Nikolay Torgovkin


Nikolay Torgovkin, Ph.D.


Junior Research Scientist
Laboratory of Permafrost Groundwater and Geochemistry


ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2799-1468
Web of Science ResearcherID: N-9979-2018



Email: nick1805torg@gmail.com 


Education

  • M.S. (Groundwater and Engineering Geology Exploration), North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, 2012
  • Ph.D. (Geology & Mineralogy), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2017. Dissertation: Geochemical Features of Human Modified Soils in Permafrost Regions: City of Yakutsk


Research Interests

  • Saline frozen and thawed soils
  • Effects of salinity on infrastructure
  • Salinity research methods


Current Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.127.2.3, 2017-2020: Integrated Studies to Understand the Dynamics of Natural and Human-Affected Landscapes in the East Siberian permafrost region – Block 3. Geochemical Fields in Permafrost Landscapes: Formation, Distribution and Application (Co-Investigator)
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR Grant No. 18-55-53054) – National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Grant No. 41811530093), 2018-2019: Formation, Modern State of Pleistocene Cryogenic Deposits in Eastern Asia, and Forecast of Their Dynamics in Relation to the Ongoing Climatic Variations (Co-Investigator)


Field Work

  • 2013-present – geochemical sampling and measurements of permafrost and groundwater in central and southern Yakutia
  • 2018 – Kotelny Island, Russian Geographical Society and Sakha (Yakutia) Academy of Sciences expedition
  • 2012 – New Siberian Islands, Russian Geographical Society expedition
  • 2012 and 2011 – Snow surveys between Yakutsk and Oymyakon


Selected Publications

  • Torgovkin N., Maksimov G.T., Makarov V.N., Pavlova N.A. (2019). Hydrochemical features of the northern coast of the Kotelniy Island. In: Solving the Puzzles from Cryosphere, Int. Conf., Pushchino, Russia, April 15-18, 2019, Program and Abstracts, p. 66-67.
  • Torgovkin N.V., Spektor V.V., Boytzova L.Y., Shepeleva O.V. (2019). Geochemical features of Quaternary perennially frozen sediments in central Yakutia at example 100 m borehole. In: Solving the Puzzles from Cryosphere, Int. Conf., Pushchino, Russia, April 15-18, 2019, Program and Abstracts, p. 75-76.
  • Makarov V.N., Torgovkin N.V. (2018). The geochemistry of anthropogenic deposits in Yakutsk. Earth's Cryosphere XXII(3): 24–35. DOI: 10.21782/EC2541-9994-2018-3(24-35) http://www.izdatgeo.ru/pdf/earth_cryo/2018-3/24_eng.pdf
  • Torgovkin N. (2017). Geochemical characteristic of alluvial sediments in urban area of Yakutsk. Book of Abstracts, Int. Conf. Earth's Cryosphere: Past, Present and Future, Pushchino, Russia, June 4-8, 2017, pp. 88-90.
  • Spektor V. B., Spektor V. V., Bakulina N. T., Torgovkin N. V., Cherepanova A. M., Maksimov G. T., Neradovskii L. G. (2016). An inlier of Jurassic rocks at the bottom of the Lena River valley. Doklady Earth Sciences 467(1), 232-235.
  • Torgovkin N. V., Makarov V. N. (2014). Agressiveness of seasonally thawed and frozen soils in Yakutsk. Journal of Engineering of Heilongjiang University, 5(3): 33-37.
  • Makarov V., Torgovkin N. (2013). Saline thawed and frozen grounds of Yakutsk. In: International Conference “Earth Cryology: XXI Century”, September 29 – October 3, 2013, Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia. The Program and Conference Materials, p. 111.
  • Torgovkin N.V., Makarov V.N. (2013). The snow cover of the mountain landscapes of the cryosphere in eastern Yakutia. In: International Conference “Earth Cryology: XXI Century”, September 29 – October 3, 2013, Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia. The Program and Conference Materials, p. 77.
  • Heslop J., Torgovkin N., Chandra S., Spektor V., Bulygina E., Bunn A., Davydov S., Frey K., Holmes R., Schade J., Sobczak W., Zimov S. (2010). A comparison of three soil profiles along a small subwatershed in North Siberia. State of the Arctic Conference, 2010, Miami, Florida.