KonstantinovPY


Pavel Konstantinov, Ph.D.


Head, Laboratory of Permafrost Landscapes

 


Web of Science ResearcherID: W-6520-2018
Scopus ID: 26654166500

 


Tel.: 7-4112-334318
Email: konstantinov@mpi.ysn.ru


Education

  • M.S. (Geography), Yakutsk State University, 1981
  • Ph.D. (Geography), Permafrost Institute, 1993. Dissertation: The Temperature Regime of Wetland Soils on the Vilyui Plateau


Research Interests

Permafrost landscapes:

  • Temperature regime of active layer and upper permafrost
  • Changes in permafrost terrain associated with climate change
  • Permafrost research techniques:
  • Development of automated data collection and monitoring systems


Current Projects

  • 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.)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Joint Research Program between the Melnikov Permafrost Institute and UMR8148 GEOPS/CNRS Laboratory “GEOSCIENCES PARIS SUD”, Orsay University, France, 2018-2022: High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Study of the Permafrost Degradation and Carbon Release In Central Siberia
  • 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)


Selected Past Projects

  • Melnikov Permafrost Institute and JAMSTEC Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research Joint Project, 2014-2017: Observational Study of Permafrost, Vegetation, Energy and Water in Eastern Siberia Towards Elucidation of the Impact of Climate Change in the Geochemical Cycle
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project VIII.69.2.3, 2013-2016. Block 1. Assessing the Current State of Permafrost Landscapes in East Siberia in the Context of Late Pleistocene and Holocene Evolution
  • SB RAS Core Project. Geocryological Hazards in the Russian North-East: Monitoring, and Database and GIS Development
  • Collaborative project with RIGC/JAMSTEC and NIPR (Japan): Study of Glaciers in the Suntar Khayata Range
  • Collaborative project with the Research Institute for Global Change (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology): Land Surface Observation of Heat/Water/Vegetation Conditions in Yakutia, 1996-2014.
  • SB RAS Project VII.63.2.5. Geocryological Hazards in the Russian North-East: Landscape and Hydrogeological Relationships, 2010-2012
  • Collaborative project with the Research Institute for Global Change (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology). Land Surface Observation of Heat/Water/Vegetation Conditions in Yakutia, 1996-2014
  • Collaborative project with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan: Study of forest disturbance and permafrost dynamics in modern climate conditions, 2010-2014
  • Collaborative project with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan: Water balance of thermokarst lakes at modern climate changes, 2010-2014
  • RAS Department of Earth Sciences Project 13.3. Marine Effects on Cryogenic Geosystems and Ecosystems along the Lower Reaches of the Major Arctic Rivers. Landscapes of the Middle Lena Valley under Current Permafrost Conditions. Climate Change Effects on the Hydrological Regime of Valley Rivers in the East Siberian Arctic, 2009-2011
  • Collaborative project with UMR 8148 IDES CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, France: Evolution of permafrost landscape on the floodplain of the Lena River near Yakutsk, 2008-2011
  • SB RAS Project 7.10.2.5. Study of the Current State and Trends in Permafrost Landscape Dynamics Due to Changes in Climate, Hydrogeology and Anthropogenic Activity, 2007-2009
  • Collaborative project with the Hokkaido University, RFBR-JSPS Grant 06-05-91563 YF_a: Study on Effect of Large-scale Forest Fires in Boreal Forest on the Carbon Cycle, 2006-2008
  • SB RAS Project 25.1.5. Formation Processes of Permafrost Landscapes and Their Evolution under Anthropogenic Impact and Climate Change, 2004-2006
  • Collaborative project with the Hokkaido University, Japan: Environmental Change and Its Effects on the Global Warming in Siberian Permafrost Region, 1999-2006


Field Work

  • 2015-present –monitoring studies at Neleger, Spasskaya Pad, Yukechi, Kerdyugen, Umaibyt, Syrdakh, Churapcha, Tabaga and Tiksi sites (permafrost and active-layer hydrothermal regimes, thermokarst, surface disturbance)
  • 2018-2019 – permafrost and terrain investigations along the Power of Siberia Pipeline corridor (KP 555.80-Skovorodino)
  • 2016 – permafrost and terrain investigations along the Vilyui Road, Yakutsk to Chernyshevsky
  • 2011-2014 – Suntar Khayata Mountains, observations of the temperature regime of the active layer and upper permafrost
  • 1992-2014 – establishment of ground thermal monitoring sites and observations in central, southern and Arctic Yakutia
  • 1981-1991 – active-layer and upper permafrost temperature observations in diamond-bearing areas of western Yakutia; geotechnical investigations along the Tas-Yurekh to Udachny gas pipeline route


Memberships

  • Member, Russian Geographical Society
  • Member, MPI Scientific Council


Outreach Activities

  • 2018 – lectures on permafrost and climate change; establishment and instrumentation of a meteorological site at Syrdakh Secondary School, Ust-Aldan, Yakutia


Honours and Distinctions

  • 2017 – Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch Honorary Diploma


Selected Publications

  • Biskaborn, B. K.; Smith, S. L.; Noetzli, J.; Matthes, H.; Vieira, G.; Streletskiy, D. A.; Schoeneich, P.; Romanovsky, V. E.; Lewkowicz, A. G.; Abramov, A.; Allard, M.; Boike, J.; Cable, W. L.; Christiansen, H. H.; Delaloye, R.; Diekmann, B.; Drozdov, D.; Etzelmuller, B.; Grosse, G.; Guglielmin, M.; Ingeman-Nielsen, T.; Isaksen, K.; Ishikawa, M.; Johansson, M.; Johannsson, H.; Joo, A.; Kaverin, D.; Kholodov, A.; Konstantinov, P.; Kroger, T.; Lambiel, C.; Lanckman, J. P.; Luo, D. L.; Malkova, G.; Meiklejohn, I.; Moskalenko, N.; Oliva, M.; Phillips, M.; Ramos, M.; Sannel, A. B. K.; Sergeev, D.; Seybold, C.; Skryabin, P.; Vasiliev, A.; Wu, Q. B.; Yoshikawa, K.; Zheleznyak, M.; Lantuit, H. (2019). Permafrost is warming at a global scale. Nature Communications, 10. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-08240-4
  • Fedorov A.N., Vasilyev N.F., Torgovkin Y.I., Shestakova A.A., Varlamov S.P., Zheleznyak M.N., Shepelev V.V., Konstantinov P.Y., Kalinicheva S.S., Basharin N.I., Makarov V.S., Ugarov I.S., Efremov P.V., Argunov R.N., Egorova L.S., Samsonova V.V., Shepelev A.G., Vasiliev A.I., Ivanova R.N., Galanin A.A., Lytkin V.M., Kuzmin G.P. and Kunitsky V.V. (2018). Permafrost-Landscape Map of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on a Scale 1:1,500,000. Geosciences 8(12), 465; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8120465.
  • Gautier, E., Depret, T., Costard, F., Virmoux, C., Fedorov, A., Grancher, D., Konstantinov, P. and Brunstein, D. (2018). Going with the flow: Hydrologic response of middle Lena River (Siberia) to the climate variability and change. Journal of Hydrology, 557, pp. 475-488. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.12.034.
  • Park, H., Launiainen, S., Konstantinov, P. Y., Iijima, Y. and Fedorov, A. N. (2018). Modeling the effect of moss cover on soil temperature and carbon fluxes at a tundra site in northeastern Siberia. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 123(9), pp. 3028-3044. doi: 10.1029/2018jg004491.
  • Fedorov A.N., Iwahana G., Konstantinov P.Y., Machimura T., Argunov R., Efremov P.V., Lopez L.M.C., Takakai F. (2017). Variability of permafrost and landscape conditions following clear cutting of larch forest in Central Yakutia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 28(1): 331-338. doi: 10.1002/ppp.1897.
  • Iijima Y., Park H., Konstantinov P.Y., Pudov G.G., Fedorov A.N. (2017). Active-layer thickness measurements using a handheld penetrometer at boreal and tundra sites in Eastern Siberia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28(1): 306-313. doi: 10.1002/ (2016) ppp.1908.
  • Iijima Y., Park H., Saito H., Konstantinov P., Basharin N., Fedorov A.N. (2016). Thermokarst subsidence detected by satellite and field survey in central Yakutia. 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, рp. 52-55.
  • Shirakawa T., Kadota T., Fedorov A., Konstantinov P., Suzuki T., Yabuki H., Nakazawa F., Tanaka S., Miyairi M., Fujisawa Y., Takeuchi N., Kusaka R.,Takachashi S., Enomoto H., Ohata T. (2016). Meteorological and glaciological observations at Suntar-Khayata Glacier No. 31, east Siberia, from 2012-2014. Japanese Society of Snow and Ice, Bulletin of Glaciological Research 34, 33-40. DOI: 10.5331/bgr.16R01.
  • Tanaka S., Takeuchi N., Miyairi M., Fujisawa Y., Kadota T., Shirakawa T., Kusaka R., Takahashi S., Enomoto H., Ohata T., Yabuki H., Konya K., Fedorov A., Konstantinov P. (2016). Snow algal communities on glaciers in the Suntar-Khayata Mountain Range in eastern Siberia, Russia. Polar Science 10(3), 227-238.
  • Desyatkin R., Fedorov A., Desyatkin A., Konstantinov P. (2015). Air temperature changes and their impact on permafrost ecosystems in eastern Siberia. Thermal Science, 19, S351-S360.
  • Nakazawa, F; Uchida, M; Kondo, M; Kadota, T; Shirakawa, T; Enomoto, H; Fedorov, AN; Fujisawa, Y; Konstantinov, PY; Kusaka, R. (2015). Radiocarbon ages of insects and plants frozen in the No. 31 Glacier, Suntar-Khayata Range, eastern Siberia. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 361, 574-579.
  • Park H., Fedorov A. N., Zheleznyak M. N., Konstantinov P. Y., Walsh J. E. (2015). Effect of snow cover on pan-Arctic permafrost thermal regimes. Climate Dynamics, 44, 2873-2895.
  • Takeuchi, Nozomu; Fujisawa, Yuta; Kadota, Tsutomu; Tanaka, Sota; Miyairi, Masaya; Shirakawa, Tatsuo; Kusaka, Ryo; Fedorov, Alexander N; Konstantinov, Pavel; Ohata, Tetsuo (2015). The effect of impurities on the surface melt of a glacier in the Suntar-Khayata mountain range, Russian Siberia, Frontiers in Earth Science, 3, 82.
  • Zhelezniak, M.; Konstantinov, P. (2015). Permafrost – Circumpolar status report – Russia. The Circle, 4: 9-10. http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?255730/The-Circle-0415
  • Costard F., Gautier E., Fedorov A., Konstantinov P., Dupeyrat L. (2014). An assessment of the erosion potential of the fluvial thermal process during ice breakups of the Lena River (Siberia). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 25(3): 162-171. doi: 10.1002/ppp.1812.
  • Fedorov A. N., Gavriliev P. P., Konstantinov P. Y., Hiyama T., Iijima Y., Iwahana G. (2014). Estimating the water balance of a thermokarst lake in the middle of the Lena River basin, eastern Siberia. Ecohydrology, 7(2): 188-196. doi: 10.1002/eco.1378.
  • Park H., Fedorov A.N., Zheleznyak M.N., Konstantinov P.Y., Walsh J.E. (2014). Effect of snow cover on pan-Arctic permafrost thermal regimes. Climate Dynamics. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2356-5.
  • Fedorov A.N., P.P. Gavriliev, P.Ya. Konstantinov, T. Hiyama, Y. Iijima, G. Iwahana (2012). Contribution of thawing permafrost and ground ice to the water balance of young thermokarst lakes in Central Yakutia. In: Proceedings of Tenth International Conference on Permafrost (TICOP): Resources and Risks of Permafrost Areas in Changing World. Vol. 2: Translations of Russian Contributions. Co-edited by D.S. Drozdov and V.E. Romanovsky. The Northern Publisher, Salekhard, Russia, 2012, р. 75-81.
  • Konstantinov P.Ya., A.N. Fedorov, I.S. Ugarov, R.N. Argunov, Y. Iijima (2012). The use of sites with a dense network of thaw tubes to monitor the thickness of the seasonally thawed layer in Central Yakutia. In: Proceedings of Tenth International Conference on Permafrost (TICOP): Resourses and Risks of Permafrost Areas in Changing World. Vol. 2: Translations of Russian Contributions. Co-edited by D.S. Drozdov and V.E. Romanovsky. The Northern Publisher, Salekhard, Russia, 2012, р. 185-189.
  • Fedorov A.N. and P.Ya. Konstantinov (2009). Response of permafrost landscapes of Central Yakutia to current changes of climate, and anthropogenic impacts. Geography and Natural Resources, 30: 145-150.
  • Fedorov A.N. and P.Y. Konstantinov (2008). Recent Changes in Ground Temperature and the Effect on Permafrost Landscapes in Central Yakutia. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (Edited by Douglas L. Kane and Kenneth M. Hinkel). University of Alaska, Fairbanks, June 29–July 3, 2008, pp. 433-438.
  • Konstantinov P.Y., R.N. Argunov, E.Y. Gerasimov, and I.S. Ugarov (2008). The influence of the winter season on active layer depth in taiga landscapes, the Yakutsk vicinity, East Siberia. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (Edited by Douglas L. Kane and Kenneth M. Hinkel). University of Alaska, Fairbanks, June 29–July 3, 2008, pp. 983-986.
  • Fedorov A., Machimura T., Gerasimov E. , Petrov M., Konstantinov P.Y., Iwahana G., Kushida K., Takakai F., Desyatkin A., Saito H., Fukuda M. (2007). The influence of fires on permafrost in Central Yakutia. In: Tropical Rain Forest and Boreal Forest Disturbance and Their Affect on Global Warming. 29-30 August, 2007. National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, pp.67-76.
  • Konstantinov P.Y. (2007). Duration of active layer freezeback as a parameter characterizing the combined thermal effect of snow cover and soil moisture on upper permafrost temperatures. In: Influence of climatic and ecological changes on permafrost ecosystems: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference “The role of permafrost ecosystems in global climate change”. Yakutsk: YSC Publishing House SB RAS, pp. 82-84.