Центрально-Азиатский Институт прикладных Исследований Земли (ЦАИИЗ)

Центрально-Азиатский Институт прикладных Исследований Земли (ЦАИИЗ)
Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG)

Department 2

Dr.Usubaliev Ryskul

Dr.Usubaliev  Ryskul


Tel. mob.+996 543-19-67-09


In 1984 he graduated from the Kyrgyz State University named after 50th anniversary of the USSR, Department of Hydrometeorology of the Faculty of Geography. The diploma thesis was on «Analysis of factors conditioned modern regime of glaciers of the northern slope of the Terskei Ala-Too ridge». He completed postgraduate course in the National Academy of Science of KR and defended PhD thesis on «Glaciation of the Tien-Shan, its modern state, evolution and geochemistry» by specialty 25.00.23–physical geography and biogeography, soil geography and landscape geochemistry.

Work experience:

After graduating from the university he worked in the Hydrometeorological Service of KR. From 1990 to 1992 he had been working in the State Committee for Nature Protection of KR – in the Issyk-Kul Oblast Committee on Environmental Protection and Interregional Ecological Research Service Center.

In 1992 he started his academic research activity in the Tien-Shan Physical-Geographical Station of the Department of Geography, Institute of Geology named after M.M.Adyshev NAS KR. During 1992-2007 he had been working in the Laboratory of Glaciology and Mountain Lakes of the Department of Geography IG NAS KR. During 2005-2007 he had been working in this laboratory as acting head. Since 2007 he has been working as senior researcher in the Department 2 “Climate, Water and Geoecology” in the Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences.

Over many years of expedition-field works he had observed a number of glaciers in the West, North, Inner and Central Tien-Shan and Issyk-Kul depressions, as well as glacier systems of the Turkestan and Alai ridges. He worked as acting head of the expedition working group; and on the new area of study within glaciology of the Tien-Shan – geochemistry. The research results are represented in the different scientific publications and reports. He published more than 40 scientific papers, both in publishing houses in Kyrgyzstan, and foreign. He participated in the different conferences, symposiums and workshops on modern glaciations, hydrology and climate of mountainous areas; and provided his work results as well.

Off-hour activities:

Joint cooperation in the field of research with the specialists from some institutes of NAS KR, universities and other profiling organizations in KR, e.g. during several years he had been conducting joint research of exogenous processes and outburst-hazard mountain lakes in the northern part of Kyrgyzstan with the specialists from the Kyrgyz Complex Hydro-Geological Expedition under the State Geological Agency KR. He worked in the field of science-education at schools and universities in KR and he is a co-supervisor of PhD student and applicants.

Working in the projects:

Within the Institute of Geology of NAS KR he worked in different international joint projects as one of the principal executors: the project of MES KR (2006) – «Engineering-geological research of landslide areas of a scale 1:100 000, with creating electronic database and activities on risk reduction in Kyrgyzstan (in the Chui oblast)»; 2001-2003 - project of the International Research-Technology Center «Studying the climate change in the Tien-Shan mountainous areas on the basis of annual glacier layers composition; 2005-2006 – Kyrgyz-Czech project «Monitoring of the mountainous glacial lakes and protecting people from hazardous consequences of flooding, resulting from moraine dams’ break»; in CAIAG project «Global Change Observatory in Central Asia», «Water in Central Asia» etc.


Cooperation in the field of research both with the scientists from Kyrgyzstan, and scientists-glaciologists of foreign countries.

Socio-scientific activity:

2004-2007 – chairman of the Trade-union committee of the Institute of Geology NAS KR.

2009 – chairman of the State Certification Committee in the universities of KR in the field of geography and geoecology.

2006 – to present – member of the Dissertation board on defending doctoral and candidate’s dissertations under the Institute of Geology NAS KR, since 2009 – academic secretary of the Dissertation board.

The principal areas of scientific research – glaciology:

Glacier regime and dynamics, glacier runoff, hydrology and climate of mountainous areas, geochemistry of glaciers, glacial lakes and water-ice resources.

The main publications over the last 5 years:

  1. 1.R.A.Usubaliev, B.U.Abylmeyizova. Glaciation of the Tien-Shan and its dynamics under modern climate change. //News of NAS KR, № 1. – «Ilim» publishing house. – Bishkek, 2007. – P.39-44.
  2. 2.A.N.Dikih, R.A.Usubaliev, K.O.Moldoshev. State of the Tien-Shan glaciation in the second half of ХХ and beginning of ХХI c.c.: evolution, ecology and direction of glacier runoff. //Materials of the international scientific-practical conference «Problems of improving the natural and social process management», devoted to World Earth Day and 10th anniversary of the Faculty of Ecology and Management of the Bishkek Humanities University. – Special issue of Vestnik, Bishkek Humanities University named after K.Karasaev, № 2 (8). – Bishkek, 2007. – P.13-16.
  3. 3.A.N.Dikih, R.A.Usubaliev, K.B.Bakirov, K.O.Moldoshev, B.U.Abylmeyizova. Ice resources and modern dynamics of the Tien-Shan glaciations under modern climate change. //Materials of glaciological research. – Issue102. – М., 2007. – P.202-205.
  4. 4.R.A.Usubaliev, S.A.Erohin. Mountainous lakes as a result of degradation of modern Tien-Shan glaciation. //Materials of glaciological research. – Issue103. – М., 2007. – P.134-137.
  5. 5.S.J.Toktomushev, T.M.Choduraev, V.K.Semenov, R.A.Usubaliev, K.B.Kolbaev, M.K.Amanaliev. Concerning interrelation of atmospheric and glacier parameters’ change in the Kyrgyz Tien-Shan. //News of NAS KR, № 1. –«Ilim» publishing house. – Bishkek, 2008. – P.71-80.
  6. 6.A.N.Dikih, R.A.Usubaliev. Mechanisms of altitude distribution of ice volumes in Inner Tien-Shan. //Vestnik of the Kyrgyz Agrarian University named after K.I.Skryabin, №1 (12). – Bishkek, 2009. – P.121-128.
  7. 7.R.A.Usubaliev, O.I.Elemanov, B.U.Abylmeyizova, A.T.Osmonov. Reaction of glaciation in the South-West Tien-Shan to regional modern climate change.//Science and new technologies, № 3. – Bishkek, 2010. – P.44-48.
  8. 8.A.N.Dikih, R.A.Usubaliev. Features of dynamics of glaciation and glacier runoff in the Tien-Shan under the global climate warming (in CA countries). //Integrated and sustainability-oriented water resource management. Potential of cooperation between Germany and CA. Under the edition: Prof.Matthias Kramer. – Printed in «Idan» printing house. – Almaty, 2010. – P.144-150.
  9. 9.R.A.Usubaliev, A.S.Dudashvili, O.I.Elemanov. Glaciation of the northern slopes of the Turkestan and Alai ridges and its modern dynamics. //Ice and snow, №. 1 (117). – М.: Science. – 2012. – P.24-28.
  10. 10.R.A.Usubaliev, E.Azisov. Content of heavy chemical elements in the outwash in the Kumtor mine (northern-western slope of the Ak-Shyirak ridge).//Monitoring, forecasting the hazardous processes and phenomena in the KR. (9thpubl. with changes and corrections). – Bishkek: MES, 2012. – P.743. Part III. Scientific-research developments in the field of monitoring and forecasting the hazards. Part: Integrated monitoring, warning the exogenous and endogenous hazardous processes and phenomena in Kyrgyzstan and transboundary territories. – P.675-681.
  11. 11.R.A.Usubaliev. Impact of mining on glacier systems in the Kumtor area (northern-western slope of the Ak-Shyirak ridge). //There. – P.696-703.

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