Dmitry Streletskiy

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Dmitry Streletskiy

Professor of Geography and International Affairs - Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Undergraduate Advisor (Last names M - Z)

Climate and Environmental Change

School: Columbian College of Arts and Sciences


Office Phone: (202) 994-9168
2036 H St NW, Room 203 Washington DC 20052

Office Hours: 
Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 PM
and by appointment

Dr. Dmitry (Dima) Streletskiy is a Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University. His research is focused on understanding diverse impacts of climate change on ecosystems, population and overall sustainability of the Arctic regions. Streletskiy is the Past President of the United Sates Permafrost Association and the Chair of Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost. He is an undergraduate advisor for Environmental and Sustainability Sciences and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in areas of geospatial techniques, physical geography, climate change, and regional geography classes focused on Arctic and Russia.


Arctic environment
Climatic variability and change
Geomorphology, Permafrost and Glaciology
Spatial Statistics and GIS
Geography of Russia

GEOG 1002 - Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 2105 - Techniques of Spatial Analysis 
GEOG 3128 - Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
GEOG 3218 - Arctic Systems 
GEOG 6220 - Climatic Change 
GEOG 6265 - Geography of Russia and its Neighbors
GEOG 6305 - Geospatial Statistics

Streletskiy, D.A., Clemens, S., Lankman J-P., Shiklomanov N.I. 2023. The costs of arctic infrastructure damages due to permafrost degradation. Environmental Research Letters 18, 145006,

Kuklina, V., Petrov, A.N. & Streletskiy, D. 2023. Frozen infrastructures in a changing climate: Transforming human–environment-technology relations in the Anthropocene. Ambio 52, 1151-1154

Landers K. and Streletskiy D. 2023. (Un)frozen foundations: A study of permafrost construction practices in Russia, Alaska, and Canada. Ambio 52, 1170-1183,

Noetzli J., H. H. Christiansen, F. Hrbáček, G. Hu, K. Isaksen, F. Magnin, P. Pogliotti, S. L. Smith, L. Zhao, and D. A. Streletskiy. Permafrost temperature and active layer thickness [in “State of the Climate in 2022”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 104 (9), S39–S41,

Smith S. L., V. E. Romanovsky, K. Isaksen, K. E. Nyland, N. I. Shiklomanov, D. A. Streletskiy, and H. H. Christiansen. Permafrost [in “State of the Climate in 2022”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 104 (9), S301–S304,

Oblogov G.E, Vasiliev A.A., Streletskiy D.A., Shiklomanov N.I., Nyland K.E. 2023. Localized vegetation, soil moisture, and ice content offset permafrost degradation under climate warming. Geosciences, 13(5), 129.

Hjort Jan, Dmitry Streletskiy, Guy Dore, Qingbai Wu, Kevin Bjella and Miska Luoto. 2022. Impacts of permafrost degradation on infrastructure. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 3, 24-38, DOI: 10.1038/s43017-021-00247-8

Streletskiy D.A., Maslakov A.A., Streletskaya I.D., Nelson F.E. 2021. Permafrost Regions In Transition: Introduction. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 14(4), DOI: 10.24057/2071-9388-2021-081

Porfiriev, B.N., D.O. Elisseev and D.A. Streletskiy. 2022. Economic Assessment of Permafrost Degradation Effects on Healthcare Facilities in the Russian Arctic. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vol. 91, No. 6, pp. 677–686.

Nyland, K. E., Shiklomanov, N. I., Streletskiy, D. A., Nelson, F. E., Klene, A. E., & Kholodov, A. L. 2021. Long-term Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) program observations in Northern Alaskan tundra. Polar Geography, 1-19.

Boike, Julia; Chadburn, Sarah; Martin, Julia; Zwieback, Simon; Althuizen, Inge; Anselm, Norbert; Cai, Lei; Coulombe, Stéphanie ; Lee, Hanna; Liljedahl, Anna; Schneebeli, Martin; Sjöberg, Ylva; Smith, Noah; Smith, Sharon; Streletskiy, Dmitry ; Stuenzi, Simone; Westermann, Sebastian; Wilcox, Evan. 2021. Standardized monitoring of permafrost thaw: a user-friendly, multi-parameter protocol. Arctic Science.

Bouffard T.J., Uryupova E., Dodds K., Romanovsky V.E., Bennett A.P., Streletskiy D. 2021. Arctic Scientific Cooperation - Supporting Circumpolar Permafrost Monitoring and Data Sharing. Land 2021, 10(6), 590.

Porfiriev, B.N., D.O. Elisseev and D.A. Streletskiy. 2021. Economic Assessment of Permafrost Degradation Effects on the Housing Sector in the Russian Arctic. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2021, Vol. 91, No. 1, pp. 17–25, DOI: 10.1134/S1019331621010068.

Streletskiy D. 2021. Permafrost Degradation. Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. In: Haeberli W. and Whiteman C. (ed.). Oxford, Elsevier.

Shiklomanov NI, Streletskiy DA, Suter L., Zamyatina N., Orttung B. 2020. Dealing with the bust in Vorkuta, Russia. Land Use Policy 93, 103908.

Vasiliev, A, Drozdov, D, Gravis, A, Malkova, G, Nyland, K, Streletskiy, D. 2020. Permafrost Degradation in the Western Russian Arctic". Environmental Research Letters 15,4, 45001, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab6f12

Porfiriev, B.N., D.O. Elisseev and D.A. Streletskiy. 2020. Economic Assessment of Permafrost Degradation Effects on Road Infrastructure Sustainability under Climate Change in the Russian Arctic. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences 89(6), 567-576. Russian Text © The Author(s), 2019, published in Vestnik Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, 2019, Vol. 89, No. 12, pp. 1228–1239

Streletskiy D, Suter L., Shiklomanov N., Porfiriev B. Eliseev D. 2019. Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Buildings, Structures and Infrastructure in the Russian Regions on Permafrost. Environmental Research Letters 14, 025003, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaf5e6

Suter L., Streletskiy D, Shiklomanov N. 2019. Assessment of the Costs of Climate Change Impacts on Critical Infrastructure in the Circumpolar Arctic. Polar Geography DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2019.1686082

Shiklomanov N., Orrtung R. Suter L., Streletskiy D, Zamyatina N. 2019. Dealing with the Bust in Vorkuta, Russia. Land Use Policy 103908, DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.03.021

Stuhlmacher M, Patnaik S., Streletskiy D., Taylor K., 2019. Cap-and-trade and emissions clustering: A spatial-temporal analysis of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. Journal of Environmental Management 249 DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109352

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., Etzelmüller, B., Grosse, G., Guglielmin, M., Ingeman-Nielsen, T., Isaksen, K., Ishikawa, M., Johansson, M., Johannsson, H., Joo, A., Kaverin, D., Kholodov, A., Konstantinov, P., Kröger, T., Lambiel, C., Lanckman, J.-P., Luo, D., 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., Yoshikawa, K., Zheleznyak, M., Lantuit, H., 2019. Permafrost is warming at a global scale. Nature Communications 10, 264, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-08240-4.

Streletskaya I., Vasiliev A., Oblogov G, Streletskiy D. 2018. Methane Content in Ground Ice and Sediments of the Kara Sea Coast. Geosciences 8 (12), 434, DOI:10.3390/geosciences8120434

Nyland K.E., Gunn G.E., Shiklomanov N.I., Engstrom R.N., Streletskiy D.A. 2018. Land Cover Change in the Lower Yenisei River Using Dense Stacking of Landsat Imagery in Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing, 10(8), 1226; DOI: 10.3390/rs10081226

Romanovsky V.E., S. L. Smith, K. Isaksen, N.I. Shiklomanov, D.A. Streletskiy, A.L. Kholodov, H.H. Christiansen, D. S. Drozdov, G. V. Malkova, and S. S. Marchenko. 2018. Terrestrial Permafrost [in "State of the Climate in 2017"]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 99(8):S161-165. DOI:10.1175/2018BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.

Shiklomanov, N., Streletskiy, D., Grebenets, V., Suter, L. 2017. Conquering the permafrost: urban infrastructure development in Norilsk, Russia. Polar Geography 40, 4, 273-290, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2017.1329237

Nyland, K., Shiklomanov, N., Streletskiy, D. 2017. Climatic- and Anthropogenic- Induced Land Cover Change around Norilsk, Russia. Polar Geography 40, 4, 257-272, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2017.1370503

Nyland, K., Klene, A., Brown, J., Shiklomanov, N., Nelson, F., Streletskiy, D., Yoshikawa, K. 2017. Traditional Iñupiat Ice Cellars (Siġ-uaq) in Barrow, Alaska:  Characteristics, Temperature Monitoring, and Distribution. Geographical Review 107 (1), 143-158, DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2016.12204.x

Streletskiy, DA, Biskaborn, BK, Nötzli, J, Lanckman, J-P., Romanovsky, VE, Schoeneich, P, Shiklomanov, NI., Smith, SL, Vieira, G, Zhao, L. 2017. Permafrost thermal state [in "State of the Climate in 2016"]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98(8):19-21. DOI: 10.1175/2017BAMSStateoftheClimate.1

Shiklomanov, N. I., Streletskiy, D. A., Swales, T. B. and Kokorev, V. A. 2017. Climate Change and Stability of Urban Infrastructure in Russian Permafrost Regions: Prognostic Assessment based on GCM Climate Projections. Geographical Review 107 (1),125-142. DOIi:10.1111/gere.12214

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov, N.I., Little, J.D., Nelson, F.E., Brown, J., Nyland, K.E., Klene, A.E. 2016. Thaw Subsidence in Undisturbed Tundra Landscapes, Barrow, Alaska, 1962–2015. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 28, 3, 566-572. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1918

Streletskiy, D.A. and Shiklomanov, N.I. 2016. Arctic Cities through the Prism of Permafrost. In Orttung R. (Ed.). Sustaining Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change. Berghahn Press, 201-220, ISBN 9781785333156.

Streletskiy, D.A., Sherstukov, A.B., Nelson, F.E., Frauenfeld, O.W. 2015. Changes in the 1963–2013 shallow ground thermal regime in Russian permafrost regions. Environmental Research Letters 10, 125005,DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/125005

Streletskiy, D., Tananaev, N., Opel, T., Shiklomanov, N., Nyland, K., Streletskaya, I., Tokarev, I., Shiklomanov, A. 2015. Permafrost Hydrology in Changing Climatic Conditions: Seasonal Variability of Stable Isotope Composition in Rivers in Discontinuous Permafrost. Environmental Research Letters 10(9):095003; DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/9/095003

Yu, Q., Howard, E., Engstrom, R., Shiklomanov, N., Streletskiy, D. 2015. Land Cover and Land Use Changes in the Oil/Gas Regions of Northwestern Siberia under Changing Climatic Conditions. Environmental Research Letters 10(12):124020, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124020

Biskaborn, B. K., Lanckman, J.-P., Lantuit, H., Elger, K., Streletskiy, D. A., Cable, W. L., and Romanovsky, V. E. 2015. The new database of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P). Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 1–15; DOI:10.5194/essd-7-1-2015

MS (Geography) Moscow State University, 2005
PhD (Climatology), University of Delaware, 2010


The Belmont Forum/ National Science Foundation: “Coastal OceAn SusTainability in Changing Climate”, (PI, 2020-2024)
The Belmont Forum/ National Science Foundation: “Rapid Arctic environmental Changes: Implications for well-being, resilience and Evolution of Arctic communities (RACE)”, (PI, 2020-2024)
The Belmont Forum/ National Science Foundation: “ARCTIC-ERA (ARCTIC climate change and its impact on Environment, Infrastructure and Resource Availability)”, (PI, 2015-2020)
National Science Foundation: “NNA Collaboratory: Collaborative Research: Arctic Cities: Measuring Urban Sustainability in Transition (MUST)” (Co-PI, 2021-2026)
National Science Foundation: “Collaborative Research: NNA Track 1: Navigating Convergent Pressures on Arctic Development (CPAD)”, (PI, 2021-2024)
National Science Foundation: NNA: Collaborative Research: The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Network-CALM V (2019-2024): Long-term Observations on the Climate-Active Layer-Permafrost System”, (Co-PI, 2019-2024)

Previous Awards

National Science Foundation “PIRE: Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic”
National Science Foundation “NNA: Collaborative Research: The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Network-CALM V (2019-2024): Long-term Observations on the Climate-Active Layer-Permafrost System”
National Science Foundation “Collaborative Research: Interactions between air temperature, permafrost and hydrology in the high latitudes of Eurasia”
National Science Foundation “The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Network-CALM IV (2014-2018): Long-term Observations on the Climate-Active Layer-Permafrost System
National Science Foundation “RCN-SEES: Building a Research Network for Promoting Arctic Urban Sustainability in Russia”
Norwegian Research Council “Arctic Urban Sustainability (ARCSUS) in Russia”