Dmitry Beletsky

Research Scientist

4840 S.State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719


Dr. Beletsky has been with the SNRE Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (joint Institute between University of Michigan and NOAA) since 1995. His research expertise lies in the hydrodynamics of lakes and coupling lake physics with biological processes. Since the beginning of his career in limnology in Russia, he has worked on hydrodynamics and climatology of several large lakes in Europe (Ladoga and Onega), North America (Lake Champlain, Lake St. Clair, Lakes Michigan, Erie, Ontario and Huron), and the Baltic Sea. His major scientific interest is climatology and long-term changes of circulation patterns in the Great Lakes.


  • 1992, Ph.D., Physical Limnology/ Oceanography, Institute of Limnology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia.
  • 1982, M.S., Marine Engineering, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St.Petersburg, Russia.

Research Interest/Area of Expertise: 

  • Hydrodynamic modeling of lakes
  • Physical–biological coupling in lakes


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