Dr. Nadia Solovieva

Dr Nadia Solovieva

What is a Mangrove Forest? Six Signs contributed by the Higher Colleges in Technology and supervised by Dr Nadia Solovieva to be exhibited during the 2017 Mangroves Festival.

Dr. Solovieva has a PhD in Geography from University College, London, and has authored and co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of global environmental change and the human impact on water environments.  Her most recent research has focused on the coastal areas of the Arabian Gulf, in particular mangrove forests of Khor Al Beida in Umm al Quwain. 

Dr Nadia has been active in giving much of her time, research and effort to the mangrove forests of the UAE.  She supported Mangroves from the Water in 2017:

  • being a volunteer teacher to school students at the Sharjah American International School, Umm Al Quwain Campus, and
  • supervising students at the Higher Colleges of Technology to provide the 2017 Mangroves Festival with signs of significant locations in mangrove forests, in two languages: Arabic and English. 

Click on the link to view these signs:

Signs placed along the mangroves in Umm Al Quwain, Khor Al Beida during the 2017 Mangroves Festival.
Nadia Solovieva during her class in 2017 at the Sharjah American International School, Umm Al Quwain Campus. 
Dr Nadia continues to support the mangroves.

Nadia is a co-author of two research papers in collaboration with other scientists about the mangroves of Umm Al Quwain:

 Assessment of the Environmental Status of the Mangrove Ecosystem in the United Arab Emirates

Assessing potential of coastal sediments from the mangrove forest in the Arabian Gulf for paleoenvironmental reconstruction

Nadia Solovieva is currently the Assistant Professor of General Studies at the UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology. 

Nadia can be contacted at:

Email: n.solovieva@ucl.ac.uk; nkettell@hct.ac.ae

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