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Avian Ecology and Behaviour


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24 January 2019

Anatoly Shapoval

Ph.D., Senior researcher

Born 12 April 1954 in Poltava Region, Ukraine.


Graduated from Lvov (Lemberg) University with a diploma in biology in 1976. Since 1976 I work at the Biological Station Rybachy. Fields of interests: avian morphology - biometrics, moult, abnormal plumage; avian ecology - breeding (clutch size, breeding success, morphometry of eggs and nests), foraging ecology; bird migration; birds killed by traffic; migration of insects (Lepidoptera, Dragonflies), Insect fauna of the Courish Spit. More than 200 published scientific articles.

Selected publications:

Kryvochatsky V.A., Shapoval N.A., Shapoval A.P. 2014. Antlions (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) from Ornithological trap on the Curonian Spit: a Tree-species Community Containing a New Species Entomol. Rev. 2014. 94, 4: 605-612.

Sokolov L.V., Shapoval A.P., Yakovleva M.V., 2013. Long-term monitoring irruptions of the Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major in Baltic region and Karelia. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Vol. 24: 3-33.

Shapoval A.P., Buczynsky P., 2012. Remarkable Odonata caught in ornithological traps on the Courish Spit, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Libellula. 31, 1-2, 97-109.

Sokolov L.V., Shapoval A.P., Yefremov V.D., Kosarev V., Markovets M.Yu., 2004. Timing and dynamics of autumn passage of Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus) on the Courish Spit (Eastern Baltic). Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Proceeding of the Biol. Station "Rybachy", Vol.12, 31-52.

Sokolov L.V., Markovets M.Yu., Shapoval A.P., Yefremov V.D., 2002. Irregular migrations in six species of birds on the Courish Spit of the Baltic sea during 1957-2002. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Proceeding of the Biol. Station "Rybachy", Vol.9, 39-53.

Sokolov L.V., Baumanis J., Leivits A., Poluda A.M., Yefremov V.D., Markovets M.Yu., Morozov Yu.G., Shapoval A.P., 2001. Comparative analysis of long-term monitoring data on numbers of passerines in nine European countries in the second half of the 20th century. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Procceeding of the Biol. Station "Rybachy", vol.7, 41-74.

Payevsky V.A., Shapoval A.P., 2000. Age structure of passerine populations according to ringing results. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Proceeding of the Biol. Station "Rybachy", Vol. 4, 55-66.

Sokolov L.V., Yefremov V.D., Markovets M.Y., Shapoval A.P., Shumakov M.E., 2000. Monitoring of numbers of pasage populations of passerines over 42 years (1958-1999) on the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea. Avian Ecology and Behaviour. Proceeding of the Biol. Station "Rybachy", Vol. 4, 31-53.

Payevsky V.A., Shapoval A.P., 1998. Ringing efficiency of birds depending on their species, sex, age, season and place of ringing. Ornitologija. Vol. 28, 212-218.

Sokolov, L.V., Markovets, M.Yu., Shapoval, A.P. & Yu.G. Morozov 1998. Long-term trends in the timing of spring migration of passerines on the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea. Avian Ecology and Behaviour 1: 1-21.

Shapoval A.P., Yablonkevich M.L. 1991. Invasion of Long-tailed Tits in autumn 1985 at the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea. In: Ecology and fauna of Eurasian birds (Proc. Zool. Inst. 239): 141-155.

Payevsky V.A., Shapoval A.P. 1990. Age and sex structure of migrating Goldcrests in relation to other demographic parameters. In: Ornithological studies in the Palaearctic (Proc. Zool. Inst. 210): 73-82.

Shapoval A.P. 1989. A comparative characteristics of two successive invasions of the Long-tailed Tit in the falls of 1985 and 1986 on the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea. In: Faunistic and ecological studies of Eurasian birds (Proc. Zool. Inst. 197): 160-179. In Russian.

Shapoval A.P. 1988. Clutch size, nesting success and some other characteristics of the Red-backed Shrike in two different habitats in Poltava Region. In: Ecological, faunistic, and systematic studies of Palaearctic birds (Proc. Zool. Inst. 182): 140-145. In Russian.