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Andrei Lobanov: Curriculum Vitae


Andrei L. Lobanov


  Position at the Zoological Institute: Leading Research Scientist
  Taxonomic specialization: Cerambycidae  

Laboratory of Insect Systematics
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Universitetskaya Embankment 1
St.Petersburg, 199034 Russia
Tel. (812) 328-1212 / 328-0611, ext. 158/162
Fax: (812) 328-2941

August 9, 1940
Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia


Computer databases in systematics, faunistic, morphology and ecology of various animal taxa;
Theory of biological identification keys and computerized diagnostic systems;
Geographical information systems (GIS) and mapping of animal distribution;
Computer approach to objective zoogeographic regionalization;
Systematic, faunistic and host plants of Palearctic longicorn beetles (Cerambycidae);
Development of new forms of zoological electronic publications on CD-ROM and via Internet;
Morphometry, cluster and discriminant analysis as tools of study of similar species

  • 1984     Ph.D., Zoology & Entomology
    (Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences Leningrad / St. Petersburg)
  • 1970     M.Sc., Zoology & Entomology
    (Perm' State University)

  • 1981 - Post-graduate Course, All Union Institute of Plant Protection, Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Specialization - computerized diagnostic systems in entomology
  • 1980 - All Union Scientific Informatic School, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
  • 1978 - Scientific Trip at USA Universities and Institutions (Maryland - College Park, Beltsville; D.C. - Washington; Illinois - Urbana; Indiana - West Lafayett; Texas - College Station)

  • 1997 - present: Leading Research Scientist, Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia.
    Development of computer methods for animal systematics and faunistic; curated and inventored the longicorn beetles collection of Zoological Institute.
  • 1985 - 1997: Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia.
    Development of computer methods for animal systematics and faunistic; curated and inventored the longicorn beetles collection of Zoological Institute.
  • 1981 - 1984: Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Helminthology, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
    Development of computer methods in helminths systematics, ecology and morphology; discriminant analysis in taxonomy of neared species.
  • 1976 - 1981: Head of Department of Scientific Information, All Union Institute for Plant Quarantine, Moscow, Russia.
    Computer databases for insect systematics, morphology and geographic distribution; systematics and faunistic of longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Palearctic; computerized diagnostic systems in entomology.
  • 1974 - 1976: Research Scientist, Laboratory of Zoology, Institute of Biology, Komi Branch of USSR Academy of Sciences, Syktyvkar, Russia.
    Faunistic of all beetles families (Insecta, Coleoptera) of North-East European part of USSR; computerized diagnostic systems in entomology.


Proficient at theory and methods of use computers for zoological and zoogeographical purposes. 25-nd years experience in programming languages (Fortran, dBASE/FoxPro, HTML). Author of hundreds of programs in this languages for computers: IBM 360/370, BESM-6, PDP-11, IBM PC/AT.

The main results: original computer system for dialogue identification of animals and plants; method of representation of hierarchical taxonomic systems in relational data bases; new approach and original programs for compiling of biological monographs, guides and keys on CD-ROM; new method of computer objective zoogeographical division into districts on base of data matrices "taxon-locality"; original interactive computer system for mapping of animals distribution; new approach to use of discriminant analysis us tool for differentiation of close species of animals; new approach to development of simulation models of insect pests.

  • 1992 - European Association of Coleopterology
  • 1968 - Russian Entomological Society

  • 1994 - 1995: International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP)

  • March 1999 - "Data Bases and Multimedia Tools in Entomology Researches". Special Course at St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
  • June 1997 - "Comuterized Biological Identification Keys - Present State". Workshop at Deutsche Entomologische Institut, Eberswald, Germany.
  • April 1997 - "Biological Identification with computers: 30 years of evolution". International Conference "Computer data bases in botanical investigations", Botanical Institute RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • September 1982 - "Computer Methods in Parasitology". All Union Scientific Parasitology School, Palanga, Latvia.
  • March 1980 - "Biological Identification with Computers". Special Course at Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Russia.
  • October 1978 - "Computerized Systems in Entomology and Plant Protection Researches in USSR". Seminar at Computer Center of Purdue University, West Lafayett, Indiana, USA.

(with oral
  • 1998 - Lobanov A., Dianov M. Using of personal computer for accumulation and processing of taxonomic information within the multimedia technology. "New Methods in Copepod Taxonomy", Special International Conference. St.Petersburg, May 4-8 1998.
  • 1998 - Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. Program Package to Creating Computer Biological Publications on CD-ROM. International Conference "Regional Informatic - 98", St. Petersburg, June 2-4, 1998.
  • 1997 - ..........................................................

  • Lobanov A., Dianov M. Program packages to create the computer zoological monographs on the compact disks // Zoological Sessions (Annual Reports of Zoological Institute. 1997). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS. 1998. Vol. 276. P. 115-120.
  • Lobanov A., Dianov M. CD-ROM: a new tool to biodiversity research // Computer data bases in botanical investigations. Proceedings of International Conference. St.Petersburg, Botanical Institute. 1997. P. 55-57. [in Russian, English abstract].
  • Lobanov A. Biological identification with computers: 30 years of evolution // Computer data bases in botanical investigations. Proceedings of International Conference. St.Petersburg, Botanical Institute. 1997. P. 51-55. [in Russian, English abstract].
  • Stepanjants S.D., Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. (ed.). 1997. Data bases and computer graphics in zoological investigations. Proceedings of International Conference. St.Petersburg, Zoological Institute, April 1994. (Proc. of Zool. Inst., vol. 269). 208 pp. [English and Russian]
  • Lobanov A.L., Dianov M.B. 1996. "Wir bestimmen Kaefer" ("The World of Beetles"). CD-ROM and short guide. Berlin, "dialobis edition". [in German and Russian]
  • Lobanov A.L., Stepanjants S.D., Dianov M.B. 1996. Dialogue computer system BIKEY as applied to diagnostics of Cnidaria (illustrated an example of hydroids of the genus Symplectoscyphus) // Scientia Marina (Special volume: Advances in Hydrozoan Biology; S.Piraino, J.Bouillon et al. (eds.)). Vol. 60, N 1. P. 211-220.
  • Krivokhatsky V.A., Emeljanov A.F., Lobanov A.L. The distribution of antlions in Mongolia (Insecta: Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) // Pure and Applied Research in Neuropterology. Proceedings of the 5th Intern. Sympos. on Neuropterology. Cairo, Egypt, 1994. M.Canard, H.Aspock, M.Mansell (Eds.). 1996. P. 147-159.
  • Lobanov A., Dianov M., Schilow W., Schilowa B. DIALOBIS - the computer dialogue system for the identification and database storage of biodiversity // Global Biodiversity Research in Europe. International Senckenberg Conference. Frankfurt a.M., Germany - December 9-13, 1996. Abstract Volume. 1996. N 2. P. 49-50.
  • Alimov A.F., Starobogatov Ya.I., Kerzhner I.M., Lobanov A.L., Stepan'yants S.D. 1996. Problems of the biodiversity researches of Russian fauna. Zhurn. obsch. biol. Vol. 57, N 2. S. 5-13 [in Russian]
  • Abdurahmanov G.M., Ismailov Sh.I., Lobanov A.L. 1995. A new approach to the problem of objective zoogeographical regionalization - Mahachkala: Dagestansk. Gospeduniversitet. 325 pp. [in Russian]
  • Reznik S.Ya., Belokobyl'skiy S.A., Lobanov A.L. 1994. Weed and herbivorous insect population densities at the broad spatial scale: Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. and Zygogramma suturalis F. (Col., Chrysomelidae) // J. Appl. Ent. Vol. 118, N 1. P. 1-9.
  • Skarlato O.A., Starobogatov Ya.I., Lobanov A.L., Smirnov I.S. 1994. Data bases by zoologic systematics and information about higher taxa of animals // Zoologicheskiy zhurnal. Vol. 73, N 12. S. 100-116 [in Russian]
  • Skarlato O.A., Starobogatov Ya.I., Lobanov A.L., Smirnov I.S. 1994. Biodiversity and their analysis with computer data banks. In: Biodiversity. The degree of taxonomic study. Moscow, Nauka. S. 20-41 [in Russian]
  • Lobanov A.L., Petrushova N.I., Lebedev I.V. 1989. Universal simulation model of population dynamics of phytophages on the example of the codling moth Laspeyresia pomonella L. (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) // Entomological Review. Vol. 68, N 5. P. 60-66.
  • Zeitlin D.G., Lobanov A.L. The use of three theoretical distributions in a study on characteristics of distribution of helminth number in various hosts // Helminthologia. 1986. Vol. 23, N 1. P. 13-21.
  • Lobanov A.L., Schilow W.F., Nikritin L.M. 1981. Zur Anwendung von Computern fur die Determination in der Entomologie // Deutsche Entomol. Zeit., N.F. Bd. 28, N 1-3. S. 29-43. [in German]

Last updated: September 14, 1999