THE FIELD OF RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:
During last 30 years engaged in study fauna, ecology, systematics, evolution and phylogeny of sessile protists. The basic scientific interests concerned investigation of Suctorea, Chonotrichia and Apostomatea (Ciliophora). Recently appreciable attention Dr. Dovgal give to development of the own concept of a hydrodynamical boundary layer of a liquid as an adaptive zone for sessile protists. Also interesting in questions of evolution of protists ontogenesis (ciliates especially) in connection with transition the last to the attached mode of life and in the problems of origin of Metazoa. Has published more 100 scientific works in the Ukrainian, Russian and international journals, three monographs and one popular scientific book on protistology.
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
October 29, 1954, Novo-Alexandrovsk, Sakhalin region, Russia.
1980 - Kiev State University, Biological Department, Graduate thesis: Taxonomical analysis of the family Urceolariidae (Ciliophora, Peritricha).
1989 - Candidate of Biological Sciences, Zoology (an equivalent of Ph.D), Shmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Kiev. Dissertation: Tentaculous infusoria (Cilophora, Suctoria) of the Ukrainian Polesje area.
2003 - Doctor of Biological Sciences, Protistology, Zoology (an equivalent of Sci. Dr.), Zoological Institute RAS. St.-Petersburg, Russia. Dissertation: Evolution, phylogeny and system of tentaculous infusoria (Ciliophora, Suctorea).
2010 Ц Professor (of zooology), academic status gave of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS:
1988 - honorary badge for the participation in the investigations of ecological consequences of Chernobyl accident.
1993 - grant of the International Science Foundation of G.Soros
2004 - Shmalhausen Prize of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the cycle of works "The problems of aquatic invertebrate animals (protists and mollusks) evolution" (jointly with Alexei. V. Korniushin and Vitaly V. Anistratenko).
Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev
1979-1981 - Laboratory assistant
1981-1982 - Practical student
1982-1987 - Engineer
1987-1993 - Junior Research Scientist
1993 - 2000 - Research Scientist
2000 Ц 2004 - Senior Research Scientist
Since 2004 Ц Head of a Department
Since 2007 - Deputy director of Shmalhausen Institute of Zoology
International Solomon University (Kiev)
1997 - 1998 - Senior lecturer
Zhytomir State University (Zhytomir)
Since 2003 Ц Professor
National Projects & Research Programs:
1987-1988, 1992 Program of the Urgent Measures on the Elimination of Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident, evaluation of Strontium-90 contamination by means of bioindication.
LECTURING & TEACHING:
1997 - 1998 - Protozoology, International Solomon University, Kiev
Since 2003 - Protistology, Zhytomir State University, Zhytomir
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFFESIONAL/SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS:
1983 - 1992 - All Union Society of Protozoologists
Since 2003 - International Association of Periphytologists
Since 2004 - Ukrainian Society of Parasitologists (Since 2006 Ц Chairman of Section of Protistologists under the Society)
Since 2006 - International Society of Protistologists (2006-2007 Ц Vice President)
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2009