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Taras I. Pushkar

Research Scientist, PhD

 

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Address:

Department of Entomology and Collection Management,

I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology

15 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street

Kyiv, 01030 UKRAINE

e-mail: taras.i.pushkar@gmail.com; taras@izan.kiev.ua


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Taxonomy, classification, morphology, zoogeography, and bionomy of grasshoppers and locusts (Orthoptera).

Taxonomic and faunistic study of Orthoptera of Ukraine, protection of rare species, and elaboration the methods of pest control.

Identification, morphology, phylogeny, evolution, systematics, distribution, and zoogeography of pygmy locusts (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae).

Insect diversity and nature conservation.

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION

2005Ц2008 Ч Postgraduate course (Ph.D.), Section of Entomology and Collection Management of Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

2004Ц2005 Ч MA in Biological Sciences, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, Biology Faculty (Honors Diploma)

2000Ц2004 Ч BA in Biological Sciences, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, Biology Faculty (Honors Diploma)

1990 Ч 2000 Primary & Secondary School, є45, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences (= Ph.D.)

Dissertation: Short-horned Grasshoppers (Orthoptera, Caelifera) of the Wood-and-Steppe, Mixed and Broad-Leaved Forest Zones of Ukraine (fauna, ecology, taxonomy)/ I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, 2011: 383 p. (in Ukrainian) (manuscript). Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D): December 2011.

 

POSITIONS HELD

December 2018 Ц current time: Research scientist, I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Department of Entomology and Collection Management.

April 2017 Ц December 2018: Associate research scientist, I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Department of Entomology and Collection Management.

November 2008 Ц April 2017: Junior research scientist, I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Department of Entomology and Collection Management.

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Number of Published Papers: 48.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH VISITS

2018 Ц Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Grant (No ћ/44Ц2018)

2017Ц2018 Ц Orthopterists' Society Grant

2015ЦIUCN Ц European Red List of Orthoptera, Visitor Grant, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011Ц2012 Ц Project of Ukrainian State Fund for Fundamental Research (No ‘40.4/043)

 

MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC SOCIETY

Ukrainian Entomological Society (since 2007).

The Orthopterists' Society (since 2017)

 

LANGUAGES

Ukrainian - fluent (mother tongue), Russian Ц fluent, English Ц intermediate conversation, translation and academic writing, German, French, Polish Ц reading (elementary).


     

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