Natalia Shakhova

Natalia Shakhova
Research Associate Professor
affiliations: IARC
location: 207 C Akasofu Building
email: nshakhov attsymbol for nospam iarc [dot] uaf [dot] edu
phone: 907-474-2796



  • Collaborative research: The East Siberian Arctic Shelf as a Source of Atmospheric Methane: First Approach to Quantitative Assessment (OPP NSF)/PI
  • Siberian Shelf Study (NOAA OAR Climate Program Office)/Co-PI
  • Degrading off-shore permafrost as current and potential source of methane to the atmosphere (OPP NSF)/Co-PI

Professional Interests

  • Arctic marine methane cycle
  • sea-air methane fluxes
  • sub-sea permafrost and Arctic hydrates
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Dr. Natalia Shakhova leads the Russia-U.S. Methane Study at the International Arctic Research Center, at the University Alaska Fairbanks and the Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 2004, she has been a leader in methane studies on the East Siberian Shelf, with a focus on climate-driven feedbacks. Over the last five years, she has published more than 20 papers including Science magazine (2010) and Nature (2012).

Shakhova is also an author of the SWIPA /AMAP Report-2012 (Trace gases and sub-sea permafrost) and WWF International Arctic Program Report (2009).

Shakhova received her rank of Doctor of Sciences in Marine Geology from P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2010, and Ph.D. in Medical Geography from Orenburg State Medical University in 1993.