ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

REASERCH PROJECTS

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Financing Master’s and Ph.D Programmesdetection of massive reptile viral disease along the Black Sea coastline (Ph.D thesis by Stanislaw Stankevich, supervisor Davit Tarknishvili), genetic study of sturgeon-like fish (Tamar Beridze, supervisor Cort Anderson), population-genetic study of horse breeds in Georgia (Shorena Mazmaniani, supervisors Davit Tarknishvili, Marine Murtskvaladze), genetic study of trout and salmon spread in Georgia and study of their endoparasites (Elguja Gvazava, Tengiz Samkaradze, supervisors Davit Tarknishvili and Cort Anderson.
  1. Origin of cliff lizard species and evolution of unisex reproduction (funded by fundamental research grant of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, project supervisor Davit Tarknishvili, 2017)
  2. Study of freshwater snail fauna in Georgia (funded by fundamental research grant of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, project supervisor L. Mumladze, 2017). 
  3. Bird census and ecological and genetic analysis of avian influenza (project supervisor researcher Zurab Javakishvili).    
  4. Genetic study of trout and salmon spread in Georgia and study of their endoparasites   (ISU project 2016)
  5. Detection and study of relict areas of the Caucasus by using molecular genetic methods (ISU project 2015)
  6. Complex research into dark coniferous forest cover in Georgia (ISU project 2015-2016-2017)
  7. Modelling of water birds habitats (ISU project 2015)
  8. genetic study of trout and salmon spread in Georgia;
  9. Detection of relict areas in the Caucasus and study by using spatial modelling and molecular genetics (ISU project, 2014-2015-2016)
  10. Complex study of Georgia’s forest cover (ISU project, 2014)
  11. Genetic relations of working horses in Georgia (ISU project, 2014)
  12. Modelling of water birds habitats (ISU project 2014)
    1. Basic research for monitoring Georgia’s trout (funded by the Ministry of Environment of Georgia, 2014)
    2. Conservation of Caucasian Wildlife: Applying the National Conservation Status to Some Georgian Mollusks (Based on IUCN criteria) – Stage 2 (2014) (Rufford Foundation grant, supervisor L. Mumladze)
  1. Census of birds, ecologic and genetic analysis of avian influenza and genomic study of cliff lizards (ISU project 2014)
  2. Human genetics and ethno genesis in the Caucasus (university project, 2014- 2015-2016-2017) 
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