Nikolai Dronin

PhD in Geography, Head of the Laboratory
Nikolai Dronin is the head of laboratory of Natural resources and technogenic change of environment at the Geography Department of Moscow State University (MSU) named after M.V. Lomonosov. His research interests are connected with history of geography, especially in the area of climate change, droughts, and impacts on agriculture, food security, and adaptations to climate change. He participated in a number of international environmental reports such as the pan-European Assessment (2007, 2021) and the UNEP Global Environmental Outlook (1999, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2018). He also served as the chairman of GEO-6 Assessment for the European region (2016). In 2005-2007 he acted as a Director of the International Summer School “Environment and Development: Policies for Our Sustainable Future,” developing new curricula for the Central and Eastern European universities. From 2005-2008 he was also a visiting lecturer at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. In 2008-2009 he was awarded with Fulbright scholarship at New York University.