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Permafrost Regions In Transition: Introduction

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2021-081

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Russian permafrost regions are unparalleled in extent, history of development, population presence, and the scale of economic activities. This special issue, «Permafrost Regions in Transition», provides a timely opportunity to (a) examine major issues associated with changing permafrost conditions in natural environments and areas of economic development; (b) present insights into new methods of permafrost investigations; and (c) describe new opportunities and risks threatening sustainable development of Arctic populations and industrial centers in Russia. The issue begins with papers focused on methods of permafrost research, followed by papers focused on examining changes in permafrost under natural conditions, and in Arctic settlements. The last two papers examine potential impacts of permafrost degradation on the Russian economy and potential health implications.

About the Authors

Dmitry A. Streletskiy
The George Washington University; Earth’s Cryosphere Institute, Tyumen Scientific Centre, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
United States

Department of Geography, The George Washington University

Washington, 

Tyumen



Alexey A. Maslakov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Faculty of Geography

Leninskie Gory 1, Moscow 119991



Irina D. Streletskaya
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Faculty of Geography

Leninskie Gory 1, Moscow 119991



Frederick E. Nelson
Michigan State University; Northern Michigan University
United States

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences Michigan State University;

Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences, Northern Michigan University

East Lansing, MI,

Marquette, MI



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Streletskiy D.A., Maslakov A.A., Streletskaya I.D., Nelson F.E. Permafrost Regions In Transition: Introduction. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2021;14(4):6-8. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2021-081

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