Vahgan Muradyan

Vahgan Muradyan

Keywords : Armenia Mountain landscapes GIS modelling landscape-ecological integral indices

Country : Armenia

Organization : Yerevan State University

Department :

Biography :

Higher (Yerevan State University, 2002 - 2011)


2008 up to present: Senior researcher of the Department of GIS and Remote Sensing of the Center for Ecological – Noosphere Studies National Academy of Sciences of RA.
2008 up to present: Lecturer of Yerevan State University (Department of Physical Geography and Cartography & Cadastre)
2010 up to present: up to present up Lecturer of Master Program “Nature protection and use” of the International Scientific Centre (ISEC) at the National Academy of Sciences RA.

Scientific Degree (Year, Place)
Candidate of geographic science (2011,Yerevan)

Research Interests
Landscape planning, estimation of landscape ecological risk and potential, ecological analysis of the soil, study of the dynamics of landscapes /forest ecosystems/, estimation of anthropogenic factor influence on ecosystems.
Implementation of the newest informational technology in geo-ecological, landscape-ecological research, geographic information systems (GIS), distance-observation technologies.

Theme of Dissertation
A landscape - ecological assessment of mountain ecosystems applying geographical information system (on the example of the territory of Syunik marz, RA)

Research Themes, Academic Grants, Awards, Certificates of Honour

  • 2012 - 2015: GIS-specialist, EU Cooperation Capacity Building of Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia: Towards Armenia’s integration into the ERA(EcoArm2ERA)
    •Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of NAS RA (Armenia)
    •University College Dublin, National University of Ireland (Ireland)
    •University of Geneva, Institute for Environmental Sciences (Switserland)
    •GIRAF PM Services GmbH (Germany)
    Funded by EU FP7 Capacities Work programme 2010:Coordination and Support Action
  • 2011 - 2013: Head of Squad, GIS-specialist, ARMENIA: Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project, Funded by World Bank
  • 2011 - 2013: GIS-specialist, Deploying ARmenian distributed Processing capacities for Environmental GEOspatial data (ARPEGEO)
    •University of Geneva (Switzerland)
    •Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of NAS RA (Armenia)
    •Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems NAS RA (Armenia)
    Funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 2011 - 2013: GIS-specialist, Development of remote sensing methods for assessment of heavy metal soil pollution (case study: Kajaran).
    •Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of NAS RA (CENS, Armenia)
    •University of West Virginia (USA)
    Funded by State Committee of Sciences of RA
  • 2008 – 2009: GIS-specialist, The Ecological risk assessment of territory of Sotq mine and adjacent areas.
    The Government of RA

  • From 2014: Council of the Center for Ecological – Noosphere Studies National Academy of Sciences of RA (Member)
  • From 2005: Armenian Geographical Society (Member)