Dr. Dmitry Nicolsky

Research Associate Professor
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307C Elvey Building

Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
2156 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA

(907) 474-7397
(907) 474-5163

Research Interests

Understanding and modeling of coupled ground-atmosphere-ocean processes. Thermodynamics of irreversible processes and evolution of ecosystems. Numerical solution of partial differential equations appearing in geoscience.


2020-presentResearch Associate Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2013-2020Research Assistant Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2008-2013Research Professional, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2002-2007Research Assistant, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2000-2002Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
1999-2000Research Assistant, Department of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia


2007University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Ph.D. Interdisciplinary in Geophysics
2003University of Alaska, Fairbanks; M.S. - Mathematics
2000St.Petersburg State University, Russia; B.S. - Physics

Synergistic Activities

1. Monitoring ground temperature dynamics in Alaska and Eurasia
2. Collaboration with other scientists to understand regional impacts of increasing fire frequency
and climate change on carbon dynamics and species composition in the boreal forest
3. Identification and evaluation of future susceptibility of permafrost degradation, including effects
of permafrost degradation induced coastal erosion. Development of permafrost hazard maps for
coastal communities in Alaska
4. Understanding Arctic urban risks and adaptations strategies within a co-production framework
for addressing multiple changing environmental hazards
5. Understand and forecast long-term variations of in-situ geophysical and geomechanical
characteristics of degrading permafrost in the Arctic

Professional Memberships

American Geophysical Union

US Permafrost Association