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Dr. Gayane Asatryan

Gayane Asatryan
Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin

MOPGA GRI Fellow, PI of a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the "Make our Planet Great Again – German Research Initiative", implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - 2018-2022


Main responsibilities:

--- Leading the project Paleogene Polar Plankton and Paleoproductivity (the P4 project) and coordinating the research group,

--- Conducting extensive research in Paleogene radiolarians paleogeographic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions by using radiolarians as indicators of polar ocean currents and conditions, aiming to understand how plankton and oceans interacted with the atmospheric CO2 and climate change during the Paleogene.


For more information about the current projects, visit our research group external webpage:


1. SUTHERLAND, R., DICKENS, G.R., BLUM, P., AGNINI, C., ALEGRET, L., ASATRYAN, G., BHATTACHARYA, J., BORDENAVE, A., CHANG, L., COLLOT, J., CRAMWINCKEL, M.J., DALLANAVE, E., DRAKE, M.K., ETIENNE, S.J.G., GIORGIONI, M., GURNIS, M., HARPER, D.T., HUANG, H.-H.M., KELLER, A.L., LAM, A.R., LI, H., MATSUI, H., MORGANS, H.E.G., NEWSAM, C., PARK, Y.-H., PASCHER, K.M., PEKAR, S.F., PENMAN, D.E., SAITO, S., STRATFORD, W.R., WESTERHOLD, T., AND ZHOU, X. (2019). Expedition 371 summary. In Sutherland, R., Dickens, G.R., Blum, P., and the Expedition 371 Scientists, Tasman Frontier Subduction Initiation and Paleogene Climate. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 371: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program).

COTTON L.J., ZAKREVSKAYA E.Y., BOON A.V.D, ASATRYAN G., HAYRAPETYAN F., ISRAYELYAN A., KRIJGSMAN W., LESS G., MONECHI S., MUSATOV V., PAPAZZONI C.A., PEARSON P.N., RAZUMOVSKIY A., RENEMA W., SHCHERBININA E., VASILYEVA., WADE B.S. (2016). Integrated stratigraphy of the Priabonian (upper Eocene) Urtsazor section, Armenia. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, DOI: 10.1127/nos/2016/0313.

DANELIAN T., ASATRYAN G., SAHAKYAN L., AVAGYAN A. & GALOYAN G. (2015). Radiolarian evidence for the age of chert blocks from the Upper Cretaceous ophiolitic melange unit of the Erakh area (Armenia). Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus. Geological Society Publishing House, DOI: 10.1144/SP428.7.

DANELIAN T., ZAMBETAKIS‐LEKKAS A., GALOYAN G., SOSSON M., ASATRYAN G., HUBERT B., GRIGORYAN A. (2014) ‐ Reconstructing Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) paleoenvironments in Armenia based on Radiolaria and benthic Foraminifera; implications for the geodynamic evolution of the Tethyan realm in the Lesser Caucasus. Palaeogeography, Paleoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 413, p. 123‐132.

ASATRYAN G., DANELIAN T., SAHAKYAN L., GALOYAN G., SEYLER M., SOSSON M., AVAGYAN A., HUBERT L.M. B. AND VENTALON S. (2012) ‐ Radiolarian biostratigraphic constraints for latest Jurassic‐earliest Cretaceous submarine volcanic activity in the Tethyan oceanic realm of the Sevan ophiolite (Armenia). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, July‐August, v. 183 (4), p. 319‐330.

ASATRYAN G., DANELIAN T., SOSSON M., SAHAKYAN L., GALOYAN G. (2011) ‐ Radiolarian evidence for early Cretaceous (late Barremian ‐ early Aptian) submarine volcanic activity in the tethyan oceanic realm preserved in Karabagh (Lesser Caucasus), Ofioliti v. 36 (2), p. 117‐126.

DANELIAN T., ASATRYAN G., SAHAKYAN L., GALOYAN G., SOSSON M. & AVAGYAN A. (2010) ‐ New and revised Radiolarian biochronology for the sedimentary cover of ophiolites in the Lesser Caucasus (Armenia) – Geological Society London Special Publication. Sedimentary basin tectonics from the Black Sea and Caucasus to the Arabian Platform, v. 340, p. 383‐391.

ASATRYAN G., DANELIAN T., SOSSON M., SAHAKYAN L., PERSON A., AVAGYAN A. & GALOYAN G. (2010) ‐ Radiolarian dating of the sedimentary cover of Sevan ophiolite (Armenia, Lesser Caucasus). Ofioliti, v. 35 (2), p. 91‐101.

ASATRYAN G., (2009) ‐ New data on the age of ophiolites in the Vedi zone on the basis of Radiolarian assemblages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Earth Sciences, v. 62 (2), p. 16‐28.

DANELIAN T., ASATRYAN G., SOSSON M., PERSON A., SAHAKYAN L. & GALOYAN G. (2008) ‐ Discovery of Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) Radiolaria from the sedimentary cover of the Vedi ophiolite (Lesser Caucasus, Armenia) ‐ C. R. PalEvol., Academie des sciences, Paris, v. 7, p. 327–334.