Maria Pavlova

Junior Research Scientist, Laboratory of General Geocryology

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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6472-066X
Web of Science ResearcherID: AAD-7073-2019
Scopus ID: 57195435324

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  • M.S. (Geomorphology and Evolutionary Geography), Tomsk State University, 2015


  • Periglacial, eolian and glacial landforms
  • Paleoenvironments
  • Palynology
  • Applied and environmental geomorphology
  • GIS in geomorphological research

Current and Recent Projects

  • Russian Science Foundation Grant 21-17-00054, 2021-2023: Quaternary Aeolian Landforms and Cover Deposits in the Lena River Basin, East Siberia: Structure, Age and Paleoenvironmental Significance (Co-Investigator)
  • Russian Science Foundation Grant 20-17-00110, 2020-2022: Climate and Biodiversity Changes in the Altay Mountains during the Holocene (Evidence from High-Resolution Lake Bottom Sediment Records) (Participant)
  • SB RAS Basic Research Project, 2021-2025: Structure of Continental Permafrost and Key Stages of Its Evolution during the Neopleistocene and Holocene (Participant)
  • Russian Geographical Society Grant 46149, 2021: Tukulans: Fossil Relicts of the Ice-Age Deserts in East Siberia (Co-Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 17-05-00954, 2017-2019: Structure, Origin and Composition of Stable Isotopes in Intrapermafrost Taliks of the Late Quaternary Sand Dunes, Central Yakutia (Co-Investigator)
  • RFBR-RS(Y) Project 15-45-05129_восток_а, 2015-2017. Pleistocene Cryodeserts (Tukulans) in Central Yakutia (Co-Investigator)
  • RFBR Project 18-45-140012, 2018-2020: Geomorphological Mapping and Zonation of Late-Quaternary Periglacial and Eolian Landforms in Central Yakutia Using Satellite Imagery and GIS-Technologies (Co-Investigator)
  • Second Yakutia Expedition Project (MPI), 2017: Comprehensive Investigation and Mapping of the State of Permafrost in Yakutia for Elaborating Scientific Guidelines and Technologies for Socio-Economic Development (Participant)

Travel Grants

  • British Council Travel Grant for the UK-Russia Workshop on Studying Long-Term Environmental Change in Siberia and the Russian Far East, Sep 15-24, 2019, Southampton, UK
  • Sakha (Yakutia) Research and Education Foundation Travel Grant for Early Career Scientists, 2017

Field Work

  • 2016-present – field studies of periglacial aeolian deposits in the Vilyui and Lena River basins
  • 2019 Geomorphological and stratigraphic investigations of periglacial aeolian cover deposits in central Yakutia (Diring Lower Paleolithic site and Vilyu River basin); description, mapping and sampling of Kharyyalakh exposure; data collection from thermal monitoring sites
  • 2017 Pechanaya Gora exposure of aeolian and lacustrine deposits (stratigraphic description, sediment sampling)
  • 2017 Makhatta Tukulan dune field, Vilyui River basin (stratigraphic, terrain and hydrologic observations, sampling, mapping, data collection from monitoring sites)
  • 2015 – study of rock glaciers in the Southern Chuya Ridge, Altay Mountains
  • 2015 – study of periglacial eolian deposits (tukulans) – Makhatta Sand Dunes, central Yakutia
  • 2014 – study of rock glaciers in the Southern Chuya Ridge, Altay Mountains
  • 2014 – periglacial eolian deposits (tukulans) – Kysyl-Syr Sand Dunes, western Yakutia (internship)
  • 2012 – perennial frost mounds, central Yakutia (internship)
  • 2011 – field courses on geomorphology, Krasnoyarsk area
  • 2010 – field courses on geography, Malaya Sya area, Khakassia

Professional Association Memberships and Committee Activity

  • 2015–present, Board Member, Russian Association of Geomorphologists
  • 2018–present, Working Group Member, DIMA (Developing Innovative Multiproxy Analyses—in Siberia and the Russian Far East) Network