Ilia State University

Status: State University

Abbreviation: ISU

Phone (+995 32) 222 00 09



Address Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5 Tbilisi Tbilisi Georgia

Contact Person Giga Zedania (Rector), David Tarknishvili ( David Tarknishvili)

Department Institute of Ecology 4D Research Institute Institute of Botany Institute of Earth Sciences Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory The International School for Caucasus Studies (ISCS) Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies Institute of Zoology


David Tarkhnishvili Zaal Kikvidze Avtandil Okrostsvaridze Jana Ekhvaia Alexander Gavashelishvili Marine Murtskhvaladze Nato Tephnadze Natalia Togonidze Nugzar Zazanashvili Tea Mumladze George Nakhutsrishvili Nina Shatberashvili Nikoloz Lachashvili George Anchabadze Goderdzi Didebulidze Khatuna Gigauri Natia Kopaliani Nikoloz Tushabramishvili Gigi Tevzadze Elene Natroshvili Mariam Gabelaia Timothy Blauvelt Mikheil Elashvili Nino Skhirtladze Zezva Asanidze Zura Javakhishvili Nato Jorjiashvili Giorgi Sokhadze Ghia Nodia Tengiz Verulava Ketevan Gurchiani Giorgi Boichenko Tea Godoladze Lasha Sukhishvili Zurab Javakhishvili Irakli Skhirtladze Eter Abulidze Ioseb Natradze Rayya El Zein Levan Ninua Nona Gagnidze Archil Magalashvili Nana Silakadze Marine Mosulishvili Irakli Avkopashvili Tamar Jolokhava Giorgi Tedoradze Zhaneta Shubitidze Sophio Gabelashvili Bella Japoshvili Levan Mumladze Giorgi Epitashvili Mzia Kokhia Giorgi Chaladze Nana Bakhtadze Nino Chakvetadze Maia Akhalkatsi Ceren Kazancı Beka Kobakhidze Nana Gratiashvili Eter Maghradze

Palaeoclimatic models help to understand current distribution of Caucasian forest species

Facilitation by unpalatable weeds may conserve plant diversity in overgrazed meadows in the Caucasus Mountains
Thorium Resources and their Energy Potential in Georgian Republic, the Caucasus
Genetic diversity of Vitis vinifera in Georgia: relationships between local cultivars and wild grapevine, V. vinifera L. subsp. sylvestris
Habitat selection by East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis)
Geographic and genetic boundaries of brown bear (Ursus arctos) population in the Caucasus
The impacts of management and site conditions on the phytodiversity of the upper montane and subalpine belts in the Central Greater Caucasus
Variability of plant species diversity during the natural restoration of the subalpine birch forest in the Central Great Caucasus
Strategic Guidelines for Responding to Impacts of Global Climate Change on Forests in the Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia)
Subducted, detached, and torn slabs beneath the Greater Caucasus
Colchic and Hyrcanian forests of the Caucasus: Similarities, differences and conservation status
Outlook on climate change adaptation in the South Caucasus mountains
New data on some rare species of flora of Georgia
The North Caucasus factor in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict context
The inter-annual distribution of cloudless days and nights in Abastumani: Coupling with cosmic factors and climate change
Alpine plant distribution and thermic vegetation indicator on Gloria summits in the Central Greater Caucasus
Gene Flow Between Wolf and Shepherd Dog Populations in Georgia (Caucasus)
Current Middle & Upper Palaeolithic research in the southern Caucasus
Ethno-ecological contexts of the Skhalta Gorge and the Upper Svaneti (Georgia, the Caucasus)
Sustainable development of Georgian region Svaneti
Phylogenetic signals in scale shape in Caucasian rock lizards (Darevskia species)
Pedagogy, modernity and nationalism in the Caucasus in the age of reaction, 1880–1905
Investigation of Active Fault Scarps by Means of Geophysical Prospecting Methods, Javakheti Fault Case, Georgia
Identity processes and statuses in post-Soviet Georgia: Exploration processes operate differently
Genetic relationships between wild progenitor pear (Pyrus L.) species and local cultivars native to Georgia, South Caucasus
Tourism Infrastructure Planning in Tusheti National Park of Georgia
Non-extensive statistical analysis of seismicity in the area of Javakheti, Georgia
Active convergence between the Lesser and Greater Caucasus in Georgia: Constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Lesser–Greater Caucasus continental collision
Shades of Grey. Intentions, Motives and Moral Responsibility in the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict
Pension System in the South Caucasus: Challenges and Reform Options
Georgia in-between: religion in public schools
A paleoseismic investigation of a frontal foreland thrust in the Greater Caucasus
A paleoseismic investigation of a frontal foreland thrust in the Greater Caucasus
A paleoseismic investigation of a frontal foreland thrust in the Greater Caucasus
Magnitude of Shortening in the Western Kura fold-thrust belt, Georgia
Late Miocene Goderdzi Volcanic Formation, Lesser Caucasus, Georgia: Evidences of the Presence of a Caldera
Biodiversity monitoring in Sno valley (Georgia, Caucasus)
Happiness and Well-Being as Seen by Children and Young People in Georgia
Phylogeography and taxonomic status of trout and salmon from the Ponto‐Caspian drainages, with inferences on European Brown Trout evolution and taxonomy
Ore-Forming Processes and Ore Occurrences of the Eastern Greater Caucasus Georgian Segment
Heavy Metals in Mine Waters of Diverse Mineralization of Polygenetic Ore-Magmatic System: Merisi Ore Cluster, Achara Region (Georgia)
Multiple evolutionary origins of high mountain bellflowers with solitary flowers and calyx scales render a core Caucasian clade of the Scapiflorae group (Campanulaceae)
A consolidated list of Triticum species and varieties of Georgia to promote repatriation of local diversity from foreign genebanks
Monitoring of Cadmium Contaminated Soil in Kvemo Kartli Region (Republic of Georgia)
Variable soil pH can drive changes in slope aspect preference of plants in alpine desert of the Central Great Caucasus (Kazbegi district, Georgia)
Terrain impacts the composition of the persistent soil seed bank: A case study of steep high mountain grasslands in the Greater Caucasus, Georgia
Diversity of Oligochaeta worms (Annelida) in Madatapa lake (South Georgia)
The first annotated checklist of mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Insecta) of Georgia with new distribution data and a new record for the country
Invasive Carassius carp in Georgia: Current state of knowledge and future perspectives
A new species of the genus Helix from the lesser caucasus (SW Georgia)
Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
High mountain meadows mesofauna for pastures rehabilitation
Pterostichus neilgaimani sp. Nov., a new species of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from relict sacred grove in Eastern Georgia
Karyological Study of Three Species of the Genus Aphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Georgia
Contribution to Karyological Data of Terrestrial Mollusks (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Georgia
Forest Habitat Restoration in Georgia, Caucasus Ecoregion
Medicinal ethnobotany of wild plants: a cross-cultural comparison around Georgia-Turkey border, the Western Lesser Caucasus
Feeble projects and aspirations: the Caucasian and Transcaucasian federation/confederation in the geopolitics of 1918–1920
Morphometrics, life history and population biology of the Ponto-Caucasian slave-making ant Myrmoxenus tamarae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
A new cavernicolous species of the genus Bergrothia Reitter, 1884 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae) from Georgia


Promoting Sustainable Dam Development at River-Basin-Scale in the Southern Caucasus

Ethnobotany of the Caucasus

Investigation of Neotectonic deformation of the wester portion of Kura fold thrust belt

Conservation of Caucasian Wildlife: Applying the National Conservation Status to some Georgian Molluscs (Based on IUCN Criteria) - Stage 2

Evaluating of Forest Snail Endemicity in Georgian Transcaucasia – A Preliminary Study

Conservation of Endangered and Endemic Vipera kaznakovi in Georgia

Investigation of Threatened Ants and Ant Associated Butterflies and Education of Local People for Insect Conservation in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, Georgia


Sustainable Natural and Forest Resources Management (MBA) at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Natural and Forest Resources and Biodiversity (MSC) at Ilia State University, Tbilisi

Ecology (ME) at Ilia State University, Tbilisi

International school for caucasus studies at Ilia State University, Tbilisi


Alpine Ecosystem Research Programme