Lasha Asanidze

 

 

Education:

2017 - PhD (Geomorphology and Speleology). Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences.

2009-2011 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: geomorphology-geoeclogy and cartography-geoinformatics. Master.

2004-2008 - Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Specialty: geomorphology-geoeclogy and cartography - geoinformatics. Bachelor.

 

Internship:

2016 - USA. University of South Florida, School of Geosciences. http://cas.usf.edu/

2015 - USA. Western Kentucky University, Department of Geography and Geology. https://www.wku.edu/

2014 - USA. National Cave and Karst Research Institute.  http://www.nckri.org/

 

Work Experience:

2011 - to present TSU, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology, Researcher-Scientist.

2009-2011 - TSU, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology-Geoecology. Laboratory worker.

 

Expeditions:

2005-2017 - All regions of Georgia (except temporarily occupied regions).

2016 - Homosassa Karst Springs. Florida, USA.

2015 - Mammoth Cave. Kentucky, USA.

2014 - Sacramento Mountains, Caverns of Sonora. Texas, USA.

2014 - Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns. New Mexico, USA.

2013 - Apulia Region, Italy.

 

Research Grants:

2016-2017 - Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation. Monitoring Chiatura’s polluted drinking waters. Assistant Personnel.

2015-2016 - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Research of Speleological Resources of Georgia and their use in Practice. Principal investigator.

2015-2016 - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Speleo-Geomorphological study of the Racha limestone massif by using modern research methods. Principal investigator.

2014-2017 - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Identification of karst phenomena formation (genesis) conditions in the territory of Georgia and prospects of revealed cave systems exploitation for tourist purposes. Key Personnel.

2014-2016 - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Glaciological Catalog of Georgia. Key Personnel.

2013-2014 - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Research of Karst Processes in Georgia. Principal investigator.

2012-2013 - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Speleological Research of Shaori karst Depression. Principal investigator.

2009-2012 - Georgian National Science Foundation. Monitoring of Zopkhito Glacier mass balance on the background of climate change. Assistant.

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

 

Participation in conferences:

25.03.2016. Annual Event at University of South Florida (USF), poster presentation during the best of karst. Karst morphological processes and evolution of the limestone massifs of the Caucasus region of Georgia, from depositional, sedimentary and structural investigations in Muradi Cave. University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida, USA.
24.04.2015. Macey Center, New Mexico Tech. Socorro, NM. New Mexico Geological Society’s Annual Spring Meeting. Rollalong Resistivity Surveys Reveal Karstic Paleotopography Developed on Near Surface Gypsum Bedrock, Lakewood, New Mecxico, USA.

5-9.10.2015. Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. Hydrological and Characteristics of the Platform Karst-Zemo Imereti Plateau, Georgia. Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

5-9.10.2015. Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. Rollalong Resistivity Surveys Reveal Karstic Paleotopography Developed on Near Surface Gypsum Bedrock. Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

1-4.11.2015. The Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Official Exhibitor of Department of Geography and Geology of Western Kentucky University (WKU). Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

19-22.10.2014. The Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Geophysical Investigation of Sinkhole Collapses in Southeastern New Mexico. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

21-28.07.2013. 16th International Congress of Speleology. Speleology of Georgia. Brno, Czech Republic.

2-4.05.2013. The 2nd International Symposium on Kaz Mountains (Mt.Ida)  and Edremit-Human Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystem. Cave Tourism Potential of Georgia. Edremit, Balıkesir, Turkey.

 

Research papers:
1. Sedimentological Study of Caves in the Zemo Imereti Plateau, Georgia, Caucasus Region. Open Journal of Geology. 10.4236/ojg.2017.74032, 2017.
2. Geoecological Monitoring of Karst Water in Georgia, Caucasus (Case Study of Racha Limestone Massif). Open Journal of Geology. 10.4236/ojg.2017.76056, 2017.

3. Rollalong Resistivity Surveys Reveal Karstic Paleotopography Developed on Near Surface Gypsum Bedrock. Proceedings of The Fourteenth Multidisciplinary Conference. Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 2015.

4. Hydrological and Hydrogeological Characteristics of the Platform Karst, Zemo Imereti Plateau, Georgi. Proceedings of The Fourteenth Multidisciplinary Conference. Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 2015.

5. Geomorphologic Features of Sataplia-Tskaltubo Limestone Massif. Earth Sciences-Science Publishing Group. 2015.

6. Preliminary outcomes of the Eki mountain Karst-hydrological and speleological study. Proceedings ICEA-2015, International Conference Applied Ecology: Problems, Innovations. Tbilisi-Batumi. 2015.

7. Glaciers Reduction and Climate Change Impact over the Last One Century in the Mulkhura River Basin, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia”. Scientific Research, International Journal of Geosciences. 2015.

8. Glaciers Retreat and Klimate Change Effect During the Last One Century in the Mestiachala River Basin, Caucasus Mountain, Georgia. Earth Sciences-Science Publishing Group. 2015.

9. Geophysical Investigation of Flood Induced Sinkhole Collapses, Lakewood Region, Addy County, New Mexico. National Cave and Karst Research Institute Report of Investigation 6. ISBN: 978-0-9910009-3-7. 2014.

10. Geophysical Investigation of Flood Induced Sinkhole Collapses in Southeastern New Mexico. 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. 2014.

11. Speleology of Georgia.  16th International Congress of Speleology. Brno, Czech Republic. 2013.

12. Cave Tourism Potential in Georgia. The 2nd International Symposiumon Kaz Mountains (Mount Ida) and Edremit-Human-Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystem.  Edremit, Balıkesir-Turkey. 2013.

 

Monographs:

Chiatura Municipality Drinking Water Monitoring; Monograph, Publishing House “UNIVERSAL”, 143 pp., ISBN 978-9941-26-042-1. 2017.

 

Scholarships and awards:

2015 - Medal of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

2012 - Presidential Grants for Young Scientists.

 

Membership in professional organizations:

Founder and Active member of the Speleo Club of Georgia.

Member and Delegate of the European Speleological Federation.

 

Languages:

Georgian

English

Russian

 

Official websites:

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

 

Contact Information:

Asanidze.lasha@yahoo.com

Lasha.asanidze@tsu.ge

Mob. + 995 598 51 86 82

Office: +995 32 2 39 17 52