Zarina Saidaliyeva

Research Assistant


Zarina is an early career researcher, a PhD student at the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, working with Prof Maria Shahgedanova and Prof Andrew Wade on the characterising of water sources and runoff partitioning in the mountains of Central Asia using stable isotopes. Since graduating with an MSc degree in Hydrometeorology from the al-Farabi Kazakh National University, she has been working as a Junior Research Scientist in the Department of Glaciology at the Kazakhstan Institute of Geography, Almaty collaborating with the University of Reading on several research projects focusing on impacts of climate change on glacier retreat and water availability.

Zarina's research interests lie in the Tien Shan and other mountain regions of Central Asia, with particular focus on climate change and variability and their impacts on glaciated environments and water resources