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Independent experts nominated by country party

Ashot Khoetsyan

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Climate change and adaptation
Land Use Planning
Thematic Areas
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Telephone number
+374 10 55 06 61
Work experience
1990-1994 - Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography – Assistant - Lecturer_x000D_
1994-1997 - Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography - Prof. Assoc.; Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Geography (1996-1997)_x000D_
1997-2000 - Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography - Head of the Department._x000D_
2000-2008 - Dean of the Faculty of Geography, Yerevan State University_x000D_
Since 2008 -Professor in Department of Physical Geography_x000D_
Since 2009 – Academician of international Academy of Ecology._x000D_
More than 10 years of supervised various research programs with state. Financing is mainly devoted to landscape degradation and desertification. Participated in numerous international scientific conferences and lectured at various universities. Published over one hundred scientific papers - including monographs, textbooks, etc. I am a member of several Committees of IGU. Supervised graduate dissertations. A national expert of the Ministry of Ecology, RA.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
•Geographer, Faculty of Geography, Yerevan State University, 1986 _x000D_
•PhD., Candidate of Geographical Sciences, 1992_x000D_
•Doctor of Science, Geographer, Yerevan State University, 2004
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. A.Khoetsyan. 2006. The cause and effect relations and principles of spatio-temporal evaluation of desertification in RA. 248 p. YSU, Yerevan _x000D_
2. A.Khoetsyan. 2000. The landscape-geoecological aspects of desertification in the Republic of Armenia. IGU BSG - YSU DFG Annual International Conference “Biogeographical and Ecological Aspects of Desertification Process in Arid and Semi-arid Environments”. 98-100 pp. _x000D_
3. A.Khoetsyan. 2000. Greenhouse effect and global changes of climate (on the pattern of Republic of Armenia (RA)). International Conference “Images and Reconstructions of Weather and Climate over the Last Millenium”, Cracow, Poland. 223-227 pp._x000D_
4. A.Khoetsyan. 2001. The rehabilitation of the Green Belt in Dry regions and Prevention of Desertification in the RA. XXII-nd Conference of Institute of Indian Geographers (I IG) and IGU Commision on Land Degradation and Desertification, Santiniketan. 66-69 pp. _x000D_
5. A.Khoetsyan. 2001. The Strategy of Struggle Against Desertification in the Republic of Armenia (RA). Desert Technology VI, International Conference, Urumqi, China. 67-70 pp.
Other activities
1. Member of landscape analysis committee of IGU _x000D_
2. Vice president of Armenian Geographical Society _x000D_
3. National expert of Ministry of Nature Protection of RA _x000D_
4. Member of editorial board of Caucasus Geographical Magazine_x000D_
5. Member of “Sustainable human development” NGO
1. Academician of International Ecological Academy _x000D_
2. Honor diploma of Yerevan State University _x000D_
3. Honor diploma of Ministry of Nature Protection of RA
Organisation name
Yerevan State University
Organisation street address
Alex Manoukian 1, 0025
Organisation city
Organisation country