Mikhail Grigoriev    

Mikhail Grigoriev, D.Sc.

MPI Deputy Director for Science
Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of General Geocryology

Author ID: 68973 (https://www.elibrary.ru/author_profile.asp?authorid=68973)
ORCID: 0000-0003-1997-9506
Web of Science ResearcherID: J-7655-2016
Scopus ID: 7004568999

Tel.: +7-4112-390807

Email: grigoriev@mpi.ysn.ru

Education and Degrees

  • D.Sc. (Geology and Mineralogy), Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 2008. Dissertation: Cryomorphogenesis and Lithodynamics of the Nearshore Shelf Zone of the East Siberian Seas
  • Ph.D. (Geography), Moscow State University, 1991. Dissertation: Cryomorphogenesis of the Lena Delta Area
  • M.S. (Geocryology, Geomorphology). Moscow State University, 1981

Research Interests

  • Arctic coastal dynamics
  • Subsea permafrost
  • Periglacial geomorphology

Current Projects

  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Permafrost Degradation and Landform Transformation in Coastal and Offshore Areas of the Eastern Russian Arctic: Dynamics, Prediction and Risks (Project Director)

Selected Past 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 (Project Director)
  • RFBR Project 18-05-70091, 2018-2020: Estimation of Arctic Coastal Erosion and Inputs of Terrigeneous Material and Organic Carbon to the Arctic Basin (Project Director)
  • RFBR Project 18-45-140057, 2018-2020: Subsea Permafrost Degradation Rates and Additional Gas Fluxes from Bottom Sediments to the Atmosphere in Arctic Yakutia in Response to Observed Climate Variations (Project Director)
  • RAS Presidium Program no. 23, Fundamental Problems of Oceanology: Physics, Biology, and Ecology, Subprogram, Integrated Studies of the Arctic Shelf:
  • Project 23.5. Permafrost on the Shelf and Continental Margin of the Russian Arctic: Distribution, Paleogeography, Geological History, Structure, Properties, and Evolution Trends (Project Director)
  • Project 23.6. Permafrost and the Arctic Shelf in a Changing Climate; Stability of Ecosystems and Gas Hydrates; and Organic Matter Burial Pathways (Project Director)
  • 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) (Project Director: M.N. Grigoriev, D.Sc.)
  • Block 1. Distribution and Structure of Subsea Permafrost in the Arctic Seas of East Siberia (Principal Investigators: M.N. Grigoriev and V.V. Kunitsky)
  • Block 2. Permafrost Geomorphology and Coastal Changes in the Arctic and Deltaic Areas and Sediment Inputs, Including Organic Carbon, to the Arctic Basin (Principal Investigator: M.N. Grigoriev)
  • SB RAS Interdisciplinary Integrated Project 144. Cryogenic Resources of the Arctic and Subarctic: State and Structure of Permafrost, Physico-Chemical Modeling and Biological Potential of Cryogenic Systems. Part 1. State and Structure of the Arctic and Subarctic Permafrost. Project 1.1, 2012. Permafrost on the Eurasian Shelf and Continental Margin: Formation History, Current State, Evolution Trends, and Role in Greenhouse Gas Fluxes (Project Director: M.N. Grigoriev, D.Sc.)
  • RFBR Project 13-05-12037 ОФИ_М_2013. Distribution and Evolution of Subsea Permafrost in the Russia’s Eastern Arctic: Temperature Regime, Degradation Rates, Gas Seeps, and Modeling Based on Drilling and Geophysical Data (Project Director: M.N. Grigoriev)
  • IPA Arctic Coastal Dynamics Project (ACD) (Steering Committee member)
  • RAS Presidium Program no. 21. Fundamental Problems in Oceanology: Physics, Geology, Biology and Ecology. Multidisciplinary Investigations of the Arctic Shelf Subprogram. Project 6. Permafrost of the Eurasian Arctic Seas and Continental Margin: Current State, Variation Patterns, History, Transformation of Frozen and Cryotic Ground, and Hydrocarbon Emanations
  • RAS Department of Earth Sciences Program No. ONZ-11.7. Geotemperature Field and Permafrost Dynamics in Northern Eurasia. Evaluation of Current Rates of Permafrost Dynamics in the Continental and Shelf Areas of Northern Eurasia. Part 2. Evaluation of Current Rates of Permafrost Dynamics in the Shelf Areas of Northern Eurasia
  • Core Project VII.63.2.4. The Structure and State of Permafrost in Northern Asia under a Changing Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts

Field Work

Lena Delta Joint Russian-German Expeditions (1995-present)

Geocryological and geomorphological field investigations in the Arctic islands and coastal areas of the Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi Seas, in the Russian Far East coastal areas, and along the Hudson Bay in Quebec

External Professional and Committee Activities

  • Sakha/Yakutia Academy of Sciences Council on Earth Sciences (Member)
  • Dissertation Council D 003.025.0 at MPI (Member)
  • Russian National Committee for the Climate and Cryosphere Project (Member)
  • Action Group on Geosciences, International Arctic Science Committee (Member)
  • Working Group on Seacoasts, Russian Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Oceanology, Atmospheric Physics and Geography (Member)
  • Expert Panel on Earth Sciences, Higher Attestation Commission (Member)
  • Working Group on Education and Research Promotion, Russian Governmental Commission on Arctic Development (Member)
  • Working Group on Arctic Research, Russian Ministry of Science and Education Scientific Coordination Council (Member)
  • Russian Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Council on the World Ocean (Working Group Member)
  • Nauka i Teknika v Yakutii Magazine (Editorial Board Member)
  • Kriosfera Zemli Journal (Editorial Board Member)
  • Prirodnye Resursy Arktiki i Subarktiki Journal (Editorial Board Member)
  • Inzhenernaya Geologia Journal (Editorial Board Member)
  • Problemy Arktiki i Antarktiki Journal (Editorial Board Member)

Teaching and Supervision

  • Chair, State examination and attestation committees for graduate degrees in the North-Eastern Federal University, Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Research supervisor (G. Maximov)
  • Attestation Committee Chair, MPI Graduate Studies Program

Honours and Awards

  • Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2020)
  • Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Commendation, 2015
  • Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Committee on Innovation Policy and Science Commendation, 2015
  • Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Commendation, 2013, 2015
  • SB RAS Yakutia Research Centre Commendation, 2014, 2015
  • Yakutia Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society Centennial Medal, 2013
  • Russian Geographical Society Commendation, 2013
  • Merited Scientist of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Honorary Title, 2009
  • Silver Sigma Award, RAS Siberian Branch, 2007