Alexey R. Desyatkin, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Landscapes
(part-time appointment)

Web of Science ResearcherID: G-1918-2016

Tel.: +7-4112-335690


  • M.S. (Geography), Yakutsk State University,1999
  • Ph.D., Hokkaido University, 2010. Dissertation: Methane Fluxes from Thermokarst Basins in Central Yakutia

Research Interests

  • Soils
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Carbon
  • Soil transformation


  • Member, Dokuchaev Soil Science Society

Field Work

  • Monitoring studies in central Yakutia (Neleger, Spasskaya Pad, Yukechi, Kerdyugen, Umaibyt, Nemuguntsu, and Syrdakh sites) and in the Arctic (Tiksi)


  • Abe, T.; Iwahana, G.; Efremov, P.V.; Desyatkin, A.R.; Kawamura, T.; Fedorov, A.; Zhegusov, Y.; Yanagiya, K.; Tadono, T. (2020). Surface displacement revealed by L-band InSAR analysis in the Mayya area, Central Yakutia, underlain by continuous permafrost. Earth, Planets and Space 72(1), Article Number: 138. DOI: 10.1186/s40623-020-01266-3.
  • Desyatkin, R.V., Desyatkin, A.R. (2019). The effect of increasing active layer depth on changes in the water budget in the cryolithozone. Eurasian Soil Science 52(11): 1447-1455.
  • Ohta, T., Maximov T.C., Fedorov A.N., Desyatkin A.R. (2019). Water and carbon dynamics in Eastern Siberia: Introduction. In: Ohta, T., Hiyama, T., Iijima, Y., Kotani, A., Maximov, T.C. (Eds.). Water-Carbon Dynamics in Eastern Siberia. Ecological Studies 236. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 1-23.
  • Desyatkin, AR; Iwasaki, S; Desyatkin, RV; Hatano, R. (2018) Changes of soil С stock under establishment and abandonment of arable lands in permafrost area, central Yakutia. Atmosphere, 9(8), 308.
  • Zakharova, EA; Kouraev, AV; Stephane, G; Franck, G; Desyatkin, RV; Desyatkin, AR. (2018) Recent dynamics of hydro-ecosystems in thermokarst depressions in Central Siberia from satellite and in situ observations: Importance for agriculture and human life. Science of the Total Environment, 615: 1290-1304.
  • Iwasaki, S., Desyatkin, AR., Filippov, NV., Desyatkin, RV., Hatano, R. (2018). Carbon stock estimation and changes associated with thermokarst activity, forest disturbance, and land use changes in Eastern Siberia. Geoderma Regional, 14, e00171.
  • Desyatkin R. V., Desyatkin A. R. (2017). Temperature regime of solonetzic meadow-chernozemic permafrost-affected soil in a long-term cycle. Eurasian Soil Science, 50(11): 1344 C1354. DOI: 10.1134/S1064229317090022.
  • Crate, S.; Ulrich, M.; Habeck, J. O.; Desyatkin, A. R.; Desyatkin, R. V.; Fedorov, A. N.; Hiyama, T.; Iijima, Y.; Ksenofontov, S.; Meszaros, C.; Takakura, H. (2017). Permafrost livelihoods: A transdisciplinary review and analysis of thermokarst-based systems of indigenous land use. Anthropocene, 18: 89-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2017.06.001.
  • Shimizu M., Limin A., Desyatkin A.R., Jin T., Mano M., Ono K., Miyata A., Hata H., Hatano R. (2015). Effect of manure application on seasonal carbon fluxes in a temperate managed grassland in Southern Hokkaido, Japan. Catena, 133: 474-485.
  • Iwahana G, Takano S, Petrov RE, Tei S, Shingubara R, Maximov TC, Fedorov AN, Desyatkin AR, Nikolaev AN, Desyatkin RV. Geocryological characteristics of the upper permafrost in a tundra-forest transition of the Indigirka River Valley, Russia (2014). Polar Science, 8(2): 96-113, Special Issue: SI. DOI: 10.1016/j.polar.2014.01.005.
  • Desyatkin AR, Takakai F, Hatano R. (2014). Flood effect on CH4 emission from the alas in Central Yakutia, East Siberia. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 60(2): 242-253. DOI: 10.1080/00380768.2014.883486.APR 2014.
  • Zubrzycki S., Kutzbach L., Grosse G., Desyatkin A., Pfeiffer E.-M. (2014). Organic carbon and total nitrogen stocks in soils of the Lena River Delta. Biogeosciences, 10(6): 3507-3524. DOI: 10.5194/bg-10-3507-2013.
  • Shimizu M., Hatano R., Arita T., Kouda Y., Mori A., Matsuura S., Niimi M., Jin T., Desyatkin A., Kawamura O. (2013). The effect of fertilizer and manure application on CH4 and N2O emissions from managed grasslands in Japan. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 59(1): 69-86.