Marine S. Arakelyan
Biography
Education (beginning with IHE)
1991 - 1996: Yerevan State University
1997 - 2001: PhD study, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Science, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Academic degree
2001: Ph.D.; Biology
Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Science, St.-Petersburg, Russia
2012: DSc; Biology
Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, Yerevan, Armenia

Professional experience
2014 - present: Head of Chair of ZoologyFaculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2012 - present: Associate professor, Chair of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
1996 - present: Researcher, Chair of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University, Armenia
2013 - present: Coordinator of projectsArmenian branch of NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union)
2008 - 2009: Invited researcherCIBIO (Centre of Biodiversity and Genetic Resources), Portugal
2004 - 2012: Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University
2002 Invited researcher. Ramon Science Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
1998 - 2002: First Category Specialist Department of Specially Protected Natural Areas of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia
1997 - 2002: Research Assistant Institute of Molecular Biology of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia

Academic courses
Vertebrate biology, Comparative anatomy of vertebrate, Phylogeny and systematics of animals, Diversity of animals of Armenia, Methods of study in zoology

Scale of professional interests
Monitoring of animals, Biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles of Armenia and NKR, Parthenogenesis of rock lizards of genus Darevskia evolution pathways and hybridization. Parasites of reptiles. Diversity of turtles. Ontogenesis of reptiles

Participation in grant projects (present and past)
2015 - present: Coordinator of project, State Committee of Science (SCS) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia and Russian Foundation for Basic Research joint Fund, 2015. 15 RF-048.
2015 - present: Principal Investigator, Fund of State Committee of Science RA
2016 - present: Principal Investigator, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
2015 - 2016: Expert in herpetology, Development of a Management Plan of Ijevan Sanctuary
2015 - 2016: Coordinator of project, Booster Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation 2013-2016 UNEP/GEF Project
2013 - 2014: Coordinator of project, Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF)
2013 - 2015: Principal Investigator, Fund of State Committee of Science RA
2011 - 2016: Armenian team leader, BIOGEAST, Seventh framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions-People, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
2010 - 2012: Principal Investigator, Fund of State Committee of Science RA
2011 - 2012: Coordinator of project, Second Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation
2011 - 2012: Coordinator of project, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
2010 - 2012: Armenian team leader, FundaçãoCalousteGulbenkian. Preserving Armenian biodiversity: Joint Portuguese – Armenian program for training in modern conservation biology
2009 - 2010: Coordinator of project, Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF)
2008 - 2009: Coordinator of project, Armenian National Science & Education Fund (ANSEF)
2008 - 2009: Coordinator of project, First Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation,
2003 - 2004: Coordinator of project, Chelonian Research Foundation Linnaeus Fund Turtle Research Award

Languages
English – good, Russian – fluently, Armenian – as a native speaker

Professional membership (NGO, professional council, editorial staff of scientific journal, funds etc.)

Nikolsky’s Herpetological Society, St.-Petersburg, Russia
IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG)
DEVC-Developing Country Member of Society for Conservation Biology“Young Biologists Association” NGO
“Bezoar” NGO

Awards received
Yerevan State University, 2014

arakelyanmarine@ysu.am

Marine S. Arakelyan

Head of Chair | Faculty of Biology - Chair of Zoology
 
 

Book

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Հայաստանի հանրապետության «Էմերալդ ցանցը» | Վան Արյան, 2016թ․, 144 էջ

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Article

Galoyan Eduard, Tsellarius Elena, Arakelyan Marine

Friend-or-foe? Behavioural evidence suggests interspecific discrimination leading to low probability of hybridization in two coexisting rock lizard species (Lacertidae, Darevskia) | Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73,4, pp. 46/10

Varos G. Petrosyan, Feodor A. Osipov, Vladimir V. Bobrov, Natalia N. Dergunova, Felix D. Danielyan, Marine S. Arakelyan

New records of Darevskia armeniaca (Méhely, 1909) and Darevskia valentini (Boettger, 1892) (Squamata, Sauria, Lacertidae) from Armenia and updated geographic distribution maps | Check List, 2019, 15 (1), pp. 21-31 |

Spangenberg V., Arakelyan M., Galoyan E., Pankin M., Petrosyan R., Stepanyan I., Grishaeva T., Danielyan F., Kolomiets O.

Extraordinary centromeres: differences in the meiotic chromosomes of two rock lizards species Darevskia portschinskii and Darevskia raddei | PeerJ, 2019, 7, pp. e6360 |

Marine Arakelyan, Vasil Ananian, Ruzanna Petrosyan

Rediscovery of Chernov’s skink (Ablepharus chernovi Darevsky, 1953) in Armenia | Herpetology Notes, 2019, 12, pp. 475-477 |

Anzhela Sargsyan, Anna Simonyan, Galina Hovhannisyan, Marine Arakelyan, Rouben Aroutiounian

Application of the comet assay, micronucleus test and global DNA methylation analysis in Darevskia lizards as a sentinel organism for genotoxic monitoring of soil pollution | Mutation research - genetic toxicology and environmental mutagenesis. 2019, 842, pp. 117-124
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Thesis

Petrosyan V. G., Arakelyan M. S., Osipov F. A., Bobrov V. V., Nazarenko E. A., Dergunova N., Danielyan F.

The integrated database of geographical distribution of Darevskia rock lizard species in the Caucasus and Asia Minor | International Conference "Information Technologies in the Research of Biodiversity". 2018, pp. 108-109 |

Arzuamnayan M., Arakelyan M.

Effectiveness of protected area in example of Dilijan national park for terrestrial molluscs diversity and richness in Armenia | Rufford Small Grants Conference “Conservation across the Caucasus”. 2018, p. 10 |

Spangenberg V. E., Arakelyan M. S., Galoyan E. A., Danielyan F. D., Kolomiets O. L.

Total disturbance in chromosome synapsis and DSB repair do not arrest meiosis in triploid hybrid males of rock lizards | 22 International Chromosome Conference. 2018, p. 34-35 |

Arzumanyan M. V., Arakelyan M. S.

Main Threats to a Critically Endangered Vertigo angustior Jeffreys, 1830 in Armenia | Molluscan 20th Forum, London, UK, 2018, pg. 6

Petrosyan R. K., Arakelyan M. S.

The repraductive features of rare partenogenetic species darevskia rostombekowi | Biological diversity and conservation problems of the fauna-3. 2017, 255-257 pp. |
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