Senior Research Scientist, Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics Department
Candidate of Sciences (=Ph.D.).
Dissertation: “Terrestrial molluscs (Gastropoda) of the Ukrainian forest-steppe zone” (in Russian, 2011).
2007-2010 – Postgraduate course in I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Kyiv.
2002-2007 – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (=Kyiv State University), Faculty of Biology (now - “Institute of Biology”), Department of Zoology.
1992-2002 – School No. 200, Kyiv.
2010-curent time – I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics, junior researcher, researcher.
2007-2008 – Kyiv Zoo, Section of aquaterrariums and vivarium, Group of herpetology, worker by the care of especially dangerous animals.
Terrestrial molluscs of Eastern Europe (systematics, evolution, zoogeography, ecology, conservation, paleontology).
2010-2012 – Scholarship of NAS of Ukraine for the young scientists.
2011 – Commendation of Department of General Biology NAS of Ukraine “For the significant work and considerable contribution to development of national biological science”.
2012-2014 – Scholarship of President of Ukraine for the young scientists.
2013 – Prize of NAS of Ukraine for the young scientists for the series of works “Terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine: distribution, state of populations, conservation”.
2015 – Grant from The Rufford Foundation, project "Conservation of terrestrial molluscs in Ukraine".
2016 – Second grant from The Rufford Foundation, project "Conservation of terrestrial molluscs in Ukrainan grasslands".
2017 (September-December) – DAAD Scholarship, research stays in Zoological Museum of Hamburg University (Malacology Department of Prof. B. Hausdorf)
2017-2018 – Grant from NAS Ukraine, winning in the competition of scientific works of young scientists, project “Terrestrial molluscs of the Red Book of Ukraine: current state of populations and question of adding new species”
2020 – I.I. Schmalhausen Prize of NAS Ukraine for the series of works “Caraboid beetles and terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine and adjacent territories, their biocenotic and practical importance” (together with A.V. Putchkov)
Professional and environmental activities
2002-2007 – Member of the nature conservation student squad of Kyiv University.
2013-2020 – Member of the Scientific-technical council of Polesian Nature Reserve.
2017-… – Member of the Mollusc Specialist Group of IUCN Species Survival Commission.
2018-… – Expert of the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group.
Peer reviewer in: "Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society", “Molluscan Research”, "Journal of Conchology", "Acta Zoologica Bulgarica", "Revista de Biologia Tropical", " Folia Malacologica", "Zoodiversity", "Geologichnyi Zhurnal" and "Studia Biologica".
Skills in languages:
Ukrainian (native), Russian (fluent), English (upper intermediate).
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2020