International Conference
"Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development: Science – Planning – Governance"
The Iinternational conference will consolidate and develop the innovative trends in the theory and practice of landscape geography in order to enhance the discipline's practical contributions to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The conference will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 4-6 October 2017 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Nikoloz Beruchashvili (1947-2006), internationally-renowned geographer and cartographer, author of the theory of spatiotemporal analysis and synthesis of landscapes, founding chair of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Landscape Analysis, professor at the Tbilisi State University.

Niko Beruchashvili the battlefield while working, of Forestry projects, 2004

N. Beruchashvili. " Adjara semaphore map", fragment, 2005

School children prepared map

Niko Beruchashvili, Andrei Kushlin, and others. International Conference "Critical areas of the landscape: the theory, practice", Geographical Society of Georgia, 2004

Students practice of landscape studies, prof. N. Beruchashvili guidance. Martkopi stationary environs, White rock

Students practice of landscape studies, Ialno ridge

Ashot khoetsiani, Niko Beruchashvili, Belaziorov, M. Museibov, Tbilisi, 2003

Geopolitical Atlas of the Caucasus. The first edition of the French language, 1996

Nico Beruchashvili monograph "The Caucasus: landscapes, models, experiments", 1995

Niko Beruchashvili, Brazil, 2004

The International Conference on "High conservation value forests" in Arkhangelsk, 2005

Rector Sorbonne, R. Pitt, with his wife, J. Radvani, Rector, R. Lortkipanidze, prof. N. Beruchashvili. Paris, master's program in "Environmental dynamics and risks", 2004

Martkopi stationary

Niko Beruchashvili, Jean Radvani, Pierre Torez. International conference, Dombay, 2004

View of the mountain range Ialno, 2003

Geopolitical Atlas of the Caucasus. Fourth edition of georgian language, 2011

Participants International Conference in Martkopi stationary, 2004


Fragment. The pilot areas, Landscape-ecological karkas, 1999 - 2006 years.

The wall terraces of Samtskhe, 2014

Niko Beruchashvili and Melenti Saneblidze, 1971

Acad. Andrei Kapitsa and Niko Beruchashvili, 1979

N. Beruchashvili. Caucasian GIS database structure

Co-Organized by: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
A. Javakhishvili Geographical Society of Georgia
Internanational Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Landscape Analysis and Landscape Planning

  Geo Eng
N.L. Beruchashvili Topics Committees Paper & Abstract Submission Deadlines Conference Venue Accommodation Publications Program ICLDS Photo Album  
Conference Committee

GIORGI SHARVASHIDZE – Prof. Dr., Rector of the Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Сhair
of the ICLDS-2017 (Georgia)
RAMAZ KHOMERIKI – Assoc. Prof. Dr., Dean, Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, TSU
DAVID KERESELIDZE – Prof. Dr., Head of Department of Geography, Faculty of Exact & Natural
Sciences, TSU
DALI NIKOLAISHILI – Prof. Dr., Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, TSU,
Vice- President of Geographical Society of Georgia
TENGIZ GORDEZIANI - Assoc. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, TSU
MARIAM ELIZBARASHVILI - Assoc. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, TSU
NELI JAMASPASHVILI – Dr, Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, TSU
GIORGI GVEDASHVILI - Head of Department of Scientific Research and Development (R&D), TSU
NANA MAMAGULISHVILI - Head of Department of Public Relations, TSU
IRAKLI SAGHREISHVILI - Head of Finance Department, TSU
NATO CHUBINIDZE - Head of Department of Information Technology & Operations Management,
ARCHIL KUKULAVA – Head of Legal Department, TSU
GIORGI TALAKHADZE - Head of Department of Material Rsources, TSU
TAMAR EBRALIDZE - TSU Publishing Director

Conference Working Group


International Program Committee:

Ronald Abler – Professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Mauro Agnoletti – Professor, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Per Angelstam – Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Vitaly Belozerov – Professor, North, Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol, Russia
Vitaly Bratkov – Professor, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia
Anne Buttimer – Professor, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Liding Chen – Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Kirill Chistyakov – Professor, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Anja Gassner – Programme Leader, World Agroforestry Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Mykhailo Grodzynskyi – Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Nikolay Kasimov – Academician, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Ashot Khoetsyan – Professor, Armenian, State Pedagogical University, Yerevan, Armenia
Andrey Kushlin – Deputy Director, Forestry Department, FAO, Rome, Italy
Richard Laganier – Professor, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Vladimir Makarov – Professor, Saratov National Research State University, Saratov, Russia
Ramiz Mammadov – Academician, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan
Heino Meessen - Dr., University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Münir Öztürk,– Professor, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Rumen Penin – Professor, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria
Jean-Robert Pitte – Professor, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Jean Radvanyi - Dr. Professor at the State Institute for Eastern Languages and Civilisations
 (INALCO), Director of the Centre de Recherches Europes Eurasie, Paris, France
Margaret Robertson - Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Álvaro Sánchez Crispin – Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Yuri Semenov - Dr., Russian Academy of Sciences – Siberian Branch, Irkutsk, Russia
Kalev Sepp - Professor, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Eklabya Sharma – Programme Manager, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal