Name in full: Pavel Vassilyevich PUTSHKOV (in scientific publications), Pavlo Vasylyovych PUCHKOV (in the Ukrainian State Passport), (Ïàâåë ÏÓ×ÊÎÂ – Russian, Ïàâëî ÏÓ×ÊÎÂ – Ukrainian)
Date of birth: June 28, 1950
Place of birth: Ramon’, RUSSIA
Country of permanent residence: Ukraine
Residence address and telephone number: V. Vysotsky Bulv. 9, ap. 29; 02222 Kiev, UKRAINE +380444831752
Marital status. Married. Have a son and a daughter.
1977–1980. Postgraduate Course: I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Kiev.
1971–1976. Ukrainian Agricultural Academy (now Agricultural University), Kiev.
1957–1968. Primary & Secondary School, Kiev, Ukraine.
Highest Degree: Candidate of Sciences (=Ph. D.) in entomology, December 1981
Assassin-Bugs of the steppic zone of UkSSR and of the mountain Crimea. Kiev: Institute of Zoology, 1981: 260 p. (in Russian) (manuscript).
Number of Published Papers: 108.
1976 — current time. I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine (Kiev), Section of General and Applied Entomology, Senior Technician, Engineer, Junior Research Scientist, Research Scientist and (from 1989) Senior Research Scientist.
1971–1976. Ukrainian Agricultural Academy, Student.
1982–1986. I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, Sections of Zoological Museum and Paleontology, Technician and Senior Technician.
Grants and Fellowships:
2004 (September-November) — Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Visitor Grant for Foreign Scientists.
2004 (May) Bayerischen Museum fuer Naturkunde, Munchen, Visitor Grant for Foreign Scientist 2003.
2003 (September-Oñtober) — Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Visitor Grant for Foreign Scientists
1995 (Juin-August) — Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Visitor Grant for Foreign Scientists
1990 (May-Septmber) — Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Visitor Grant for Foreign Scientists
Current work deals mainly with study of taxonomy of the Palaearctic Assassin-bugs and with the search of the reasons of some extinctions in the geological past as well as with evoluitionism/creationism confrontation.
1. Systematic, taxonomy, faunae, biology of Assassin-Bugs of Palaearctic, and, partially, of the world (Heteroptera: Reduviidae).
2. Faunistics of Ukrainian heteropterans (Heteroptera).
3. Reasons of extinctions without ecologic replacement of Pleistocene terrestrial megafauna
4. Disproof of the so-called scientific creationism argumentation.
Skills in foreign languages: English: conversation, translation and scientific writing. Other: French: conversation, translation and, partially, scientific writing. German: conversation (partially), translation of scientific works.
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2009