Stanislav Ksenofontov

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanislav Ksenofontov

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Stanislav Ksenofontov

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. (2018) University of Zurich, Department of Geography, Zurich, Switzerland

BA and MA Combined Specialist Degree (2004) Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Oriental Languages (Diploma in Chinese and English philology), Khabarovsk, Russia


Research Interests

Indigenous social-ecological systems, global change, vulnerability, Indigenous sustainability, Arctic, Sakha 

Professional Accomplishments
Polar Postdoc Leadership Workshop Award, Polar Science Early Career Community Office, May 2023
Early Career Conference Funding Award, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, October 2022
Arctic Science Fellowship, Korean Polar Research Institute, December 2018-February 2019
International Arctic Science Committee Fellowship for Social and Human Working Group, January 2018-March 2021
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists, Swiss Government, September 2013-September 2016
Book chapters and peer-reviewed articles
- S.Ksenofontov and A.Petrov. 2024. "Global change impacts on Indigenous sustainability in Sakha Republic: A synthesis of knowledge". Sustainability. 16(3), 1157.
- S.Tiwari, A. Petrov, N.Golosov, M. Devlin, M. Welford, J. DeGroote, T. Degai, S. Ksenofontov. 2024. Regional geographies and public health lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arctic. Frontiers in Public Health. 11
- M.Rozanova-Smith, S.Ksenofontov, A.Petrov. 2023. "Indigenous urbanization and Indigenous urban experiences in the Russian Arctic: the cases of Yakutsk and Naryan-Mar" In "Urban Indigeneities: being Indigenous in the 21st century". The University of Arizona Press, 209-242
- A. Petrov, S. Tiwari, M. Devlin, M. Welford, N. Golosov, J. DeGroote, T. Degai, S. Ksenofontov. 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic in the Arctic: an overview of dynamics from 2020 to 2022. Arctic yearbook (Arctic Pan). Akureyri: Arctic Portal
- S. Tiwari, A. Petrov, N. Mateshvili, M. Devlin, N. Golosov, M. Rozanova-Smith, M. Welford, J. DeGroote, T. Degai, S. Ksenofontov. 2023. Incorporating resilience when assessing pandemic risk in the Arctic: a case study of Alaska. BMJ Global Health, 8(6)
- S. Tiwari, A. Petrov, M. Devlin, M. Welford, N. Golosov, J. DeGroote, T. Degai, S. Ksenofontov. 2023. Assessing pandemic risk through a lens of vulnerability and resilience: a case of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Arctic yearbook. Akureyri: Arctic Portal
- A. Petrov, D. Sambo Dorough, S. Tiwari, M. Welford, N. Golosov, M. Devlin, T. Degai, S. Ksenofontov, J. DeGroote. 2023. Indigenous health-care sovereignty defines resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet (London, England), Elsevier. 
- S. Tiwari, A. Petrov, M. Devlin, M. Welford, N. Golosov, J. DeGroote, T. Degai, S. Ksenofontov. 2022. The second year of pandemic in the Arctic: examining spatiotemporal dynamics of the COVID-19 “Delta wave” in Arctic regions in 2021. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 81(1). Taylor&Francis
- S. Ksenofontov, N. Backhaus, G. Schaepman-Strub. 2019. ‘There are new species’: indigenous knowledge of biodiversity change in Arctic Yakutia. Polar Geography. 42(1), 34-57, Taylor&Francis
- S. Ksenofontov, N. Backhaus, G. Schaepman-Strub. 2017. ‘To fish or not to fish?’: fishing communities of Arctic Yakutia in the face of environmental change and political transformations. Polar Record, 53(3), 289-303. Cambridge University Press
- S. Crate, M. Ulrich, J Otto Habeck, A. Desyatkin, R. Desyatkin, A. Fedorov, T. Hiyama, Y. Iijima, S. Ksenofontov, C. Mészáros, H. Takakura. 2017. Permafrost livelihoods: A transdisciplinary review and analysis of thermokarst-based systems of indigenous land use. Anthropocene. 18, 89-104. Elsevier
Professional Service
Guest Editor for Arctic Science journal
Fellowship Coordinator of the International Arctic Science Committee; 
An Organizing Committee of the Gender Equality in the Arctic working group podcast;
A member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous involvement of the International Arctic Science Committee