About Prof. Dr. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev


Counsellor RAS

Research Centre for Ecological Safety

Russian Academy of Sciences


Nansen International Environmental

and Remote Sensing Centr



Born on June 14, 1920 in Rybinsk (Russia), Professor is an expert in environmental science, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Councilor of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Research Centre for Ecological Safety in St. Petersburg from 1992. He is a graduate from Leningrad State University (LSU, 1946), Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Professor. Employment record:

  • 1946-1978 Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Head of Department, Vice-Rector for Science and Research, Rector of LSU.
  • 1958-1991 Head of Department at the Main Geophysical Observatory, then at the Institute for Lake Research of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1982-1992).
  • Since 1992 the Centre for Ecological Safety.

         Throughout the whole career he has been involved in research on atmospheric radiation problems relevant to the physical basis of climate. He has much contributed to the development of remote sensing techniques for environmental studies as well as to global change research. He is the author of over one thousand scientific papers and 109 monographs.

           He has been awarded with the State Prize of Russia, World Meteorological Organization Prize and gold medal, Symons medal. He is an Honorary Foreign Member of German Natural Science Academy Leopoldina, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the Royal Meteorological Society, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Honorary Doctor of the Universities of Lille (France), Budapest (Hungary), and Athens. Member of Editorial Boards of a number of international scientific journals. Editor-in-Chief of the journal Studying the Earth from Space.


Prof. K. Ya. Kondratyev: recent monographs


  1. Kondratyev K. Ya. Key Problems of Global Ecology. Itogi Nauki i Tekhniki. Theoretical and General Problems of Geography. Vol. 9. Moscow: VINITI Press, 1990. 454 pp. (in Russian).
  2. Kondratyev K. Ya., Donchenko V. K., Losev K. S., Frolov A. K. Ecology-Economics-Policy. St. Petersburg Branch of Russian Acad. Sci. Publ., 1996, 828 pp. (in Russian).
  3. Kondratyev K. Ya. Ecodynamics and Geopolicy. Vol. 1. Global Problems. St. Petersburg Branch of Russian Acad. Sci. Publ., 1999, 1036 pp. (in Russian).
  4. Kondratyev K. Ya. Climate Shocks: Natural and Anthropogenic. Wiley, New York e.a., 1988, 296 pp.
  5. Kondratyev K. Ya. Multidimensional Global Change . Wiley/Praxis, Chichester, U.K., 1998, 761 pp.
  6. Kondratyev K. Ya., Cracknell A. P. Observing Global Climate Change. Francis & Taylor, London, 1998, 592 pp.
  7. Kondratyev K. Ya. Climatic Effects of Aerosols and Clouds. Springer/Praxis, Chichester, U.K., 1999, 264 pp.
  8. Kondratyev K. Ya. and Filatov N. N. (Eds.) Limnology and Remote Sensing: A Contemporary Approach. Springer/Praxis, Chichester, U.K., 1999, 395 pp.
  9. Kondratyev K. Ya., Varotsos C. A. Atmospheric Ozone Variability: Implications for Climate Change, Human Health, and Ecosystems. Springer/Praxis, Chichester, U.K., 2000, 758 pp.
  10. Kondratyev K. Ya., Galindo I. Global Change Situation: Today and Tomorrow. Univ. of Colima Press, 2002, 338 pp.
  11. Kondratyev K. Ya., Krapivin V. F., Phillips G. W. Global Environmental Change: Modelling and Monitoring. Springer, Heidelberg e.a., 2002, 817 pp.
  12. Kondratyev K. Ya., Krapivin V. F., Phillips G. W. High-Latitude Pollution Problems. SPb. Univ. Press, 2002, 280 pp. (in Russian).
  13. Kondratyev K. Ya., Grigoryev Al. A., Varotsos C. A. Environmental Disasters. Natural and Anthropogenic. Springer/Praxis, 2002, 484 pp.
  14. Kondratyev K. Ya., Krapivin V. F., Savinykh V. P. Perspectives of Civilization Development: Multidimensional Analysis. Moscow, LOGOS, 2003, 537 pp. (in Russian).
  15. Kondratyev K. Ya., Krapivin V. F., Varotsos C. A. Global Carbon Cycle and Climate. Springer/Praxis, Chichester e.a., U.K., 2003, 344 pp.
  16. Kondratyev K. Ya., Losev K. S., Ananicheva M. D., Chesnokova I. V. Natural Basis of Life Stability. Moscow: VINITI, 2003, 240 pp. (in Russian).
  17. Kondratyev K. Ya., Krapivin V. F., Savinykh V. P. Global Ecodynamics and Human Society. Springer/Praxis, Chichester e.a., 2004, 520 pp.
  18. Bobylev L. P., Kondratyev K. Ya., Johannessen O. M. (Eds.) Arctic Environment Variability in the Context of Global Change. Springer/Praxis, Chichester e.a., 2003, 574 pp.


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