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Vladimir
Romanovsky
Professor
Email 
veromanovsky [at] alaska.edu
Phone 
907-474-7459
Affiliations 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Biography 

Vladimir Romanovsky is interested in the scientific and practical aspects of environmental and engineering problems involving ice and permafrost. These include problems in the areas of soil physics, thermodynamics, heat and mass flow, and growth and decay processes that are associated with permafrost, subsea permafrost, seasonally frozen ground, and seasonal snow cover. He is also interested in the improvement of mathematical methods (analytical and numerical modeling) in geology and geophysics.

Education 
1996 University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Ph.D. - Geophysics 1985 Moscow State University, Russia; M.S. - Mathematics (Honor Diploma) 1982 Moscow State University, Russia; Ph.D. - Geology 1975 Moscow State University, Russia; M.S. - Geophysics (Honor Diploma)

Publications

Biskaborn, B.K., Smith, S.L., Noetzli, J., Vieira, G., Streletskiy, D., Schoeneich, P., Romanovsky, V., Wu, Q., Christiansen, H., Lanckman, J.P. , Abramov, A., Allard, M., Boike, J., Delaloye, R., Derevyanko, Diekmann, B., Drozdov, D., Etzelmüller, B., Grosse, G., Guglielmin, M., Ingeman-Nielsen, T., Isaksen, K., Ishikava, M., Johannson, M., Johannsson, H., Joo, A., Kholodov, A., Konstantinov, P., Kröger, T., Lambiel, C., Lewkovic, A., Luo, D., Malkova, G., Matthes, H., Meiklejohn, I., Moskalenko, N., Kaverin, D., Olivia, M., Paetzold, R., Phillips, M., Ramos, Sannel, B., Sergueev, D., Seybold, C., Skryabin, P., Sletten, R., Yoshikawa, K., Zheleznyak, M., and Lantuit, H. 2019. Permafrost is warming at a global scale. Nature Communications. 10.1038/s41467-018-08240-4.
Box, J., Colgan, W., Brown, R., Wang, M., Overland, J., Walsh, J., Bhatt, U.; Christensen, T., Schmidt, N., Lund, M., Parmentier, F.-J., Euskirchen, E., Romanovsky, V., Corell, R., Meier, W., Wouters, B., Mernild, S., Mård, J., Pawlak, J., and Andersen, M. 2019. Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971-2017. Environmental Research Letters. 10.1088/1748-9326/aafc1b.
Nitze, I., Grosse, G., Jones, B., Romanovsky, V., and Boike, J. 2018. Remote sensing quantifies widespread abundance of permafrost region disturbances across the Arctic and Subarctic. Nature Communications. 10.1038/s41467-018-07663-3.
Romanovsky, V.E., S.L. Smith, S.L., Isaksen, K., Shiklomanov, N.I., Streletskiy, D.A. , Kholodov, A.L., Christiansen, H.H., Drozdov, D.S. , Malkova, G.V. , and Marchenko, S.S. 2018. Terrestrial Permafrost. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. State of the Climate in 2017. 10.1175/2018BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.
Schuur, E.A.G., McGuire, A.D., Romanovsky, V., Schädel, C., and Mack, M. 2018. Arctic and boreal carbon. U.S. Global Change Research Program. Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2): A Sustained Assessment Report. 10.7930/SOCCR2.2018.Ch11.
Wang, K., Jafarov, E., Schaefer, K., Overeem, I., Romanovsky, V.E., Clow, G., Urban, F., Cable, W., Piper, M., Schwalm, C., Zhang, T., Kholodov, A., Sousanes, P., Loso, M., Swanson, D., and Hill, K. 2018. A synthesis dataset of permafrost-affected soil thermal conditions for Alaska, USA. Earth System Science Data. 10.18739/A2KG55.
Cable, W. L., V. E. Romanovsky, and M. T. Jorgenson 2016. Scaling-up Permafrost Thermal Measurements in Western Alaska using an Ecotype Approach. The Cryosphere Discuss. doi:10.5194/tc-2016-30.
Grosse, G., Goetz, S., McGuire, A., Romanovsky, V., and E. Schuur 2016. Review and Synthesis: Changing Permafrost in a Warming World and Feedbacks to the Earth System. Environmental Research Letters. 11(4).
Grosse, G., S. Goetz, A.D. McGuire, V.E. Romanovsky, and E.A.G. Schuur 2016. Changing permafrost in a warming world and feedbacks to the Earth System. Environmental Research Letters. 11(4). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/040201.
Harp, D. R., A. L. Atchley, S. L. Painter, E. Coon, C. Wilson, V. E. Romanovsky and J. C. Rowland 2016. Effect of soil property uncertainties on permafrost thaw projections: A calibration-constrained analysis. The Cryosphere. 10. 341-358. doi:10.5194/tc-10-341-2016.
Lara, M.J., H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D. Brown, M.T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. Breen, W.R. Bolton 2016. Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13124.
Lara, M.J., H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D.R.N. Brown, M.T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. Breen, and W.R. Bolton 2016. Lowland boreal forest ecosystems in Alaska are dominated by wetlands comprised of a complex mosaic of fens, collapse-scar bogs, low shrub/scrub, and forests growing on elevated ice-rich permafrost soils. Thermokarst has affected the lowlands of the Tanana. Global Change Biology. 22(2). 816-829. doi:10.1111/gcb.13124.
Liljedahl, A. K., J. Boike, R. P. Daanen, A. N. Fedorov, G. V. Frost, G. Grosse, Y. Iijma, J. C. Jorgenson, N. Matveyeva, M. Necsoiu, M. K. Raynolds, V. E. Romanovsky, J Schulla, K. Tape, D. A. Walker, H. Yabuki 2016. Recent circum-Arctic ice wedge degradation with major hydrologic impacts. Nature Geoscience. doi: 10.1038/NGEO2674.
McGuire, A.D., C. Koven, D.M. Lawrence, J.S. Clein, J. Xia, C. Beer, E. Burke, G. Chen, X. Chen, C. Delire, E. Jafarov, A.H. MacDougall, S. Marchenko, D. Nicolsky, S. Peng, A. Rinke, K. Saito, W. Zhang, R. Alkama, T.J. Bohn, P. Ciais, B. Decharme, A. Ekici, I. Gouttevin, T. Hajima, D.J. Hayes, D. Ji, G. Krinner, D.P. Lettenmaier, P.A. Miller, J.C. Moore, V. Romanovsky, C. Schadel, K. Schaefer, E.A.G. Schuur, B. Smith, T. Sueyoshi, and Q. Zhuang 2016. Variability in the sensitivity among model simulations of permafrost and carbon dynamics in the permafrost region between 1960 and 2009. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 30(7). 1015-1037. doi: 10.1002/2016GB005405.
Noetzli, J., H. H. Christiansen, M. Gugliemin, V. E. Romanovsky, N. I. Shiklomanov, S. L. Smith, and L. Zhao 2016. [Global Climate] Cryosphere, Permafrost thermal state [in “State of the Climate in 2015”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97(8). S20-S22.
Romanovsky, V. E., S. L. Smith, K. Isaksen, N. I. Shiklomanov, D. A. Streletskiy, A. L. Kholodov, H. H. Christiansen, D. S. Drozdov, G. V. Malkova, and S. S. Marchenko 2016. [The Arctic] Terrestrial Permafrost [in “State of the Climate in 2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97(8). S149-S152.
Atchley, A.L., S. L. Painter, D. R. Harp, E. T. Coon, C. J. Wilson, A. K. Liljedahl, and V. E. Romanovsky 2015. Using field observations to inform thermal hydrology models of permafrost dynamics with ATS. Journal of Geoscientific Model Development. 8. 2701-2722. doi: 10.5194/gmd-8-2701-2015.
Biskaborn, B. K., J-P. Lanckman, H. Lantuit, K. Elger, D. A. Streletskiy, W. L. Cable, and V. E. Romanovsky 2015. The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost database: Metadata statistics and prospective analysis on future permafrost temperature and active layer depth monitoring site distribution. Earth System Science Data. 8. 279-315. doi: 10.5194/essdd-8-279-2015.
Biskaborn, B. K., J-P. Lanckman, H. Lantuit, K. Elger, D. A. Streletskiy, W. L. Cable, and V. E. Romanovsky 2015. The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost database: Metadata statistics and prospective analysis on future permafrost temperature and active layer depth monitoring site distribution, Earth System Science Data (ESSD). Earth System Science Data. 7. 245-259. doi:10.5194/essd-7-245-2015.
Brown, D.R.N., M.T. Jorgenson, T.A. Douglas, V.E. Romanovsky, K. Kiellland, C. Hiemstra, E.S. Euskirchen, and R.W. Ruess 2015. Interactive effects of wildfire and climate on permafrost degradation in Alaskan lowland forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120(8). 1619-1637. doi: 10.1002/2015JG003033.
Brown, D. R.N., M. T. Jorgenson, T. A. Douglas, V. E. Romanovsky, K. Kielland, C. Hiemstra, E. S. Euskirchen, and R. W. Ruess 2015. Interactions of fire and climate exacerbate permafrost degradation in Alaskan lowland forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120(8). doi: 10.1002/2015JG003033.
Koven, C.D., E.A.G. Schuur, C. Schadel, T.J. Bohn, E.J. Burke, G. Chen, X. Chen, P. Ciais, G. Grosse, J.W. Harden, D.J. Hayes, G. Hugelius, E.E. Jafarov, G. Krinner, P. Kuhry, D.M. Lawrence, A.H. MacDougall, S.S. Marchenko, A.D. McGuire, S.M. Natali, D.J. Nicolsky, D. Olefeldt, S. Peng, V.E. Romanovsky, K.M. Schaefer, J. Strauss, C.C. Treat, and M. Turetsky 2015. A simplified, data-constrained approach to estimate the permafrost carbon–climate feedback. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . 373(2054). doi: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0423.
Koven, C.D., E.A.G. Schuur, C. Schadel, T.J. Bohn, E.J. Burke, G. Chen, X. Chen, P. Ciais, G. Grosse, J.W. Harden, D.J. Hayes, G. Hugelius, E.E. Jafarov, G. Krinner, P. Kuhry, D.M. Lawrence, A.H. MacDougall, S.S. Marchenko, A.D. McGuire, S.M. Natali, D.J. Nicolsky, D. Olefeldt, S. Peng, V.E. Romanovsky, K.M. Schaefer, J. Strauss, C.C. Treat, and M. Turetsky 2015. A simplified, data-constrained approach to estimate the pernmafrost carbon-climate feedback. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal . 373(2054). doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0423.
Lara, M. J., A. D. McGuire, E. S. Euskirchen, C.E. Tweedie, K. M. Hinkel, A. N. Skurikhin, V. E. Romanovsky, G. Grosse, W. R. Bolton, and H. Genet 2015. Polygonal tundra geomorphological change in response to warming alters future CO2 and CH4 flux on the Barrow Peninsula. Global Change Biology. 21(4). 1634-1651. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12757 .
Lara, M.J., A.D. McGuire, E.S. Euskirchen, C.E. Tweedie, K.M. Hinkel, A.N. Skurikhin, V.E. Romanovsky, G. Grosse, W.R. Bolton, and H. Genet 2015. Polygonal tundra geomorphological change in response to warming alters future CO2 and CH4 flux on the Barrow Peninsula. Global Change Biology. 21. 1634-1651. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12757.
Lara, M. J., H. Genet, A. D. McGuire, E. S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D. Brown, M. T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. L. Breen, and R. W. Bolton 2015In Press. Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13124.
Lara M. J., H. Genet, A. D. McGuire, E. S. Euskirchen, Y. Zhang, D. R. Brown, M. T. Jorgenson, V. Romanovsky, A. Breen, and R. W. Bolton 2015In Press. Thermokarst rates intensify due to climate change and forest fragmentation in an Alaskan boreal forest lowland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13124.
Muskett R. R., V. E. Romanovsky, W. L. Cable, and A. L. Kholodov 2015. Active-Layer Soil Moisture Content Regional Variations in Alaska and Russia by Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Methods, 2002 Through 2014. International Journal of Geoscience. 6. 12-41. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2015.61002 .
Muskett, R. , V. Romanovsky, W. Cable, and A. Kholodov 2015. Active-Layer Soil Moisture Content Regional Variations in Alaska and Russia by Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Methods, 2002 through 2014. International Journal of Geosciences. 6(1). 12-41. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2015.61002.
Noetzli, J., H. H. Christiansen, V. E. Romanovsky, N. I. Shiklomanov, S. L. Smith, G. Vieira and L. Zhao 2015. [Global Climate] Cryosphere, Permafrost thermal state [in “State of the Climate in 2014”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 96 (7). S17-S18.
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. [The Arctic] Terrestrial Permafrost [in “State of the Climate in 2014”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 96(7). S139-S141.
Schuur, E. A. G., A. D. McGuire, C. Schädel, G. Grosse, J. W. Harden, D. J. Hayes, G. Hugelius, C. D. Koven, P. Kuhry, D. M. Lawrence, S. M. Natali, D. Olefeldt, V. E. Romanovsky, K. Schaefer, M. R. Turetsky, C. C. Treat, and J. E. Vonk 2015. Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature14338.
Gray, S.T., A. Bennett, W.R. Bolton, A.L. Breen, T. Carman, E. Euskirchen, H. Genet, E. Jafarov, J. Jenkins, T. Kurkowski, M. Lindgren, P. Martin, S. McAfee, A.D. McGuire, S. Marchenko, R. Muskett, S. Panda, J. Reynolds, A. Robertson, V. Romanovsky, T.S. Rupp, K. Timm, and Y. Zhang. 2014In Press. Using integrated ecosystem modeling to improve our understanding of climate change impacts in the Alaska region . Alaska Park Science. 12(2).
Jafarov, E.E., D.J. Nicolsky, V.E. Romanovsky, J.E. Walsh, S.K. Panda, and M.C. Serreze 2014. The effect of snow: How to better model ground surface temperatures. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 102. 63-77. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.02.007.
Jafarov, E. E., V. E. Romanovsky, H. Genet, A. D. McGuire, and S. S. Marchenko 2013. The effects of fire on the thermal stability of permafrost in lowland and upland black spruce forests of interior Alaska in a changing climate. Environmental Research Letters. 8.
Jafarov, E.E., V.E. Romanovsky, H. Genet, A.D. McGuire, and S.S. Marchenko 2013. The effects of fire on the thermal stability of permafrost in lowland and uplandblack spruce forests of interior Alaska in a changing climate . Environmental Research Letters. 8(3). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035030.
Euskirchen, E., Timm, K., Breen, A.L., Gray, S., Rupp, T.S., Martin, P., Reynolds, J., Sesser, A., Murphy, K., Littell, J.S., Bennett, A., Bolton, W.R., Carman, T., Genet, H., Griffith, B., Kurkowski, T., Lara, M.J., Marchenko, S., Nicolsky, D., Panda, S., Romanovsky, V., Rutter, R., Tucker, C.L., and McGuire, A.D. In Press. Co-production of knowledge: Developing the Integrated Ecosystem Model to inform resource management decisions in Arctic Alaska. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.