Natural Conditions of the Pamir Highlands and Challenges Faced by Mountain Communities Using Geothermal Energy

Date: 15 March 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |
28 March 2017, 13:00

Dr Saidmir Shomansurov
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology;
Professor, Faculty of Biology, M. Nazarshoyev Khorog State University;
Head of Farming Department, Pamir Agricultural Testing Station, Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The lecture focuses on key mountain environment factors, ranging from middle altitudes to the highland regions of the Pamirs, having a significant impact on living organisms, especially plant communities. It will cover climate change issues and its impact on plants. In particular, it will cover research related to mechanisms of changes in growth processes and the hormonal status of plants in different natural and climatic zones of the Pamirs. The integrated use of geothermal energy and its contribution to preventing serious consequences in high mountains and their use by local communities.

Background
Dr Saidmir Shomansurov graduated in Physics from the Tajik State University (1974). He presented his thesis in plant physiology (Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, 1983) and Ph.D thesis in biology focused on plant physiology (Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, 1995). He was elected Senior Research Fellow, USSR Academy of Sciences (1991). He worked as Senior Research Fellow, Pamir Biological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (1983-1996), and as Deputy Director, Research at the same institute (1997-2006). He also worked as manager of UCA’s nursery (2009-2010), and Director of the Pamir Agricultural Testing Station, Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2010-2016). Since 1998, he is teaching at the Khorog State University. Currently, he is Head of Farming, Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Professor with M. Nazarshoyev Khorog State University.

He has published more than 120 research papers, including two books. He has implemented a number of environmental education, geothermal energy in the Pamirs, forest management in GBAO projects with the Soros Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, GTZ, GBAO Nature Protection Committee and Ramsar.

Location
University of Central Asia
School of Professional and Continuing Education, Khorog
126 Lenin Street, Khorog
Tajikistan

Language
The lecture will be delivered in Russian

Moderator
Farrukhsho Fraidonov, Manager for Academic Affairs, UCA.

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