Innokenty Ugarov, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Laboratory of Permafrost Landscapes

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  • M.S. (Geography), Yakutsk State University, 1967
  • Ph.D. (Geography), Permafrost Institute, 2001. Dissertation: Soil Hydrothermal Regime in Agricultural Lands of Central Yakutia

Research Interests

Regional and agricultural geocryology, permafrost geoecology:

  • Land reclamation in permafrost regions, effect of reclamation activities on the surface energy balance
  • Reclamation of abandoned arable lands
  • Permafrost hydrothermal regimes under different irrigation practices
  • Control and prediction of soil hydrothermal regimes
  • Formation of thermokarst and other cryogenic landforms in agricultural lands on ice-rich permafrost

Permafrost landscapes

  • Soil hydrothermal regimes in permafrost areas in relation to climate change and anthropogenic influence
  • Radiation balance in different landscape types of Central Yakutia

Current and Recent Projects

  • 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
  • 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.

Field Work

  • Observations of permafrost and related processes in natural and disturbed landscapes, Central and Arctic Yakutia


  • Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, International Academy of Natural History
  • Member, European Academy of Natural History
  • Member, Northern Forum Academy
  • Professor, Russian Academy of Natural History

and Outreach Activities

  • Dr. Ugarov has supervised 12 students completing specialist’s degree programs at the Yakutsk State University, Department of Geography and Department of Hydrogeology. In recent years, he has been actively involved in outreach activities for middle and high school students.