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Mikheil Kakabadze

Date of Birth:
 02.04 1939.

Position: 
Chief Scientist, head of the Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology of LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology.

Scientific/Academic Degree: 
Doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

Nationality: 
Georgian

Correspondence Language:
Georgian, Russian, English, German.

Contact Information: 
M. Alexidze str.1/9, A. Janelidze Institute of Geology, 0171, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Home address: Bakhtrioni str., build. 1, flat 172; 0194, Tbilisi, Georgia. 
Tel.: +(995 32) 236 24 76; 995 55 30 21 24.  
Fax: +(995 32) 233 06 47; E-mail: mishakakab@hotmail.com

Education: 

Engineer-geologist, Tbilisi State University, 1957-1962. 

Professional Qualification:

Ph.D. thesis (1968) - "The Colchidites and their Stratigraphical Significance". 
Doctoral thesis (1983) - "The Early Cretaceous Heteromorph Ammonites (Ancyloceratidae, Heteroceratidae) of the Southern USSR and their Stratigraphic Significance". 

Scientific Work Experience: 

1966-1972 – A. Djanelidze Geological Institute – Department of Mesozoic Stratigraphy and Palaeontology – Junior Scientist. 
1973-1985 – A. Djanelidze Geological Institute – Department of Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Palaeontology - Senior Scientist.
1986-1988 - A. Djanelidze Geological Institute – Department of Mesozoic Stratigraphy and Palaeontology - Chief Scientist.  
1989-1995 - Deputy Director (in scientific affairs) of the A. Djanelidze Geological Institute.
1995-2003 - A. Djanelidze Geological Institute – Department of Mesozoic Stratigraphy and Palaeontology - Chief Scientist.  
2004- present - Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology - Head of the Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology.

Sphere of Research:

Fossils of Cephalopod Mollusca (systematics, phylogeny, palaeoecology, biogeography, stratigraphical significance); Stratigraphic correlation of the Cretaceous deposits of Tethyan and Boreal regions; Cretaceous palaeogeography and palaeobiogeography. 

Total Number of Publications:  105

List of Publications for Last 10 Years: 

1. Kakabadze M. V. & Thodria V. A. On the upper Tithonian-Barremian hemipelagic facies in North-Western Abkhazia (Georgia). Proceedings of the Geol. Inst. Acad. Sci. of Georgia, Tbilisi, 1998: 67-71. 
2. Bengtson P. & Kakabadze M. V. Biogeography of Cretaceous ammonites - a review of procedures and problems. N. Jb. Geol. Palaeont. Abh., 212 (1-3), 1999: 221-239.
3. Kakabadze M.V. Intraspecies variation and some questions of systematics of the early Cretaceous heteromorph ammonites (in Russian). Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences. New Series, Vol. 115, 2000: 96-109.
4. Kotetishvili E.V., Kakabadze M.V. & Kakabadze I.M. Steps in evolution of the early Cretaceous ammonites of Georgia (in Russian). Georgian Academy of Sciences, A. Djanelidze Geological Institute. Proceedings, New Series, Vol. 115, 2000: 76-85.
5.  Kakabadze M.V. & Kotetishvili E.V. On the biostratigraphy of the upper Barremian of Georgia (in Russian). Bull. MOIP, ser. geol., № 6, 2003: 36-45.
6.  Kakabadze M.V., Sharikadze M.Z. Comparative biostratigraphic analysis of the Late Barremian and Early Aptian ammonites (Cephalopoda) of the Caucasus and Colombia. Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences. New series, 119, 2004: 248-256. 
7.  Kakabadze M.V. New and less known ammonites of the family Macroscaphitidae Hyatt, 1900 from the Barremian-Aptian of Georgia and Crimea. Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences. New series, 119, 2004: 336-343.
8. Hoedemaeker Ph.J., Kakabadze M.V. Preface: Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 1-2.
9. Kakabadze M.V. Intraspecies and intrageneric variabilities and their implications for the systematics of Cretaceous heteromorph ammonites: a review. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 17-37. 
10. Kakabadze M.V., Hoedemaeker Ph. J. Heteromorphic ammonites from the Barremian and Aptian strata of Colombia. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colom¬bia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 39-182.
11. Sharikadze M.Z., Kakabadze M.V., Hoedemaeker Ph. J. Aptian and Early Albian Douvilleiceratidae, Acanthohoplitidae and Parahoplitidae of Colombia. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 313-514.
12. Kakabadze M.V. Hoedemaeker Ph. J., Bogdanova T.N., Sharikadze M.Z. On the Barremian-Early Albian biogeography (by Ammonites) of Colombia. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 515-558.
13. Kakabadze M.V., Kvantaliani I.V., Kotetishvili E.V., Tsirekidze L.R., Sharikadze M.Z. Stra-tigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Georgia (in Russ.). Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences. New series. Vol. 120. 2005: 7-84.
14. Kakabadze M.V., Kvantaliani I.V., Kotetishvili E.V., Sharikadze M.Z. Stratigraphical distribution of the Earely Cretaceous ammonites of Georgia (in Russ.). Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences. New series. Vol. 120. 2005: 404-446.
15. Kakabadze M.V. Family Macroscaphitidae: genera Cicatrites and Macroscaphites (in Russ.). Trudi GIN AN GSSR, nov. ser., vip. 120. 2005: 290-293.
16. Kakabadze M.V. Family Ancylocertatidae: genera Acrioceras, Audouliceras, Ancyloceras, Pseudocrioceras, Tropaeum, Australiceras, Kutatissites, Toxoceratoides, Tonohamites.Family Heteroceratidae and Ptychoceratidae (in Russ.). Trudi GIN AN GSSR, nov. ser.,vip. 120. 2005: 346-378.
17. Sharikadze M.Z., Kakabadze M.V. Genus Spinocrioceras (in Russ.). Trudi GIN AN GSSR, nov. ser., vip. 120. 2005: 348-349.
18. Bengtson P., Koutsoukus E.A.M., Kakabadze M.V. & Zucon M.H. Ammonite and foraminiferal biogeography and the opening of the Atlantic Equatorial Gateway. – In: 1st International Palaeobiogeography Symposium (Paris, 10-13 July 2007), Université Pierre et Marie (Paris 6), Paris. 2007, p. 12.
19. Klein J., Busnardo R., Company M., Delanoy G., Kakabadze M., Reboulet S., Ropolo P., Vašiček Z. & Vermeulen J., Fossilium Catalogus I: Animalia. Pars 144. Lower Cretaceous Ammonites III. Bochianitoidea, Protancyloceratoidea, Ancyloceratoidea, Ptychoceratoidea. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 2007. 381p.
20. Kakabadze M.V. New data on biostratigraphy of the upper Hauterivian deposits of Georgia. (in Russ.). Trudi GIN Georgia., nov. ser., vip. 124. 2008: 161-167.

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

1. Kakabadze M.V. New genus Kutatissites gen. nov. from Lower Cretaceous deposits of Western Georgia (in Russian, summary - in English). Bull. AN GSSR, t. 58, n 3, 1970: 733-736.
2.  Kakabadze M.V. The Colchidites and their stratigraphical significance (in Russian, summary - in English). Trudi GIN AN GSSR, nov. ser., vip. 26, 1971: 117p.
3.  Kakabadze M.V. Lower Cretaceous Heteroceratinae of Georgia and adjacent regions and their stratigraphical significance (in Russian, summary in English). Tr. GIN AN GSSR, nov. ser., vip. 47, 1975: 62-131.
4.  Devdariani E. I., Kakabadze M. V., Kvakhadze N. N. & Kotetishvili E. V. On the stratigraphical breaks in the Barremian-Aptian deposits of the south-eastern framework of Okriba (in Russian, summary - in English). Bull. AN GSSR, t. 79, n 2, 1975: 373-376.
5.  Kakabadze M.V., Bogdanova T. N. & Michailova I. A. On the stratigraphy of the middle Aptian of the south of USSR and some heteromorph ammonites (in Russian). Bull. MOIP, otd. geol., t. 53, 1978: 75-90.
6.  Kakabadze M. V. On the systematic and stratigraphical significance of the genera Pseudocrioceras Spath, Audouliceras Thomel and Kutatissites Kakabadze. Ann. Mus. Nat. Hist. de Nice, t. 4, 1978: XXXIV.1 - XXXIV.9. 
7.  Kakabadze M. V. Facies and environment of Georgian Ancyloceratids (Lower Cretaceous, USSR). Aspekte der Kreide Europa, IUGS, Series A, 1979: 141-149.
8.  Kakabadze M.V. The ancyloceratids of the southern USSR and their stratigraphical significance (in Russian, summary in English). Tr. GIN AN GSSR, nov. ser., vip. 71, 1981: 197 pp. 
9.  Kakabadze M. V. On the Hauterivian-Barremian correlation between the South of the USSR and certain southern and northern regions of Europe. Zitteliana 10. Second Symposium “Deutsche Kreide”, Muenchen, 1983: 501-508. 
10. Klinger H., Kakabadze M. V. & Kennedy J. W. Upper Barremian (Cretaceous) Heteroceratid Ammonites from South Africa and the Caucasus and their paleobiogeographic significance. J. Moll. Stud., v. 50, 1984: 43-60. 
11. Kakabadze M. V.  On the morphological classification of the Heteromorph ammonites. In: Wiedmann, J & Cullmann, J. (eds). Cephalopodes, Present and Past. E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagbuchhandlung. Stuttgart,1988: 447-452.
12. Kakabadze M. V. The Barremian biostratigraphic subdivisions of Georgia (USSR) and comparison with some Western Mediterranean regions. Proceedings 3d Intern. Cretaceous Symposium. Tuebingen 1987, E. Schweizerbrat’sche Verlagbuchhandlung. Stuttgart, 1989: 551-560.
13. Kakabadze M.V. & Pokhialainen V.P. The Hauterivian Stage (in Russian). In: Prozorovski V. A. (ed.). Zones of Cretaceous in the USSR, Lower Series. Leningrad, „NEUKA“, 1989: 65-94.
14. Wiedmann J., Kakabadze M.V. & Sharikadze M. Z.  Suture Ontogeny in Ptychoceras D’Orb. and its implications for the systematics of Cretaceous Heteromorphs. N. Jb. Geol. Palaeont. Mh., Stuttgart, 1990: 367-384.
15. Kakabadze M. V. & Thieuloy J.-P.  Ammonites Heteromorphes du Barremien et de l’Aptian de Colombie (Amerique du Sud). Geologie Alpine, t. 67, 1991: 81-113. 
16. Kakabadze M.V. Significance of the paleobiogeographic data in the establishment of nature of the global transgressions and regressions (in Russian, summary - in English). Bull. AN of Georgia, t. 146, n 2, 1992: 164-167.
17. Kakabadze M. V. & Sharikadze M. Z.  On the mode of life of Heteromorph ammonites (heterocone, ancylocone, ptychocone). Geobios, M. S., n 15, 1993: 207-215. 
18. Wiedmann J. & Kakabadze M. V. Suture investigations and classification of the Cretaceous Heteromorph ammonites. Geobios, M. S., n 15, 1993. P. 393-399.  
19. Kakabadze M. V. & Kotetishvili E. V.  New data on the Upper Barremian biostratigraphy of the Georgian region (Caucasus). Mem. Descr. Carta Geol. d’Italy, 1995: 103-108.
20. Kakabadze M. V.  Paleobiogeography and the problem of estimation of the nature of global eustatic events. Mitt. Geol. Palaeont. Inst. Univ. Hamburg, Heft 77, 1996: 395-401.
21. Kakabadze M. V. & Hoedemaeker Ph.  New and less known Barremian-Albian ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, n. 114, Leiden, 1997: 58-117. 
22. Bengtson P. & Kakabadze M. V. Biogeography of Cretaceous ammonites - a review of procedures and problems. N. Jb. Geol. Palaeont. Abh., 212 (1-3), 1999: 221-239.
23. 28. Kakabadze M.V., Sharikadze M.Z. Comparative biostratigraphical analyses of the Late Barremian and Early Aptian ammonites (Cephalopoda) of the Caucasus and Colombia. Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological Institute of Georgian Academy of Sciences. New series, 119, 2004: 248-256. 
24. Kakabadze M.V. Intraspecies and intrageneric variabilities and their implications for the systematics of Cretaceous heteromorph ammonites: a review. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 17-37. 
25. Kakabadze M.V., Hoedemaeker Ph. J. Heteromorphic ammonites from the Barremian and Aptian strata of Colombia. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 39-182.
26. Kakabadze M.V. Hoedemaeker Ph. J., Bogdanova T.N., Sharikadze M.Z. On the Barremian-Early Albian biogeography (by Ammonites) of Colombia. In: Donovan S.K. (ed.), Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia. Scripta Geologica, 128, December 2004, Leiden: 515-558.
27. Kakabadze M.V., Kvantaliani I.V., Kotetishvili E.V., Tsirekidze L.R., Sharikadze M.Z. Stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Georgia (in Russ.). Georgian Acad. of Sciences. A. Janelidze Geol. Inst. Proceedings. New series. Vol. 120. 2005: 7-84.
28. Klein J., Busnardo R., Company M., Delanoy G., Kakabadze M., Reboulet S., Ropolo P., Vašiček Z. & Vermeulen J., Fossilium Catalogus I: Animalia. Pars 144. Lower Cretaceous Ammonites III. Bochianitoidea, Protancyloceratoidea, Ancyloceratoidea, Ptychoceratoidea. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 2007. 381p.

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

1. “Upper Barremian-Lower Aptian (Cretaceous) biostratigraphy of Georgia and adjacent regions and its implication for global biostratigraphic zonation. Forth Intern. Turkish Symposium, Adana (ITGS IV, 24-28 September 2001”; 
2. “On the Barremian biostratigraphy of Georgia and its adjacent regions. 1st Russian Symposium. Cretaceous System of Russia: Problems of Stratigraphy and Palaeogeography”. 1st Russian Symposium on Cretaceous System of Russia: Problems of Stratigraphy and Palaeogeography, Moscow (Russia), 2002.
3. “The initial opening of the South Atlantic Ocean as evidenced by ammonites: a biogeographic assessment of the Aptian-early Albian faunas of northeastern Brazil and Colombia. XLIII Congresso Brasileiro de Geologia, Anais (Aracaju, Brazil, 3-8 September 2006); 
4. “Ammonite and foraminiferal biogeography and the opening of the Atlantic Equatorial Gateway. 1st International Paleobiogeographic Symposium (Paris, France, 10-13 July 2007);
5. “Ammonite and foraminiferal evidence for opening of the South Atlantic Ocean in the early/mid Aptian (Early Cretaceous). The Palaeontological Association, 51st Annual Meeting (Uppsala, Sweden, 16–19 December 2007).

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

1. 1998-2003 – Bilateral scientific cooperation with Palaeontological Department of the National Museum of Natural History (The Netherlands, Leiden) – two grants of Netherlands Scientific Research Organization, also grants of the Dr. Peter Konning and Alida Buitendijk Foundations - “Early Cretaceous ammonites from Colombia”. 
2. 2004-2005 - Bilateral scientific cooperation with Palaeontological Department of the National Museum of Natural History (The Netherlands, Leiden) – NATO grant - “New data on Early Cretaceous (Hauterivian-Barremian) heteromorphic ammonites from North Germany”.
3. 2000/2003 and 2004/2005 – two grants of Georgian National Academy of Sciences – “Geological History of Georgia in Mesozoic-Cainozoic” and “Atlas of Early Cretaceous Fauna of Georgia”.   
4. 2006 - Bilateral scientific cooperation with the Geological-Palaeontological Institute of Heidelberg (Germany) University (A. von Humboldt grant) - “A biogeographic assessment of the Aptian-Early Albian Faunas of Northeastern Brazil and Colombia”.
5. 2006 - Bilateral scientific cooperation with the Geological-Palaeontological Institute of Heidelberg (Germany) University (A. von Humboldt grant) - “Comparative analysis of Cretaceous ammonite associations in relation to the proposed three fold subdivision of the Cretaceous System”.

Scientific Activity:

1) 1971-1978 – Lecturer (“General Geology”) at the Pushkin Pedagogical Institute (Tbilisi); 2) 1979-1980 – Fellow of the A. von Humboldt International Foundation (researches at the Geological-Palaeontological Institute of Tübingen University); 3) 1973 - Georgian Junior’s Scientific Prize laureate; 4) 1983-1991 – Voting member of the Bureau of Cretaceous Commission of the Interdepartmental Stratigraphic Committee of the USSR; 5) 1990/present – Lecturer (“Principles of Stratigraphy”) at the I. Javakhishvili State University; 6) 1990 - Visiting Professor at the Joseph Fournier University of Grenoble (lectures, research); 7) 1996/97 (winter semester) and 1999 (spring semester) - Visiting Professor at the Geological-Palaeontological Institute of Heidelberg University; lectures (“Principles of Paleobiogeography” and “Geology of the Caucasus”) and research; 8)  1989/present  - Vice-Chairman of the Cretaceous Stratigraphic Commission of Georgia (CSCG); 9) 1990-2004 - Voting Member of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS); 10) 1982/present – Member of the scientific Council of the Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology; 11) Academician of the Georgian Academy of Natural Sciences (2000); 12) Corresponding Member of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (2009).