Kelsey Nyland

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Kelsey Nyland

Research Scientist

Climate and Environmental Change


Email: Kelsey Nyland
Office Phone: (202) 994-1914
2036 H St, NW, Room 305 Washington DC 20052

Office Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Physical Geography of the Arctic

Periglacial Geomorphology and Glaciology

Arctic Climate and Environmental Change

GIS and Remote Sensing

GEOG 1002 - Intro. Physical Geography

GEOG 3128 - Geomorphology

GEOG 3218/6218 - Arctic Systems

GEOG 3194/6293 - Landscape Ecology

GEOG 6304 - Geographic Information Systems I

Yoshikawa, K., Maslakov, A., Kraev, G., Hiroko, I., Romanovsky, V., George, C., Klene, A.E., Nyland, K.E. 2022. Food Storage in Permafrost and Seasonally Frozen Ground in Chukotka/Alaska Communities. Arctic. In Press.

Nyland, K.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Strelestkiy, D.A., Nelson, F.E., Klene, A.E., Kholodov, A.L. 2021. Long-term Trends from the Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program in Alaskan Tundra Landscapes. Polar Geography, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2021.1988000.

Nelson, F.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Nyland, K.E. 2021. Cool, CALM, Collected: the Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program and Network. Polar Geography, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2021.1988001.

Smith, S.L., Romanovsky, V.E., Isaksen, K., Nyland, K.E., Kholodov, A.L., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Farquharson, L.M., Drozdov, D.S., Malkova, G.V., Christiansen, H.H. 2021. Permafrost [in “State of the Climate in 2020”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (8), S293-S297, DOI: 10.1175/2021BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.

Mitchell, R.J., Nelson, F.E., Nyland, K.E. 2021. Preliminary Observations of Periglacial Processes on Cryoplanation Terraces, Cathedral Massif, Northwestern British Columbia. Physical Geography, DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2021.1893142.

Schaetzl, R.J., Nyland, K.E., Kasmerchak, C.S., Breeze, V., Kamoske, A., Thomas, S.E., Bomber, M., Grove, L., Komoto, K., Miller, B.A. 2021. Holocene, Silty-Sand Loess Downwind of Dunes in Northern Michigan, USA. Physical Geography, DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2020.1734414.

Romanovsky, V.E., Smith, S.L., Isaksen, K., Nyland, K.E., Kholodov, A.L., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Farquharson, L.M., Drozdov, D.S., Malkova, G.V., Christiansen, H.H. 2020. Terrestrial Permafrost [in “State of the Climate in 2019”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101 (8), S265-S271, DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0086.1.

Queen, C.W., Nelson, F.E., Gunn, G.E., Nyland, K.E. 2020. A Characteristic Periglacial Landform: Automated Recognition and Delineation of Cryoplanation Terraces in Eastern Beringia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.2083.

Nyland, K.E., Nelson, F.E. 2020. Long-Term Nivation Rates, Cathedral Massif, Northwestern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2019-0176.

Nyland, K.E., Nelson, F.E., Figueiredo, P.M. 2020. Cosmogenic 10Be and 36Cl Geochronology of Cryoplanation Terraces in the Alaskan Yukon-Tanana Upland. Quaternary Research, DOI: 10.1017/qua.2020.25.

Maslakov, A.A., Nyland, K.E., Komova, N.N., Yurov, F.D., Yoshikawa, K., Karev, G. 2020. Community Ice Cellars in Eastern Chukotka: Climatic and Anthropogenic Influences on Structural Stability. Geography, Environment, Sustainability, DOI: 10.24057/2071-9388-2020-71.

Anisimov, O., Orttung, R., Nyland, K., Sergunin, A. 2020. Cold War Legacy of Science Cooperation Offers Hope Today. Russian Analytical Digest, 253, 9-11. DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000420927.

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

Nyland, K.E., Nelson, F.E. 2019. Time-Transgressive Cryoplanation Terrace Development Through Nivation-Driven Scarp Retreat. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4751.

Nyland, K.E., Grebenets, V.I., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A. 2018. Igarka Vanishes: The Story of a Rapidly Shrinking Russian Arctic City. Focus on Geography, DOI: 10.21690/foge/2018.61.4f.

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, DOI: 10.3390/rs10081226.

Nyland, K.E., Schaetzl, R.J., Ignatov, A., Miller, B.A. 2018. A new depositional model for sand-rich loess on the Buckley Flats outwash plain, northwestern Lower Michigan. Aeolian Research, 31, 91-104.

Nyland, K.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A. 2017. Climatic- and anthropogenic-induced land cover change around Norilsk, Russia. Polar Geography, 40, 257-272.

Nelson, F.E., Nyland, K.E. 2017. Periglacial cirque analogs: Elevation trends of cryoplanation terraces in eastern Beringia. Geomorphology, 293, 305-317.

Nyland, K.E., Klene, A.E., Brown, J., Shiklomanov, N.I., Nelson, F.E., Streletskiy, D.A., Yoshikawa, K. 2017. Tradational Iñupiat Ice Cellars (Siġḷuaq) in Barrow, Alaska: Characteristics, Temperature Monitoring, and Distribution. Geographical Review, 107, 143-158.

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, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1918.

Streletskiy, D.A., Tananaev, N.I., Open, T., Shiklomanov, N.I., Nyland, K.E., Streletskiya, I.D., Tokarev, I., Shiklomanov, A.I. 2015. Permafrost hydrology in changing climatic conditions: seasonal variability of stable isotope composition in rivers in discontinuous permafrost. Environmental Research Letters, 10, 095003.

Nyland, K.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Klene, A.E., Nelson, F.E. 2012. Effect of Vegetation on Soil-Surface Temperatures in Northern Alaska. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, 25 – 29 June 2012, Salekhard, Russia, International Contributions, 1, 295 - 300.

BA (Geography and Environmental Studies) The George Washington University, 2013

MA (Geography) The George Washington University, 2015

Ph.D. (Geography) Michigan State University, 2019