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
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION
1978-1979 Ц Kalinin State University, Department of Biology and Chemistry
1979-1981 Ц Moscow State University, Department of Biology
1985-1988 Ц Kiev State University, Department of Biology
1988 - 1991 Ц Doctoral sudent (entomology), Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
May 1994 Ц DoctorТs degree in biology in Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
May 2002 Ц habilitation Ц Doctor of Science degree (Entomology) in Institute for Problems of Ecology & Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
1981Ц1985 Ц Military service, human rights activity
1988 - 1991 Ц Doctoral student (entomology) in Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev
1993 Ц 2000 Ц International Solomon University, Kiev: founder of the first Ukrainian not-state biological department, dean, provost, head of scientific department
Since October 2000 Ц Curator of the National Amber Collection in Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev
MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES, AWARDS, ETC.
Ukrainian Entomological Society, since 1978.
International Paleoentomological Society, since 2001.
I.I.Schmalhausen Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Biology (2014).
Sepkoski Award of Paleontological Society (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).
Russian (mother tongue), English: B2 (fluent conversation, translation and scientific writing); German: fair scientific translation. Other: Ukrainian - fluent.
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2019