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Name, Last Name:
Laura Popkhadze

Date of birth:
30.09.1949

Position:
Senior scientist

Scientific/Academic Degree:
Candidate of geol.-miner. sciences

Contact Information:
Nutsubidze st., I micro-district, building 15, fl. 12, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: 232 08 11
E-mail: geol@gw.acnet.ge

Education:
Mining geological engineer, Polytechnic Institute of Georgia, 1960-1967

Professional Qualification:
PhD thesis: "Meotian Microfauna (Foraminifers and Ostracods) of West Georgia", 1978

Scientific Work Experience:
1962-1971 Al. Djanelidze Institute of Geology, Department of  Stratigraphy and Paleontology - Senior laboratory assistant
1971-1983 Al. Djanelidze Institute of Geology, Department of  Stratigraphy and Paleontology - Junior scientist
1983 - 2006 Al. Djanelidze Institute of Geology, Department of  Stratigraphy and Paleontology - Senior scientist
2006 - present Senior scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of  Micropaleontology

Sphere of Research:
Stratigraphy of the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene sediments. Paleontology and paleoecology according to microfauna (foraminifers, ostracods)

Total Number of Publications: 22.

List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

Popkhadze L.  (2002). Significance of Recent Ostracodes (microfauna) for the reconstruction of the Paleoecology of Guria Old Euxinic Basin (Western Georgia). Proceedings of the Inst. of Zoology of Georgian Acad. of Sci. Vol. XXI., Tbilisi, "Metsniereba" pp396-400. (in Georgian)

Popkhadze L.  (2004). On the Pliocene-Pleistocene Boundary of the Black Sea Basin Sediments and Correlation of Old Euxinic Sediments with the Synchronous Deposits of the Regions by Ostracods. Proceedings of Al Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 119, pp. 316-320 (in Russian)

Popkhadze L. (2004). Origin and Genetic Relations of Some Early Euxinic Ostracod Forms of West Guria.// Proceedings of Al Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 19, pp.344-346

Tvalchrelidze M., Lebanidze Z., Jaoshvili G., Popkhadze L. (2004). The Black Sea Coastal Erosion (Georgian Sector). Proceedings: "Environmental Protection Technologies for Coastal Areas". Fourth Black Sea International Conference (9-11 June, 2004), Varna, Bulgaria, pp.482-487

L.Popkhadze. (2008).Recent Ostracods of the Central Sector of the Black Sea Georgia. Proceedings of Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology. New series, issue 124, pp.177-180

L.Popkhadze. (2008) Ostracods from the Karangatian Sediments of Guria (West Georgia). Proceedings of Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology. New series, issue 124, pp. 180-183

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

Popkhadze L. (1983). The Foraminifera and Ostracoda From the Tchokrakian Sediments of Racha-Lechkhumi Syncline (Western Georgia). Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR, 110, ?3, pp.541-544 (in Russian)

Popkhadze L. (1984). New Foraminifers and Ostracods from the Meotian of Western Georgia. Paleontological Journal of the Acad. of Sci. of USSR, #3, pp.27-35 (in Russian)

Popkhadze L.  (1995). Genetic Relations of Some Microfauna Forms (foraminifers and ostracodes) of the Sarmatian-Meotian Sediments of Western Georgia. Bulletin of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. 151, ?2, pp. 263-265 (in Georgian)

Popkhadze L.  (2002). Significance of Recent Ostracodes (microfauna) for the reconstruction of the Paleoecology of Guria Old Euxinic Basin (Western Georgia). Proceedings of the Inst. of Zoology of Georgian Acad. of Sci. Vol. XXI., Tbilisi, "Metsniereba" pp.396-400. (in Georgian)

Popkhadze L.  (2004). On the Pliocene-Pleistocene Boundary of the Black Sea Basin Sediments and Correlation of Old Euxinic Sediments with the Synchronous Deposits of the Regions by Ostracods. Proceedings of Al Djanelidze Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. New series, issue 119, pp. 316-320 (in Russian)

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

Fourth Black Sea International Conference (9-11 June, 2004), Varna, Bulgaria

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

Grant projects of the Academy of Sciences:
1. History of Geological Evolution of the Black and Caspian Seas in the Quaternary and Geological Problems of the Georgian Black Sea Coast (2000-20001)
2. Paleogeography of Georgia in the Quaternary (2002-2003)
3. Georgian Black Sea Coast for 2025 and its integrated management programme (2004-2005)
GNSF grant 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:

1977 Tbilisi, Georgia - Young Scientists Conference at the Al.Janelidze Geological Institute
1978 Tbilisi, Georgia -I Conference of Young Scientists of Georgia
1983 Russia, Ukhta - IX All-Union Micropaleontological conference
1985 Hungary - VIII RCMNS congress
1993 Tbilisi, Georgia - Scientific Session dedicated to the 60-th anniversary of foundation of Geological Society of Georgia
1995 Tbilisi, Georgia - Scientific Session dedicated to the 70-th anniversary of foundation of Al. Janelidze Geological Institute