Nikolay Shiklomanov

Nikolay Shiklomanov

Nikolay Shiklomanov


Climate and Environmental Change


Office Phone: (202) 994-3966
2036 H St NW, Room 202 Washington DC 20052

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Nikolay (Kolia) Shiklomanov is a Professor of Geography at the George Washington University. He received an MA in Geography at SUNY Albany and a Ph.D. in Climatology at the University of Delaware. His main area of interest is permafrost and its interactions with natural and human systems. His research includes long-term permafrost observations in the high northern latitudes, permafrost-related process studies, and the effect of permafrost on human activity and infrastructure. He is also interested in the socioeconomic impacts of climate change in the Arctic. Since the early 1990s, he has been actively participating in fieldwork in the North American and Eurasian Arctic. Prof. Shiklomanov teaches courses in Physical Geography, Climatology, and Arctic Environments.

The Arctic Environment
Climatic Variability & Change
History of Arctic research
Socio-economic problems associated with development in Arctic regions

GEOG 1002 - Physical Geography 
GEOG 3108 - Weather & Climate 
GEOG 3128 - Geomorphology
GEOG 3218 - Arctic Systems

Streletskiy D.A, Shiklomanov N.I., Gerebenetz V.I. (in press) Changes of foundation bearing capacity due to climate warming in Northwest Siberia. Earth Cryosphere (in Russian with English translation)

Shiklomanov N.I. and Nelson F.E. (submitted) Thaw processes and thermokarst. in Treatise in Geomorphology, Elsevier.

Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Nelson, F.E., Hollister, R.D., Romanovsky, V.E., Tweedie, C.E., Brown, J. (2010). Long term variations of active layer thickness in moisture controlled landscapes, Barrow, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research -Biogeosciences.doi:10.1029/2009JG001248

Yang M., Nelson F.E., Shiklomanov N.I., Yao T., and Guo D. (2010). Permafrost degradation and its environmental effects on the Tibetan Plateau: A review of recent research, Earth Science Review. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.07.002

2008 Riseborough D, Shiklomanov N.I. , Etselmuller B., Gruber S., Recent Advances inPermafrost Modeling. Permafrost and Pereglacial Processes, 19: 137–156Schuur, E.A.G., Bockheim J., Canadell J., Euskirchen E., Field C.B., Goryachkin S.V., Hagemann S., Kuhry P., Lafleur P., Lee H., Mazhitova G.G., NelsonF.E., Rinke A., Romanovsky V.E., Shiklomanov N.I. , Tarnocai C, VenevskyS., Vogel J.G, Zimov S.A., 2008 Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change: Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. Bioscience Vol.58-2, 701-714

Anisimov O.A., Lobanov V.A., Reneva S.A., Shiklomanov N.I. , Zhang T., Nelson F.E., 2007 Uncertainties in gridded air temperature fields and effects on predictive active layer modeling, Journal Of Geophysical Research , 112, F02S14,DOI:10.1029/2006JF000593.

Sharkhuu A., Sharkhuu N., Etzelmuller B., Heggem ESF., Nelson FE., Shiklomanov N.I. , Goulden CE., Brown J., 2007, Permafrost Monitoring in the Hovsgol Mountain Regions, Mongolia. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface , DOI: 10.1029/2006JF000543

Shiklomanov N.I. , Anisimov O.A, Zhang T, Marchenko S.S., Nelson F.E., Oelke C., 2007, Comparison of model-produced active layer fields: Results for northern Alaska, Journal of Geophysical. Research. , 112, F02S10,doi:10.1029/2006JF000571.

Shiklomanov, N.I., 2005, From exploration to systematic investigation: Development of Geocryology in 19th-and early-20th-century Russia. Physical Geography , 26(4): 249-263.

2008 Shiklomanov N.I., Nelson F.E., Streletskiy D.A., Hinkel K.M., Brown J., The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program: Data Collection, Management, and Dissemination Strategies. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1: 1647- 1652

2008 Riseborough D, Shiklomanov N.I., Etselmuller B., Gruber S., Recent Advances in Permafrost Modeling. Permafrost and Pereglacial Processes, 19: 137–156

2008 Yang M., Yao, T., Nelson, F.I., Shiklomanov N.I., Gui, D., and Wang, C., Snow cover and depth of freeze-thaw on the Tibetan plateau: A case study from 1997 to 1998. Physical Geography

MS (Physics) St. Petersburg University, Russia, 1992
MA (Geography) SUNY Albany, 1996
Ph. D (Climatology), University of Delaware, 2000

National Science Foundation (Arctic System Science) project “The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Network - CALM III (2009-2014): Long-term Observations on the Climate-Active Layer-Permafrost System,” $1,622,201 .
National Aero and Space Administration (Land Cover Land Use Change), project “Integrating Field and Remotely Sensed Data for Improved Characterization of Permafrost Landscapes in the Russian Arctic,” 2009-2011, ($ 84,009 ).  
National Aero and Space Administration (Land Cover Land Use Change), project “ Northern Eurasian Landscapes: Interactions between Humans, Hydrology, Land Cover and Land Use.” – 2008-2012, $72,825