Andrey N. Petrov (PhD, Toronto; PhD, Herzen) is Assistant Professor of Geography, Director, Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research Lab and Academic Director of GeoTREE Center at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Petrov is an economic and social geographer who specializes in Arctic economy, regional development and post-Soviet society, with an emphasis on the social geography of indigenous populations of Russia. His current research is focused on regions of the Russian and Canadian North and concerns regional development, spatial organization, and restructuring of peripheral economies. Dr. Petrov leads the Research Coordination Network in Arctic Sustainability (Arctic-FROST). He has published on issues pertaining to socio-economic crisis, development, and demographic dynamics of indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in the North.
Matthew Cooney (BA, Clarke College) – specializes in environmental analysis and GIS. Matt studies climate change and spatial dynamics of migratory caribou and wild reindeer in the Arctic.
Ekaterina Korzh (BS, St. Petersburg State University) – specializes in economic geography and GIS. Her research focuses on economic development strategies and population change in the Arctic.
Andrey Kushkin (BS, St. Petersburg State University) is ARCSES webmaster. Andrey’s research concentration is GIS, cartography and computational geography. He is engaged in producing the Census Atlas of Russia.
Tesfay Russell (BS, UNI) – specializes in GIS and spatial modeling. Tesfay’s research in on alternative energy resources and locational analysis of alternative energy production.
Yulia Zykova (BS, St. Petersburg State University) – specializes in GIS and remote sensing. Yulia investigates long-term and catastrophic changes in Arctic and Subarctic landscapes associated with volcanic and wildfire activity. She is also engaged in producing the Census Atlas of Russia.
Philip A. Cavin (MA, UNI) – works on issues of economic development, human well-being and socio-economic impact assessment in remote areas.
Jonathon J. Launspach (MA, UNI) – specializes in GIS analysis, remote sensing and fire-induced ecosystem change.
Anna V. Pestereva (ABD, St. Petersburg State University) – Anna works on spatial modeling of climate change and wild reindeer migration in northern Russia.
Leonid A. Kolpashchikov (Dr. Sci.) – Head of Research, The Joint Directorate of Taimyr Nature Preserves. Dr. Kolpashchikov is the world’s leading specialist in biology and biogeography of Arctic large mammals.