Ilia State University

Status State University

Abbreviation ISU

Telephone (+995 32) 222 00 09

Email info@iliauni.edu.ge

URL http://iliauni.edu.ge/en/

Address Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5, , Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Contact person Giga Zedania (Rector)

Contact person David Tarknishvili (Dean)

Departments Institute of Ecology , 4D Research Institute , Institute of Botany , Institute of Earth Sciences , Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory , The International School for Caucasus Studies (ISCS) , Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies ,

Projects Promoting Sustainable Dam Development at River-Basin-Scale in the Southern Caucasus , Ethnobotany of the Caucasus , Investigation of Neotectonic deformation of the wester portion of Kura fold thrust belt ,

Academic programs Sustainable Natural and Forest Resources Management (MBA) at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia , Natural and Forest Resources and Biodiversity (MSC) at Ilia State University, Tbilisi , Ecology (ME) at Ilia State University, Tbilisi , International school for caucasus studies at Ilia State University, Tbilisi , BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA - MANAGEMENT, TOURISM) ,

People

Avtandil Okrostsvaridze

David Tarkhnishvili

Levan Mumladze

Jana Ekhvaia

Alexander Gavashelishvili

Marine Murtskhvaladze

Zaal Kikvidze

Mariam Elizbarashvili

Nato Tephnadze

Natalia Togonidze

Tea Mumladze

Nugzar Zazanashvili

Maia Akhalkatsi

George Nakhutsrishvili

Bella Japoshvili

Nina Shatberashvili

Nikoloz Lachashvili

Mzia Kokhia

George Anchabadze

Goderdzi Didebulidze

Khatuna Gigauri

Natia Kopaliani

Nikoloz Tushabramishvili

Gigi Tevzadze

Elene Natroshvili

Mariam Gabelaia

Timothy Blauvelt

Mikheil Elashvili

Nino Skhirtladze

Zezva Asanidze

Zura Javakhishvili

Marine Mosulishvili

Nana Bakhtadze

Nato Jorjiashvili

Nana Gratiashvili

Giorgi Sokhadze

Ghia Nodia

Tengiz Verulava

Ketevan Gurchiani

Giorgi Boichenko

Tea Godoladze

Lasha Sukhishvili

Zurab Javakhishvili

Irakli Skhirtladze

Eter Abulidze

Ioseb Natradze

Rayya El Zein


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Japoshvili B., (2009) Monitoring on ichthyofauna in Paravani Lake.


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Lachashvili N., (2015) New data on some rare species of flora of Georgia . Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, vol: 9, 135-138


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Kokhia M., (2010) High mountain meadows mesofauna for pastures rehabilitation.


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Nakhutsrishvili G., (2012) The Vegetation of Georgia (South Caucasus).


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Kopaliani N., Tarkhnishvili D., (2014) Gene Flow Between Wolf and Shepherd Dog Populations in Georgia (Caucasus). Journal of heredity, vol: 105, 345-353


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Murtskhvaladze M., Kopaliani N., Tarkhnishvili D., (2012) Gene introgression between Gazella subgutturosa and G. marica: Limitations of maternal inheritance analysis for species identification with conservation purposes. Acta Theriologica, vol: 57, 383–386


Zazanashvili N., et al. (2009) Territorial protection of globally threatened species in the Caucasus. Status and Protection of Globally Threatened Species in the Caucasus, Contour Ltd, Tbilisi, 222-231


Mancheno C., Zazanashvili N., (2016) Effectiveness of the network of protected areas of the South Caucasus at representing terrestrial ecosystems after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Environmental Conservation, 1-8


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Zazanashvili N., Tarkhnishvili D., (2016) CAUCASUS.


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Gavashelishvili A., (2009) GIS-based Habitat Modeling of Mountain Ungulate species in the Caucasus Hotspot.


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Tushabramishvili N., (2015) Current Middle & Upper Palaeolithic research in the southern Caucasus. Antiquity , 927-928


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Akhalkatsi M., Tarkhnishvili D., (2012) Habitats of Georgia.


Hille A., Tarkhnishvili D., (2002) Morphometric, biochemical and molecular traits in Caucasian wood mice (Apodemus/Sylvaemus), with remarks on species divergence. Acta theriologica, vol: 47, 389-416


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Gavashelishvili A., (2012) Movements and habitat use by immature Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus) from the Caucasus. Bird Study, vol: 59, 449-462


Gabelaia M., Tarkhnishvili D., (2017) Phylogenetic signals in scale shape in Caucasian rock lizards (Darevskia species). Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology,


Bussmann R., Kikvidze Z., et al. (2016) Plant and fungal use in Tusheti, Khevsureti, and Pshavi, Sakartvelo (Republic of Georgia), Caucasus. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae , vol: 86, 1-45


Kvavadze E., Mumladze L., (2008) Botanical and zoological remains from an early medieval grave at Tsitsamuri, Georgia. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, vol: 17, 217–224


Kikvidze Z., (2006 ) Seasonal shifts in competition and facilitation in subalpine plant communities of the central Caucasus. Journal of Vegetation Science, vol: 17, 77-82


Kikvidze Z., (2009 ) Facilitation and interference in subalpine meadows of the central Caucasus. Journal of Vegetation Science , vol: 12, 833-838


Kikvidze Z., (2005) Small-scale guild proportions and niche complementarity in a Caucasian subalpine hay meadow. Journal of Vegetation Science, vol: 16, 565 - 570


Kikvidze Z., (2003) Modelling species richness and diversity in grassland communities of the Central Caucasus. Oikos , vol: 89, 123 - 127


Erschbamer B., Akhalkatsi M., et al. (2010) Plant diversity along altitudinal gradients in the Central Alps (South Tyrol, Italy) and in the Central Greater Caucasus (Kazbegi region, Georgia). Tuexenia, vol: 30, 11–29


Akhalkatsi M., (1997) Comparative embryology of three Gentianaceae species from the Central Caucasus and the European Alps. Plant Systematics and Evolution, vol: 204, 39–48


Blauvelt T., (2017) Pedagogy, modernity and nationalism in the Caucasus in the age of reaction, 1880–1905. Caucasus Survey , vol: 5, 121-141


Blauvelt T., (2015) Resistance, Discourse and Nationalism in the March 1956 Events in Georgia - from Blauvelt and Smith, eds. Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power (2015). Routledge, London.


Blauvelt T., (2017) Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire.


Blauvelt T., (2013) Endurance of the Soviet imperial tongue: the Russian language in contemporary Georgia. Central Asian Survey , vol: 32, 189-209


Blauvelt T., (2014) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SOVIET POWER IN ABKHAZIA: ETHNICITY, CONTESTATION AND CLIENTELISM IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIPHERY. Revolutionary Russia , vol: 27, 22-46


Blauvelt T., (2016) The Muslim uprising in Ajara and the Stalinist revolution in the periphery. Nationalities Papers The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity , vol: 44, 359-379


Akhalkatsi M., Togonidze N., et al. (2017) Agrobiodiversity and genetic erosion of crop varieties and plant resources in the Central Great Caucasus. Annals of Agrarian Science, vol: 15, 11–16


Elizbarashvili M., Elizbarashvili E., et al. (2017) Georgian climate change under global warming conditions. Annals of Agrarian Science, vol: 15, 17–25


Lachashvili N., (2017) Conspectus of trees and shrubs of Tbilisi environs (East Georgia, South Caucasus). Annals of Agrarian Science, vol: 15, 118–129


Lachashvili N., (2017) Steppe of Tbilisi environs (East Georgia, South Caucasus). Annals of Agrarian Science,


Elashvili M., et al. (2011) Investigation of Active Fault Scarps by Means of Geophysical Prospecting Methods, Javakheti Fault Case, Georgia. American Geophysical Union,


Japoshvili B., (2016) A review of benthic fauna biodiversity in Georgia. Annals of Agrarian Science, vol: 14, 7-10


Skhirtladze N., (2016) Identity processes and statuses in post-Soviet Georgia: Exploration processes operate differently. Journal of Adolescence, vol: 47, 197-209


Asanidze Z., Akhalkatsi M., (2014) Genetic relationships between wild progenitor pear (Pyrus L.) species and local cultivars native to Georgia, South Caucasus. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, vol: 209, 504–512


Asanidze Z., Akhalkatsi M., (2011) Comparative morphometric study and relationships between the Caucasian species of wild pear (Pyrus spp.) and local cultivars in Georgia. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, vol: 206, 974-986


Mumladze L., Asanidze Z., Japoshvili G., (2017) An inverse elevational species richness gradient of Caucasian vascular plants and Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Ecoscience, 1-5


Mumladze L., Asanidze Z., (2017) Beyond elevation: testing the climatic variability hypothesis vs. Rapoport’s rule in vascular plant and snail species in the Caucasus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol: 121, 753–763


Akhalkatsi M., Asanidze Z., (2015) Pyrus caucasica Fed. Ancestor of Georgian Pear Landraces. Science, Technology and Development, vol: 34, 105-108


Asanidze Z., Akhalkatsi M., (2011) Morphological Relationships between Wild and Cultivated Pears in Georgia. Proceedings of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, vol: 9, 31-37


Tarkhnishvili D., Gavashelishvili A., Murtskhvaladze M., (2017) Landscape Complexity in the Caucasus Impedes Genetic Assimilation of Human Populations More Effectively than Language or Ethnicity. Human Biology, vol: 88, 287-300


Tarkhnishvili D., Gabelaia M., (2017) Isolated population of the Middle Eastern Phoenicolacerta laevis from the Georgian Black Sea Coast, and its genetic closeness to populations from southern Turkey. Zoology in the Middle East, 1-5


Tarkhnishvili D., Murtskhvaladze M., (2017) Coincidence of genotypes at two loci in two parthenogenetic rock lizards: how backcrosses might trigger adaptive speciation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol: 121, 365–378


Kopaliani N., (2017) Records of anomalously white harbour porpoises and atypical pigmented short-beaked common dolphin in the Georgian Black Sea waters. J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment, vol: 23, 66-74


Japoshvili B., Mumladze L., (2017) The population of Carssius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) and its parasites in Madatapa Lake (South Georgia). Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences , 793-799


Elizbarashvili M., Kekelidze N., et al. (2014) Temporal and spatial distribution of radioactivity in the soil of the black sea coast in the supsa-natanebi interfluvial region (Georgia).


Javakhishvili Z., (1999) The Corncrake (Crex crex) in Georgia.


Okrostsvaridze A., (2017) Thorium Resources and their Energy Potential in Georgian Republic, the Caucasus. Energy Procedia, vol: 125, 291-299


Okrostsvaridze A., (2016) Pliocene-Quaternary Samtskhe-Javakheti Volcanic Highland, Lesser Caucasus – as a Result of Mantle Plumes Activity.


Akhalkatsi M., (2017) Alpine Crop Wild Relatives in Georgia (The Caucasus).


Akhalkatsi M., Nakhutsrishvili G., (2008) Habitats of Allium Species in Georgia.


Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., (2016) Oribatida diversity in different microhabitats of Mtirala National Park. The Acarological Society of Japan, vol: 25, 35-49


Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., (2016) Annotated checklist of Georgian oribatid mites. Zootaxa, vol: 4089,


Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., (2013) Oribatid mite colonization of sand and manganese tailing sites. ACAROLOGIA A quarterly journal of acarology, since 1959, vol: 53, 203-215


Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., (2015) Annotated List of Invertebrates of the Georgian Karst Caves. Georgian Academic Book, Tbilisi.


Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., (2014 ) Oribatid mite (Acari: Oribatida) diversity in different forest stands of Borjom-Kharagauli National Park (Georgia) . Persian Journal of Acarology, vol: 3, 257–276


Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., (2011) Landscape distribution of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) in Kolkheti National Park (Georgia, Caucasus). Zoosymposia, vol: 6, 221–233


Mosulishvili M., (2017) A consolidated list of Triticum species and varieties of Georgia to promote repatriation of local diversity from foreign genebanks. Annals of Agrarian Science, vol: 15, 61-70


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2003 ) Wild Orchids of Georgia.


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2003 ) Diversity and conservation of Georgian orchids. Calamus, CGS Ltd, Tbilisi.


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2004 ) Iris family in Georgia.


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2004 ) Wetland orchid Spiranthes amoena in Georgia.


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2004 ) Spiranthes amoena – a new species for flora of Georgia. Jour. Eur. Orch. , vol: 36, 745-754


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2006) Orchids and their habitats in Georgia. Jour. Eur. Orch. , vol: 38,


Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., (2008 ) Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Rare Medicinal Plants in Samtskhe-Javakheti..


Ekhvaia J., Akhalkatsi M., (2015) GENETIC DIVERSITY AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WILD GRAPEVINE (VITIS VINIFERA SUBSP. SYLVESTRIS) POPULATIONS AND ABORIGINAL CULTIVARS IN GEORGIA.


Ekhvaia J., Akhalkatsi M., (2006) Comparative study of the quantitative parameters of berries and seeds in the autochthonous red grape varieties of the Kolkhis (Western Georgia). Proc. Georgian Acad. Sci., Biol. Ser. B, vol: 4, 38-46


Ekhvaia J., Akhalkatsi M., (2010) Morphological variation and relationships of Georgian populations of Vitis vinifera L. subsp. sylvestris (CC Gmel.) Hegi. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, vol: 205, 608-617


Ekhvaia J., Akhalkatsi M., (2014 ) Allele sizes in base pairs for SSR loci of local cultivars and wild grapevines of Georgia.


Barjadze S., Murvanidze M., Mumladze L., et al. (2015) Annotated List of the Invertebrates in the Caves of Racha Region (Western Georgia). Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology,


Bakhtadze N., Barjadze S., et al. (2010) Karyological Study of Three Species of the Genus Aphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Georgia. BULLETIN OF THE GEORGIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, vol: 4, 130-132


Bakhtadze N., Mumladze L., (2014) Karyological Studies in Terrestrial Mollusks (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata) of Georgia.


Bakhtadze N., Mumladze L., (2015 ) Chromosome studies of some Georgian terrestrial molluscs (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata).


Jorjiashvili N., Elashvili M., (2016) Seismic hazard analysis of Adjara region in Georgia. Natural Hazards, vol: 81, 745–758


Matcharashvili T., Chelidze T., Jorjiashvili N., et al. (2013) Discrimination between stochastic dynamics patterns of ambient noises (Case study for Oni seismic station). Acta Geophysica, vol: 61, 1-18


Matcharashvili T., Chelidze T., Jorjiashvili N., (2012) Scaling features of ambient noise at different levels of local seismic activity: A case study for the Oni seismic station. Acta Geophysica, vol: 50, 809-832


Gratiashvili N., Barjadze S., (2014 ) Morphometrics, life history and population biology of the Ponto-Caucasian slave-making ant Myrmoxenus tamarae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). European Journal of Entomology, vol: 112 , 175-179


Gratiashvili N., Barjadze S., (2008 ) CHECKLIST OF THE ANTS (FORMICIDAE LATREILLE, 1809) OF GEORGIA. Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology , 130 -146


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Elizbarashvili E., Varazanashvili O., Tsereteli N., Elizbarashvili M., (2012) Dangerous fogs on the territory of Georgia. Russian Meteorology and Hydrology, vol: 37, 106-111


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Verulava T., (2018) Pension System in the South Caucasus: Challenges and Reform Options. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, vol: 12,


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Elizbarashvili M., (2016) Chemical composition of irrigation, collector-and-drainage and ground waters of the lower Alazani valley. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON HUMANISTIC IDEOLOGY, 70-75


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