Country : Georgia
Organization : Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Department : Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography
1995 - PhD in geography. Dissertation Topic: Modern glaciers of Georgia and evolution of glaciation in the mountains of Eurasia.
1979 - Candidate of Geographical Sciences. Dissertation Topic: Research of modern relief-forming processes of mountainous areas by stereo-photo-gram-metric methods.
1969-1972 - Post-graduate studies. Moscow Institute of Geography.
1959-1964 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Geography-Geology.
2006-present - Full Professor at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Head of the direction of Geomorphology-Geoecology and Cartography-Geoinformatics.
2003-2006 - TSU, Head of the Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology.
1995-2003 - TSU, Professor of the Department of Cartography-Geoinformatics at the Faculty of Geography-Geology.
1980-1995 - TSU, guest lecturer; lectures in glaciology and aerospace methods in geomorphology.
2009–present - Head of the Department of Geomorphology of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of TSU.
2007–present - Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of TSU.
2005-2007 - Director of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.
2000-2003 - Head of the Department of Geomorphology of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.
1986-2006 - Head of the Laboratory of Glaciology of Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.
1981-1986 - Head of the Laboratory of Aaerospace Methods of Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.
1979-1981 - Senior Researcher of Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.
1965-1979 - Chief Engineer of Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography.
Participated in glaciological and geomorphological expeditions (throughout the Eurasian continent).
1965-2012 - in the Caucasus region (North and South Caucasus, Colchis lowlands, south Georgian upland, Armenian upland).
2003 - Eastern Anatolia.
1991 - in the Himalaya (Central Himalaya, Jomolungma-Shishapangma section) and central Tibet.
1990 - Sino - Tibetan mountains.
1990 - Thyan-Shan.
I984 - Altai.
1983 - Kopet Dag
1982 - Kamchatka.
1978 - Shpizbergen (Svalbard, Norway).
1972 - Zaili Alatau (large and small rivers almaatinks, Tuiuksu Glacier).
1967 - Pamir (Muksus River and Obikhingou River gorges).
2010-2013 - Multiple relationship analysis among environment and social processes in the mountainous regions of Georgia. Field research on sustainable land use, land development for life quality insurance (AMES, Germany).
2009-2012 - Monitoring of Zopkhito Glacier mass balance on the background of climate change. (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). (Head).
2007-2009 - Glaciers dynamics in the Caucasus, the climate change and modeling of river runoff (INTAS). (Head from the Georgian side).
2006-2009 - The National Atlas of Georgia. Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. (Head).
2006-2007 - Development of Protected Areas of Georgia. (Participants).
1999-2006 - Forestry Sector Development Project. The World Bank (participant).
1994-1995 - International grant on “The Former USSR Mountain Glacier Fluctuations in the Little Ice Age” (it was implemented at the Moscow Institute of Geography).
1993 - WWF program, where he wrote a report about the relief of the eastern Caucasus and Iori upland.
1993-2002 - Grants of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia (Head).
9 monographs, 120 articles, including 58–in Georgian language, 47-in Russian and 15–in English language.
In 2000 he was awarded the Medal of Honor.