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New Challenge for Geography: Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development
Submission Deadline: Aug. 30, 2017
Lead Guest Editor
Professor Dali Nikolaishvili
Department of Geography, Faculty of Cartography and Geomorphology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Guest Editors
  • Andrey Kushlin
    Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy
  • Revaz Gachechiladze
    Corresponding member, Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Dep. of Earth Sciences; Prof., Dr., Dep. of Human Geography at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, GEORGIA, Georgia
  • Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Annette Otte, Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dr. h. c. (TSU)
    Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management, Justus-Liebig-University, Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Giessen, Germany
  • Gregory Isachenko
    Institute of Earth Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Recep Efe
    Geography Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Balikresir University, Balikesir, Turkey
  • Vitaly Bratkov
    Geography/Cartography and Geoinformatics Faculty, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Moscow, Russia
  • Mariam Elizbarashvili
    Department of Geography, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Earth Sciences Centre, University of Minho, Braga, Minho, Portugal
  • Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Geomorphology and Geoecology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Walter J Ammann
    Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland
  • Akhmetkal Medeu
    Institute of Geography in Kazakhstan, Almati, Kazakhstan
  • Irma Kveladze
    Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Jutland, Denmark
Guidelines for Submission
Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
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Published Papers
Authors: Revaz Gachechiladze, Dali Nikolaishvili, Nana Bolashvili, Neli Jamaspashvili
Pages: 111-122 Published Online: Sep. 1, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.25
Views 2348 Downloads 154
Authors: Tamar Bakuradze, Andrei Kandaurov, Marine Mosulishvili, Dali Nikolaishvili, Mamuka Gvilava, Sophiko Kenkebashvili
Pages: 93-110 Published Online: Aug. 23, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.24
Views 2171 Downloads 156
Authors: Mariam Tsitsagi, Ana Berdzenishvili, Ketevan Gogidze
Pages: 87-92 Published Online: Aug. 21, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.23
Views 2142 Downloads 151
Authors: Lamzira Lagidze, Lia Matchavariani, Nodar Tsivtsivadze, Giorgi Bregvadze, Nargizi Motsonelidze, Nino Paichadze
Pages: 83-86 Published Online: Aug. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.22
Views 2049 Downloads 117
Authors: Nino Sulkhanishvili
Pages: 73-82 Published Online: Aug. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.21
Views 1939 Downloads 128
Authors: David Kereselidze, Vazha Trapaidze, Giorgi Bregvadze
Pages: 68-72 Published Online: Aug. 2, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.20
Views 1923 Downloads 123
Authors: Givi Gagua, Merab Gongadze, Tamara Chichinadze
Pages: 62-67 Published Online: Aug. 2, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.19
Views 2000 Downloads 153
Authors: Zurab Seperteladze, Eter Davitaia, Melor Alpenidze, George Gaprindashvili, Guram Memarne, Nino Kedelidze, Tamar Aleksidze, Nino Rukhadze
Pages: 31-37 Published Online: Jul. 17, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.15
Views 2155 Downloads 153
Authors: Shamil Shetekauri, Lali Kutateladze
Pages: 38-48 Published Online: Jul. 17, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.16
Views 2140 Downloads 145
Authors: Davit Sartania, Dali Nikolaishvili, Avtandil Ujmajuridze
Pages: 49-55 Published Online: Jul. 17, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.17
Views 2414 Downloads 174
Authors: Guliza Liparteliani, Manana Kurtubadze, Nato Sologhashvili, Tamar Chichinadze, Roman Kumladze, Levan Tielidze, Ana Iremashvili, Nino Geslaidze, Irma Kveladze
Pages: 56-61 Published Online: Jul. 17, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.18
Views 2126 Downloads 170
Authors: Elene Salukvadze, Tamila Chaladze, Tamar Khardziani, Ketevan Gogidze
Pages: 8-16 Published Online: Jul. 11, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.12
Views 2452 Downloads 157
Authors: Dali Nikolaishvili, Nino Chikhradze
Pages: 17-22 Published Online: Jul. 11, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.13
Views 2655 Downloads 199
Authors: Mariam Elizbarashvili, Elizbar Elizbarashvili, Nato Kutaladze, Shalva Elizbarashvili, Roman Maisuradze, Tea Eradze, Neli Jamaspashvili, Nano Gogia
Pages: 23-30 Published Online: Jul. 11, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.14
Views 2378 Downloads 155
Authors: Vazha Neidze, Mzia Tutberidze, George Khomeriki, Merab Gongadze, George Lominadze, Nino Pavliashvili
Pages: 1-7 Published Online: Jun. 9, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.11
Views 2548 Downloads 234
A special issue should be dedicated to the 70th birthday anniversary of Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili – a famous Georgian geographer and cartographer, PhD in Geography at the Chair of Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of Tbilisi State University, the Chair of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Landscape Analysis.

In the 1970s, Dr. Beruchashvili organized and managed a program of annual observations on the dynamics of landscapes at Martkopi physical-geographical center and also seasonal observation centers for different landscapes of Georgia. He also organized expeditions to the Caucasus and different parts of the World. He established air observations of the landscape conditions to study its dynamics. On the basis of these observations, he developed a spatial-temporal concept of landscapes. He introduced some terms to landscape science (such are geomasses, geohorizons, vertical structure, stexes - daily conditions, etc.) and developed main principles. He published more than 220 scientific works, 28 of them are monographs (Tbilisi, Paris, Moscow).

As a researcher, N. Beruchashvili visited and worked in 60 countries of the World. In 1975-1976, he did a special course at Paris VII University in France. In 1987-2005, he was invited to give lectures and did scientific works at different Universities (Warsaw, Sofia, University in Brno, Toulouse, Grenoble, etc.).

He contributed to the introduction and development of the GIS-technologies in geographical researches in Georgia, as well as establishment of Chair of Geoinformatics at Tbilisi State University, Georgia. For the total period of his working at the Tbilisi State University, he organized a number of international forums. His students and scientific followers are working in different branches of geography and cartography, and they also work successfully in tourism, land cadaster, statistics, military analysis, urban planning, etc.

The special issue dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili should discuss modern problems of landscape science and related fields of knowledge.

The journal should encompass a broad spectrum of geography, and therefore, several areas are identified which will be given a particular priority: landscape science, landscape planning, landscape management, physical geography, cartography and information technology applications in geography, human geography, political geography, landscape ecology and environmental studies, historical geography, toponymy, state borders and other related subjects.

All papers will be original, not published in the past. In addition, the manuscripts will be compiled in a form of original and review papers, or as short notes.

The papers are selected for publication in this special issue through blind review.

Aims and Scope:
Publishing the most exciting and significant researches and sharing international experience and researches about all aspects of landscape science and related fields of knowledge and earth sciences in general;
Honoring the memory of a famous Georgian geographer and cartographer, Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili.
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