Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, evolution, development, and biogeography of marine bristle worms (Annelida)
Ecology of soft-bottom benthic communities
PhD, 2008 P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Thesis title: “Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of Onuphidae (Annelida: Polychaeta)”.
Supervisor: Dr. A.V. Gebruk, scientific consultant: Dr. K. Fauchald
MSс, 2004 Moscow State University, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Thesis title: “Deep-sea benthic macrofaunal communities of the northern part of the Greenland Sea”.
Supervisor: Prof. A.B. Tzetlin, co-supervisors: Dr. A.V. Gebruk, Dr. V.O. Mokievsky
RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2018–2022 Direktoratet for internasjonalisering og kvalitetsutvikling i høgare utdanning (Diku) CPRU-2017/10006 – ‘Multidisciplinary EDUcation and reSearch in mArine biology in Norway and Russia (MEDUSA)’
2018–2021 Norwegian Biodiversity Information Center. Artsprosjekt ‘Annelids from the Seep Norwegian Waters – AnDeepNor’.
2017 Direktoratet for internasjonalisering og kvalitetsutvikling i høgare utdanning (Diku) UTF-2016-short-term/10108 ‘Norwegian – "Russian Training Program in Annelid Systematics, Morphology and Evolution".
2013–2017 Marie Curie Fellowship. “Progenetic evolution in the deep-sea fauna (PRODEEP)”. University Museum of Bergen, Norway; in collaboration with Dr. E. Willassen.
2013–2017 Research Council of Norway (top-up finding of Marie Curie fellows)
2012–2013 YGGDRASIL – Young Guest and Doctoral Researchers' Annual Scholarships for Investigation and Learning in Norway. Research Council of Norway. “Evolution of the bristle worm family Onuphidae (Polychaeta, Annelida)” University Museum of Bergen, Norway; in collaboration with Dr. E. Willassen.
2012 Zoologica Scripta Travel Fellowship, co-funding to the YGGDRASIL grant.
2012 – 2013 Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) – 12-05-33049, “Colonisation of ocean depth and adaptations of deep-sea fauna". P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, Moscow, Russia.
2012 Endeavour Research Fellowship."Diversity and taxonomy of the deep-sea Australian onuphid seaworms". Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia; in collaboration with Dr. P. Hutchings and Dr. H. Paxton.
2010–2012 Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) – 10-04-01687 “Taxonomy and evolution of polychaetes of the family Onuphidae Kinberg, 1865 and their placement within the classis Polychaeta (Annelida)”. P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, Moscow, Russia.
2011 Lerner-Gray Fellowship (The American Museum of Natural History). "Reproduction and development of a tube dwelling polychaete Mooreonuphis stigmatis (Treadvell, 1922) (Onuphidae) from the North-east Pacific". Field project at the Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington, USA; in colaboration with Dr. E. Vortsepneva.
2010 Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar) taxonomic exchange fellowship. “Quill worms (Onuphidae, Polychaeta) from the deep-sea German expeditions to Antarctic and South Atlantic (ANDEEP I, II, III, DIVA 1, 2, 3)”. The German Centre of the Marine Biodiversity Research, Hamburg, Germany; in collaboration with Dr. Karin Meißner.
2006–2007 Predoctoral fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution “Revision of the genera Paradiopatra, Diopatra and Epidiopatra (Polychaeta: Onuphidae); in collaboration with Dr. Kristian Fauchald.
Martha Everett PhD student (2021-2025). P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russia
Miguel Meca PhD student (2019-2023). University of Bergen, Norway
Polina Borisova PhD student (2019-2023). P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russia
Polina Borisova M.Sc. thesis (2018). B.Sc. thesis (2016). Moscow State University, Russia (co-supervisor Dr. A. Tzetlin)
Martin M. Hektoen M.Sc. thesis (2015).
University of Bergen, Norway (co-supervisor Dr. E. Willassen)
INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
2019 13th International Polychaete conference, Los Angeles, USA
2019 8th International barcode of Life conference, Trondheim, Norway
2016 12th International Polychaete Conference, Cardiff, UK
2016 ForBio: Research School in Biosystematics annual
meeting, Trondheim, Norway
2014 ForBio: Research School in Biosystematics annual
meeting, Tromsø, Norway
2013 11th International Polychaete Conference, Sydney,
2013 International polychaete workshop, Lizard Island
Research Station, Australia
2010 10th International Polychaete Conference, Lecce, Italy
2010 12th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium,
2007 9th International Polychaete Conference, Portland,
2007 Abyssal Polychaete International Workshop, London, UK
2006 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium,
2013- ForBio: Research School in Biosystematics
2011- The Systematics Association
2011- The Willi Hennig Society
2021 BIOBLITZ Oman (Florida Museum of Natural History)
2013 Collecting trip, Sognefjord, Norway (University Museum of Bergen)
2013 Collecting trip, Lizard Island Research Station (Australian Museum, Sydney)
2013 Collecting trip, Mallorca, Spain
2012 Cruise on the RV Polarstern ARK XXVII/2, Greenland
Sea, HAUSGARTEN (AWI, Germany)
2009 Cruise on the RRS James Cook, Mid-Atlantic Ridge
(ECOMAR, NOCS, UK)
2007 Collecting trip, Espegrend Marine Biological Station
(University of Bergen, Norway)
2006 Collecting trip at the Carrie Bow Cay Field Station
(Smithsonian Institution, Belize)
2005 Cruise on the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh (IO RAS),
Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal vents
2004 Cruise on the RV Rift (IO RAS), Caspian Sea
2003 Cruise on the RV Polarstern ARK XIX/3c to the Greenland
Sea, HAUSGARTEN (AWI, Germany)
2000 – Yearly 1-2 month sampling trips at the White Sea
2011 Biological Station (MSU)
2018 – pesent Associate Professor at the Department of Natural History , University Museum of Bergen
2017 – 2018 Researcher at the Department of Natural History , University Museum of Bergen
2013 – 2017 Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Natural History , University Museum of Bergen
2012 – 2013 Guest researcher at the Department of Natural History , University Museum of Bergen
2005 – 2013 Researcher at the Laboratory of Ocean Benthic Fauna, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS
2006 - 2007 Predoctoral fellow at the Natural History Musuem, Smithsonian Institution
2004 – 2005 Technician at the Laboratory of Ocean Benthic Fauna, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RAS