Spektor VB

Vladimir Spektor, D.Sc.

Principal Research Scientist
Laboratory of General Geocryology

ORCID: 0000-0002-4734-2396
Web of Science ResearcherID: C-7242-2019
Scopus ID: 23010648400

Tel.: 7-4112-390846
Email: vspektor@mail.ru


  • 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
  • Editorial Council member, Republic of Sakha/Yakutia Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources Management

Current and Recent Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.133.1.1, 2017-2020: Evolution of Coastal and Subsea Permafrost in the Laptev and East Siberian Seas – Block 4. Comparative Analysis of the Late Cenozoic Subsea and Coastal Permafrost in East Siberia (Principal Investigator)
  • RFBR–Russian Geographical Society Project 17-05-41079\18, 2017-2019: 1:2,500,000-Scale Mapping of Upper Permafrost Parameters, Eastern Russian Arctic (Project Director)
  • 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

  • Lifshits S.Kh., Spektor V.B., Kershengolts B.M., Spektor V.V.(2018). The role of methane and methane hydrates in the evolution of global climate. American Journal of Climate Change 07(02): 236-252. DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2018.72016.
  • Spektor V.B., Torgovkin Y.I., Zhang R.V., Shestakova A.A., Spektor V.V., Ivanova L.D. (2017). Engineering-geocryological mapping of the republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Book of Abstracts, XI International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering. Magadan, Russia, 5-8 September 2017 (ed. R.V. Zhang). Yakutsk: Melnikov Permafrost Institute SB RAS Press, p. 130.
  • Lifshits S.H., Spektor V.B., Kershengolts B.M. (2016). Methane and its role in the formation of the contemporary climate. In: Climate and Permafrost Ecosystems. Proceedings of IXth International Symposium "C/H2O/Energy Balance and Climate over the Boreal and Arctic Regions with Special Emphasis on Eastern Eurasia", Yakutsk, Russia, 1-4 November 2016. Nagoya University, p. 159.
  • 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.
  • 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.