SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Associate Professor of Ichthyology, PhD of Biological Sciences

Institute of Zoology, Department of Hydrobiology and Ichthyology





In 1998 graduated from S.S. Orbeliani State Pedagogical  University, faculty of Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Biology specialization (With honors). In 2005  defended her  PhD thesis in Zoology, Institute of Zoology;  Thesis  title – “Bio-ecological description of European vendace (Coregonus albula Linnaesus) in condition of Paravani Lake”. In 2007, 2010 and 2014, conducted post-doctoral research in University of Turku and Tvarminne Zoological station of Helsinki University (Finland), In 2011 at Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey, Isparta) and  Limnological Institute,  University of Konstanz (Germany). At ISU  works  since 2006.   From 2006 till up to date  simultaneously leads the Department of  Hydrobiology and Ichthyology at ISU Institute of Zoology.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Fish and macroinvertebrates, ecology and genetics
  • Fish behavior, Sexual selection and Evolution
  • Environmental Impact assessment
  • Invasive species
  • Fish Embryology and Gametogeneses

 Featured publications

  • Japoshvili B., Mumladze L., Kucuk F. 2013. Invasive Carassius carp in Georgia: Current state of knowledge and future perspectives, Current Zoology 59 (6): 1–8.
  •  Japoshvili B., Lehtonen T.K., Wong B.B.M., Lindström K. 2012. Repeatability of nest size choice and nest building in sand gobies. Animal Behaviour 84 (2012) 913-917.
  •  Japoshvili B. 2012. Longterm assessment of Vendace (Coregonus albula L.) stock in the lake Paravani, Advances in Limnology 63, E.Schweizerbart’sche Science Publishers, Stutthart, Germany. 363-369.
  • Shonia L., Japoshvili B., Kokosadze T. 2011. The invasive species Pseudorazbora parva (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in the ecosystem of Lake Bazaleti. Zoologicheskii zhurnal. V. 90. N10, 1277-1280.
  •  Ninua N., Japoshvili B. 2008. Check list of fishes of Georgia. Proceedings of the Institute of Zoology. XXIII, Tbilisi, p. 163 -176.

 Books 

  • Ninua, Japoshvili, Bochorishvili. 2013. Fishes of Georgia. Bilingual monograph (Georgian, English). Publishing house “Tsignieri”.

Articles in magazines

  • Japoshvili B. 2009. Monitoring on ichthyofauna in Paravani Lake, UNESCO, Paris-Stipa. p.42-43.

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • Undergraduate Course “Hydrobiology” (2014-2015 fall semester)
  • Undergraduate introductory course “Introduction of Hydrobiology” (2014-2015 spring semester)
  • Undergraduate Course “Field Hydrobiology and Environmental Chemistry “(2014-2015 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Ichthyology and hydrobiological methods” (2014-2015 fall semester)
  • Master Course “Bioindicators for Environmental Impact Assessment ” (2014-2015 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Bioindicators for Environmental Impact Assessment ” (2013-2014 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Ichthyology and Hydrobiological methods” (2012-2013 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Bioindicators for Environmental Impact Assessment” (2012-2013 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Conservation Biology” (2011-2012 fall semester)
  • Master Course “Ichthyology and Hydrobiological methods” (2011-2012 spring semester)
  • Undergraduate course “Developmental Biology” (2011-2012 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Conservation Biology” (2010-2011 fall semester)
  • Master Course “Ichthyology and Hydrobiological methods” (2010-2011 spring semester)
  • Master Course “Ichthyology and Hydrobiological methods” (2009-2010 spring semester)
  • Undergraduate course -“Limnology and Sustainable Fisheries” (2008-2009 spring semester)

In 2002, July-September,on  the topic of the dissertation  she worked on European vendace collection, in London,  in Darwin center of  Natural History  Museum.

In deferent years she holds  Soros (1998 and 1999), UNESCO / Keizo Obuchi (2007),  Coimbra Group (2010), German Exchange Program (DAAD)(2011), Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  (TUBITAK)(2002, 2011), Shota Rustaveli National Foundations (2014)  stipends and scholarships.

2005-2006 she graduated  the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Future Woman Leaders Program.