Vladimir Alekseev, D.Sc., Prof.

Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of Permafrost Engineering

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Tel.: +7-3952-427767

Education and Degrees

  • D.Sc. (Geography), Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow, 1982. Dissertation: Icings as a Form of Glaciation
  • Ph.D. (Geography), Yakutsk Department, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1965. Dissertation: Geocryological Conditions in the South-western Part of the Aldan Upland and Stanovoy Range
  • M.S. (Physical Geography), Blagoveshchensk Pedagogical Institute, 1958

Research Interests

  • Physical geography
  • Terrestrial hydrology
  • Geobotany
  • Glaciology
  • Permafrost studies
  • Environmental geoscience
  • Periglacial morphology
  • History of geographical exploration of Siberia and Far East
  • Natural hazards in cold regions (snow avalanches, icings, permafrost, and seasonal frost)

Current Projects

  • RFBR Grant 20-05-00666, 2020-2022: Giant Icings (Taryns) in Northeast Russia as Indicators of Climate Change-Induced Transformation of Permafrost Systems (Project Director)
  • RFBR Grant 19-50-80028, 2019-2021: Assessment and Prediction of Climate Change Impacts on River Hydrology in the Asian Mountain Plateaus (Co-Investigator)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project IX.135.2.6, 2017-2020: Geocryological Environment and Its Role in Functioning of Natural-Technical Systems. Block 1. Physics and Mechanics of Frozen, Freezing and Thawing Soils and Their Role in the Development of Geocryological Environment and Stability of Urban, Linear, Hydraulic and Mining Infrastructure (Participant)

Selected Past Projects

  • Russian Geographical Society Project 26/2019-И, 2019-2020: Atlas of Giant Icings (Taryns) in North-East Russia (Project Director: Vladimir Alekseev, DSc)
  • RFBR Project 98-05-65122, 1998–2000. Study of Water and Energy Cycles in the Permafrost Zone: A Mountain Taiga Aspect
  • RFBR Project 02-05-65253-a, 2002–2004. Development of Theoretical and Regional Basics for Icings Studies (Research Discipline on Icings and Icing Processes)
  • RFBR Project 02-05-39022-ГФЕН_а, 2002–2004. Understanding the Distribution and Development of Cryogenic Processes and Their Effect on the Stability of Engineering Structures on Permafrost in Russia and China
  • RFBR Project 04-05-67036-б, 2004. Development of the Material and Technical Basis for Research Investigations by a Discipline
  • RFBR Project 04-05-78045-д, 2004–2005. Publication of the Book, Landscape Indication of Icings
  • RFBR Project 06-05-64415-а, 2006-2008. Icings and Related Hazards in the Earth’s Cryosphere
  • RFBR Project 07-05-07044-д, 2006. Publication of the Glossary of Icing Terms
  • RFBR Project 08-05-07052-д, 2006. Publication of the Book, Cryology of Siberia
  • RFBR Project 09-05-11512-с, 2006. Best Scientific Popular Article Contest, Hydrovolcanism in the Earth’s Cryosphere

Professional Association Memberships and External Activities

  • Corresponding Member, Academy of Water Resource Management
  • Honorary Member, Russian Geographical Society
  • Member, MPI Dissertation Council D 003.25.01
  • Editorial Board Member, Led i Sneg (Ice and Snow) Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Kriosfera Zemli (Earth Cryosphere) Journal, Novosibirsk
  • Editorial Board Member, Vydayushchiesya Geography Sibiri (Outstanding Siberian Geographers) Series, Irkutsk
  • Editorial Board Member, Kholodok Journal, Tyumen

Honours and Awards (recent)

  • 2020 Honoured Scholar of the Russian Federation Honorary Title
  • 2020 Honorary Diploma, Sakha (Yakutia) Academy of Sciences