Academic Books
Ashot V. Khoetsyan
Education (secondary, higher courses)
1969 - 1979 Ashtarak Secondary School N 4
1981 - 1986 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Geography - student. Profession - “Geography”, Specialization - “Physical Geography”, Qualification - “Geographer, teacher of Geography”
1986 - 1990 Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography - Post- graduate.

Science Degrees
Candidate of Geography Sciences (PhD, Diploma KD N066521, Moscow, 21 August, 1992)
Doctor of Geography Sciences (Diploma B N00558, Yerevan, 29 October, 2004)

1990 - 1994 Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography - Assistant - Lecturer
1994 - 1997 Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography - Prof. Assoc.
Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Geography (1996 - 1997)
1997 - 2000 Yerevan State University, Department of Physical Geography - Head of the Department.
2000 - 2008 Dean of the Faculty of Geography, Yerevan State University
Since 2008 - Professor in Department of Physical Geography
Since 2009 - Academician of international Academy of Ecology.

1996 - 1998 scientific theme - Erosion and Mud-flow Phenomena in RA and the Struggle Against Them
1998 - 2001 scientific theme -The Desertification Problem in RA(scientific supervisor of the theme)
2002 - 2004 scientific theme - Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic (Social-Economic) Factors on Landscapes Development in RA and Evaluation of Their Vulnerability and Elaboration of Ways of Improvement (scientific supervisor of the theme)

Professional Societies
1986 - 2000 Member of Armenian Geographical Society.Head of the Section of Physical Geography.
Since 2000 - Vice-President of Armenian Geographical Society
1999 - Member of IGU Biogeography Study Group
Since 2004 - Member of Commission “Analysis of Landscape”, International Geographical Union

Research Interests
Development and changes of landscapes, degradation of landscapes and the desertification problem, rational utilization of soils, Landscape Geoecology, Protection of Natural Resources and Natural Conditions, Organization of Tourist Activities
Geomorphology, Biogeography

Awards, Grants
The award of Yerevan State University for Diligent Long-Term Work

Conference Attended
1.All-Union Scientific Technical Conference of Young Scientists and Specialists “The Problems of Building-up of Water-Economics, Melioration, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources”, Yerevan, 1991.
2. First National Conference “Sustainable Human Development and Armenia”, Yerevan, 1997.
3. National Scientific Conference “Ecological Problems of Shirak Region”, Gyumri, 1998.
4. National Scientific Conference “Stability, Anthropogenic Transformation and Optimization of Natural Environment of Kazakhstan”, Almati, 1998.
5. RGS-IBG Annual Conference “Geographies of the Future”, Leicester, UK,1999.
6. International Scientific Conference “Scientific Potential of National Geography: Formation, Distribution, Specialists, Schools”, Majkop, 1999.
7. Meeting of IGU Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification “Land Degradation and Restoration in North America”, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 2000.
8. International Conference “Images and Reconstructions of Weather and Climate Over the Last Millenium”, Cracow, Poland, 2000.
9. IGU BSG – YSU DFG Annual International Scientific Conference “Biogeographical and Ecological Aspects of Desertification Process in Arid and Semiarid Environments”, Yerevan, 2000.
10. NATO Workshop “Water Security from Source to Tap”, Murter, Croatia, May 27-31, 2005
11. Internashional scientific conference “Millennium challenges and human prosperity aspects”, Yerevan, 2010.

Academic Visits
1999 - Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
2000 - China, National Expert from Armenia in "Strategy of Struggle Against Desertification in the Republic of Armenia" Programme (Invitation of Chinese Government)
2002, 2004, 2006 - France, University of Paris 6, Preliminary work of creation of “New Geopolitical Atlas of Caucasus"
2005 - Croatia, Myourter
2006 - Hungary, Budapest
2006 - Syria, Damask
2007 - USA, Seattle, University of Washington
2008 - USA, Boston, Exchange program in sphere of tourism

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