composition of extensive green roofs in Oslo”. CIENS Urban Conference, 2016: Smart and green cities – for whom?, 13 October 2016, Oslo Read here

Abstract for Poster paper “Smart Toll systems” is presented at NTNU Sustainability Science Conference, 18-20 October 2017, Trondheim. Best Poster Award. Authors: Marina Bakhtina, Alejandra Madero, Evmorfia Andritsopoulou and Tripti Mahaseth Read here


Certificate of Attendance 4 th  International Green Roof Congress ‘Explore the Nature on Rooftops’ 20 – 21 April 2015 | Istanbul| Turkey

Independent Coursework

[Aug 2016] Green Roof  Summer Course,  Scandinavian Green Roof Institute, 23 – 26 August 2016 |Malmo| Sweden

[Oct 2015] 30 hours course Mapping of Mosses,  arranged by Moseklubben |Bø i Telemark| Norway

[Oct 2013–Feb 2014] Contemporary Architecture online course Open Online Academy |New York| United States

[Nov 2011–Dec 2011] Computer-based Interior Design course College of Economics, Business and Advertising |Yoshkar-Ola| Russia


  • International competition CLIMATHON Trondheim, 28 October 2016, member of team Toll Trolls, First place
  • International competition “Terradeck. Outdoor systems in Landscape Architecture”, Moscow, 2012. Finalist award.
  • The 5th Specialized Exhibition of Flower and Landscape Design, Moscow, 2008. The third place in all-Russian student competition.


Deс 2016 – Jan 2017 Photo exhibition “Secret Nature in the city” Project leader for my photo exhibition, Stammen café, Trondheim. Read presentation and poster. (Photos were taken on extensive green roofs in Oslo. In addition, a presentation was given for the exhibition opening and as part of Norwegian Climate Festival “Klimafestivalen §112 2017”)


Apr 2017 – Green roofs. Why and Where? with examples from Norway. The presentation for the Environmental evening “Green areas in city”. Place: Stammen cafe, Trondheim, Norway” Organizers: Naturvernforbundet i Trondheim and Bioveier i byen.  Read presentation here.

Aug 2017 – Green roofs. Why and Where? with examples from Norway. The presentation for Climate festival in Trondheim. Place: Statenshus, Trondheim, Norway” Organizers: Bioveier i byen.

Sep 2017 – Green Festival: Workshop about green roofs and rooftop gardens. Lecture. Hosted by Miljøpartiet de grønne Sør-Trøndelag and De grønne i Trondheim.

Other skills

Russian native, English advanced, and Norwegian advanced

Computer skills
Windows, Office,  Statistical software (R commander), 2D Graphics (Photoshop and CorelDraw), CAD (Autocad, basic level), and 3D Graphics (SketchUp)

Driving license, B category


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