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Birth Date : 25 May, 1962
Place of Birth : Volgograd, Russia
Present Nationality : Russian
Marial status : married since 1986; one daughter of 13 years old.
2. Siberian Zoological Museum, Institute for Systematics and Ecology of Animals (former Biological Institute), Russia [Ph.D., 1992, theme: “The jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of northern Asia”], speciality: Entomology.
Other qualifications: methods of field collecting of invertebrates, extended field experience, limited experience in methods of rearing of insects (e.g. lice), and monitoring forest pests.
Research and Personal Experience:
(a) managing and developing the Arachnida other than Acari collections of the Siberian Zoological Museum;
(b) performing an intensive own research programm based on both museum collections and newly collected material (74 papers have so far been published);
(c) providing access to the Arachnida collections via loan requests;
(d) supevising M.Sc. and PhD students (5 students so far);
(e) organisation and perfoming field trips connected with own research programms (over Siberia, Far East, Central Asia and the Caucasus);
(f) having time to time oral presentations at different levels.
1992-1996 - Junior Research Scientist, Siberian Zoological Museum,
Institute for Systematics and Ecology of Animals), Novosibirsk, Russia.
Major duties: managing and developing the Araneae collection; performing own research programm and providing access to the Araneae collection.
1988-1992 - Post Graduate Student, Institute for Systematics and
Ecology of Animals (former Biological Institute), Novosibirsk, Russia.
Major duties: Preparing a PhD thesis and managing the Araneae collection.
1985-1988 - Junior Scientific Researcher, Institute of Molecular
Biology, Koltsovo, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Major duties: rearing different insects (e.g. lice, mosquitos), limited both field and laboratory studies on forest pests (e.g. gypsy moth).
- a member of the editorial board of the international journal "Arthropoda Selecta" (since 2000).
Participating in the international meetings:
Main research interests:
The main interests are connected with the comparative morphology of
the copulatory organs in the Salticidae and implication of these data into
solving the problem of salticid relationships:
(1) resolving a taxonomic position of the Salticidae within the so-called RTA clade on the base of combined (morphological-molecular) evidences;
(2) evaluating a comparative taxonomic significance of genital versus behavioral characters in the supraspecific taxonomy of Salticidae;
(3) providing an up-dated nomenclature of the copulatory organ elements; and
(4) contributing to comparative methodological studies.
Besides, complete taxonomic revisions of Bianor, Harmochirus, Yllenus and Aelurillus (all are difficult big genera of the jumping spiders) are being performed. Special taxonomic studies supported in part by the Finnish Academy of Sciences are connected with the jumping spiders of the Oriental Region (results are mostly unpublished yet) and based on the large tropical spider collections of the Zoological Museum of the Univeristy of Turku (Finland).
Some of achievemants and record to date:
74 papers in systematics, taxonomy and comparative morphology of the genitalia
of various groups of spiders (Araneae), particularly of the Salticidae.
The list of publications is here.
- The Soros Foundation, "Biodiversity", a personal scholarship of 1993.
- Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 1994, Grant 94-04-12027, the leader of prooject: "The comparative morphology of the spinnerets in the jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae)".
- The International Science Foundation, 1994-1996, Grants: RA6000 and RA6300, the leader of project: "The comparative morphology of the genitalia in the Palaearctic jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae)".
- Scholaship for young specialists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1994-1996; No.96-04-01253.
- INTAS, 1995-1997, Grant 94-3708, a participant of the project: "Biodiversity of the spider fauna of high altitudes and latitudes of the Palaearctic Region (Araneae)".
- Scholaship for young scienists from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1998-1999; No.25.
- A grant from the Academy of Finland (no. 42680) within the frames of the joint program "Biodiversity and Zoogeography of arachnid and insect fauna in North Eurasia", September 1998.
- Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 2000-2001, Grant 00-07-90318, a participant of the project: "Siberian Zoological Museum in the Internet - first electronic catalogue of zoological collection in Russia".
Work: Siberian Zoological Museum, Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, SB RAS, Frunze street, 11, Novosibirsk,
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