First long-term beech forest monitoring plots in Georgia
The International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) was launched in 1985. The first ICP plot in Georgia was recently established in June 2021, a group of students of Ilia State University participated in the set up.
First Meeting of Arachnologists in the Caucasus
In March 2021 — 80 years after Caucasian arachnologist Tamara Mcheidze’s first publication — the First Meeting of Arachnologists in the Caucasus will be held under the auspices of Ilia State University (Institute of Ecology) and the CaBOL Project.