Personal Information
Lia Matchavariani

Department of Geography, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilsi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Lia Matchavariani
Educations
From 2006 , Doctor of Science in Geography (Geo-ecology) , Georgia, TSU
From 1989 , PhD in Agrarian Science (Soil Science) , Georgia, GSAU
From 1977 to 1982, Geographer, Soil Scientist, Teacher of geography, Certified Specialist , Georgia
From 2014 , Training for accreditation experts of educational program in higher school institution - National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement , Georgia
From 2004 , Cadastre and Land Registration – a component of Land Use; Description and Estimation of Soils according to FAO-WRB Classification and German Standards , Georgia, German-Georgian Project (KfW)
From 2009 to 2010, Course of English for Professional Purposes , Georgia, British Council
From 2002 , Agrometeorology - International Post Graduate Course, MASHAV , Israel
From 1997 , Training course in Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing , Germany
Work Experiences
From 2012 to present, Full Professor , Tbilisi State University of Iv. Javakhishvili
From 2006 to 2012, Associated Professor , Tbilisi State University of Iv. Javakhishvili
From 2005 to 2011, Senior Specialist at the Office of Academic Process Management & Scientific Researches , Tbilisi State University of Iv. Javakhishvili
From 2003 to 2005, Vice-Dean , Tbilisi State University of Iv. Javakhishvili
From 1992 to 2006, Docent, Lecturer , Tbilisi State University of Iv. Javakhishvili
From 1998 to 1999, Executive Director (from TSIER) , Caucasus School of Business (CSB) - Consortium created in partnership with Georgia State University (Atlanta, USA)
From 1994 to 1999, Head of Chair (Geopolitics) , Tbilisi State Institute of Economic Relation (TSIER)
From 1990 to 1992, Teacher , Tbilisi State University of Iv. Javakhishvili
From 2009 to present, Director , Institute of Applied Ecology at Tbilisi State University
Projects
From 2014 to 2015, International Conference “Applied Ecology: Problems, Innovations”, ICAE-2015 , Conducting and organizing of the International Conference on issues of Applied Ecology (Principal Investigator, Conference Chairman)
From 2012 to 2013, "Sorting and Recycling of Household Waste in Ecological Village" , Improvement of ecological consciousness of rural population in experimental region; financial and technical support for sorting of household waste and recycling in compost (Research Supervisor).
From 2010 to 2013, "Soil investigation/systematization of Georgia on the base of World Reference Base for Soil Resources" , Implementation and application of International Soil Classification in Georgia; systematization of national soil classification with World Reference Base (Coordinator of cameral works).
From 2009 , „Estimation of the Modern Condition of a Hydrological Mode and Soils of Chiauri Wood for the Purpose of Restoration and Development of Woods” , Restoration and Development of Woods within International Program "Decrease in influence of Climate Change in South Caucasus in the Purpose of Restoration of Wood Landscapes" (Expert of Soil Science).
From 2007 to 2008, “Application of the Tuning Approach in the Georgian High Education”, funded by the European Commission through the Tempus programme , Introduction of European Education System and Application of the Tuning Approach in the Georgian High Education in the process of reforming (member of Earth Sciences Group).
From 2007 to 2008, “Landscape Planning in the South Caucasus Region. Adjara” , The introduction and piloting of landscape planning in the South Caucasus region (Expert of Soil Science).
From 2006 to 2009, “National Atlas of Georgia” , Creation of National Atlas of Georgia (Member of Editorial Board)
From 2006 to 2007, “Development of Landscape-Ecological Carcass Maps for Forest Land Use Zoning on the Remaining Territories of Georgia” , Creation of landscape-ecological carcass maps for forest land use; zoning on the remaining territories of Georgia (geo-ecologist).
From 2003 to 2004, “Natural Resources Database for the South Caucasus” , Creation of natural resources database and thematic maps of the South Caucasus region for CENN, Environmental Agency of Switzerland.
From 2003 , “Ecological Dictionary on fifth Languages” , Creating of sensible environmental dictionary in English,Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan & Russian languages - Regional Ecological Center of Caucasus (co-author).
Speciality
Physical Geography
Geo-ecology
Soil Science
Micropedology
Applied Ecology
Landscape Planning
Book
Geography of Georgia. Tbilisi University Publishing. ISBN:978-9941-13-280-3. Group of authors (co-authors), 2013
Basics of Applied Ecology. Tbilisi University Publishing. ISBN:978-9941-13-293-3. T.Urushadze, L.Matchavariani, 2013
Landscape Planning of Protected Areas in Pshav-Khevsureti. Universal. ISBN:978-9941-17-632-6. N.Elizbarashvili, L.Matchavariani, D.Nikolaishvili, et. al., 2012
Landscape Planning of Protected Areas in Javakheti. Universal. ISBN:978-9941-17-155-0. N.Elizbarashvili, L.Matchavariani, D.Nikolaishvili, et. al., 2010
Landscape Planning: Methodology & Experience in Implementation. TJS, Tbilisi-Bonn-Irkutsk, 2009
Geographic paradigm of the micro-fabrics of the major soils in Georgia. ISBN:978-9941-12-183-8. Universasal. L.Matchavariani, 2008
Social and Economic Geography of the World (textbook). L.Matchavariani, D.Mumlade et. al., 2002
Geography of Georgia. N.Elizbarashvili, L.Matchavariani, D.Nikolaishvili, et.al. (textbook), 2000
Practical book on Soil Science. Tbilisi University Publishing, ISBN:978-9941-13-200-1 T.Urushadze, L.Matchavariani, 2011
100+ Questions & Answers in Applied Ecology. Tbilisi University Publishing, ISBN:978-9941-13-207-0. Group of authors, editor, 2011
The five-language dictionary on ecological terminology. REC Caucasus, 2005
Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region. Chapter 35: Environment Transformation in Georgia as a result of Climate Change. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ISBN (10):1-4438-3757-1; ISBN(13):978-1-4438-3357-6. UK, 2012, 379-393. Matchavariani L., Lagidze L.
Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region-II. Chapter 24: Problem of Surface Water Ecology in Georgia. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ISBN (10):1-4438-5538-3; ISBN(13):978-1-4438-5538-9. UK, 2014, 283-194. Tsivtsivadze N., Matchavariani L., Lagidze L. et al.
Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Chapter #97: Evaluation & Management of the Risk of Flooding River Bank. vol.3, Springer International Publishing Switherland, ISBN:978-3-319-09053-5, 2014, D.Kereselidze, L.Matchavariani, L.Lagidze, et. al.
Journal Articles
Soil Quality Changes in Response to their Pollution of Heavy Metals in Georgia. Journal of Environmental Biology. ISSN:0254-8704. Special Issue of JEB. Triveni Enterprises, 2014. Matchavariani L., Kalandadze B., Lagidze L. et. al.
Desertification Risk in Kakheti Region, East Georgia. Journal of Environmental Biology. ISSN:0254-8704. Special Issue of JEB. Triveni Enterprises, 2014. Basilashvili Ts., Matchavariani L., Lagidze L.
Medical Aspects of Atmosphere Pollution. Journal of Environmental Biology. ISSN:0254-8704. Special Issue of JEB. Triveni Enterprises, 2014. Lagidze L., Matchavariani L., Tsivtsivadze N. et. al
Allowable Soil Erosion Rates in Georgia. Eurasian Soil Science, Springer, ISSN:1064-2293, 2013, vol. 46, #4, 438-446. Kereselidze D., Matchavariani L., Kalandadze B., Trapaidze V.
Anthropogenic influence on irrigation water objects in Georgia as a part of hydroecosystem. Quaternary International, Elsevier, ISSN:1040-6182, Volumes 279–280, 2012, 311–312. Matchavariani L.
Time Factor in Soils of Georgia – Mirror or Memory of Landscapes? Journal of Environmental Biology. Triveni Enterprises, ISSN:0254-8704. Special Issue of JEB “Environment & Geography in the Mediterranean”, 33(2), 2012, 393-400. Matchavariani L.
Pollution of Soils by Heavy Metals from Irrigation near Mining Region of Georgia. Forum Geografic. ISSN:1583-1523, 2012, vol. XI, Issue 2, 127-137. Matchavariani L. Kalandadze B.
Methodology of Determining the Agri-tourism Potential on Georgia’s Example. Journal of Tourism Chalenges and Trends - Rural Tourism. ISSN:1844-0743), vol. IV, No 1, June, 2011. 59-76. Nikolaishvili D., Matchavariani L., Demetrashvili O.
A Landscape Changes of Georgia: Estimation of an Integrated Parameter. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD), vol. 1, no. 2, ISSN:2010-0264. 2010, 214-218. Nikolaishvili D., Matchavariani L. Maisuradze R.
Humus Reserves and Their Distribution in the Landscapes of Georgia. Eurasian Soil Science, Springer, ISSN:1064-2293, 2010, vol.43, #1, 39-48. Nikolaishvili D., Matchavariani L.
Geocological State of Mountain-Ore Regions of Georgia and Optimization of the Environment. Annals of Agrarian Science, ISSN:1512-1887, 2010, vol.8, №4, 20-26. Seperteladze Z., Davitaya E.Matchavariani L., Kikvadze T.
On Diagnosing of Elementary Soil Processes at a Micro level. Annals of Agrarian Science. ISSN:1512-1887, 2007, vol. 5, #1, 35-43. Matchavariani L.
Morphogenetic Typification of Concretions in Subtropical Podzolic Soils of Georgia. Eurasian Soil Science, Springer, ISSN:1064-2293, 2005, vol. 38, #11, 1161-1172. Matchavariani L.
Micromorphological Assessment of Texturally Differentiated Profile and Iron Neoformations in Subtropical Podzolic Soils of Georgia. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, ISSN:0132-1447, vol. 166, #2, 2002, 40-43. Matchavariani L.
Modern Problems of Geographical Integration. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, ISSN:0132-1447, vol. 164, #2, 2001, 323-325. Elizbarashvili N., Matchavariani L., Kereselidze D.
Conference Papers
Environment transformation conditioned with climate change in Georgia. Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change. ISSN:215 7-7617, vol. 5, lssue 6, 32. 3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change. July 28-31, 2014, OMICS Group, San-Francisco, USA.
Theoretical Model of Desertification Process. Proceedings of the 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-conference SGEM-2014 “Ecology, Ecomonics, Education & Legislation”, vol.2, ISBN:978-619-7105-14-8; ISSN:1314-2704, Book-3, June 17-26, 2014, 281-289, Albena, BULGARIA.
Ecological Corridors and Spatial Organization for Protected Areas of the Small Caucasus, Georgia. Proceedings of the 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geo-conference SGEM-2014 “Ecology, Ecomonics, Education & Legislation”, Section: Ecology & Environmental Protection, vol.1, ISBN:978-619-7105-17-9; ISSN:1314-2704, Book-5, June 17-26, 2014, 221-229, Albena, BULGARIA.
Utilization of Mountain River Water Resources, Problems & the Ways of Overcoming Them. The 2nd International Symposium on Kaz Mountains & Edremit “Human-Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystems”, ISBN:978-605-62253-6-9, IKES-2013, May 3-5, 2013, 155-159, Edremit-Balikesir, TURKEY.
Some Recommendations for Ecological Problems Solution in Georgia. The 2nd International Symposium on Kaz Mountains & Edremit “Human-Environment Interactions and Ecology of Mountain Ecosystems”, ISBN:978-605-62253-6-9, IKES-2013, May 3-5, 2013, 186-195, Edremit-Balikesir, TURKEY.
The Features of Acid Soils with Plintic and Petroplintic Layer in Humid Subtropics of Georgia. The 8th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH (PSILPH). University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), GKVK, Oct. 18-22, 2012, 20-22, Bengalulu, INDIA.
Function and Sustainability of Mountains Landscapes of Georgia. Abstracts of SEEmore Conference 2012 “Mountain Resources & Their Response to Global Change”. July 5-8, 2012, 37, Ankara, TURKEY.
Impact of Heavy Metals on Soils and Plants in Mashavera River Lowland, Georgia. Soil, Plant and Food Interactions. ISBN:978-80-7375-534-8, Mendel University, Sept. 6-8, 2011, 587-598, Brno, CHECH Rep.
A Method for Determining Landscape Changes on the Example of Georgia’s Landscapes. Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology – ICEST 2010, Research Publishing, ISBN-13:978-981-08-5716-5, April 23–25, 2010, 565-570, Bangkok, THAILAND.
Evaluation & Management of the Risk of Flooding River Bank. XII International IAEG Congress “Engineering Geology for Society and Territory”. ISBN:978-3-319-09053-5, Sept. 15-19, 2014, Torino, ITALY.
Implementation and Results of Compost Utilization in Georgia for Environmental Sustainability. International Conference “Biochars, Composts and Digestates: Production, Characterization, Regulation, Marketing, Uses and Environmental Impact”. Sept. 17-20, 2013, Bari, ITALY.
Heavy Metal Pollution of Soils and Food Crops from Irrigation Water Due to Mining Wastes, Georgia. IGU 2013 Kyoto Regional Conference. Aug. 4-9, 2013, Kyoto, JAPAN.
Medical Aspects of Atmosphere Pollution in Georgia. The 3rd International Geography Symposium – GEOMED-2013. ISBN:978-605-62253-7-6, June 3-5, 2013, Kemer-Antalya, TURKEY.
Desertification Risk in Kakheti Region, East Georgia. The 3rd International Geography Symposium – GEOMED-2013. ISBN:978-605-62253-7-6, June 3-5, 2013, Kemer-Antalya, TURKEY.
The Influence of Meteorological and Environmental Factors on Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Ground-Level Ozone.UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference “Economic Assessment of Sesertification, Sustain-nable Land Management & Resilience of Arid, Semi-arid & Dry Sub-humid Areas”. April 9-12, 2013, Bonn, GERMANY.
Pollution of Soils by Heavy Metals from Irrigation in Mining Region of Georgia. International Conference Environment – Landscape – European Identity. Nov. 4-6, 2011, Bucharest, ROMANIA.
Anthropogenic Influence on Irrigation Water Objects in Georgia as a Part of Hydro-ecosystem. XVIII INQUA-Congress “Quaternary sciences – the view from the mountains”. Session 45 "Man and Hydro-ecosystems – Water Ecosystems as a Component of the Geographical Mantle & the Anthropogenic Influence over Them". July 21-27, 2011, Bern, SWITHERLAND.
Land Use and the Changes in the State of a Land Cover in Georgia. IGU’s (International Geographical Union) Regional Conference “Bridging Diversity in a Globalizing World”. The Israel National Committee for Geography, IGU. July 12-16, 2010, , Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL.
Governmental Programs, Actions & Results in Combating Climate Change of Georgia. SPARE Conference on Energy and Climate in EECCA Region. June 3-5, 2009, Oslo, NORWAY.
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