Karen Ghazaryan

Keywords : Soil Sciences Environment Water Quality Environmental Impact Assessment Water Resources Management Soil and Water Conservation Rivers Heavy Metals Irrigation Watershed Management Heavy Metal Pollution

Country : Armenia

Organization : Yerevan State University

Department : Faculty of Biology

Email : kghazaryan@ysu.am

ResearchGate profile : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karen_Ghazaryan

Biography :

Karen Ghazaryan
Education
1995 - 1999: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology, on Bachelor term Diploma; Specialisation - biologist
1999 - 2001: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology Department of Ecology and Nature Protection on Master’s term Diploma; Specialisation - biologist, ecologist
2001 - 2004: Yerevan State University, PhD student, profession Ecology

Academic degree
Doctor of biology, PhD Thesis: ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LAKE ARPI AND ITS WATERSHED BASIN. 2004, NAS of Armenia, Institute of Zoology.

Professional experience
2005 - to date: Scientific researcher at the Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology Department of Ecology and Nature Protection. 
2008 - to date: Lecturer of the Yerevan State University, Faculty of Biology Department of Ecology and Nature Protection
14.08.2000 - 14.11.2000: Took part in the program of IAESTE for the exchange of students for technical experience in Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture Institute of Environmental Protection and Agriculture IUL.
05.06.2015 - 05.09.2015: Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology (Research topic: Hydrochemical assessment of the groundwater quality for irrigation purposes using IWQI and geostatistical techniques in Tikanlik oasis, China)
15.06.2014 - 15.09.2014: Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology. (Research topic: Hydrochemical assessment of surface water for irrigation purposes and its influence on soil salinity in Tikanlik oasis, China)

Academic courses
Principles of Ecology and Nature Protection, Ecology of culture, Ecological problems of RA, Soil ecology 

Scale of professional interests
Ecological monitoring and management, Soil ecology, hydro ecology

Participation in grant projects 
159340-TEMPUS-1- 2009 -1-ES-TEMPUS-JPCR
“Sharing Collectively The Competences of the Researchers to the Farmers for a Sustainable and Ecological Exploitation of The Agricultural and Environment Protection / ECO-AGRI”, (no. 2.2-2.72569.20M1, I S-ETC 264) financed from the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) in the framework of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme
05.06.2015 - 05.09.2015: CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative(PIFI), China (Grant № 2014BAC15B02)
01.08.2014 - 30.07.2015: Royal Norwegian Embassy, Civil society project support – grant number ARM-14/EMB/5. Title of the project “Evaluation of soil pollution in Lori Mraz and stakeholder advocacy for sustainable mining”
15.06.2014 - 15.09.2014: Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Fellowship For Researchers From Developing Countries. Grant number: 2013FFZA0010.
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2015: “BLACK SEA BASIN Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013”, under the European Neighbourhood & Partnership Instrument (ENPI). grant Contract: 2.2.3.72546.202, MIS-ETC 2177. Title of the project “Continuous improvement strategy for increasing the efficiency of wastewaters treatment facilities in the Black Sea coastal states – CISWastewater”
01.10.2013 - 01.12.2014: National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) - 2013Young Scholars Support Program (YSSP-2013) Grant number: YSSP-13-47. Title of the project “Evaluation of soil pollution level of ecologically vulnerable areas of mining territories in Lori Marz of the Republic of Armenia by biological methods and suggestion of ways for their improvement”
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014: 2013:sharing collectively the competences of the researchers to the farmers for a sustainable and ecological exploitation of the agricultural and environment protection. Grant provider: Black Sea Basin - Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 – Lecturer. 
01.08.2013 - 31.07.2015: State Committee MES RA, research project № SCS 13-4C202. Title of the project “Evaluation of soil pollution of ecologically vulnerable areas of mining territories in RA marz of Syunik by biological methods and ways of their improvement” 
2010 - 2012: 159340 - TEMPUS - ES - TEMPUS - JPCR Development of Master Course In Applied Biosciences, YSU


Professional membership
(NGO, professional council, editorial staff of scientific journal, funds etc.) 2011 to present: member of International Association for Landscape Ecology
2011 to present: Member of the technical group of standardization of “Management of Environment”, National Institute of Standards CJSC, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.
2010-to date: member of INTECOL

Awards received 
2011- Young Scientist Travel Award from the 8th IALE Word Congress.

Languages 
Armenian, English, Russian

kghazaryan@ysu.am


Bibliography


An overview of forest biodiversity in Transcaucasia 2000

Environmental risks of heavy metal pollution of the soils around Kajaran town, Armenia 2015 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Human Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Soils Around Kapan Mining Area, Armenia 2017 National Academy of Sciences of RA Electronic Journal of NATURAL SCIENCES

ASSESSMENT OF ECOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL RISKS OF HEAVY METAL POLLUTION OF SOILS IN THE VICINITY OF KAPAN CITY, ARMENIA 2017 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

POTENTIALLY TOXIC ELEMENTS CONTENT IN SOILS IN THE VICINITY OF SHAMLUGH COPPER MINING AREA (ARMENIA): ECOLOGICAL, AGRICULTURAL AND HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT 2018 Biological Journal of Armenia

THE NEGATIVE INFLUENCE OF HUMAN ACTIVITY ON THE DEGRADATION OF LAKE ARPI ZOOPLANKTON SPECIES 2004 National Academy of Sciences of RA Electronic Journal of NATURAL SCIENCES

CHEMICO-ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF LAKE ARPI WATERS ACCORDING TO NUTRIENT ELEMENTS 2012 International Journal of Arts & Sciences

The Investigation of Enzymatic Activity in the Soils under the Impact of Metallurgical Industrial Activity in Lori Marz, Armenia 2015 International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering

THE ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF SOILS AROUND AGARAK TOWN 2013 Biological Journal of Armenia

Monitoring of the soils of the ecological vulnerable areas around Qajaran town, Armenia 2013 Academic Journal of Science

GENERAL CHARACTERISTIC OF SOILS OF KAJARAN TOWN SURROUNDINGS 2013 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

General characteristic and pollution level of soils in ecologically vulnerable mining areas around Kapan town in Armenia 2014 Academic Journal of Science

Monitoring of soils in ecologically vulnerable mining areas around Shamlugh town in Armenia 2014 International Journal of Arts & Sciences

SOIL POLLUTION LEVEL OF ECOLOGICALLY VULNERABLE AREAS AROUND KAJARAN TOWN AND WAYS OF THEIR IMPROVEMENT 2014 Chemistry Journal of Moldova. General, Industrial and Ecological Chemistry

Assessment of the soils pollution level of the open mine and tailing dump of the surrounding territories of Akhtala Ore Processing Combine by heavy metals 2014 International Science Index

The Evaluation of Heavy Metal Pollution Degree in the Soils around the Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine 2015 International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering

ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION OF SOILS AROUND AGARAK (RA) COPPER-MOLYBDENUM MINE COMPLEX 2016 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Application of various methods for evaluation of heavy metal pollution in soils around Agarak copper-molybdenum mine complex, Armenia 2016 International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering

Copper absorption status of agricultural plant species and their phytoremediation potential 2017 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

HEAVY METALS IN THE SOILS OF THE MINING REGIONS OF KAJARAN, ARMENIA: A PRELIMINARY DEFINITION OF CONTAMINATED AREAS 2017 Academic Journal of Science

Copper phytoremediation potential of wild plant species growing in the mine polluted areas of Armenia 2018

Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in Soils of Mining Area: A Case Study from Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine, Armenia 2018 Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF SOIL POLLUTION BY SOME TRACE ELEMENTS AROUND OPEN MINE AND TAILING DUMP OF AKHTALA MINING AND PROCESSING ENTERPRISE 2018 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

THE IMPACT OF ZANGEZUR COPPER AND MOLYBDENUM COMBINE ACTIVITIES ON THE POLLUTION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND CROPS BY TOXIC ELEMENTS 2019 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

HYDROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY FOR IRRIGATION IN MASIS REGION, ARMENIA 2019 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

SOIL SALINIZATION IN THE AGRICULTURAL AREAS OF ARMENIAN SEMI-ARID REGIONS: CASE STUDY OF MASIS REGION 2020 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Comparative hydrochemical assessment of groundwater quality from different aquifers for irrigation purposes using IWQI: A case-study from Masis province in Armenia 2020 Groundwater for Sustainable Development

SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSE AT HIGH-RISK SITES OF THE ARARAT PLAIN 2020 PROCEEDINGS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY