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(last updated: August 18, 2015)


Personal data:

Alexandr Anatoljevich Stekolnikov

  • Date of birth: October 12, 1967.
  • Place of birth: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Nationality: Russia
  • Marriage status: Married since 2003 to Victoria A. Stekolnikova (All-Russian Research Institute for Farm Animal Genetics and Breeding)
  • Children:
    • Timofey (date of birth 3.01.2005),
    • Glaphyra (24.01.2009),
    • Pelagia (7.12.2012)
  • Address:
    Laboratory of Parasitology
    Zoological Institute Rus. Acad. Sci.
    Universitetskaja embankment, 1
    199034, Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA
  • e-mail:
    Alexandr.Stekolnikov@zin.ru
  • Official site (outdated):
    http://www.zin.ru/labs/parasites
  • fax: +007 812 328 29 41

Education and employment:

  • Present position (since 1.07.2008): Senior Researcher. Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1999-2008: Researcher. Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1998-1999: Junior Researcher. Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1998: maintained candidate of science thesis (Biology), entitled "Fauna and systematics of the mites of the Complex Neotrombicula (family Trombiculidae) from Russia and neighbouring territories" (Diploma No. 043497, 3. 04. 1998). Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1995-1997: Post-graduate student. Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1992-1995: Probationer. Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • 1991-1995: Student for selected courses in the School of Religion and Philosophy (Saint-Petersburg). Courses: "History of Philosophy", "Formal Logic", "Ancient Greek" (language course), "Patristics", "Philosophy of Husserl". Seminars on the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel, Fichte.
  • 1992: maintained Mgs. Sci. thesis, entitled "Mites of the subgenus Neotrombicula Hirst, 1925 (Trombiculidae) from Russia and neighbouring territories"
  • 1985-1992: Graduate student of the Faculty of Biology & Soil Science of Saint-Petersburg State University (Diploma No. 109322, 9. 06. 1992, qualification: "biologist-zoologist")

Professional experience:

  • 2013-2015: leader of the research group working on the project "Speciation in chigger mites: morphological, geographical and ecological aspects" supported by the grant 13-04-00028-a from Russian Foundation of Basic Research (RFBR).
  • 2012-2014: member of the research group working on the project "Taxonomical analysis and the main ways of morphological specialization in acariform mites (Acariformes) on the example of the cohorts (infraorders) Parasitengona and Eleuterengona" supported by the grant 12-04-00354-a from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Andrey B. Shatrov, ZIN RAS).
  • 2009-2011: member of the research group working on the project "Fauna of blood-sucking ticks and mites of European Russia and neighbouring territories taking into account geographical variability, microevolution, and the origin of areals" supported by the grant 09-04-00738-a from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Natalia A. Filippova, ZIN RAS).
  • 2006-2008: member of the research group working on the project "Basic aspects of species differentiation in blood-sucking ticks and mites of the families Ixodidae and Trombiculidae" supported by the grant 06-04-48220-a from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Natalia A. Filippova, ZIN RAS).
  • 1998-2008: member of E.N. Pavlovsky scientific school, supported by the grant 00-15-97742 from RFBR, later by the grant of the Ministry of Science of the Russian Federation for State Support of Leading Scientific Schools nos. SS-1664.2003.4 and SS-5563.2006.4 (Head of the school - Prof. Yuri S. Balashov)
  • 1998: partnership in the Programme of Integration of Russian High School and Academy of Sciences, code of project 326-1, "Educational-scientific complex for the training of specialists of different levels on the base of fundamental researches in the field of biodiversity and monitoring of environment at the Saint-Petersburg University and Zoological Institute RAS"
  • 2003-2005: member of the research group working on the project "Some aspects of micro- and macroevolution in blood-sucking ticks and mites of families Ixodidae and Trombiculidae" supported by the grant 03-04-49664 from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Natalia A. Filippova, ZIN RAS).
  • 2000-2002: member of the research group working on the project "Sympatria of closely related species of blood-sucking ticks and mites - vectors of transmissive diseases' agents in natural foci" supported by the grant 00-04-48881 from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Natalia A. Filippova, ZIN RAS)
  • 1997-1999: member of the research group working on the project "Taxonomic structure of species in blood-sucking mites and ticks" supported by the grant 97-04-50094 from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Natalia A. Filippova, ZIN RAS)
  • 1994-1996: member of the research group working on the project "The creation of the computer data bases on parasitic Acarina and Insects injuring human and animals of the fauna of Russia and neighbouring countries" supported by the grant 94-07-12081 from RFBR (Head of the project - Dr. Natalia A. Filippova, ZIN RAS)
  • 1993-1994: member of the research group working on the project "Computer integrated retrieval system on animal biodiversity (ZOOINT)" supported by the grant 93-04-21216 from RFBR (Head of the project - Acad. Alexandr F. Alimov, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences)

Membership:

  • Since 1996: member of Russian Entomological Society
  • 2015-2016: member of Entomological Society of America

Editorial activity:

Teaching experience:

  • 2000-2006: "Computer methods of mathematical statistics in taxonomy" - special course for 4th-year students of the Faculty of Biology & Soil Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University. Duration: 18h
  • 1997-2003: course "Terrestrial Arthropoda: spiders, mites and ticks" - as a part of the "Practicum" - for 2nd-year students of the Faculty of Biology & Soil Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University. Duration: 12h
  • 1994-1996: "Introduction to systematics" - lections for the members of the Club of Biologists, Saint-Petersburg Palace of Young Pioneers. Duration: 2h
  • 1990-1991: assistance in the field practicum in invertebrate zoology - for the 1st-year students of the Faculty of Biology & Soil Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University.

Personal grants and awards:

  • 1997: title "J. Soros Postgraduate Student" and the personal postgraduate fellowship (International Soros Science Education Program), from the NSF, USA granted to support the research project towards Ph. D. degree, implemented in Russia (code of project a97-954)
  • 1997: grant from Administration of Saint-Petersburg, Ministry of Education of Russia and Russian Academy of Sciences for students, postgraduates and young scientists (code of project M97-2.4K-15)
  • 1995: grant from the Foundation of support of young scientists (Division of General Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • 1993: stipend from J. Soros Foundation on the problem "Biodiversity"

Field experience:

Participation in 14 field expeditions for collecting parasites of Vertebrates and investigations of their fauna in Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Altai, and Central Russia. Organization, management and leadership of 8 field expeditions in Caucasus, Uzbekistan and Kirghizia.

  • 2013: Armenia - Participant
  • 2009: South Turkey (Beydaglary, Aladaglar, and Bolkar Ranges) - Participant
  • 2005: Altai Republic - Participant
  • 2003: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus, Caucasian Reserve) - Head of the group
  • 2002: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Head of the group
  • 2000: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Head of the group
  • 2000: Karachai-Cherkess Republic (Northern Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1999: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Head of the group
  • 1998: Kyrghyzstan (Chatkal'skij and Kirgizskij Ranges) - Head of the group
  • 1998: North-Eastern Turkey (Trabzon, Erzurum, Artvin and Rize Provinces) - Participant
  • 1997: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Head of the group
  • 1997: Karachai-Cherkess Republic (Northern Caucasus) - Head of the group
  • 1996: Kabardino-Balkaria (Northern Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1995: Karachai-Cherkess Republic (Northern Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1995: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1994: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1993: Uzbekistan (Chimgan, Chatkal'skij Range, Bukhara) - Head of the group
  • 1992: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus, Black Sea coast) - Participant
  • 1991: Krasnodar Territory (Western Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1990: Belgorod Province - Participant
  • 1990: Daghestan (Eastern Caucasus) - Participant
  • 1989: Stavropol Territory - Participant

Major directions of research activity:

  • Systematics and fauna of chigger mites (Acari: Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae)
  • Geographical variability of chigger mites
  • Sympatria of closely related chiggers species
  • Eco-geographical rules
  • Methods of multivariate statistics in systematics
  • Philosophical aspects of systematics.

Language skills:

  • English (speak, read, write)
  • Ancient Greek (read)
  • Russian native speaker

List of publications:


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