University of Northern Iowa

Russian Scholar Presentation

New Oil and Gas Extractive Activities in Southern Siberia:

An Integrated Geographical Assessment of Economic, Social and Environmental Risks


Dr. Natalia Krasnoshtanova,

Institute of Geography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RUSSIA




Geography is hosting a Scientist from the Institute of Geography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Natalia E. Krasnoshtanova is a part of the research team that works on UNI-Russia project under the Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research (ARCSES) Lab. This event is funded by the grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Dr. Krasnoshtanova’s research focuses on economic activity risks assessment, oil and natural gas industry in Siberia, and its impacts on local communities. The presented research is a comprehensive study of various risk factors influencing the development of the oil and gas extractive industry in Southern Siberia, in particular, in the Irkutsk region. The theory, integrated methodology and results of risk assessment are presented.

In addition Dr. Krasnoshtanova will discuss the main directions of Institute’s research taking place in Siberia, Lake Baikal and the Arctic. UNI geography and the Institute are cooperating partners.