Ph.D. Alex Galkin
Senior Scientific Researcher
1974: MSc, St.Petersburg University, Department of Invertebrates Zoology
1982: Ph.D, Moscow State University
1974-1976: Probationer-Researcher, Department of parasitic worms ZIN RAS
1976-1979: Post-graduate student , Department of parasitic worms ZIN RAS
1979-1984: Senior Technical Assistent, Department of parasitic worms ZIN RAS
1984-1986: Junior-Researcher, Department of parasitic worms ZIN RAS
1986-98: Scientific Researcher, Department of parasitic worms ZIN RAS
1998-present: Senior Scientific Researcher, Department of parasitic worms ZIN RAS
Faunistics, morphology and systematics of bird cestodes are main directions of my investigation. They are of own importance but also give an opportunity to analyse a number of general parasitological problems. Cestodes, including Cyclophyllidea, coevolved with vertebrates for a long time and are unique in many trends. The diversity of proglottisation patterns in their polyzootic body is of peculiar interest and may elucidate the origin and evolution of this strobilar class of Cercomeromorphae.
Cyclophyllidean parasites of birds. The material, mainly from passeriform birds, is
collected on the ornithological station on the Kurish Spit. Faunistical and morphological
investigations, revision of separate genera and species. Special attention is paid on the
morphogenesis of genital system.
Cestodes of Arctic birds: morphology, verification of systematic position, host-parasite relations.
Cestodes as strobilar class within Cercomeromorphae. Evolutional analysis of holdfast and reproductive organs in tapeworms in the light of their most probable polyzootic origin.
Total number of publications: 35