Published Works

International Peer Reviews:

•    Tarkhnishvili D., Gavashelishvili A., Avaliani A., Murtskhvaladze M. & Mumladze L. (2010): Unisexual rock lizard might be outcompeting its bisexual progenitors in the Caucasus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (in press)

•    Murtskhvaladze M., Gavashelishvili A. & Tarkhnishvili D. (2010): Geographic and genetic boundaries of brown bear (Ursus arctos) population in the Caucasus. Molecular Ecology 19: 1829-1841.

•    Gavashelishvili A. & Javakhishvili Z. (2009): Combining Radio-Telemetry and Random Observations to Model the Habitat of Caucasian Grouse (Tetrao Mlokosiewiczi). Oryx (in press)

•    Tarkhnishvili, D., Serbinova, I., & Gavashelishvili, A. (2009): Modelling the range of Syrian spadefoot toad (Pelobates syriacus) with combination of GIS-based approaches. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 401-412

•    Sayim, F., Başkale, E., Tarkhnishvili, D.  &  Kaya, U. (2009): Some water chemistry parameters of breeding habitats of Caucasian salamander, Mertensiella caucasica in the Western Lesser Caucasus. Comptes Rendus Biologies 332: 464-469.

•    Tarkhnishvili, D., Kaya, U., Gavashelishvili, A. & Serbinova, I. (2008): Ecological Divergence between two Evolutionary Lineages of the Caucasian Salamander: Evidence from the GIS analysis. Herpetological Journal, 18: 155-163

•    L. Mumladze, D. Tarkhnishvili & B.M. Pokryszko (2008): A new species of the genus Helix from the Lesser Caucasus (sw Georgia). Journal of Conchology, 39 (5): 483

•    R. B. Angus, J. Galián, D. Wrase & G. Chaladze (2009): The western Palaearctic species of the Pterostichus nigrita (Paykull) – rhaeticus Heer complex, with the description of a new species from Spain and a new subspecies of P. nigrita from Anatolia. (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie 25: 297-316

International Monographes or Chapters in Monographes:

•    Sinsch U., Schneider H. & Tarkhnishvili D. (2008): Bufo bufo Superspecies – Erdkröten-Artenkreis. PP. 191-335 In: Grossenbacher, K. (ed.), Handbuch Amphibien & Reptilien Europas.

International Periodicals:

1.    Akhalkatsi M., Mosulishvili M., Nakhutsrishvili G., Abdaladze O. (2010): Reasons and Processes Leading to the Erosion of Crop Genetic Diversity in Mountainous Regions of Georgia. – Mountain Research and Development (in press). 

2.    Nakhutsrishvili G., Zazanashvili N., Batsatsashvili K. (2010): Why the Colchis and Hyrcan relict forests of the western Eurasian Caucasus should be considered “temperate rainforest”. – In: Della Sala D. (ed.) Temperate and Lesser Known Rainforests of the World, Island Press (in press).

3.    Gottfried, M.M., Pauli H., Akhalkatsi M., Bayfield, N., Benito J.L., Borel J.-L., Erschbamer B., Ghosn D., Kollár J., Michelsen O., Moiseev P., Molau, U., Merzouk A., Nagy L., Puşcaş M., Stanisci A., Jean- Theurillat P., Tomaselli M., Grabherr G. (2010): Quantifying climate warming-induced risks for alpine plant diversity based on European-wide observations. J. Ecology (in press).

4.    Ekhvaia, Zh., Akhalkatsi. M. (2010): Morphological variation and relationships of Georgian populations of Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sylvestris (C.C. Gmel.) Hegi. Flora (in press).

5.    Erschbamer B., Mallaun M., Unterluggauer P., Abdaladze O., Akhalkatsi M., Nakhutsrishvili G. (2010): Plant Diversity Along Altitudinal Gradients in the Central Alps (South Tyrol, Italy) and in the Central Greater Caucasus (Kazbegi Region, Georgia). - Tuexenia 30: 11–29. Göttingen.

6.    Nakhutsrishvili G., Akhalkati M., Abdaladze O. (2009): Main Treats to the Mountain Biodiversity in Georgia (the Caucasus). – Mountain Forum Biulletin, vol. IX, Issue 2, pp. 18-19.

7.    Hughes N.M., Johnson D.M., Akhalkatsi M., Abdaladze O. (2009): Characterizing Betula litwinowii Seedling Microsites at the Alpine-Treeline Ecotone, Central Greater Caucasus Mountains, Georgia. – Arctic, Antarctic & Alpine Research, vol. 41, No 1, pp. 112-118.

8.    Pistrick, K., Akhalkatsi M., Girgvliani T. Shanshiashvili T. (2009):  Collecting plant genetic resources in Upper Svaneti (Georgia, Caucasus mountains).  J. Agric. Rural Dev. Trop. Subtrop. Supplement 92:127-135.

9.    Schultzke R., Zazanashvili N., Osepashvili I. (2009): Restoration of forest landscapes in the Southern Caucasus. Pp. 119-125 in: Bodegom, V, Jan, A., Savenije, H. and Wit, M. (Eds.). Forest and Climate Change: adaptation and mitigation. Tropendos International, Wegeningen, The Netherlands.

10.    Akhalkatsi, M., Fritsch, R. M., Nakhutsrishvili, G., Pistrik, K. (2008): Habitats of Allium species in Georgia. – In : M. Keusgen & M. Fritsch (eds.). Botany, taxonomy and phytochemistry of wild Allium L. species of the Central Caucasus and Central Asia. Marburg-Gatersleben, pp. 147-156.

11.    S. Dullinger, I. Kleinbauer, H. Pauli, M. Gottfried, Ch. Klettner, R. Brooker, L. Nagy, J.-P. Theurillat, J. I. Holten, O. Abdaladze, J-L. Benito, J.-L. Borel, G. Coldea, D. Ghosn, R. Kanka, A. Merzouki, P. Moiseev, U. Molau, K. Reiter, G. Rossi, A. Stancisi, M. Tomaselli, P. Unterlugauer, and G. Grabherr (2007): Weak and variable relationships between environmental severity and small-scale co-occurrence in alpine plant communities. – Jornal of Ecology, 95, pp. 1284-1295.

12.    Akhalkatsi M., Abdaladze O., Nakhutsrishvili G., Smith W. K. (2006): Facilitation of Seedling microsites by Rhododendron caucasicum Extends the Betula litwinowii Alpine Treeline, Caucasus Mountains, Republic of Georgia. – Arctic, Antarctic & Alpine Research vol. 38, No 4, pp. 481-488.

13.    Nakhutsrishvili G., Abdaladze O., Akhalkatsi M. (2006): Biotope Types of the Treeline of the Central Greater Caucasus. – In: D. Gafta, J. Akeroyd (eds.): Nature Conservation: Concepts and Practice, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 211-225.

14.    Körner, Ch., Nakhutsrishvili, G., Spehn, E. M. (2006): High-Elevation Land Use, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. In: Spehn, E. M., Liberman, M., Kőrner, Ch. (Eds.), Land Use Change and Mountain Biodiversity, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York, pp. 3-21.


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