Alexey GUNYA is a senior scientist at the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow State University of M. Lomonossov in 1987 and received his Ph.D. in geography in 1990. In 2005 he successfully finished the work on his doctoral thesis: "Regional development trends". His main focus is the sustainable development of mountain areas, which encompasses land use, development strategies for local communities, riscs and conflicts. He has organized and headed international expeditions in Caucasus, Middle Asia and Altai. 2003-2005 he took part in the international project 'Accounting for State-building, Stability & Violent Conflict: the Institutional Framework of Caucasian and Central Asian Transitional Societies' (FU Berlin, Germany).

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