Andrey Petrov

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Board Member
University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Andrey N. Petrov is a Professor of Geography and Director of the ARCTICenter at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Petrov is an economic and social geographer who specializes in Arctic economy, regional development and sustainability in the Arctic communities. His current research concerns sustainable development, spatial organization, and restructuring of peripheral economies, as well as dynamics of social-ecological systems. Dr. Petrov leads the Research Coordination Networks in Arctic Sustainability (Arctic-FROST) and Arctic Coastal Resilience (Arctic-COAST). He has published on issues pertaining to socio-economic change, community-industry relations, sustainable development and human-environment interactions in the Arctic. Dr. Petrovs has served as the 9th President of the InternationalArctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) (2017-2021) and Chair of the Human and Social Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) (2019-2021).