Othar Abdaladze

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School of Life Sciences and Engineering 

Co-director, Institute of Ecology, Ilia State University Head, “Alpine Ecosystems Research Program”

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1981 graduated Faculty of Biology, Ivane Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi, Georgia. 1982-1984 post-graduate studies in V. Komarov Botanical Institute of USSR Acad. Sci. (Leningrad, at present St. Petewrsburg). 1985 defended PhD thesis (“Plant CO2-gas exchange in subalpine zone of the Central Caucasus”). 1988-1990 several training courses in alpine plant ecology at the Institute of Botany of the University of Innsbruck. 1994 defended Doctoral thesis (“CO2-gas exchange in alpine plants of Georgia”). 1984-2011 worked at N. Ketskhoveli Institute of Botany. 2002-2011 Head of the Department of Alpine Vegetation Ecology and 2005-2006 Deputy Director of Science at above mentioned Institute. Cooperates with Ilia State University since 2006. Since 2009 Co-director of the Institute of Ecology and Head of the Alpine Ecosystems Research Program at Ilia State University. 2011 full professor of ecology. Published over 80 papers in scientific, educational and scientific-popular journals


სამეცნიერო ინტერესის სფეროები

  • Plant functional ecology (CO2-gas exchange, temperature and light relations, water balance)
  • Structural-functional organization of alpine plant communities
  • Plant adaptation strategies in stress-dominated environment
  • Ecological perspectives of climate global change
  • Alpine vegetation as bioindicator of global changes
  • Plant interactions along ecological gradients
  • Diversity of plant species and communities
  • Environmental education issues

About

1981 graduated Faculty of Biology, Ivane Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi, Georgia. 1982-1984 post-graduate studies in V. Komarov Botanical Institute of USSR Acad. Sci. (Leningrad, at present St. Petewrsburg). 1985 defended PhD thesis (“Plant CO2-gas exchange in subalpine zone of the Central Caucasus”). 1988-1990 several training courses in alpine plant ecology at the Institute of Botany of the University of Innsbruck. 1994 defended Doctoral thesis (“CO2-gas exchange in alpine plants of Georgia”). 1984-2011 worked at N. Ketskhoveli Institute of Botany. 2002-2011 Head of the Department of Alpine Vegetation Ecology and 2005-2006 Deputy Director of Science at above mentioned Institute. Cooperates with Ilia State University since 2006. Since 2009 Co-director of the Institute of Ecology and Head of the Alpine Ecosystems Research Program at Ilia State University. 2011 full professor of ecology. Published over 80 papers in scientific, educational and scientific-popular journals


Research interests

  • Plant functional ecology (CO2-gas exchange, temperature and light relations, water balance)
  • Structural-functional organization of alpine plant communities
  • Plant adaptation strategies in stress-dominated environment
  • Ecological perspectives of climate global change
  • Alpine vegetation as bioindicator of global changes
  • Plant interactions along ecological gradients
  • Diversity of plant species and communities
  • Environmental education issues