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Dmitry Streletskiy

Dmitry Streletskiy

Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs
Faculty: Assistant
Room 217
Address: Old Main
1922 F Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-9168

Areas of Expertise

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


Grants & Awards (current only)
The Belmont Forum/ National Science Foundation: “ARCTIC-ERA (ARCTIC climate change and its impact on Environment, Infrastructure and Resource Availability)”
National Science Foundation “PIRE: Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic”
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”
GWU UFF “Evaluating Active Layer Using Spatial Statistics Techniques”


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


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

Romanovsky V.E., S. L. Smith, H. H. Christiansen, N. I. Shiklomanov, D. A. Streletskiy, D. S. Drozdov, G. V. Malkova, N. G. Oberman, A. L. Kholodov, and S. S. Marchenko. 2015. Terrestrial Permafrost [in "State of the Climate in 2014"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96 (7), S139-S141

Touyz J., Streletskiy D.A., Nelson F.E., Apanasovich T.V. 2015. A Spatio-Temporal Framework for Modeling Active Layer Thickness. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. II-4/W2, 199-206

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

Anisimov O.A. and Streletskiy D.A. 2015. Geocryological Hazards of Thawing Permafrost. Arctica XXI Century 2(3), 60-74 (in Russian)

Streletskiy, D.A., Anisimov, O.A. Vasiliev, A.A. 2014. Permafrost degradation. In: Haeberli W. and Whiteman C. (ed.). Snow and Ice-Related Risks, Hazards and Disasters. Oxford, Elsevier, 303-344; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394849-6.00010-X

Anisimov, O.A., Grebenets, V.I., Streletskiy, D.A. 2014. Infrastructure objects located on permafrost. In Semenov S.M. and Kattcov V.M. (ed). Second Roshydromet Assessment Report on Climate Change and its Consequences in Russian Federation, Roshydromet, Moscow, Russia. ISBN 978-5-901579-52-7 (In Russian, General Summary available in English).   

Shiklomanov N.I., and Streletskiy D.A. 2013. Effect of Climate Change on Siberian Infrastructure. In P.Ya. Groisman and G. Gutman (eds.) Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia and their Global Consequences. Springer DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-4569-8_1, 155-170.

Shiklomanov N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Little J. Nelson F.E. 2013. Isotropic thaw subsidence in undisturbed permafrost landscapes. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1–6, doi:10.1002/2013GL058295

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov, N.I. 2013. Arctic Urban Sustainability and Permafrost. Arctic Urban Sustainability Conference, May 30-31, 2013, Washington DC. http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/assets/docs/strel_RCN_conf_May_v2_NIS2.pdf

Romanovsky V.E., Smith S.L., Christiansen H.H., Shiklomanov N.I., Streletskiy D.A., Drozdov D.S., Oberman N.G., Kholodov A.L., Marchenko S.S., 2013: Permafrost [in Arctic Report Card 2013], http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov N.I., Nelson F.E. 2012. Permafrost, infrastructure and climate change: A GIS-based landscape approach to geotechnical modeling. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 44(3), 368-380. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-44.3.368.

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov N.I., Nelson F.E. 2012. Spatial variability of permafrost active-layer thickness under contemporary and projected climate in northern Alaska. Polar Geography 35(2), 95-116, DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2012.680204.

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov N.I., Grebenets V.I. 2012. Changes of foundation bearing capacity due to climate warming in Northwest Siberia. Earth Cryosphere XVI, 1, 22-32 (in Russian)
Nyland K., Shiklomanov N., Streletskiy D.A., Klene A., Nelson F.E. 2012. Effect of Vegetation on Ground Temperature in Northern Alaska. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Permafrost, Salekhard, Russia, June 25 - 29, 2012, Vol.1, 295-300.

Shiklomanov N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Nelson F.E. 2012. Northern Hemisphere Component of the Global Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Permafrost, Salekhard, Russia, June 25 - 29, 2012, Vol.1, 377-382.

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov N.I., Hatleberg E. 2012. Infrastructure and a Changing Climate in the Russian Arctic: A Geographic Impact Assessment. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Permafrost, Salekhard, Russia, June 25 - 29, 2012, Vol.1, 407-412.

Grebenets, V., Streletskiy, D., Shiklomanov, N. 2012. Geotechnical safety issues in the cities of Polar Regions. Geography, Environment, Sustainability Journal, Vol 5, No.3, 104-119.

Parente G., Shiklomanov N.I., Streletskiy, D.A. 2012. Living in the New North: Migration to and from Russian Arctic Cities. Focus on Geography Journal, 55(3), 77-89.

Anisimov O.A., Anohin Y.A., Lavrov S.A., Malkova G.V., Myach L.T., Pavlov A.V., Romanovsky V.A., Streletskiy D.A., Kholodov A.L., Shiklomanov N.I. (in Russian alphabetical order). 2012. Chapter 8: Continental Permafrost. In Semenov S.M. (ed.) Modern Methods of climate change assessments in Russia, Roshydromet, Moscow, Russia, 268-328 (In Russian).

Anisimov, O.A., Belolutskaya, M.A, Grigoriev, M.N., Instanes A., Kokorev, V.A., Oberman, N.G., Reneva, S.A. Strelchenko, Y.G., Streletskiy D., Shiklomanov N.I. 2010. Major natural and social-economic consequences of climate change in the permafrost region: predictions based on observations and modeling. Greenpeace, 44 p.

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. JGR DOI: 10.1029/2009JG001248.

French, H.M., Demitroff M., Streletskiy D., Forman S.L., Gozdzik J., Konishchev V.N., Rogov V.V., Lebedeva-Verba M.P. 2009. Evidence For Late-Pleistocene Permafrost in The Pine Barrens, Southern New Jersey, USA. Earth Cryosphere, XIII, 3, 17-29 (in Russian)

Klene, A.E., Nelson, F.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A. 2008. Interannual Variability of  Winter N-factors in the Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 - July 3, 2008, Vol. 1, 953-958.

Nelson, F.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Romanovsky, V.E., Yoshikawa, K., Hinkel, K.M., Brown, J. 2008. A Permafrost Observatory at Barrow, Alaska: Long-term Observations of Active-Layer Thickness and Permafrost Temperature. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 - July 3, 2008, Vol. 2, 1267-1272.

Shiklomanov, N.I., Nelson, F.E., Streletskiy, D.A., Hinkel, K.M., Brown, J. 2008. The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program: Data Collection, Management, and Dissemination Strategies. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 - July 3, 2008, Vol. 2, 1647-1652.

Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov, N.I., Nelson, F.E., Klene, A.E. 2008. Long-term Active and Ground Surface Temperature Trends: 13 years of observations at Alaskan CALM sites. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 - July 3, 2008. Vol. 2, 1727-1732.

Wood, K.R. & Streletskiy, D.A. 2008.Soil and Permafrost Temperature Data Obtained During the First International Polar Year. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 - July 3, 2008. Vol. 2, 1957-1962.

Zepalov, F.N., Grebenets, V.I., Streletskiy, D.A., Shiklomanov, N.I. 2008. Active-layer Monitoring at a New CALM Site, Taimyr Peninsula, Russia. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29 - July 3, 2008, Vol. 2, 2037-2042.

Arkhipov S.M., Hubberten H.-W., Vanshtein B.G., Mayer H., Ananicheva M.D., Savatugin L.M., Pryamikov S.M., Chernov R.A., Streletskiy D.A. 2006. Geochemistry of water and ice of Nordensheld Land, Svalbard. Materiali Glaciologicheskih Issledovaniy (Reports of Glaciological Investigations), Vol. 100, 200-206. (In Russian, summary in English)

Streletskiy D.A., Shiklomanov N.I., Nelson F.E. 2005. Monitoring of Thaw Settlement Using a Differential Global Positioning System Approach. Proceedings of the III Conference of Russian Geocryologists. Moscow State University Press. Issue 2, Vol. 3: Dynamic Geocryology, p. 163-169. (In Russian, abstract in English)

Streletskii D.A., Streletskaya I.D., Rogov V.V., Leybman M.O. 2003. Redistribution of Ions within the Active Layer and Upper Permafrost, Yamal, Russia. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Permafrost, 21-25 July 2003, Zurich, Switzerland, Vol.2: A.A. Balkema Publishers: 1117-1122

Classes Taught

GEOG 1002 - Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 2105 - Techniques of Spatial Analysis 
GEOG 2128 - Geomorphology
GEOG 6265 - Geography of Russia and its Neighbors 
GEOG 6305 - Geospatial Statistics