Areas of Research 

  • Development of scientific principles of the GIS-based distributed information system for permafrost studies
  • Study of spatial variability and evolution of permafrost-dominated landscapes; improvement of mapping techniques


Research Staff

Yaroslav Torgovkin Ph.D., Head of Group
Alena Shestakova Ph.D., Research Scientist
Alexander Vasiliev, Junior Research Scientist



Melnikov Permafrost Institute
Merzlotnaya St. 36
Yakutsk, Russia 677010
Phone: 7-4112-390-875 Email:



Unless stated otherwise, all photographs on this website are by the Melnikov Permafrost Institute staff members
(Sergey Serikov, Yuri Murzin, Leonid Gagarin, Mikhail Grigoriev, Alexander Fedorov, Sergey Gulyi, Ivan Vakhrin, Andrey Litovko, Stepan Varlamov and others).

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