A headshot of Alex Shiklomanov, a research assistant professor in the Earth Systems Research Center.

Alexander Shiklomanov

Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Shiklomanov received M.Sc. (1983) and PhD (1996) degrees from Russian Hydrometeorological State University, St. Petersburg. Since 1983 to 2000 Shiklomanov worked in the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), in Saint Petersburg as an engineer, research assistant, and research scientist. Dr. Shiklomanov joined the Water Systems Analysis Group in 1997 and currently serves as a Research Associate Professor. The focuses of Alexander's research are on cold-region and Eurasian hydroclimatology, hydrological and water management modeling and analysis. Research interests include: hydrological monitoring systems; water balance and streamflow routing models; human activity and its influence on hydrology; climate change and hydrological systems; effect of land cover and land use change on hydrology.
Dr. Alexander Shiklomanov has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. He is a co-developer of several regional hydrographic databases and a reviewer of multiple national and international scientific journals. In 2021 Dr. Shiklomanov has been selected to serve as a member of the Editorial Board of the international MDPI open source journal “Water”. Dr. Shiklomanov has been a Principal Investigator for multiple research projects sponsored by NASA and NSF.


  • Ph.D., Hydrometeorological University
  • M.S., Hydrometeorological University
  • B.S., Hydrometeorological University

Selected Publications

  • Panyushkina, I. P., Meko, D. M., Shiklomanov, A., Thaxton, R. D., Myglan, V., Barinov, V. V., & Taynik, A. V. (2021). Unprecedented acceleration of winter discharge of Upper Yenisei River inferred from tree rings. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 16(12). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac3e20

  • Debolskiy, M. V., Alexeev, V. A., Hock, R., Lammers, R. B., Shiklomanov, A., Schulla, J., . . . Prusevich, A. (2021). Water balance response of permafrost-affected watersheds to changes in air temperatures. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 16(8). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac12f3

  • Akbari, M., Baubekova, A., Roozbahani, A., Gafurov, A., Shiklomanov, A., Rasouli, K., . . . Torabi Haghighi, A. (2020). Vulnerability of the Caspian Sea shoreline to changes in hydrology and climate. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 15(11). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abaad8

  • Shiklomanov, A., Dery, S., Tretiakov, M., Yang, D., Magritsky, D., Georgiadi, A., & Tang, W. (2020). River freshwater flux to the Arctic Ocean. In D. Yang, & D. Kane (Eds.), Arctic Hydrology, Permafrost and Ecosystems (pp. 703-738). Springer.

  • Zolkos, S., Krabbenhoft, D. P., Suslova, A., Tank, S. E., McClelland, J. W., Spencer, R. G. M., . . . Holmes, R. M. (2020). Mercury Export from Arctic Great Rivers. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 54(7), 4140-4148. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b07145

  • Rawlins, M. A., Steele, M., Holland, M. M., Adam, J. C., Cherry, J. E., Francis, J. A., . . . Zhang, T. (2010). Analysis of the Arctic System for Freshwater Cycle Intensification: Observations and Expectations. JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 23(21), 5715-5737. doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3421.1

  • Smith, L. C., Pavelsky, T. M., MacDonald, G. M., Shiklomanov, A. I., & Lammers, R. B. (2007). Rising minimum daily flows in northern Eurasian rivers: A growing influence of groundwater in the high-latitude hydrologic cycle. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES, 112(G4). doi:10.1029/2006JG000327

  • Peterson, B. J., Holmes, R. M., McClelland, J. W., Vorosmarty, C. J., Lammers, R. B., Shiklomanov, A. I., . . . Rahmstorf, S. (2002). Increasing river discharge to the Arctic Ocean. SCIENCE, 298(5601), 2171-2173. doi:10.1126/science.1077445

  • Holmes, R. M., McClelland, J. W., Peterson, B. J., Shiklomanov, I. A., Shiklomanov, A. I., Zhulidov, A. V., . . . Bobrovitskaya, N. N. (2002). A circumpolar perspective on fluvial sediment flux to the Arctic Ocean. GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES, 16(4). doi:10.1029/2001GB001849

  • Lammers, R. B., Shiklomanov, A. I., Vorosmarty, C. J., Fekete, B. M., & Peterson, B. J. (2001). Assessment of contemporary Arctic river runoff based on observational discharge records. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 106(D4), 3321-3334. doi:10.1029/2000JD900444

  • Most Cited Publications