Alexander P. KASHTALIAN is a researcher in the scientific department of Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve (Republic of Belarus). He is also the head of the Belorussian Ecological Information Biodiversity Centre, a NGO. He has been involved in the World Bank project called Protection of the Forest Biodiversity in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, and in a number of international and national nature-protection projects. He graduated from the biological facility of Belorussian State University (Minsk), where he concentrated on mammals' population dynamics research (spatial distribution, attachment to biotopes and seasonal fluctuations of number).
University education:
1984-1991 Biology Department of the Belorussian State University, Minsk
1995-1999 Graduate school at Institute of Zoology (Minsk)
1995 One-month traineeship on Geographic Information Systems at the Environment System Research Institute (ESRI), Redlands, CA, USA
Professional experience:
1991-present Research assistant in the scientific department of the Berezinsky Biosphere Nature Reserve. Area of study: faunistics and population ecology of mammals.
1998-present Chairman of the Belorussian Ecological and Information Biodiversity Conservation Center.
Additional relevant experience:
1993-1995 Participant in the GEF project 'Conservation of Belovezhsky Puscha Forest Biodiversity.'
1996-1998 Project of Bison conservation in Belarus.
1995-1997 Participant in the international program 'Leaders in the Field of Environment and Development'.
1997-2000 Project 'Marsh of Parks - Belarus'.
1999-2000 Project 'GIS for Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve'.
1999-2000 Project 'Atlas of the ground vertebral animals'.
Have about 30 publication in field of mammology and nature conservation

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