Levan Tielidze

 



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Education:

2019 - PhD student in Glaciology. Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

2007-2009 - MSc (Hons) in Geomorphology-Geo-ecology and Cartography-Geoinformatics. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

2003-2007 - BSc in Geomorphology-Geo-ecology and Cartography-Geoinformatics. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

 

Visiting stay:

2019 (15-30 Nov) - School of Earth, Atmosphere, and Environment Sciences. Monash University. Australia.

2018 (10-25 Nov) - World Glacier Monitoring Service. Switzerland.

2017 (1 Mar-1 Sep) - Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. University of Northern British Columbia. Canada.

2015-2016 (1 Nov-1 Mar) - Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. University of Northern British Columbia. Canada.

2015 (15 Jan-15 Jun) - Climate Change Institute. University of Maine. USA. 
2014 (15 Apr-15 Jun) - Climate Change Institute. University of Maine. USA.

 

Membership in professional organizations:

National Correspondent of the World Glacier Monitoring Service for Georgia (Caucasus).
National Correspondent of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences for Georgia (Caucasus).

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Regional Center 38 (Caucasus) correspondent.

Member of the Commission on Mountain Cartography (International cartographic Association). 

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

 

Work Experience:

2018 - Senior Research-Scientist. Department of Geomorphology-Geo-ecology. Institute of Geography, Tbilisi State University. 

2018-2019 - Lecturer in Glaciology. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering at Ilia State University.

2009-2017 - Researcher-Scientist. Department of Geomorphology-Geo-ecology. Institute of Geography, Tbilisi State University.

2012-2013 - Lecturer in Glacier dynamics. Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences at Tbilisi State University.

2006-2009 - Laboratory assistant. Department of Geomorphology-Geo-ecology and Cartography-Geoinformatics. Institute of Geography.

 

Selected Papers:

2020

Tielidze, L., Bolch, T., Wheate, R. D., Kutuzov, S. S., Lavrentiev, I. I., and Zemp, M. (2020) Supra-glacial debris cover changes in the Greater Caucasus from 1986 to 2014, The Cryosphere, 14, 585–598, doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-585-2020.
2019

Tielidze, L., Kumladze R., Wheate, R., and Gamkrelidze, M., (2019) The Devdoraki Glacier Catastrophes, Georgian Caucasus. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 68(1), 21-35. doi.org/10.15201/hungeobull.68.1.2.

2018

Tielidze, L., and Wheate, R., (2018) The Greater Caucasus Glacier Inventory (Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan). The Cryosphere 12, 81-94. doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-81-2018, 2018.

2017

Tielidze, L. (2017) Glaciers of Georgia. Monograph. Geography of the Physical Environment book series. Springer International Publishing. doi.10.1007/978-3-319-50571-8.

2016

Tielidze, L. (2016) 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.org/10.5194/tc-10-713-2016, 2016.

Kutuzov, S., Mikhalenko, V., Grachev, A., Ginot, P., Lavrentiev, I. Kozachek, A., Krupskaya, V., Ekaykin, A., Tielidze, L., and Toropov, P. (2016) First geophysical and shallow ice core investigation of the Kazbek plateau glacier, Caucasus Mountains. Environ Earth Sciences 75: 1488. doi.org/10.1007/s12665-016-6295-9.

2015

Popovnin, V., Rezepkin, A., and Tielidze, L. (2015) Superficial moraine expansion on the Djankuat Glacier snout over the direct glaciological monitoring period. Earth Cryosphere, Vol. XIX, No. 1, p. 89-98. SemanticScholar.

2011

Gobejishvili, R., Lomidze, N., and Tielidze, L. (2011) Late Pleistocene (Wurm) Glaciations of the Caucasus. Quaternary glaciations-extend and chronology: A Closer Look. Developments in Quaternary Science Vol. 15, 141-147. doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53447-7.00012-X.

 

Research Grants:

2020-2024 - Déglaciation dans le Grand Caucase (DeGlaC) - (International project between France, Russia, and Georgia). Partner from Georgian side.

2019-2022 - Classification of Karst Landscape of Georgia. (SRNSFG). Manager.

2018-2021 - Did a previous collapse of the Antarctic Ice Sheet cause abrupt climate change in the Southern Hemisphere? (New Zealand Marsden Fund). PhD student.

2019-2020 - Impact du changement climatique sur les glaciers et les risques associés dans le Caucase géorgien (International project between Romania, Georgia, and Canada). Participant from Georgian side.

2017-2019 - Caucasus Glacier Monitoring Network (SRNSFG). Principal investigator.

2016-2017 - The Greater Caucasus Glacier Inventory (SRNSFG). Principal investigator.

2014-2016 - Glaciological Catalog of Georgia. (SRNSFG). Manager.

2014-2015 - Development of Glaciological Researches of Georgia using Remote Sensing Method. (SRNSFG). Principal investigator.

 

Participation in conferences:

10 - 14 Sep 2019 - World Glacier Monitoring Service General Assembly. Almaty, Kazakhstan. Current state, progress, and challenges of glacier monitoring in Georgia.  

30 Nov - 1 Dec 2019 - Second Caucasus Mountain Forum. Ankara, Turkey. Change in glacier area and number in Georgia from repeat inventories.          

02 - 04 Nov 2018 - International Conference Smart Geography. Sofia, Bulgaria. Present Glaciers and Their Dynamics in the Caucasus Mountains.

01 - 05 Oct 2018 - 5th International Conference Debris Flows: disasters, risk, forecast, protection. Tbilisi, Georgia. Rock-Ice Flows History onto Devdoraki Glacier, Georgian Caucasus.

25 - 29 May 2016 - XVI Glaciological Symposium. St. Petersburg, Russia. Georgian Caucasus Glacier Inventory. Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.

25 - 29 May 2016 - XVI Glaciological Symposium. St. Petersburg, Russia. Evaluating the suitability of Mt. Kazbek for deep ice core drilling. Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.

17 Apr 2015 - New England Glaciology Meeting. Glaciers Amount and Extent Change over the Last Century, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA.

 

Field trips:

2019 - Southern Alps, New Zealand.

2017 - Rocky Mountains, Canada.

2003-2018 - Greater Caucasus, Georgia/Russia.

 

Scholarships and awards:

2017-2021 - Research Fellow of 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.com/citations?hl=en&user=PbWbMtQAAAAJ
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Levan_Tielidze
https://glaciologygeorgia.wordpress.com/history/

 

Contact Information:

tielidzelevan@gmail.com

Mob: +995 599 395-915