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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

Did you know?

That alluvial is pertaining to or composed of alluvium or deposited by a stream or running water [6]. also applies to material lining the floor of a cave and deposits at the mouth of a spring.?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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Lasha Asanidze is Speleogenesis member

PhD Student Lasha Asanidze (Georgia)

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Address: Tamarashvili st. 6. Tbilisi, Georgia.
Website: https://speleologygeorgia.wordpress.com/
Affiliation: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University -Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography
Position: Researcher-Scientist
Specialization: Geomorphology
Interests: Karst Geomorphology and Hydrogeology, GIS, Cave and Karst. Karst Springs.
Member of Speleogenesis.info since 2014-04-24

CV of Lasha Asanidze

Name - Surname   –  Lasha Asanidze

Birth of Date 18/02-1987

Address:  Tbilisi, Georgia, 0172; Mukhiani, IV-B-micro/district, building 37, apart.86

Education:

Since March 2012 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, PhD student in geography. (Speleology and Geomorphology).

2009-2011 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: geomorphology-geoecology and cartography–geoinformatics. Master.

2004-2008 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: geomorphology-geoecology and cartography-geoinformatics. Bachelor.

Internship:

 2014.  United States of America, New Mexico University, National Cave and Karst Research 

 Institute.  One academic semester. http://nckri.org/

Work Experience:

2011- present - Researcher of the Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology  of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

2009–2011 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology and Cartography-Geoinformatics. Laboratory worker.

Expeditions:

2014. Speleological Expedition in Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti Region (Ambrolauri municipality), Subject ,,Karst Spring’s Ecology” . The head of the expedition.

2014. Texas, New Mexico states - United States of America, Subject – Caves Hydrogeology, Geology and Ecology.

2013. Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti Region (Ambrolauri municipality), Subject – ,,Speleological Research of Shaori Karst Depression”.  The head of the expedition.

2012. Racha – Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti Region (Ambrolauri municipality), Subject – „Research of Racha Limestone  Massif“.  The head of the expedition.

2012. Speleological Expedition in Imereti Region, (Chiatura municipality). 

2012. Speleological Expedition in Imereti Region, (Tskaltubo municipality). 

2012.  Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti Region, mestia municipality, Subject – „Dynamics of Vvaneti Caucasus Glaciers“, TSU, Department of Geography. 

2011. The Mestiachala River Basin,s Modern Glaciers and Dynamics.

2009-2012. Racha – Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti Region.  Subject - „Monitoring of Zopkhito Glacier Mass Balance on the Background of Climate Change“, (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation).

2007-2009.  Racha – Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti Region. Subject - Glaciers Dynamics in the Caucasus, the Climate Change and Modeling of River Runoff, (Intas). 

Research Grants:

2015-2016. Speleo-Geomorphological study of the Racha limestone massif by using modenr research methods.  (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). The main performer.

2014-2017. Identification of karst phenomena formation (genesis) conditions in the territory of Georgia and prospects of revealed cave systems exploitation for tourist purposes. (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). The main performer.

2014-2016 - Glaciological Catalogue of Georgia (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). The main performer.

  2013-2014. State Scientific Grants of Scientific-Research Internship Abroad for Young  Scientists.  ,,Research of Karst Processes in Georgia”.  Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA.

2012-2013. „Speleological Research of Shaori karst Depression”. (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). Place of implementation: Racha – Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region.   Manager.

2009-2011. „Monitoring of Zopkhito Glacier mass balance on the background of climate change“. (Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation). Place of implementation: Racha – Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti, and Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti regions. assistant.

2007-2009. „Glaciers dynamics in the Caucasus, the climate change and modeling of river runoff” (INTAS). Place of implementation: Racha – Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. Assistant.

Participation in conferences:

31.01.2014.    Second Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural sciences ENS-2014. Shaori Hollow Karst and its Peculiarities. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. http://conference.ens-2014.tsu.ge/lecture/view/508

3-9.11.13.  Scientific Meeting With Foreign Colleagues. ,,Karst and Caves of Racha Limestone Massif”.  Bari, Italy.

4-11.07.13.  The First Student Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences. ,,Karst Caves of Georgia and it’s Perspectives”. Tbilisi, TSU.  http://conference.sens-2013.tsu.ge/lecture/view/170

2-4.05.13.  The 2nd International Symposium on Kaz Mountains (Mt.Ida)  and

Edremit-Human Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystem. „Cave Tourism Potential in Georgia“, Edremit, Balıkesir- Turkey. 

http://www.academia.edu/3469320/Ecological_Susceptibility_Analysis_of_Olive_Groves_in_Edremit_Bay_Using_GIS_NW_Turkey

22-26.02.13.  The First Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences.  ,,Speleological Research of Racha Limestone Massif”. Tbilisi, TSU. http://conference.ens-2013.tsu.ge/lecture/view/292

16.11.12.   Proceedings of The Conference Dedicated to the 100th birthday Anniversary of Professor Levan Maruashvili.  „Limestone  Karst of the Migaria Massif And  its Tourist Potential“.  Tbilisi, TSU, Geographical Society of Georgia. 

15.09.11.   International Scientific Conference on Environment and Global Warming,

„Glaciological Studies in the Zopkhito Glacier (Central Caucasus)”.  Tbilisi, TSU.

Scientific papers:

1.Speleology of Georgia”.  16 th International Congress of Speleology.  Proceedings, Volume 1 - Pages 29-32, ISBN-978-80-87857-07-6. Czech Republic, Brno 2013.

http://www.karstportal.org/FileStorage/Intl_Congress_of_Speleology/seka_pdf13561.pdf

2. “Cave Tourism Potential in Georgia’’ . The 2nd International Symposiumon Kaz Mountains(Mount Ida) and Edremit - Human - Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystem.  Proceedings & Abstracts, Pages.243-246. Edremit 2013.

http://www.academia.edu/3469320/Ecological_Susceptibility_Analysis_of_Olive_Groves_in_Edremit_Bay_Using_GIS_NW_Turkey

3. “Limestone Karst of the Migaria Massif And its Tourist Potential”. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, New Series 4(83). Publishing house of Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi 2012.

4. “Glaciological studies in the Zopkhito glacier (Central Caucasus)”. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, New Series 3 (82). Publishing house of Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi 2011.

5. “Glaciological researches in the Zopkhitura River basin”. Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, Tbilisi. Publishing House "Universali". Tbilisi 2008.

 Foreign languages:

 English (well)

 Russian (average)

 Computer Programs:

 Microsoft Office,  Photoshop , ArcGis, Illustrator.

Contact Information:

Asanidze.lasha@yahoo.com

Lasha.asanidze@tsu.ge

Mob: +995 598  51-86-82

Office: +995 32 2 39 17 52