Arseny L. Tsvey

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Academic degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences
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Position: Leading Researcher
Contact phone: +7 (401) 504-12-51
Educational background: The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, 2000
Dissertations: “Migratory strategy of Robins (Erithacus rubecula) in Eastern Baltic.” (PhD)
Research interests: Migration strategies in passerine migrants, stopover ecology, physiological adaptations for migration, endocrine regulation of migratory behavior, impact of climate change on energetic/physiological condition of passerine birds during migration.
Field studies: The Courish Spit, Kaliningrad reg., Russia.
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 13-04-00490-а, PI L.V. Sokolov. “The effect of climate on the energetic and physiological condition of birds during spring migration”
  • RFBR 14-34-50045-mol_nr, PI A. Tsvey. “Corticosterone and leukocyte profile as indicators of physiological condition in passerines during autumn migration”
  • RFBR 15-34-51145-mol_nr, PI A. Tsvey. “Plasma corticosterone dynamics in passerines during autumn migration and wintering”
  • RFBR 16-34-50116-mol_nr, PI A. Tsvey. “Annual leukocyte profile dynamics in migratory passerines”
  • RFBR 16-04-01773-a. PI A. Tsvey. “The role of corticosterone in regulation of seasonal migrations in passerines”
Selected Publications:
  • Jetz W., Tertitski G., Kays R., Mueller U., Wikelski M., et al. 2022. Biological Earth observation with animal sensors. Trends in ecology & evolution, 37(4): 293-298.
  • Demina I., Tsvey A. 2021. Total white blood cell counts but not HL ratio changes in the transition from post-juvenile molt to autumn migration in the first-year Eurasian blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla). Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, 337(2): 159-170.
  • Волкова А. А., Березанцева М. С., Афонов К. И., Спиридонов А. В., Поликарпова Д. Р., Жукова Е. А., Демина И. В., Цвей А. Л. 2021. Связь лейкоцитарной формулы с энергетическим состоянием, гематокритом и метаболитами крови на примере большой синицы (Parus major). Зоологический журнал, 100(12): 1371-1387.
  • Demina I., Tsvey A., Babushkina O., Bojarinova J. 2019. Time-keeping programme can explain seasonal dynamics of leukocyte profile in a migrant bird. J Avian Biol 50(7): jav.02117.
  • Loshchagina J., Tsvey A., Naidenko S. 2018. Baseline and stress-induced corticosterone levels are higher during spring than autumn migration in European robins. Hormones and behavior 98: 96–102.
  • Müller F., Taylor P.D., Sjöberg S., Muheim R., Tsvey A., Mackenzie S.A., Schmaljohann H. 2016. Towards a conceptual framework for explaining variation in nocturnal departure time of songbird migrants. Movement Ecology, 4: 24.
  • Соколов Л.В., Цвей А.Л. 2016. Механизмы контроля сроков весенней миграции у птиц. Зоологический журнал, 95(11): 1362-1376.
  • Eikennar C., Tsvey A., Schmaljohann H. 2015. Faster spring migration in northern wheatears is not explained by an endogenous seasonal difference in refueling rates. Journal of Avian Biology, 46(6): 616-621.
  • Цвей А.Л., Соколов Л.В. 2014. Влияние изменения климата на физиологическое состояние воробьиных птиц во время миграции. Доклады академии наук, 455(2): 243-245.
  • Bulyuk V.N., Tsvey A. 2013. Regulation of stopover duration in the European Robin Erithacus rubecula. Journal of Ornithology, 154(4): 1115-1126.
  • Kraus R.H.S., van Hooft P., Megens H.-J., Tsvey A., Fokin S.Y., Ydenberg R.C., Prins H.H.T. 2013. Global lack of flyway structure in a cosmopolitan bird revealed by a genome wide survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms. Molecular Ecology, 22(1): 41-55.
  • Kraus R.H.S., Kerstens H.H.D., van Hooft P., Megens H.-J., Elmberg J., Tsvey A., Sartakov D., Soloviev S.A., Crooijmans R.P.M.A., Groenen M.A.M., Ydenberg R.C., Prins H.H.T. 2012. Widespread horizontal genomic exchange does not erode species barriers among sympatric ducks. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 12(1): 45.
  • Ktitorov P., Tsvey A., Mukhin A. 2010. The Good and the Bad Stopover: Behaviours of Migrant Reed Warblers at Two Contrasting Sites. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64 (7): 1135-1143.
  • Tsvey A., Bulyuk V. N., Kosarev V. 2007. Influence of body condition and weather on departures of first-year European robins, Erithacus rubecula, from autumn migratory stopover: a radiotelemetry study. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(11): 1665-1674.
  • Bolshakov C.V., Chernetsov N., Mukhin A., Bulyuk V. N., Kosarev V., Ktitorov P., Leoke D., Tsvey A. 2007. Time of nocturnal departures in European robins, Erithacus rubecula, in relation to celestial cues, season, stopover duration and fat stores. Animal behavior, 74(4): 855-865.
  • Chernetsov N., Sokolov L.V., Kosarev V., Leoke D., Markovets M., Tsvey A., Shapoval A.P. 2006. Sex-related natal dispersal of Pied Flycatchers: how far away from home? Condor, 108(3): 711-717.[711:SNDOPF]2.0.CO;2
  • Bulyuk V.N., Tsvey A. 2006. Timing of nocturnal autumn migratory departures in juvenile European robins (Erithacus rubecula) and external and endogenous factors. Journal of Ornithology, 147(2): 298-309.