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Name, Last Name:
Tamara Gavtadze

Date of Birth:
12.11.1949

Position:
Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology.

Scientific/Academic Degree:
Candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences

Contact Information:
II Vazha-Pshavela district, building 27, flat 5. Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: (995 32) 232 99 34, (995 32) 232 87 82; mobile phone: 595 35 88 87
E-mail: tamaragavtadze@yahoo.com

Education:
Engineer-geologist, Tbilisi State University, 1966-1971

Professional Qualification:
Ph.D. thesis: ''Biostratigraphy of Paleogene Sediments of Abkhazia by Nannoplankton'', 1986

Scientific Work Experience:
1971-1972 Senior laboratory assistant - Tbilisi State University, Department of Mineralogy and Petrography;
1973-1986 Scientist - Al. Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgian SSR, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology;
1987-2006 Senior scientist - Al. Djanelidze Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Georgian SSR, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology;
2006-2009 Head of the Department of Micropaleontology, LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology
2009-present Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology.

Sphere of Interests of Study:
Paleontology, stratigraphy; biostratigraphy and paleontology of Georgia by Nannoplankton.

Total Number of Publications: 39, number of papers in refereed journals: 3.

List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

Gavtadze T. Biostratigraphy of Flysch and Volcanogenic Sediments of the Paleocene and Eocene of Central Segment of the Achara-Trialeti Folded Zone by Nannoplankton. Proceedings of Geol. Institute of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. dedicated to 90-th anniversary of G. Dzotsenidze. 2002. Pp. 492-505.

Gavtadze T., Mrevlishvili N.  Biostratigraphy of the Paleogene Flysch of Mestia-Tianeti Zone by Nannoplankton. Trans. of Tbilisi State University. 2003. Pp. 21-42

Gavtadze T. Abrupt Changes in the Development of Nannoplankton in the Paleocene Basins of Georgia.// Proceedings of XIII Russian Micropaleontological Conference: "Micropaleontology on a boundary of centuries", Moscow, GEOS, 2005. Pp.140 (in Russian)

Gavtadze T., Migineishvili R., Khutsishvili S. New data on the Age of Enclosing Rocks of the Madneuli Copper-gold Deposit. "Georgian Oil and Gas", No17. 2006. Pp.33-37 (in Georgian with English abstract)

Rodionova E., Alexandrova G., Gavtadze T., Stupin S.I. Analysis of Microbiota of the Late Paleocene-Initial Eocene in the River Kheu Section (Central Pre-Caucasus). News of Paleontology and Stratigraphy. Issue 10-11. Appendix to the Journal: "Geology and Geophysics". Vol.49, 2008. Pp 353-357 (in Russian)

Migineishvili R., Gavtadze T. Age of the Madneuli Cu-Au Deposit. Georgia: Evidence from New Nannoplankton Data. //Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy. 2009 (in print).

Migineishvili R., Gavtadze T. Ore Concretions of Madneuli Copper-Ore Deposit. // "Georgian Oil and Gas", 2009 (in print)

Radionova E.P., Aleksandrova G.N., Gavtadze T.T., Stupin S.I. Stratigraphic and Paleontological Analysis of the Late Paleocene-Initial Eocene Microbiota in the River Kheu Section (Central Pre-Caucasus). Bulletin MOIP, 2009. (in Russian)

Radionova E.P., Aleksandrova G.N., Gavtadze T.T., Stupin S.I. and Khokhlova I.E.. Analysis of  Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Microplankton from the Kheu River Section, West Pre-Caucasus. Extended Abstracts of International Conference "Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene" - CBEP 2009. Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 January 2009. Pp. 110-115

List of the Best Publications (at the author's discretion):

Salukvadze N., Tsagareli E., Gavtadze T., Samuel O., Gashparikova V. Some Questions of the Biostratigraphy of the Oligocene-Eocene Boundary Layers of the Caucasus and Western Carpathians. Geologicky ustav D.Stura, Bratislava, 1989. Pp. 69-80

Salukvadze N., Gavtadze T., Gongadze G. On Geological Events at the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in Georgia. Proc. of International Symposium. Tbilisi. 1991. Pp.51-57

Gavtadze T. Paleogene Nannoplancton Stratigraphy of Georgia. Memor. di Scien. Geol. Vol. XLIII. 1992.  Pp. 163-170.

Adamia Sh., Salukvadze N., Nazarov M., Gongadze G., Gavtadze T., Kilasonia E., Asanidze B. Geological Events at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary in Georgia (Caucasus). Geologica Balcanica. Vol. 23, 3. 1993.  Pp. 35-43.

Salukvadze N., Tsagareli E., Gavtadze T., Kacharava M., Khuchua M., Maisadze F. Late Eocene-Early Oligocene Geological and Biotic Events of the Territory of the Former Soviet Union. Regional Geology of the Upper Eocene and Lower Oligocene. Proceedings of Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Issue 489, part 1. GEOS, Moscow. 1996. Pp. 87-98 (in Russian)

Gavtadze T. Abrupt Changes in the Development of Nannoplankton in the Paleocene Basins of Georgia.// Proceedings of XIII Russian Micropaleontological Conference: "Micropaleontology on a boundary of centuries", Moscow, GEOS, 2005. Pp.140 (in Russian)

Gavtadze T., Migineishvili R., Khutsishvili S. New data on the Age of Enclosing Rocks of the Madneuli Copper-gold Deposit. "Georgian Oil and Gas", No17. 2006. Pp.33-37 (in Georgian with English abstract)

Rodionova E., Alexandrova G., Gavtadze T., Stupin S.I. Analysis of Microbiota of the Late Paleocene-Initial Eocene in the River Kheu Section (Central Pre-Caucasus). //News of Paleontology and Stratigraphy. Issue 10-11. Appendix to the Journal "Geology and Geophysics. Vol.49, 2008. Pp 353-357 (in Russian)

Migineishvili R., Gavtadze T. Age of the Madneuli Cu-Au Deposit. Georgia: Evidence from New Nannoplankton Data. //Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy. 2009 (in print).

Migineishvili R., Gavtadze T. Ore Concretions of Madneuli Copper-Ore Deposit. // "Georgian Oil and Gas", 2009 (in print)

Radionova E.P., Aleksandrova G.N., Gavtadze T.T., Stupin S.I. and Khokhlova I.E. 2009. Analysis of  Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Microplankton from the Kheu River Section, West Pre-Caucasus. //Extended Abstracts of International Conference "Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene" - CBEP 2009. Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 January 2009. Pp. 110-115

Participation in International Scientific Forums (for last 10 years):

1. 2001 - Adana, Turkey. IV International Geological Symposium - "A Biostratigraphy of the Central Part of Achara-Trialetian Folded Zone by Nannoplankton";
2. 2005 - Moscow, Russia. XIII Russian Micropaleontological Conference on Micropaleontology on a boundary of centuries" - "Abrupt Changes in the Development of Nannoplankton in the Paleocene Basins of Georgia", Moscow, GEOS;
3. 2009 - 7th Micropaleontological Workshop MIKRO-2009, Sw. Katarzyna, 28-30 September - "Biostratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Sediments of the Ksani River Gorges (Georgia) by Microforaminifers and Nannoplankton", p.27.
4. 2009 - Wellington, New Zealand, International Conference "Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene" - CBEP 2009. 12-15 January 2009.
5. Thessaloniki, Greece. XIX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association, 23-26 September 2010 - "Biostratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Sediments of the Ksani and Aragvi River Gorges by Microforaminifers and Nannoplankton"

Participation in Research Grant Projects (for last 10 years):

1. Grant project of the Georgian Academy of Sciences - "Stratigraphy of Meso-Cenozoic Sediments of Georgia". (2004-2005)
2. Georgian National Science Foundation, Project GNSF/07/5-2000 - "The Detailed Stratigraphic Researches of the Meso-Cenozoic Sediments of the Eastern Georgia by Micropaleontological Methods". (2008-2010)

Scientific Activity:

Since 1988 -  International Nannoplankton Association (London, Great Britain);
Since 1996 - member of Geological Society of Georgia;
1997-1999 Scientific adviser of Tbilisi State University undergraduate student T. Tsamalashvili;
1998-2000 Scientific adviser of Georgian Polytechnical University undergraduate student K. Koiava;
1981 Georgia, Tbilisi - Conference of Young Geologists;
1986 Azerbaijan, Baku - V International Conference on Stratigraphy;
1986 Russia, Leningrad - X All-Union Meeting in Micropaleontology;
1989 Italy, Florence - III INA Firenze Meeting" of the "International Nannoplankton Association" (INA);
1991 Czechoslovakia, Prague - IV Conference of Nannoplankton International Association
1991 Georgia, Tbilisi -International Symposium on the Stratigraphy. "On Geological Events at the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in Georgia".