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Areas of Research

  • Study of spatiotemporal variability and evolution of permafrost-dominated landscapes; improvement of mapping techniques
  • Development of assessment criteria for terrain sensitivity to anthropogenic impact and climatic change

Research Staff

Pavel Konstantinov Ph.D., Head of Laboratory
Alexander Fedorov Ph.D., Leading Research Scientist
Vera Samsonova Ph.D., Leading Research Scientist
Anatoly Nikolaev D.Sc., Senior Research Scientist
Andrey Shepelev Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
Alexey Desyatkin, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
Inokenty Ugarov Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
Nikolai Vasiliev Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist
Petr Efremov, Research Scientist
Rosalia Ivanova, Research Scientist
Svetlana Kalinicheva (Nikolaeva), Junior Research Scientist
Nikolai Basharin, Junior Research Scientist

Technical Staff

Radomir Argunov, Senior Technical Assistant
Larisa Egorova, Technical Assistant


Melnikov Permafrost Institute
Merzlotnaya St., 36
Yakutsk, Russia 677010
Tel.: 7-4112-334318  Email:


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