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Laboratory of Population Ecology

The department was established in 1931, with the name Sector of the animal ecology. In different years, the deaprtment had been headed by A. G. Lebedev, A. A. Ljubischev, E. V. Zverozomb-Zubovsky, P. A. Sviridenko, N. N. Sinitsky, I. T. Sokur. Today, it’s headed by Prof. Igor G. Emelianov.

The base research theme: populations and communities of different animal species in ecosystems of different natural zones of Ukraine (diversity, zoogeography and conservation).

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Igor G. Emellianov

head, DSc., Prof., cor. member of the NAS of Ukraine

Diversity and its role in the functional stability and evolution of ecosystems, structural-functional organization of biosystems of various degree of integration.

Lena V. Godlevska

PhD, research scientist

Fauna, ecology, biology, behaviour of bats, practical nature conservation, GIS.

E-mail: lgodlevska(at)

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Natalia S. Atamas

PhD, research scientist

Ecology of colonial waterbirds, bird communities in transformed ecosystems, invasion processes, synurbization of fauna. Science popularization.

E-mail: atamasnataly (at)

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Iryna O. Synyavska

PhD, junior research scientist

Variability and morphological diversity in vertebrates, statistics, ordering and keeping of zoological collections.

E-mail: synyavska (at)

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Inna M. Kotserzhinska

junior research scientist

Ecology of amphibians and reptiles, ecological factors, fauna distribution, monitoring, nature reservation.

E-mail: inna.kotserzh(at)

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Sergiy V. Rebrov

PhD sturent

Bat ecology and fauna, bat communities in changed landscapes, bat conservation.

E-mail: sergij.rebrov (at)

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