Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2022 Winter International Symposium

Above the Permafrost: 

How Climate Change and Resource Development Are Changing Local Life in the Arctic

Date: December 14-16, 2022

Venue: Room 403, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo

Language: English
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Deadline 2022.12.12 at noon
 December 14 WedYoung researchers’ seminar

David Wolff (SRC) 

Kathryn Tuyaara Yegorov-Crate (USA)

“Anti-War Mobilization and Resistance in Siberia”

Ruslan Shakhmatov (SRC)

“Effects of Snow Cover Manipulation on Larch Trees in the Taiga Forest Ecosystem in Northeastern Siberia”

Aleksandr Nogovitcyn (Hokkaido University)

“Historical and Spatial Variations in Siberian Larch Forest Conditions Before and After the Extreme Wet Event Shown by Satellite-Derived NDVI and Field-Observed Ecosystem Parameters”



  December 15 Thu
10:30-10:40 Opening Remarks
10:40-12:00 Keynote Session

Shinichiro Tabata(SRC)


Matti Nojonen (University of Lapland, Finland)

“China and the Arctic: Can We Divulge a Strategy?”

Aileen Espíritu (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Mining to Mitigate Climate Change”

13:30-15:30 Session1. Sakha Land Use from Physical and Cultural Aspects
Chair: Masanori Goto (SRC)

Alexander Fedorov(Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

“The Present Trend of Changing Permafrost Landscape in Yakutia, Eastern Siberia” 

Susan Crate(George Mason University, USA)

“Sakha and Alaas: Place Attachment and Cultural Identity in a Time of Climate Change”

Stanislav Saas Ksenofontov (University of Northern Iowa, USA)

“Sustainability of Indigenous Communities and Global Change: Perspectives from Sakha”

Discussant: Hiroki Takakura (Tohoku University, Japan)
15:45-17:45 Session 2. Economy and Environment in the Russian Arctic
Chair: Yuka Takeda (Kyusyu University, Japan)

Nadezhda Krasilnikova(Arctic Research Centre of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia)

“The Factors Influencing Air Pollution in the Extractive and Energy Industries in the Sparsely Populated Regions of Russian Arctic”

Mayu Michigami (Niigata University, Japan)

“Urban Residential Problems in the Arctic Region of Russia: the Case of the Sakha Republic”

Kazuho Yokogawa (Kanagawa University, Japan)

“Public Services and Fiscal Problems in the Russian Arctic: The Case of the Sakha Republic”

Discussant: Masahiro Tokunaga (Kansai University, Japan)
 December 16 Fri
10:00-12:00 Session 3. Revisiting the Indigenous Cultural Heritage
Chair: Hiroki Takakura (Tohoku University, Japan)

Lukas Allemann (University of Lapland, Finland)

“Co-creation of Oral Histories in the Indigenous Russian Arctic”

Yukari Nagayama (Kushiro Public University of Economics, Japan)

“Language and Life of the Peoples of Kamchatka: Personal Stories and Memories”

Karolina Sikora (University of Lapland, Finland)

“The Practice of the Right to Cultural Heritage Among Izhma Komi”

Discussant: Alyne Delaney (Tohoku University, Japan)
13:30-15:30 Session 4. Hunting, Fishing, and Herding in Northern Cash Economy
Chair: Shiaki Kondo (Kobe University, Japan)

Alex Oehler (University of Regina, Canada)

“Inner Asian Alpine and Subalpine Pastoralism in a Soiot Context” 

Akihito Tachikawa (Mie University, Japan)

“12 Years after the Cohen Commission: Do the Kwakwaka'wakw Fishers Really Sell Out Their Licenses?”

Tuyara Gavrilyeva(North-Eastern Federal University, Russia)

“Features of the Food Systems in the Russian Arctic: the RISE Project Findings”

Discussant: Shiro Sasaki(National Ainu Museum, Japan)
15:45-17:45 Session 5. Natural & Social Impacts of Permafrost Degradation and Its Future Projection
Chair: Stanislav Saas Ksenofontov(University of Northern Iowa, USA)

Takahiro Abe (Mie University, Japan)

“Permafrost Degradation near the Vicinity of Populated Towns in the Lena-Aldan Interfluve Revealed by Satellite Remote Sensing” 

Timo Kumpula (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)

“Remote Sensing in Permafrost Degradation Monitoring in Fennoscandinavia and Yamal, Russia”

Tomonori Sato (Hokkaido University, Japan)

“Changes in Extreme Weather and Hydrological Cycle in Relation to Recent Climate Change”

Discussant: Yoshihiro Iijima (Mie University, Japan)

 Sponsored by
 Research Program “Human Society” and International Research Exchange Program “East Asia in the Arctic” in the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II) 
 Platform for Explorations in Survival Strategies at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC), Hokkaido University
 Center for Northeast Asian Studies (CNEAS), Tohoku University
 Supported by
 Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS)