Levan Tielidze

 

 

Education:

2016 - PhD (Glaciology and Geomorphology) at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Thesis title: "The Glacio-Geomorphological Study of the Glaciers of the Caucasus on the background of Modern Climate Change and evolution of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene Glaciation".

2007-2009 -  Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: geomorphology-geoeclogy and cartography-geoinformatics. Master.

2003-2007 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: geomorphology-geoeclogy and cartography - geoinformatics. Bachelor.

 

Internship:

2017 - Canada. University of Northern British Columbia, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.

2015-2016 - Canada. University of Northern British Columbia, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.

2015 - United States of America. The University of Maine, Climate Change Institute, Glaciology and Remote sensin laboratory.
2014 - United States of America. The University of Maine, Climate Change Institute, Glaciology and Remote sensin laboratory.

 

Membership in professional organizations:

National Correspondent of World Glacier Monitoring Service (Zurich, Switzerland) for Georgia (Caucasus).
Member of the International Glaciological Society. Cambridge, United Kingdom (IGS).

Member of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)

Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
Member of the Geological Society of America (GSA).
Member of the Commission on Mountain Cartography (International cartographic Association)

Member of the Council of Young Scientists, Georgian National Academy of Sciences

 

Work Experience:

2009 - Present - TSU Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology.  Researcher-Scientist.

2012-2013 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Lecturer. The course - Glacier dynamics.

2006-2009 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology and Cartography - Geoinformatcs. Laboratory worker.

 

Research Grants:

2016-2017 - The Greater Caucasus Glacier Inventory (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Principal investigator.

2015-2016 - Development of Glaciological research in Georgia. (International Educational Center of Georgia). Principal investigator.

2014-2016 - Glaciological Catalog of Georgia (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Manager.

2014-2015- Development of Glaciological Researches of Georgia by Using Remote Sensing Method (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Principal investigator.

2013-2014 - The Glacio-Geomorphological Study of the Glaciers of Georgia on the Background of Modern Climate Change (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Principal investigator. 

2013 - UNDP-Government of Georgia project "Georgias Third National Communication" to the UNFCCC. UNUTED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN GEORGIA. Expert in Assessment of Glaciers Mass-Balance.

2012-2013 - The Study of the Glaciers of the Tergi River Basin on the Background of  Modern Climate Change, Paleo-Glaciological and Paleo-Geomorphological Reconstructions of Late Pleistocene and Holocene (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Principal investigator.

2010-2013 - Multiple relationship analysis among environment and social processes in the mountainous regions of Georgia. Field research on sustainable land use, land development for life quality insurance (AMES, Germany). Assistant.

2009-2012 - Monitoring of Zopkhito Glacier mass balance on the background of climate change. (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Manager.

2007-2009 - Glaciers dynamics in the Caucasus, the climate change and modeling of river runoff (INTAS). Assistant.

2006-2009 - The National Atlas of Georgia (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation). Assistant.

 

Participation in conferences:

25. 05. 2016. - XVI Glaciological Symposium. "Georgian Caucasus Glacier Inventory". Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. St. Petersburg, Russia.

17. 04. 2015. - New England Glaciology Meeteng. "Glaciers Amount and Extent Change over the Last Century, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia". Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA.
10. 04. 2015. - Harold W Borns Symposium. "Glacier Change over the Last Century, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia". The University of Maine. Orono, Maine, USA.
23. 10. 2015. - International conference - Contemporary Issues of Geography and Anthropology. "Climate Change Impact on the Chalaati Glacier during the Last Half Century'. Tbilisi State University.

23. 10. 2015. - International conference - Contemporary Issues of Geography and Anthropology. "Abkhazeti Glaciers Amount and Extent Change During The Last One Century'. Tbilisi State University.

7. 05. 2015 - International Conference - Applied Ecology: Problems, News - "Dynamic of glaciers in Kodori River basin (Abkhazeti, Georgia) in 1911-2014", Tbilisi State University.

28-11. 2014. - International conference - education, economy and sustainable development - "Global climate change and Georgia". City of Gori - Gori State University.

28-11. 2014. - International conference - education, economy and sustainable development - "Chalaati glacier dynamics in the years 1960-2013". City of Gori - Gori State University.

31. 01. 2014. - Second Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences - ’’The evolution of glaciers on the northern slopes of the Caucasus At the end of the XX century’’, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

31. 01. 2014. - Second Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences - ‘‘Djankuat Glacier (North Caucasus)  mass balance with climatic elements conjunction’’, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

7-9. 11. 13. - International scientific conference - Modern problems of geography - "Glacial-Geomorphological research of the glaciers of the Tergi river basin and glaciations evolution in Pleistocene", Tbilisi. The Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

4-11. 07. 13. - The First Student Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences - ’’ The Glacio-Geomorphological Study of the Glaciers of the Tergi River Basin on the Background of Modern Climate Change and Evolution of Glaciations Late Pleistocene and Holocene’’, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

2-4. 05. 2013. - The 2nd International Symposium on Kaz Mountains (Mount Ida) and Edremit.Human - Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystems - ’’Climate Change of Coastal Zone of the Black Sea on the Background of Global Warming (within the territory of Georgia)’’. Edremit, Turkey.

22-26. 01. 2013. - The first Scientific Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences - ’’The Glacio-Geomorphological Study of the Glaciers of the Central Caucasus on the Background of  Modern Climate Change and Evolution of Glaciations Late Pleistocene and Holocene (On the example of Mulkhura and Zopkhito River Basin) ’’, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

7-12. 04. 2013. - EGU general assembly 2013, At Vienna, Austria. Natural hazards in the Greater Caucasus range - risk maps for the Kazbegi and Mleta areas (Georgia).

16-18. 11. 2012. - International conference - ’’Education and Innovation, Issues of understanding and use of environmental-tourism resources (Glaciers of riv. Enguri)’’, City Gori - Gori State University.

16. 11. 2012. - 100 year anniversary conference of Prof. Levan Maruashvili - ’’Glacio-Geomorphological research of the Mestiachala River basin Glaciers’’, Geographical Society of Georgia, Tbilisi.

28-30. 09. 2011 - International Conference on Environment and People. “The dynamics of the glaciers”. Kobuleti, Adjara AO.

15. 09.  2011 - International Scientific Conference on Environment and Global Warming.  “Relief and Geodynamic Processes of High Mountainous Region of Caucasus (Stepantsminda region)”. TSU.

15. 09. 2011 - International Scientific Conference on Environment and Global Warming. “Glaciological studies in the Zopkhito glacier (Central Caucasus)”. TSU.

21. 01. 2011 - International Scientific Conference on Climate change and Environmental Problems. “Glaciers dynamics of the Central Caucasus”. Ilia State University.

 

Scientific papers:
1. Supraglacial debris cover assessment in the Caucasus Mountains, 1986-2000-2014, Earth System Science Data Discuss., doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-96, 2017.

2. The Greater Caucasus Glacier Inventory (Russia/Georgia/Azerbaijan), The Cryosphere Discussion, doi:10.5194/tc-2017-48, 2017.

3. Late Pleistocene and Holocene Glacier Extent in the Georgian Caucasus, Open Journal of Geology, doi:10.4236/ojg.2017.74036, 2017.

4. The Geographic Reference Atlas of Georgia: Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 5-1, pp: 56-61. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.18, 2017.

5. Glacier change over the last century, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia, observed from old topographical maps, Landsat and ASTER satellite imagery, The Cryosphere, 10, 713-725, doi:10.5194/tc-10-713-2016, 2016.

6.  First geophysical and shallow ice core investigation of the Kazbek plateau glacier, Caucasus Mountains. Environ Earth Sciences (2016) 75:1488, doi:10.1007/s12665-016-6295-9.

7. Glaciers Reduction and Climate Change Impact over the Last One Century in the Mulkhura River Basin, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. 2015. International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 465-472.
8. Glaciers Retreat and Climate Change Effect During the Last One Century in the Mestiachala River Basin, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. 2015. Earth Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 72-79. 
9. Glaciers Fluctuation over the Last Half Century in the Headwaters of the Enguri River, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. 2015. International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 393-401.
10. Superficial moraine expansion on the Djankuat Glacier snout over the direct glaciological monitoring period. 2015. Earth Cryosphere, Vol. XIX, No. 1, pp. 89-98.
11. A One Century Record of Changes at Nenskra and Nakra River Basins Glaciers, Causasus Mountains, Georgia.  2015. Natural Science, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 151-157. 
12. Glaciers Dynamics Over the Last One Century in the Kodori River Basin, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia, Abkhazeti. 2015. American Journal of Environmental Protection. Special Issue: Applied Ecology, Problems, Innovations, Vol. 4, No. 3-1, pp. 22-28.
13. Glaciers Amount and Extent Change in the Dolra River Basin in 1911-1960-2014 years, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia, Observed with Old Topographical Maps and Landsat Satellite Imagery. 2015. American Journal of Climate Change. Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 217-225.
14. Climate Change Impact on the Chalaati Glacier in the Last Half Century. 2015. "Collected Papers" of International conference - Contemporary Issues of Geography and Anthropology. Tbilisi, TSU Publishing. pp. 246-251.

15. Abkhazeti Glaciers Amount and Extent Change During The Last One Century. 2015. "Collected Papers" of International conference - Contemporary Issues of Geography and Anthropology. Tbilisi, TSU Publishing. pp. 252-258.

16. Oro-Hydrographical map of Georgia, scale 1 : 500 000, 2014. publishing house "Cartography".
17. Map of Modern and Wurm Glaciers of Tergi River Basin, scale 1 : 100 000. 2014, publishing house "Bene".
18. Climate Change of Coastal Zone of the Black Sea on the Background of Global Warming (within the territory of Georgia). 2013, The 2nd International Symposium on Kaz Mountains (Mount Ida) and Edremit. Human - Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystems. PROCEEDINGS & ABSTRACTS. pp. 124-131.

19. Political administrative map of Georgia, 1 : 500 000, 1 : 600 000,   2013. publishing house "Cartography".

20. Glacial-Geomorphological research of the glaciers of the Tergi river basin and glaciations evolution in Pleistocene, 2013. TSU V. Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Collected papers. New series, #5(84). pp. 44-47.

21. Physical map of Georgia, scale 1 : 500 000, 2013. publishing house "Cartography".

22. Glacio-Geomorphological research of the Mestiachala River basin Glaciers, 2012. TSU V. Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Collected papers. New series, #4(83). pp. 64-71.

23. Issues of understanding and use of environmental-tourism resources (Glaciers of riv. Enguri), 2012, Gori State University, 5th International Conference Collected papers, Universali, pp. 126-131

24. Physical map of Georgia, scale 1 : 600 000, 2012. publishing house "Cartography".

25. Orography (Tex), 2012. National Atlas of Georgia. publishing house "Cartography". p. 41.

26. Orography (Map), 2012. National Atlas of Georgia. publishing house "Cartography". p. 42-43.

27. Spoles exposition (Map), 2012. National Atlas of Georgia. publishing house "Cartography". p. 44.

28. Modern and Late pleistocene (Wurmian) Glaciers (Map), 2012. National Atlas of Georgia. publishing house "Cartography". p. 91.

29. Natural monuments (Map), 2012. National Atlas of Georgia. publishing house "Cartography". p. 123.

30. Glaciological studies in the Zopkhito glacier (Central Caucasus). 2011. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, New Series 3 (82). Publishing house of Tbilisi State University. pp. 172-179.

31. Late Pleistocene (Wurm) Glaciations of the Caucasus. 2011, Quaternary glaciations-extend and chronology. Developments in Quaternary Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. pp. 141-147.

32. Relief and Geodynamic Processes of High Mountainous Region of Caucasus (Stepantsminda region). 2011. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, New Series 3 (82). Publishing House of Tbilisi State University. pp. 154-159.

33. Mudflows role in the Rioni River inundations. 2008. Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, "Collected Papers", Tbilisi. Publishing House "Universali". pp. 19-27.

34. Glaciological researches in the Zopkhitura River basin. 2008. Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Collected Papers, Tbilisi. Publishing House "Universali". pp. 490-495.

 

Monographs:

1. Glaciers of Georgia. Springer, Geography of the Physical Environment book series, 2017.

2. Modern and old glaciers of Georgia. Tbilisi, 2016. 216 pp. Publ. House "Samshoblo".

3. Glaciers catalog of Georgia (bilingual -Georgian/English). Tbilisi, 2016. 116 pp. Publ. House "Samshoblo".

4. Glaciers of Georgia. 2014. 254 p. publishing house "Color".

5. Tbilisi Atlas-Guide (Russian). 2014. 68 p. publishing house "Cartography".

6. Tbilisi Atlas-Guide (Georgian). 2013. 105 p. publishing house "Cartography".

7. Monitoring of glaciers on the background of climate change. 2012. 176 p. Publishing House "Universali". Tbilisi.

 

Expeditions:

2003-2017 - All regions of Georgia (except temporarily occupied regions).

2017 - Rocky Mountains, Canada.

2014 - Russia (Northern Caucasus).

 

Scholarships and awards:

2017-2021 - Scholar of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (Department of Earth Sciences).

2017 - Best young scientist of the year 2017 in Georgian studies.

2016 - The Tsinandali Award laureate of the Natural Sciences.

2014 - Medal of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

 

Languages:

Georgian

English

Russian

 

Official websites:

https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=PbWbMtQAAAAJ&hl=de

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Levan_Tielidze

https://glaciologygeorgia.wordpress.com/people/
 

Contact Information:

levan.tielidze@tsu.ge

levani.tielidze@gmail.com

 

Office: +995 32 2 39 17 52

Mob: +995 599 395-915