[ Laboratory of Population Ecology ]

Lena V. Godlevska

senior research scientist

E-mail: LGodlevska (at) izan.kiev.ua

Web-site: http://kazhan.org.ua/eng/persons/godl-home.htm

Main interests

Fauna, ecology, zoogeography, phylogeography of bats, niche modeling analyses. Wildlife conservation. Science popularization.



2007: PhD-degree, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Kiev, NAS of Ukraine.


Supported projects

Has been involved in the execution of bat conservation projects as a team-leader or team-member.

2002: Migratory status of bats in Ukraine (by the MATRA programme, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; a member of the executive team).

20022003: Inventory of underground habitats in Ukraine and elaboration of recommendations to their protection (supported by the MATRA programme of he Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; a member of the executive team).

20042005: Bat census in Crimean caves (supported by BP Conservation Programme; team leader).

20062007: Key sites for cave-dwelling bats of Podillya and Dniester River region (supported by DEFRA, UK; team leader).

20082009: Key sites for cave-dwelling bats of the continental south of Ukraine (supported by Luxembourg Direction des Eaux et Forts, German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety through the EUROBATS Secretariat; team leader).

2009: Development of collaboration between bat workers and public healthy authorities: implementation for bat conservation in Ukraine (supported by MEEDDAT, France; DEFRA, UK; EUROBATS Secretariat; team leader).

20092010: Conservation of important underground bat sites in the Eastern Crimea (Southern Ukraine) (supported by Stichting Zoogdierenwerkgroep Zuid-Holland and the Bat Support Fund for Eastern Europe; team leader).

20102011: Follow-up inventory of underground bat sites in western part of Ukraine (supported by Stichting Zoogdierenwerkgroep Zuid-Holland and the Bat Support Fund for Eastern Europe; team leader).

2012: Workshops on bat research and conservation in Belarus (by the Habitat Foundation; invited trainer and lecturer).

20142015: Inventory of bat underground sites in not-cave regions of Ukraine (supported by the Bat Support Fund for Eastern Europe; team leader).

20162017: Bats of natural protected territories of Northern and Central Ukraine (supported by the Rufford Foundation; an applicant).


Professional involvement

Scientific focal point of Ukraine in Advisory Committee of EUROBATS Agreement.

Member of IUCN Species Survival Commission Bat Specialist Group.

Head of Scientific Advisory Council on the Conservation of Bats for Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

Member of the editorial board of Proceedings of the Theriological School, Proceedings of the Zoological Museum (Kyiv).


Language skills

Ukrainian, Russian, English


Author and co-author of over 90 scientific papers and monographs, conference abstracts, row of education and popularization publications.

List: http://kazhan.org.ua/eng/persons/godl-home.htm

Google Scholar profile

Research Gate profile


Selected publications

(as for May, 2017)


Dulitsky A. I., Godlevskaya E. V., Chirny V. I., Zimnukhov R. A., Goldin E. B., Tovpinets N. N., Evstafiyev I. L. Materials for structuring the local eco-net of the Eastern Crimean based on the theriological data // The nature of the Eastern Crimea. The assessment of biodiversity and development of the local eco-net. Kiev, 2013. P. 6774.

Fauna of Ukraine: conservation categories. Reference book / O. Godlevska, I. Parnikoza, V. Rizun, H. Fesenko, Yu. Kutsokon, I. Zagorodniuk, M. Shevchenko, D. Inozemtseva; eds.: L. Godlevska, H. Fesenko. The 2nd edition. Kyiv, 2010. 80 p. (In Ukrainian with English summary.) >>>

Godlevska L. Descriptions of species // Bats of Ukraine and adjacent countries: a guide for field investigations. Kyiv: Ukrainian Theriological Society, 2001. P. 8594. (in Ukrainian) >>>

Godlevskaya E. V. Use of Kiev caves by bats (Chiroptera): hibernation and swarming // . 2007. . 41, 5. . 438449. >>>

Godlevska O. in: Red Book of Ukraine. Animal world / Ed. by I. A. Akimov // Kyiv: Globalconsulting, 2009. (In Ukrainian.)

Godlevskaya E. V. Bats / in: Molodan G. N., Prikhodko S. A., Tretyakov S. V. et al. Landscapes, growth and animal world of the Meotida regional landscape park. Donetsk: Noulidzh, 2010. P. 84-87. (In Russian.)

Godlevskaya E. V. Expansion of Plecotus austriacus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) range: first records in Kiev Oblast (Ukraine) // Vestnik zoologii. 2012. Vol. 46, 1. P. 88. >>>

Godlevska L. V. Results of the work of the bat contact-centre (Ukraine) // Scientific Notes of Taurida V. I. Vernadsky National University. Series: Biology, chemistry. 2012. Vol. 25 (64), No 4. . 12-20. (In Russian with English summary.) >>>

Godlevska L. V. New Vespertilio murinus (Chiroptera) winter records. An indication of expansion of the species winter range? // Vestnik zoologii. 2013. . 47, 3. . 239-244. >>>

Godlevska L. Recent bats in the collection of the paleontological museum of NMNH, NAS of Ukraine // Zbirnyk prats Zoologichnogo museyu. 2013. Vol. 44. P. 145157. (In Ukrainian.) >>>

Godlevska L. Northward expansion of the winter range of Nyctalus noctula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Eastern Europe // Mammalia. 2015. 79 (3). P. 315-324. >>>

Godlevska L. Results of the work of the Kyiv bat contact-centre in 20122015 // Proceedings of the Theriological School. 2015. Vol. 13. P. 1119. (In Ukrainian.) >>>

Godlevskaya E. V., Ghazali M. A. New records of bats (Chiroptera) at the territory of Donetsk Region (Ukraine) // Vestnik zoologii. 2009. Vol. 43, 5. P. 470. (In Russian.) >>>

Godlevska L. V., Goldin P. E. Unusual age structure of the winter aggregation of Nyctalus noctula (Chiroptera) in Kiev // Vestnik zoologii. 2014. 48 (6). P. 533538. >>>

Godlevskaya E. V., Kondratenko A. V. Death of bats in window-traps // Plecotus et al. 2004. 7. P. 9799. >>>

Godlevska L. V., Rebrov S. V., Panchenko P. S. New data on bat fauna of Rivne oblast (Ukraine) // Nature conservation. 2016. 1(22). P. 7277. (In Ukrainian.) >>>

Godlevskaya E. V., Ghazali M. A., Postawa T. A current state of cave dwelling bat species (Mammalia, Chiroptera) of the Crimea // Vestnik zoologii. 2009. Vol. 43, 3. P. 253265. (In Russian with English summary.) >>>

Godlevskaya E. V., Ghazali M. A., Tyshchenko V. M. Results of the first full-scaled bat census in underground sites of the Continental Black Sea Region of Ukraine // Nature reserves in Ukraine. 2011. Vol. 17, issue 1-2. P. 34-41. >>>

Godlevska L., Ghazali M., Tyshchenko V. Results of the census of cave-dwelling bats in Podolia and Middle Dniester River region (Ukraine) in 20102011 // Variability and ecology of mammals. 2012. P. 8897. (Proceedings of the Theriological School, Vol. 11). (In Ukrainian.) >>>

Godlevskaya E., Panchenko P., Formanjuk O. New data on cave-dwelling bats of Odessa City vicinities // Rare theriofauna and its conservation. Luhansk, 2008. P. 93101. (Proceedings of the Theriological School. Vol. 9.) (In Russian with English summary.)

Godlevska . V., Tyshchenko V. M., Ghazali M. A. A current status of cave-dwelling bats of Podillya and Middle Dniester River region (Ukraine) // Nature reserves in Ukraine. 2010. Vol.16, issue 1. P. 53-64. (In Ukrainian with English summary.) >>>

Godlevskaya E. V., Tyshchenko V. N., Ghazali M. A. A first record of Myotis dasycneme (Chiroptera) in the Crimea // Vestnik zoologii. 2013. Vol. 47, 1. P. 38. (In Russian.) >>>

Godlevsky L., Tyshchenko V., Negoda V. First records of Pipistrellus kuhlii from Kyiv // Vestnik zoologii. 2000. V. 34, 3. P. 78. >>>

Godlevskaya E., Vishnevskiy D., Atamas N. Synanthropization of fauna: terminological questions. Fauna in anthropogenic environments. Luhansk, 2006. P. 6-13. (Series: Proceedings of the Theriological School, volume 8.) (In Russian with English summary.) >>>

Godlevska L., Buzunko P., Rebrov S., Ghazali M. Underground bat sites of not-cave region of Ukraine, on results of 20022015 // Visnyk of the Lviv University. Series Biology. 2016. Is. 71. P. 178189. (In Ukrainian.) >>>

Godlevska O. V., Ghazali M. A., Tyshchenko V. M., Drebet M. V., Martynjuk V. Ju. Results of the winter bat census in two sites of the Central Podolia (Ukraine) // Vestnik zoologii. 2011. 45(1). P. 8184. >>>

Godlevska O., Ghazali M., Zagorodniuk I., Lina P. Bats and rabies. Kyiv, 2010. 16 p. (in Ukrainian). >>>

Godlevska O. V., Petrushenko Ya. V., Tyschenko V. M., Zagorodniuk I. V. Winter aggregations of bats in caves of Central Podillya (Ukraine) // Vestnik zoologii. 2005. V. 39, 2. P. 3745. (In Ukrainian with English summary.) >>>

Parnikoza I. Ju., Godlevskaya E. V., Zimnukhov R. A. Karalara Steppe: from the regional to the national park // Steppe bulletin. 2010. Vol. 30. P. 23-27. (In Russian.)

Petrushenko Ya., Godlevska L., Zagorodniuk I. Investigations of bat communities at the Siversky Donets flood-lands // Visnyk Luganskogo ped. universytetu. 2002. V. 45, 1. P. 121124. (in Ukrainian)

Tyshchenko V. M., Godlevska O. V. First winter records of Vespertilio murinus and Nyctalus noctula (Chiroptera) in Kyiv // Vestnik zoologii. 2008. Vol. 42, 3. P. 280. (In Ukrainian.) >>>

Vlaschenko A.S., Godlevska L.V., Kravchenko .., Tyshchenko V.., Gukasova .S., Sudakova .V. Contribution to bat fauna of Holosiyivsky National Nature Park // Nature Reserves in Ukraine. 2012. V. 18, 1-2. P. 5158. (In Ukrainian with English summary.) >>>

Zagorodniuk I., Godlevska L. Theriological school 2000: Workshop on identification of bats and localization of their roosts using bat detectors // Vestnik zoologii. 2000. Vol. 34, 6. P. 119120. >>>

Zagorodniuk I., Godlewska L. Bats in collections of zoological museums of Ukraine: phenological review of data // Migratsijny status kazhaniv v Ukraini [Migratory status of bats in Ukraine]. Novitates Theriologicae, pars 6. 2001. P. 122156. (in Ukrainian) >>>

Zagorodniuk I. V., Godlevska O. V. Bats of tribe Myotini (Mammalia) in the Middle Dnipro Region: species composition, distribution and abundance // Vestnik zoologii. 2003. V. 37, 2. P. 3139. (in Ukrainian with English summary)



Godlevska L. Geoinformational system Bats of Ukraine // Abstracts of the XIth European Bat Research Symposium (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 18th - 22nd August 2008). 2008. P. 55.

Godlevska L. Bat research and conservation in Ukraine: a review // Abstracts. 42nd Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2527 October 2012. 2012. P. 22.

Godlevska L. Urbanization, two bat species and their winter range // 3rd International Berlin Bat Meeting: Bats in the Antropocene. Berlin, Germany, 13 March 2013. Berlin, 2013. P. 13.

Godlevska L., Khokhlova A. Vespertilio murinus autumn display song in Ukraine // Abstracts of the XIth European Bat Research Symposium (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 18th - 22nd August 2008). 2008. P. 56.

Godlevska L., Lina P. Ukraine: workshop Bats and man: conservation and epidemiological aspects // 2nd International Berlin bat meeting: Bat biology and infectious diseases. Berlin, Germany, 1921 February 2010. Berlin, 2010. P. 99.

Godlevska L., Ghazali M., Khokhlova A., Tyshchenko V. Bat key underground sites in the Eastern Crimea, Ukraine: numbers, threats and future // 15th International Bat Research Conference. Prague, 23-27 Aug 2010. Volume of abstracts. P. 150151. >>>

Godlevska E. V., Weezep E. van, Lina P. H. C., Kooi E. A., Zagorodniuk I. V. Heterogeneity of Eptesicus serotinus in (Eastern) Europe // XIIIth European Bat Research Symposium, 15 September 2014 Sibenik, Croatia. Book of abstracts. P. 71.

Rebrov S. V., Godlevska L. V. Bats of the national nature park "Pyryatynskyi": preliminary data // Pyryatyn eco-readings: proceedings of the conference (Pyryatyn, May 13, 2016). K.: Talkom, 2016. P. 9498. (In Ukrainian.)

Rebrov S. V., Godlevska L. V. To the question of spatial distribution of sexes in migrating bat species during breeding season // Abstract book of the Conference of young zoologists 2016 (Kiev, Institute of zoology, November 16, 2016). Kyiv, 2016. P. 18. (Zoological courier, No 10.) (In Ukrainian.) >>>

van Weezep E., Godlevska L. V., Prylutska A. S., Vlaschenko A. S., Lina P. H.C., Kooi E. A. First specific data on the occurrence of EBLV in bats from Ukraine // 4th International Berlin Bat Meeting: Movement Ecology of Bats, Berlin, 1315 March 2015. Berlin: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), 2015. P. 107.


[ Department of Population Ecology ]


I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2017