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Helena Vladimirovna



Scientific researcher, Entomological Department,
Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus,
Ph. D.


Taxonomic specialization:




Entomological Department
Institute of Zoology NASB,
ul. Academicheskaya, 27
220072, Belarus
Phone: (375) 172 842192
Fax: (375) 172 841036
ul. Komsomolskaya, 34, 45
220050, Belarus

Date and

  Oktober 10, 1974
  Minsk, Belarus

Helena Shaverdo started to study water beetles at graduate time under the supervision of Prof. I.K. Lopatin (Head of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Belarus State University) and the well-known coleopterologist A.S. Kontantinov. In 1994 Prof. I.K. Lopatin induced H. Shaverdo to visit the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. During her visits to ZIN H. Shaverdo proved to be a competent and purposeful specialist. She focused her scientific interests on studying dytiscid water beetles of the subfamily of Hydroporinae. Up to present, H. Shaverdo has been working up the material of the beetle collection of ZIN.

From 1991 till 1996 H. Shaverdo had been studying at the Faculty of Biology of the Belarus State University. From 1996 till 1999 she was a postgraduate student at the Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In 2000 H. Shaverdo got her Ph.D. degree. The subject of her Ph.D. thesis was "Beetles of the family Dytiscidae (Coleoptera: Adephaga) of Belarus: larval morphology, fauna, phenology". Since 1999 she has been a research fellow at the Institute of Zoology.

H. Shaverdo has been a member of the Belarus Entomological Society since 1993. In 1998 she took part in the Balfour-Browne Club meeting in Liberec (Czech Republic), she has been a member of this Society since 1995. In 1997 H. Shaverdo was admitted to the Russian Entomological Society and took part in its XI. congress. She participated in writing the part on larvae of Dytiscidae in the beetle volume of "Keys to freshwater invertebrates of Russia and contiguous territories".

At present H. Shaverdo is carrying out a research postdoc project on the species of the dytiscid genus Hydroporus at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) under support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada through a NSERC-NATO Science Fellowship 2002-2003.

A.G. Kirejtshuk, June 2000



1. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1994: Taxonomic ratio of the elements of the fauna of water beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) of Minsk Province. - In: Theses of the reports of VII zoological conference. Minsk: 161-162. (in Russian)

2. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1995: Ecological review of Hydradephaga of Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. - In: Collected scientific articles of the students 52 students' conference. Minsk: BSU, 45-47. (in Russian)

3. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1995: The predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera, Hydradephaga) of Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. - Vestnik BGU. Series 2, 3: 35-38. (in Russian)

4. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1996: Space-biotopical distribution of the predaceous water beetles (Coleoptera, Hydradephaga) of Berezinsky Reserve. - In: Theses of the reports of scientific-problematic conference. Vitebsk: 162-163. (in Russian)

5. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1997: For cognition of the fauna of Hydradephaga (Coleoptera) of Belarus. -Vestnik BGU. Series 2. 1: 25-26. (in Russian)

6. Moroz, M.M., Shaverdo, E.V. 1997: Family Crawling Water Beetles - Haliplidae, family Noteridae, family Predaceous Diving Beetles - Dytiscidae, family Whirligig Beetles - Gyrinidae, pp. 81-87. - In: E.I.Khot'ko (ed.): Order Beetles - Coleoptera. Invertebrate of national park "Pripyatskyi". Hand-book. Minsk. (in Russian)

7. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1998: Ecologo-faunistic description of the water Adephaga (Coleoptera) of the reserved territories of Belarus. - In: Problems of entomology in Russia: Collected scientific articles of XI Congress of Russian Entomological Society. Zoological Institute of RAS. St.-Petersburg. Vol. 2: 209-210.

8. SHAVERDO, H. 1998: New data on the fauna of Hydradephaga of Belarus. - Latissimus 10: 35-37.

9. SHAVERDO, H. 1999: Contribution to the larval morphology of third-instar larvae of Laccophilus hyalinus (DEG.) and L. minutus (L.) (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). - Genus 10 (1): 37-46.

10. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1999: Description of larvae of Hydroporus tristis (PAYKULL) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Proceedings of NAS of Belarus. Series Biological Science 4: 112-116.

11. SHAVERDO, H. 1999: Dytiscid species new to Belarus. - Latissimus 12: 32.

12. SHAVERDO, E.V. 1999: Overwintering stages of diving water beetles (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) in Belarus. - In: Structural and functional state of biological diversity of animals of Belarus: Theses of the reports of VIII zoological conference. Institute of Zoology of NAS of Belarus. Minsk: 350-351. (in Russian)

13. SHAVERDO, E.V. 2000: Life cycles and the features of overwintering of the beetles of the family Dytiscidae in Belarus. - Proceedings of NAS of Belarus. Series Biological Science 1: 117-121. (in Russian)

14. SHAVERDO, H. 2000: Description of larvae of Hydroporus rufifrons (O.F. MULLER) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 70: 11-16.

15. SHAVERDO, H. 2000: Description of first instars of Hydroporus palustris, H. striola and H. incognitus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), with a key to the known first instars of Hydroporus from the Palaearctic region. - Entomological Problems 31 (2): 171-174.

16. SHAVERDO, H. & FERY, H. 2001: Hydroporus crinitisternus sp.nov. from South-Eastern Kazakhstan and Mongolia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). - Entomological Problems 32 (1): 33-36.

17. SHAVERDO, H.V. & KIREJTSHUK, A.G. 2001: Sem. Dytiscidae (lichinki), 227-268 pp. - In: Tsalolikhin S.Ya. (ed.). Opredelitel' presnovodnykh bespozvonochnykh Rossii i sopredel'nykh territoriy. Vysshye nasekomye. Vol. 5. - St.-Petersburg: Nauka. 836 pp.

18. SHAVERDO, H. 2002: New data on the distribution of some species of Agabus LEACH and Ilybius ERICHSON (Insecta: Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 72: 123-125.

19. SHAVERDO, H.V. 2002: A new species of Hydroporus CLAIRVILLE from Chukotka, Northern Far East of Russia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). - Entomological Problems 33 (in press)

20. SHAVERDO, H.V. 2003: Adephagous water beetles of Armenia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae). - Koleopterologische Rundschau 73 (submitted)

21. SHAVERDO, H.V. 2003: Revision of the nigrita-group of Hydroporus CLAIRVILLE, 1806 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (submitted)

22. SHAVERDO, H.V. 2003. Description of larva of Colymbetes minimus ZAITZEV (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Colymbetinae), pp. - In Jach, M.A. & L. Ji (eds.): Water beetles of China, Vol. III. - Wien: Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft in Osterreich and Wiener Coleopterologenverein. (submitted)

23. SHAVERDO, H.V. & Jach, M.A. Case. Hydroporus foveolatus HEER, 1839 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Dytiscidae): proposed precedence of the specific name over Hydroporus nivalis HEER, 1839. - Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature (submitted)

24. SHAVERDO, H.V., ROUGHLEY, R.E. & MOUSSEAU, T. 2003: New records of Dytiscidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Manitoba. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba (submitted)

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