Mikhail N. Grigoriev

Dr. Sci. (Geography), Deputy Director for Science, Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory of General Geocryology, Melnikov Permafrost Institute (Yakutsk, Russia)

Research Interests: Arctic coastal dynamics, Subsea permafrost, Periglacial geomorphology

Ph.D. thesis: Cryomorphogenesis of the Lena Delta Area (1991) Doctoral thesis (Dr. Sci.): Cryomorphogenesis and Lithodynamics of the Nearshore Shelf Zone of the East Siberian Seas (2008)


  • 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 the 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)

Field Work:

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.

Professional Societies: Russian National Committee for the Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC), Expert Panel on Earth Sciences, Higher Attestation Commission, Working Group on Education and Research Promotion, Russian Governmental Commission on Arctic Development, Working Group on Arctic Research, Russian Ministry of Science and Education Scientific Coordination Council, Action Group on Geosciences, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Working Group, Russian Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Council on the World Ocean, Dissertation Council, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Editorial Board Member, Nauka i Teknika v Yakutii, Editorial Board Member, Kriosfera Zemli Journal