Spektor VB


Vladimir Spektor, D.Sc.

Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of General Geocryology



Tel.: (4112)390846

Email: vbspector@mpi.ysn.ru





Educational Background

  • M.S. (Geology), Gubkin Institute of Petrochemical Industry, Moscow, 1959
  • Ph.D. (Geology and Mineralogy), Moscow State University, 1973. Dissertation: Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic History of the Northern Verkhoyansk Mountains
  • D.Sc. (Geology and Mineralogy), Moscow State University, 1993. Dissertation: The Geodynamics of the Chersky and Moma Ranges



  • Member, Dissertation Council D 003.025.01
  • Member, MPI Scientific Council


Current Projects

  • Principal Investigator, SB RAS Basic Research Project VIII.75.1.2, 2013-2016. Evolution of Coastal and Nearshore Permafrost in a Changing Climate, Eastern Arctic Russia (New Samoylov Station Based Studies) – Block 4. Evolution of the Eastern Arctic Seacoasts in the Late Cenozoic
  • Project Director, SB RAS – FEB RAS Partner Integration Project 9. Comparison of Environment Evolution between Siberia and Far East for Main Time Slices in the Late Cenozoic. Sub-project. Coevolution of Permafrost, Paleoclimate and Eustatic Sea-Level Changes in Northern Asia During the Pleistocene and Holocene Inferred from Type Localities


Selected Publications

Razumov S. O., Spektor V. B., Grigoriev M. N. (2014). Model of the post-Cenozoic evolution of the cryolithozone of the shelf of the western part of the Laptev Sea. Oceanology, 54(5): 637-649. doi: 10.1134/s0001437014040092.

Spektor V. B., Torgovkin Y. I., Shestakova A. A., Spektor V. V., Ivanova L. D., Kozmin B. M. (2014). Engineering Geological Map of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 6(5): 0484-0493.

Spektor V.B., Torgovkin Ya.I., Spektor V.V., Shestakova A.A. (2012). Preliminary assessment of frozen ground stability and associated exploration hazards in the Russian northeast. In: Proceedings of Tenth International Conference on Permafrost (TICOP): Resources and Risks of Permafrost Areas in a Changing World. Vol. 4/2: Extended Abstracts. Fort Dialog-Iset: Ekaterinburg, Russia, рp. 565-566.

Spektor V. B., Spektor V. V., Bakulina N. T. (2011). Buried snow on the Lena-Amga Rivers plain. Earth’s Cryosphere, XV(4): 16–20.


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