Marine Mosulishvili

Marine  Mosulishvili

Keywords : Biology Botany Biodiversity and Conservation Biodiversity Research Plant Taxonomy Plant systematics Natural Resources Conservation Orchids

Country : Georgia

Organization : Ilia State University

Department : Institute of Ecology

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Biography :

Graduated from Tbilisi State University (Biology, Botany) in 1978. PhD in Botany from the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia, 1985. Thesis – Taxonomic revision of the Caucasian taxa of the subtribe Koeleriinae (genera Trisetum, Trisetaria, Rostaria, Koeleria (Poaceae). Work experience – Tbilisi Institute of Botany (now Institute of Botany of Ilia State University) (1979-2006); Georgian National Museum (TGM Herbarium)(since 2006). In 1999 conducted post-doctoral research in Missouri Botanical Garden‎, St. Louis, MO, USA‎; in 2001- Virginia Tech & State  University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.  Major research questions – systematics of higher plants, monocots taxonomy, ecology, ethnobotany.  Over 40 published research papers. At Ilia State since 2008, employed as an assistant professor, since 2013 as associate professor of Higher Plant Systematics.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Monocots  taxonomy (Poaceae, Orchidaceae)
  • Domestication of crop plants and the origins of agriculture
  • Ethnobotany
  • Plant diversity
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Ecology and Biogeography
  • Dendrology and Dendrochronology