Shepelev Andrey

Andrei Shepelev, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Landscapes

РИНЦ Author ID: 820633 (
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8836-2123
Web of Science ResearcherID: M-7299-2016
Scopus ID: 56146927300

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Education and Degrees

  • M.S. (Agronomy), Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy, 2006
  • Ph.D. (Biology), Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry SB RAS, 2011. Dissertation: Mineralization and carbon balance in leached Chernozem soils in grain agricultural biocenoses in the Ob forest-steppe


  • Soil carbon and nitrogen cycles in western and north-eastern Siberia
  • Soil organic matter in yedoma, central Yakutia

Current and Recent Projects

  • Participant, Contract Project, Larionov Institute of Physical and-Technical Problems of the North, Yakutsk, 2018-2020: Investigation of Permafrost Changes and Assessment of Related Hazards on Linear Infrastructure in the Power of Siberia Pipeline Corridor in a Changing Climate (Principal Investigator: Vera Samsonova)
  • Co-Investigator, 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 1. Assessing the Current State of Permafrost Landscapes in East Siberia in the Context of Late Pleistocene and Holocene Evolution (Principal Investigator: Alexander Fedorov, Ph.D.)
  • Study on the organic composition of soils in the Altay Krai and Novosibirsk Oblast and determination of their mineralization capacity under different hydrothermal conditions, 2006-2011

Field Work

  • 2016-present – monitoring observations in central and Arctic Yakutia
  • 2016-2020 – permafrost and terrain investigations along the Power of Siberia Pipeline corridor
  • 2019 – Batagaika Crater expedition (Alfred Wegener Institute, Melnikov Permafrost Institute and North-Eastern Federal University)
  • 2017 – Kotelny and Bolshoy Lyakhovsky islands, New Siberian Archipelago
  • 2017 – Lena River Floating University (Yakutsk–Tiksi), Russian Geographical Society


  • Member, Russian Geographical Society