Nikolaev Vladimir

Senior Research Scientist
dr.v.nikolaev [at]
Glaciology Department

Isotopic geoecology: working out and using isotopic methods for reconstruction of palaeoenvironment. PalaeogeographyofPleistocene, existence and extinction of mammoths, evolution of permafrost

Main expeditions: White Sea, Baltic Sea, Caspian Sea, Spitsbergen, archipelago Severnaya Zemly, Шпицберген, Russian Plain

work on probation

Geophysical Institute (University of Copenhagen, Prof. W. Dansgaard);

Laboratoire de Modelisation du Climatet de l’Environment (Saclay, France, Dr. Jean Jouzel);

Stable isotope laboratory (University of Parma, Italy, Prof. A. Longinelli).

Selected publications

  • Safarova, S.A., Nikolayev, V.I., Blyum, N.S. The Paleogeography of the Pacific Ocean Basin 18,000 Years Ago // Oceanology, 1985, vol.24, No. 4, p.484-488.
  • Nikolayev V.I., Blyum N.S., Safarova S.A. Pacific Pleistocene Pa-laeogeography // 27-th International Geological Congress. Palaeoceanography. Colloquium 03. Reports. V. 3, 1984, Moscow, 4-14 August 1984. Moscow, Publishing office “Nauka”. Moscow, p. 176-190
  • Nikolayev V.I., Blyum N.S. The epoch of 125 years B.P. – the eve of the Late Pleistocene glaciation // Data of glaciological studies, No. 52, 1985,  p.115-120
  • Blyum, N.S., Nikolayev, V.I., Safarova, S.A. Paleogeography of the Pacific Ocean Basin 150,000 years ago // Oceanology, 1986, v. 26, No.2, p.198-202
  • Nikolaev S.D., Bluim N.S., Nikolaev V.I. Cenozoic palaeogeography of oceans and seas (by stable isotopes and micropaleontology) – Itogi nauki I tekhniki, ser. Palaeogeography, 1989, vol. 6. Moscow: VINITI, 196 p. (in Russian).
  • Kotlyakov, V.M., Zagorodnov, V.S., Nikolaev, V.I. Drilling on ice caps in the Soviet Arctic and on Svalbard and prospects of ice core treatment // Arctic Research, Advances and Prospects, Part 2, 1990, Moscow: Nauka, p.5-18
  • Nikolayev V.I., Kolokolov S.L.Holocene climatostratigraphy by oxygen isotope analyses // Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ser.. Geology, 1992,  № 4, p.145-151.
  • Kotlyakov, V.M., Nikolayev, V.I., Korotkevich Y.S., Petrov V.N., Barkov, N.I., Lipenkov, V.Ya., Lorius, C., Jouzel, J., Barnola, J.M., Petit, J.-R., Raisbeck, G., Raynaud, D. Global changes over the last clymatic cycle from Antarctic ice core records // Glaciers – Ocean – Atmosphere Interactions. IAHS Publication No. 208, 1991,  Wallingford: IAHS Press, p. 15-27.
  • Archipov S.M., Bardin V.I., Bozhinskiy A.N. ,…,Nikolaev V.I. et al. Regime and evolution of polar ice sheets 1992,  Sankt-Peterburg: Gigrometeoizdat, 231 p.
  • Nikolaev V.I.The changes of  the General atmospheric circulation during the Pleistocene // Proceedings of the Russian Academy of  Sciences, ser. Geography, 1992, №2, p. 113-119.
  • Ciais, P., Petit, J.-R., Jouzel, J., Lorius, C., Barkov, N.I., Lipenkov, V., Nicolaїv, V. Evidence for an early Holocene climatic optimum in the Antarctic deep ice-core record // Climate Dynamics, 1992, vol. 6, No. 3-4,p.169-177.
  • Nikolayev, V.I., Mikhalev, D.V. An oxygen-isotope paleotermometer from ice in Siberian permafrost // Quaternary Research, vol. 43 (1), 1995, p.14-21.
  • Nikolaev, V., Strizhov, V. The stable isotope composition of the Holocene deposits from East European interior seas and its interpretation // B.Frenzel, B.Stauffer, M.M.Weiβ (Eds.). Problems of stable isotopes in tree rings, lake sediments and peat – bogs as climatic evidence for the Holocene (Palaeoclimate Research, vol. 15: ESF project “European palaeoclimate and man” special issue 10), 1995,  Stuttgart, Jena, New York: G.Fischer, p.39-55.
  • Stievenard, M., Nikolaїv, V., Bol'shianov, D., Flehoc, C., Jouzel, J., Klementyev, O., Souchez, R. Pleistocene ice at the bottom of the Vavilov ice cap, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic // Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 42, No. 142,  1996, p. 403-406.
  • Andreev, A.A., Nikolaev, V.I., Bolshiyanov, D.Yu., Petrov, V.N. Pollen and Isotope Investigation of an Ice Core from Vavilov Ice  Cap, October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago, Russia // Geographic Physique et Quaternaire, 1997, vol.51, No.3, p.383-393
  • Nikolaev Vladimir, Bol’shiyanov Dmitry, Jouzel Jean, Petit Jean Robert, Stievenard Michel Evolution of Severnaya Zemlya Glaciation in Holocene // Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Climate and Water (Espoo, Finland, 17-20 August 1998) , 1998, Vol.3, p.1205-1216
  • Genoni, L., Iacumin, P., Nikolaev, V., Longinelli, A. and Gribchenko, Yu.  Late Pleistocene environmental conditions in Eurasian  Arctic as recorded by mammoth and reindeer skeletal remains // Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1998, vol.160 (3-4), p.587-592.
  • Nikolaev V.I., Genoni L., Iacumin P., Longinelli A., Nikolsky P.A., Sulerzhitsky L.D. Isotopic studies of the Late Pleistocene megafauna in Northern Eurasia. Moscow, Institute of Geography RAS,  2000, 94p.
  • Iacumin, P., Nikolaev, V., Ramigni, M. C and N stable isotope measurements on Eurasian fossil mammals, 40,000 to 10,000 years BP: Herbivore physiologies and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction // Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2000, vol.163, No. 1-2, p. 33-47.
  • Nikolaev V.I., Iacumin P., Alexandrovsky A.L., et al. Environment of ancient man in Holocene by isotopic and soil-archaeological studies (European part of Russia). Moscow, Institute of Geography RAS,  2002, 189 p.
  • Longinelli Antonio, Iacumin Paola, Davanzo Silvana, Nikolaev Vladimir Modern reindeer and mice: revised phosphate-water isotope equations // Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2003, v. 214, No.3-4, p.491-498.
  • Bolshiyanov D.Yu., Nikolaev V.I., Sosnovskiy A.V.A freash approach to palaeogeography of Northern Regions of West Siberia in Sartan time (Weichselian, Late Pleistocene) // Isotope and palaeogeographical studies in the Northern Russia: Moscow, Institute of Geography RAS,  2004, p.41-81.
  • Iacumin P., Nikolaev V., Ramigni M., Longinelli A. Oxygen isotope analyses of mammal bone remains from Holocene sites in Europeans Russia: palaeoclimatic implications // Global and Planetary Change, 2004, vol. 40, No. 1-2, p.169-176.
  • Iacumin P., Nikolaev V., Genoni L., Ramigni M., Ryskov Ya. G., Longinelli A. Stable isotope analyses of mammal skeletal remains of Holocene age from European Russia: A way to trace die-tary and environmental changes // Geobios, 2004, vol. 37, No.1, p. 37-47.
  • Iacumin P., Davanzo S. and Nikolaev V. Short-term climatic changes recorded by mammoth hair in the Arctic environment // Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2005, 218, No.3-4, p.317-324
  • Nikolaev V.I.,Ryskov Ya.G.,Iacumin P. A stable isotope investigation of  bone remains from archaeological excavations (methodological aspects) // Stable isotopes in palaeoecological studies. Moscow, Institute of Geography RAS,  2006,р. 8-30.
  • Ryskov Ya.G.,Demkin V., A., Nikolaev V.I.,Oleinik S.A., Iacumin P. On means to recognize “Anthropogenic aridization” of  landscapes in the past by stable iIsotopes // Stable isotopes in palaeoecological studies. Moscow, Institute of Geography RAS,   2006, р. 31-69.
  • P. Iacumin, S. Davanzo, V. Nikolaev Spatial and temporal variations in the 13C/12C and 15N/14N ratios of mammoth hairs : Palaeodiet and palaeoclimatic implications // Chemical Geology, vol. 231, No. 1-2, 2006, p.16-25
  • M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Lynn P. Tomsho, …, Vladimir Nikolaev et al. Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing on Mitochondria from Ancient Hair Shafts // Science, vol. 317, no. 5846, 2007, p. 1927-1930
  • Barbieri. M., Kuznetsova T., Nikolaev V.I., Palombo M.R. Strontium isotope composition in late Pleistocene mammals bones from the Yakutian region (North-Eastern Siberia)// Quaternary International, 2008, vol. 179, issue 1, p.72-78
  • Ryskov Ya.G., Velichko A.A., Nikolaev V.I., Oleinik S.A., Timireva S.N., Nechaev V.P., Panin P.G., Morozova T.D. Reconstruction of the Paleotemperature and Precipitation in the Pleistocene According to the Isotope Composition of Humus and Carbonates in Loess on the Russian Plain // Eurasian Soil Science, 2008, vol. 41, Number 9, p.937-945.
  • RyskovYa.G., Velichko A.A., Nikolaev V.I., Morozova T.D., Timireva S.N., Oleinik S.A. Comparison of Pedogenic CO2–containing carbonates in Fossil Soil and Loess from the Antarctic Ice core // Doklady Earth Sciences, 2009, v.427, no. 5, p.887-890.
  • RyskovYa.G., Demkin V.A., Nikolayev V.I., Oleinik S.A., Iacumin P. Reconstructing the anthropogenic aridization of landscapes in antiquiy and in the middle Ages from isotopic data// Geography and Natural Resources, v. 30, 2009,  p. 187-193.
  • IacuminP., DiMatteoA., NikolaevV., KuznetsovaT.V. Climate information from C, N, and stable isotope analyses of mammoth bones from northern Siberia // Quaternary International, v. 212, 2010, p. 206-212.
  • V.I .Nikolaev, Т.V. Kuznetsova, А.О. Alekseev, Antonella Di Matteо, E.N. Mashenko, Maria Rita Palombo, Paola IacuminPreliminary results from isotopic and geochemical studies of Late Pleistocene mammoths in North Yakutia// Proceedings of the Russian Academy of  Sciences, , ser. Geography, №2, 2011, p.78-88.
  • Nikolev V.I., Kuznetsova T.V., Iacumin P., Di Matteo A.  Carbon isotope composition of fossil remains as a source of information on the past climate // Ice and snow,  №3 (115), 2011, p.105-113.
  • Mikhalev D.V., Nikolaev V.I., Romanenko F.A. Reconstruction of the conditions of undegrround ice formation within the kolyma lowland during the Late Pleistocene – Holocene using  the results of the isotope investigations // Vestnik Moscow University, ser. Geography,  №5, 2012, р.35-42.
  • Vladimir I. Nikolaev, Paola Iacumin, Antonietta Di Matteo, Tatiana V. Kuznetsova Reconstruction of past climate basing on the isotopic composition of carbon from fossil remains // Geography, Environment, Sustainability, vol. 5, No.3, 2012,  p.14-27.
  • Di MatteoА.,Kuznetsova Т.V., Nikolaev V.I.,  Spasskaya N.N., Iacumin P.. Isotopic studies of fossil bones of Pleistocene Yakut horses // Ice and snow, №2  (122), 2013, p.93-101.