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Department of Entomology and Collection Management

 

provides studies in:

Faunistics, taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology and ecology of the most important groups of insects of terrestrial (and some aquatic) biocenoses in Ukraine and adjusting territories.


Current Projects:

Entomofauna of the ground and its changes.

Systematics, morphology and faunistics of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera).

Systematics, faunistics and phylogenetics of the flies and mosquitoes (Diptera).

Systematics, morphology and faunistics of the beetles (Coleoptera).

Systematics and faunistics of the bugs (Hemiptera).

Systematics and faunistics of the aphids and cycads (Homoptera).


The Department History:

The Department of Entomology was established as an independent division in 1962. However, entomological studies had been conducted since the time of establishing the Zoological Museum in 1919 and were advanced since the Institute of Zoology was established in 1930. At that time, such eminent entomologists as Vladimir A. Karavajev (the head of the Department of Fauna and Systematics in 1930-1938), Ivan I.Zhikharev, V.M.Artobolevsky, and Ivan D. Belanovsky (head of the Department since from 1958 to 1958) were working in the field of entomology.

Since the Deparment was organized in 1959 and up to 1975, Vasily G. Putshkov ran it; and from 1975 to 2004 it was directed by Vladimir G. Dolin; in 2004–2007 Vladimir N. Stovbchaty was the acting head of the Department.

In 1986 a part of the Department of Entomology formed an independent Department of Systematics of Entomophages and Ecological Fundamentals of Biocontrol under the direction of Marina D. Zerova. In 2002 the Department of Scientific Fund Collections directed by Aleksander V. Putshkov was established based on the Department of Entomology.

In the past times, such known entomologists as Evgeny N. Savchenko, Vera A. Mamontova, Valery M. Ermolenko, Anna Z. Osychnyuk, Valentina N.Logvinenko, Tvgenija M. Tereznikova, Irina A. Fedorenko, Tamara G. Zhdanova, Yuri P. Nekrutenko, and others, worked at the Department.

In the meantime, the scientists of the Department have published 24 monographs in the “Fauna Ukrainy” series. Ten Doctors of Sciences and 27 Philosophy Doctors were trained and then defended their degrees at the Department.

(History in Details)


The Department Nowadays:

Now, four PhD students are training at the Department and 2 employees are preparing their doctoral theses.

The main projects of the Departments now are in the faunistics, ecology, taxonomy, zoogeography and phylogenetics of different insect groups of the faunas of Ukraine, Europe, the Palearctic Region and the World. Two Doctors of Sciences and 11 Philosophy Doctors, 2 Junior Research Scientists and 3 Engineers are working here.


Staff of the Department:

 

Valery A. KORNEYEV, Head of Department, DSc, PhD, Full Professor, Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine.

Insect diversity and nature conservation. Phylogeny, systematics, nomenclature and ecology of Diptera. Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and allied families: morphology, molecular phylogeny, evolution, insect-host relationships, distribution and zoogeography. Diptera in the fauna of Ukraine. Insects as weed biocontrol agents.

More than 215 papers.

Curriculum vitae >>

Also:

http://sites.google.com/site/nosferatumyiano/

http://sites.google.com/site/nosferatumyiano/Home/references

Leonid A. FRANTSEVICH, Adviser to the Administration, DSc, PhD, Full Professor, Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine.

General entomology, physiology of sensory organs and insect behaviour.

More than 180 papers, incl. 4 monographs.

Curriculum vitae >>

Also >>

Wikipedia page (Ukr.)

Aleksandr V. Putshkov, Head of Laboratory, DSc, PhD, Full Professor.

Fauna, systematics, morphology, ecology of carabid beetles (Coleoptera, Caraboidea) of Ukraine and Palaearctic (certain tribes): larvae of tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) of the world fauna; Coleoptera of transformed cenoses of Ukraine. Control, using, safekeeping of zoological collections of I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology.

More than 260 papers, incl. 6 monographs.

Curriculum vitae >>

Zlata S. GERSHENSON, Leading Research Scientist, DSc

Moths of the yponomeutoid complex (Microlepidoptera, Yponomeutoidea) of the World (taxonomy, phylogeny, systematics).

Curriculum vitae >>

79 papers, incl. 3 monographs and chapters in 4 books.

Irina V. DOLINSKAYA, Senior Research Scientist, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Notodontidae (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae) of the Palaearctic Region (taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny). Immature stages of Noctuoidea and Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera) of the Palaearctic Region.

Curriculum vitae >>

43 papers.

Olena P. KAMENYEVA, Senior Research Scientist, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Picture-winged flies (Diptera, Ulidiidae) of the World (morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics).

Curriculum vitae >>

66 papers: http://sites.google.com/site/seioptera/references-2

Vitaliy Yu. NAZARENKO, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) of Ukraine and bordering countruies (fauna, ecology, morphology, systematics).

Curriculum vitae: >>

149 papers.

Personal page: http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/rus/nazarenk.htm

Yevhen E. Perkovskiy, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Phylogeny, systematics, nomenclature and ecology of Leiodidae. Rovno amber fauna, flora and origin Baltic and Bitterfeld beetle faunas Sakhalinian amber fauna and flora Cretaceous ambers, especially Taimyr and Agzhakend amber Amber gall midges (Cecidomyioidea) Amber ants (Formicidae) Amber leef beetles (Chrysomelidae). Amber Cryptophagidae, Erotylidae and Phalacridae) of Ukraine and bordering countruies (fauna, ecology, morphology, systematics).

Curriculum vitae: >>

282 papers.

Grigory V. POPOV, Senior Research Scientist, PhD, Assoc. Prof.

Phylogeny, systematics, nomenclature and ecology of Diptera. World signal flies (Diptera: Platystomatidae), Palaearctic hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): morphology, taxonomy, faunistics, molecular phylogeny, evolution, insect-host relationships, distribution and zoogeography. Insects as pests, plant protection.

Insect diversity and nature conservation.

Curriculum vitae: >>

111 papers.

Lyubov S. CHERNEY, Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Fauna, systematics, morphology and ecology of Darkling beetles (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) of Ukraine and bordering countruies. Influence of anthropic factors on the diversity of the family in natural and transformed cenoses, study of synanthropic species of Darkling beetles. Management of zoological collections of the Institute.

Curriculum vitae >>

60 papers, incl. 2 monographs.

Vitalii V. KAVURKA, Research Scientist, PhD

Tortricid moths (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) of Ukraine and adjacent countries: morphology, evolution, ecology, distribution, zoogeography. Fauna, systematics and ecology of Lepidoptera. Insect diversity and nature conservation. History of entomology in Ukraine.

Curriculum vitae: >>

48 papers.

Taras I. PUSHKAR, Research Scientist, PhD

Grasshoppers and locusts (Orthoptera) of Ukraine and adjacent countries: fauna, systematics, ecology, morphology, zoogeography. Pygmy locusts (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) of the World: morphology, phylogeny, systematics and zoogeography. Protection of rare insect species and pest control.

Curriculum vitae >>

48 papers.

Severyn V. KORNEYEV, Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): systematics, phylogeny, zoogeography ecology. Harmful species of fruit flies: morphological and molecular diagnostics.

Curriculum vitae >>

34 papers, incl. 1 monograph.

Robert E. KRIVOSHEYEV, Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Fauna, systematics, morphology and ecology of the short-winged mold beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).

Curriculum vitae >>

10 papers.

Alexey V. PROKHOROV, Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Ukraine and adjacent countries: systematics, fauna, distribution, zoogeography, morphology and ecology. Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Europe: taxonomy, fauna and distribution.

Curriculum vitae: >>

44 papers.

Julia S. VASILYEVA, Leading Engineer

Technical and curatorial assistance.

Valentina A. KOZHEVNIKOVA, Leading Engineer

Technical and curatorial assistance.

 

     

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