Leading Research Scientist
Education and degrees
2006: Senior Research Scientist Title (equivalent to Associate Professor), Ukrainian Supreme Qualification Commission
1983: Candidate of Sciences Degree (equal to PhD) in hydrobiology, Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of NAS of the UkrSSR, Sevastopol
1968 – 1975: M.V. Frunze Simferopol State University, Biological Faculty
Since 2017: Leading Research Scientist at the Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics of the I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of the Ukraine, Kiev
2014 – 2016: Leading Research Scientist at the same Department
1986 – 2014: Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Animal Physiology and Biochemistry of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of NAS of the Ukraine, Sevastopol
1968 – 1984: Research Assistant, Junior Research Scientist, Department of Plankton, The A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of NAS of the UkrSSR, Sevastopol
The biodiversity, morphology, physiology and behavior of marine and brackish-water mesozooplankton species, inhabiting the Marmara and Black Sea;
Zooplankton hydrodynamics and biomechanics;
Water temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration in life cycles of planktonic copepods
1974 – 2015: Fifteen long (up to five months) expeditions to Atlantic, Indian Oceans, the Black and Mediterranean Seas aboard national (“Michail Lomonosov”, “Akademik Kovalevsky”, “Professor Vodyanitsky”) and international (“Bilim”, “Knorr”) research vessels. More than 30 cruises on small research vessels in the Marmara and Black Seas.
Field and laboratory experience with planktonic organisms especially calanoid copepods, handling of various sampling devices as well as live and preserved samples, determining the taxonomic composition, morphological and physiological parameters.
Determination of respiration rate and biomechanical characteristics of planktonic organisms with highly sensitive sensors and high-speed video
Participation in the projects
2015-2016: Participant of the project of the Fisheries Faculty of the Istanbul University IRP 49165 "Effect of abiotic factors on the state of zooplankton community in the Golden Horn Estuary (Istanbul)".
2012-2014: Participant of the project PERSEUS funded by the EU under FP7 Theme “Oceans of Tomorrow” OCEAN.2011-3 Grant Agreement No. 287600.
2007-2009: Co-director of the LG NATO “Adaptability and Vulnerability of Marine Species in Changing Environments” (ESP.NUKR. CLG 983036) (Turkish - Ukrainian – Italian cooperation).
2007-2009: Co-director of TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific Technical Research Council) – NASU (National Academy of the Ukraine) project ¹107Y001 “Salinity tolerance as a key factor of invasion success of the mesozooplankton species into the Sea of Marmara”.
2005-2007: Co-director of TUBITAK - NASU project ¹104Y208 “Salinity tolerance as a key factor of invasion success of the copepods of Calanus genus into the Sea of Marmara”.
2001-2004: Participant of the LG NATO “Grazing, growth and production of Calanus euxinus in the Black Sea” ¹ 978629 (Turkish and Ukrainian cooperation).
1997-1999: Participant of the LG NATO "Science for Peace" “Black Sea Ecosystem, Processes, Prediction and Operation Data Management” ¹ 971818 (Turkish - Ukrainian - Russian cooperation)
1996-1997: Participant of the LG NATO "Science for Stability" “Pelagic animals food supply in unstable Black Sea environment” ¹ 973262 (Turkish - Ukrainian - Russian cooperation)
2015: Two research visits to the Fisheries Faculty of the Istanbul University, Turkey
2007-2009: Two research visits to Marine Biology Station, Universita Del Salento, Lecce, Italy
2005-2009: Eight research visits to the Fisheries Faculty of the Istanbul University, Turkey
2001: Research visit to Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Hydrobiology, Sinop, Turkey
1996-1999: Seven research visits to the Institute of Marine Science, Erdemli, Turkey
Some other accomplishments
Reviewer for scientific journals, e.g. “Marine Biology”, “Marine Ecology Progress Series”, “Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science”, “Journal of Plankton Research”, “ICES Journal of Marine Science”, “Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies”
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2017