SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Associate Professor of Botany, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering





Graduated from the faculty of Biology of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia, in 1999. PhD in Botany from TSU, 2005. Thesis – Lichens as bioindicators of air pollution in Tbilisi. Work experience – Botany department at TSU (2001-2005), Tbilisi Institute of Botany (now Institute of Botany of Ilia State Univesity) (2003-2012). Major research questions – lichen and plant diversity, biological monitoring of environmental stress, species extinction risk assesment, ethnobiology. Published about 20 research papers. At Ilia State since 2008, emplyoed as an assistant professor, since 2013 as associate professor of botany.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Species diversity and ecology
  • Species population monitoring
  • Species extinction risk assessment (Red Listing)
  • Ethnobiology
  • Caucasus region
  • Plants, lichens, fungi

Current Courses

Course Catalog

BA level

  • Plants under the risk of extinction (autumn)
  • Cryprogam (algae, fungi, lichen, bryophyte) diversity (autumn)
  • Practical course: Forest cryptogams (macro-fungi, lichens, bryophytes) (spring)

MA level

  • Georgia’s plant diversity (with Prof. M. Mosulishvili; spring)
  • Environmental stress assessment using biological indicators (with Prof. B. Japoshvili; spring)

  • Since 2007 Programe Officer at Caucasus Plant Red List Authory, IUCN