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Suren V. Gazaryan
Газарян Сурен Владимирович

Born in Krasnodar in 1974
Graduated from: Kuban State University (Krasnodar), Faculty of Biology, Dept. of Hydrobiology
Current employment: Senior research associate of the Laboratory of Biodiversity, Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories, Kabardino-Balkarian Scientific Centre of RAS (Nalchik)

PhD courses: Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution (Moscow).
PhD thesis "Ecological and Faunal Analysis of the Chiroptera population of the Western Caucasus", defended in May, 2002; supervisor — E. I. Kozhurina

Research activity mainly concentrate on clarification of the distributional and faunal status of the bat species in differ parts of the Caucasus and adjacent areas. Other interests are focused on the taxonomic problems related with Chiroptera species inhabiting the Caucasus and Mediterranean region on the whole. Conservation activities are devoted to the protection of bats and their natural habitats through the public education and organization of new Protected Areas. To the moment, S. Gazaryan has real-ized two successful conservation projects. As a result of the project "Monitoring studies of bat colony in Canyon cave: developing measures of protection" an underground roost of world larg-est winter aggregation of Barbastella barbastellus was established as a Nature Monument. The project "Status and conservation of Barbastella barbastellus and Myotis bechsteinii in Russian Federation" resulted in decision about entering of both species in the next edition of the Russian Red Data Book.
Currently Suren is living in Germany, still acting in the field of bat protection and working in the Eurobats secretariat.

Number of publications (excepting abstracts of conferences) - about 30
Major publications:

  • Gazaryan S.V. 1999. New data on the occurrence of Schreiber's bats (Miniopterus schreibersii) in caves of the Western Caucasus. — Plecotus et al. 2: 88-93 [in Russian with English summary]
  • Gazaryan S.V. 2000. New data on the occurrence of the barbastelle in the Western Caucasus. — Plecotus et al. 3: 94-102 [in Russian with English summary]
  • Gazaryan S.V. 2003. Current faunal status of the Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in the Caucasus. — Plecotus et al. 6: 37-48. [in Russian with English summary]
  • Gazaryan S.V. 2003. Barbastelle, Barbastella barbastellus, in the Western Caucasus. — Nyctalus (N.F), Berlin, Heft 6: 541-543.
  • Gazaryan S.V. 2003. On the status of Barbastella barbastellus (Schreber, 1774) in the Caucasus. — Studia Chiropterologica, 3-4: 11-20.
  • Botvinkin, A. D., E. M. Poleschuk, I. V. Kuzmin, T. I. Borisova, S. V. Gazaryan, P. Yager, C. E. Rupprecht. 2003. Novel Lyssaviruses Isolated from Bats in Russia. — Emerging In-fectious Diseases, 9(12): 1623-1625.
  • Kazakov B.A., Gazaryan S.V., Bakhtadze G.B. 2004. [Order Chiroptera]. — in: Red Data Book of the Rostov Region. Vol.1. Rare and Threatened animals. Rostov-on-Don: 300-304. [in Russian]
  • Benda P., Gazaryan S., Vallo P. 2016. On the distribution and taxonomy of bats of the Myotis mystacinus morphogroup from the Caucasus region (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). — Turkish Journal of Zology, 40: 1-8.

Last update 30.03.16