Born December 16, 1970 Krasnodar, Russia
Citizen of Russia
Department of Zoology
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60605-2496, USA
PHONE: +1-312-665-7739 (direct-dial)
Systematics, phylogeny, biology, and evolution of Staphylinidae of the world; current emphasis on Quediina (Staphylinini) of the world and especially of the southern hemisphere temperate zone groups;
faunal surveys: Staphylinidae of the Caucasus and Palaearctic region;
Staphylinidae as a model for biogeographic research.
Ph.D. (Biology), St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, December 1997 [Thesis: Rove-beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the North-Western Caucasus: fauna, taxonomy, biogeography and bionomics, 197 pp (142 pp. of main part, and p. 143-197 of Appendix: faunal list of species].
Russian university degree (Biology) [equivalent to Ms. Sc.], Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia, June 1993.
Speak, read, write: Russian (native language)
Speak, read, write: English
Read (limited): scientific French, German, Spanish, taxonomic Latin
2002 - present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA.
2001 - 2002: Researcher, Laboratory of Insect Taxonomy, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1997 2001: Research Assistant, Laboratory of Insect Taxonomy, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1996 -1997 Secretary of the Baltic Fund for Nature of St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1996 Scientific secretary of St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists. St. Petersburg.
Fellowships and Awards:
2001 Scientific Award from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for conducting research work during 6 months in Germany [was not used because of the overlap with the received Post Doctoral position in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, USA].
2001 Fellowship grant from the International Organization for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union (INTAS).
1995 personal postgraduate fellowship (ISSEP), from the NSF, USA granted to support the research project towards Ph. D. degree, implemented in Russia.
Research Grants and Scholarships:
2001-2003 - partnership in research long-term grant for the team of coleopterists of Zoological Institute from the Russian Foundation of Basic Research for the study of the coleopteran fauna of the arid landscapes of the Palaearctic region. Project leader Dr. Prof. G. Medvedev.
2001 scholarship from the Robert O. Bass Visiting Scientist Fund in the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) for 3 weeks long visit. February, 2001.
1998 - 2000 partnership in research long-term grant for the team of coleopterists of Zoological Institute from the Russian Foundation of Basic Research for the study of the coleopteran fauna of the mountainous systems of extra-tropical Asia. Project leader Dr. Prof. G. Medvedev.
1998 2000 partnership in collection management grant for scientific collections of Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences from the Science and Technology Ministry of the Russian Federation.
2000 visiting grant from the Austrian Government for 3 weeks long visit to the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. December 2000.
2000 visiting grant from the Austrian Government for a month long visit to the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. May-June 2000.
1999 visiting grant from the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH: Chicago, USA), granted in November 1999 for 3 weeks long research visit to the FMNH in March, 2000.
1998 - Grant from the Russian Foundation of Basic Research for a collecting expedition to NE Turkey.
2000 present: visits to study Staphylinidae collections of the museums and universities worldwide (Austria: Vienna Museum of Natural History; Belgium: Royal Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels; Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren; Chile: National Museum of Natural History, Santiago; France: National Museum of Natural History, Paris; Germany: State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart; Russia: Moscow Zoological Museum of Moscow University, Moscow; Slovakia: Slovak National Museum, Bratislava; Switzerland: Museum of Natural History, Geneva; Ukraine: Institute of Zoology, Kiev; USA: American Museum of Natural History, New York; University of Nebraska State Museum; Snow Entomological Collections, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence.
1997 2002: assistance for Dr. Prof. G.S. Medvedev in management of the collection of Staphylinidae, Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Science; arranging loans of Staphylinidae for taxonomists worldwide; constant identification service (mainly Staphylinidae of European Russia and adjacent territories) for entomologists and students from various parts of Russia.
2000 rearranging of the collection of Quedius (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in the Natural History Museum in Vienna (visiting work).
June 1998 identification of Coleoptera in the collection at the University of Ataturk (Erzurum, Turkey).
2002 - 2003 USA, Illinois, 1 week
2002 Chile, 5 weeks
2000 European part of Russia, 3 weeks
1999 European part of Russia, 3 weeks
1998 North-eastern Turkey, 3 weeks
1992 Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgyzstan), 3 weeks
1990 2001 regular short and long-term field work in the Western and Central Caucasus, Russian Federation (from 2 to 4 weeks each year)
2003 one lecture and one lab on Coleoptera (Diversity and Evolution) for the undergraduates in the University of Chicago.
1999 (2 months) part time Lecturer on Invertebrate Zoology and Entomology in Biological College of St. Petersburg State University.
1994 (July) Instructor and Lecturer of the field practice in Entomology for graduate students. St. Petersburg State University, (field station Les na Vorskle in Belgorod region, Russia).
Editorial and Review Service:
Entomological Review, St. Petersburg, Russia. Reviewing of papers on Staphylinidae and related groups.
Zoosystematica Rossica, St. Petersburg. Russia. Reviewing of papers on Staphylinidae and related groups.
Zootaxa, international. Reviewing of papers on Staphylinidae.
Entomological Society of America
Russian Entomological Society