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Department of Plant Diversity and Ecosystem Studies

Head of Department
Alla Aleksanyan
PhD in Biology, Associate Professor

Department of Plant Diversity and Ecosystem Studies of ISEC NAS RA was established in 2023 jointly with Institute of Botany aft. A.Takhtajyan of NAS RA․  The Department operates within the Institute of Botany after A. Takhtajyan at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and involves leading experts.


The aim of the Department is to act as an integrated platform in education, research and science communication, in the fields of biodiversity, nature conservation and sustainable use of biological resources.

The mission of the Department is to educate the future generation through innovative teaching methods, hands-on field experiences, and research opportunities, inspiring them to become leaders in the field of Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation.

A strong focus of education and research is set on the topics of phytodiversity and terrestrial ecosystems within the context of sustainable development and global change.

The core values enable the Department to lead effectively and contribute meaningfully to environmental education, science and biodiversity conservation efforts.

  • Innovation and Excellence
  • Scientific and Educational Integrity
  • Sustainability and Adaptability
  • Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Collaboration and Partnership

Specialization - Biodiversity research and conservation

Research Works

The teaching staff of the Department is actively involved in scientific activities. Most of them lead national and international scientific programs, publish research papers in leading international journals and academic publishers. In the last five years alone, they have collectively authored about 70 scientific articles, 20 book chapters, and 2 monographs. Additionally, they actively participate in various international conferences, training courses, and other professional events. Through close collaboration with international partners, they contribute significantly to the internationalization and promotion of education and science.

Department Staff

Aleksanyan Alla PhD in Biology, Associate Professor
Aghababyan Karen PhD in Biology
Afyan Nadedza           PhD in Economics
Baloyan Sevak PhD in Biology
Gabrielyan Ivan          Dr. habil. in Biology
Gasparyan Arsen PhD in Biology
Danielyan Astghik PhD in Biology
Danielyan Yeva            
Karapetyan Areg PhD in Biology
Chakryan Mari  
Rudov Aleksandr PhD in Biology
Sayadyan Hovik Dr. habil. in Geography
Vardanyan Zhirayr    Dr. habil. in Biology, professor
Piloyan Artak            PhD in Geography
Fayvush Georgi Dr. habil. in Biology, professor

Tel: (+374 55) 85 13 11