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Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics


Research directions:

Faunistics, Systematics, Taxonomy, Zoogeography, Morphology, Biology, Evolution, Phylogeny and Ecology of some Invertebrate groups (Protista, Spongia, Rotatoria, Turbellaria, Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda)

Within the department, there is the Research Group of Zoogeography

History of the Department


Vitaliy V. ANISTRATENKO

Head of the Department, DSci, Professor

Systematics, morphological evolution, phylogeny, ecology, paleontology, biodiversity and biogeography of gastropod Molluscs inhabiting the East-Mediterranean and Ponto-Caspian Basin.

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Vladislav I. MONCHENKO (1932-2016)

Chief Research Scientist, Academician of NAS of Ukraine

Taxonomy, zoogeography, ecology, fauna of freeliving freshwater and marine Copepoda.

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Leonid S. SVETLICHNY

Leading Research Scientist, PhD

Ecology, taxonomy, physiology and behaviour of sea Copepoda

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Roman V. BABKO

Senior Research Scientist, PhD

The microplankton and microbenthos of different water bodies, taxonomy of protozoa, ecology of riparian beetles, biodiversity, aquatic ecosystems.

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Robert S. VARGOVITSH

Senior Research Scientist, PhD

Biospeleology; cave fauna of Carpathians, Crimea and Caucasus; taxonomy of cave Collembola.

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Olga Yu. ANISTRATENKO

Senior Research Scientist, PhD

The biodiversity, morphology, phylogeny and palaeobiology of marine and brackish-water Miocene and modern gastropods inhabiting the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov as well as continental water bodies of South-East Europe.

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Olena V. DEGTYARENKO

The biodiversity, morphology, ecology and hydrobiology of brackish-water and fresh-water mollusks inhabiting the area of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov drainage system

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Igor A. BALASHOV

Research Scientist, PhD

Terrestrial molluscs of the East European Plain, Crimea and Ukrainian Carpathians (fauna, systematics, zoogeography, ecology, conservation).

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Marina B. KIRICHENKO

Research Scientist, PhD

Ecology and taxonomy of carabid beetles (Carabidae), diversity Coleoptera, biodiversity monitoring, biocenology, quantitative ecology, conservation ecology

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Nataliia S. IAKOVENKO

Research Scientist, PhD

Taxonomy and morphology of bdelloid rotifers (Rotifera: Bdelloidea). Biodiversity and ecology of soil rotifers. DNA taxonomy.

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Roman S. SVITIN

Research Scientist

Morphology, biology, ecology and phylogeny of nematodes parasitizing amphibians and reptiles

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Yuliya P. KANANA

Junior Research Scientist, PhD

Ontogenesis of planarians (Turbellaria, Tricladida).

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Jaroslava M. DANYLKIV

Qualified Engineer

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Valeria R. ZATURENSKA

Laboratory Technician

 

     

I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2017