Mammals’ ecology

 

Personnel

Head of the Laboratory – Dokuchaev Nikolai E., Dr. of Biology ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Senior Researcher – Dubinin Evgenii A., Candidate of Biology (PhD) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Senior Researcher – Lazutkin Anatoli N., Candidate of Biology (PhD) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Senior Researcher - Kochnev Anatoli A., Candidate of Biology (PhD)

Senior Researcher – Kiselev Sergey V., Candidate of Biology (PhD) ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Junior Researcher - Gorshunov Maksim Borislavich ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Engineer – Esaulova Tatjana A. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The Laboratory was organized in 1971.

Major trends of research

  • Fauna and biogeography of mammals in the North-east of Asia
  • Study of population cycles of small rodents in the North
  • Analysis of the shrews and voles communities’ structure in the North-East of Siberia.
  • Study of adaptation characteristics of terrestrial mammals in conditions of the North.
  • Development of scientific approaches to rational use and protection of predatory and ungulate mammals in the North-East of Siberia.

Main research achievements of the Laboratory

  • Taxonomic diversity of terrestrial mammals in the Far North-East of Siberia is revealed; main fragments of Beringia theriofauna formation history are determined
  • Patterns of population cycles of the tundra lemmings and field voles and mechanisms of population number regulation are determined
  • Adaptive ecological characteristics of the shrew in the North-East of Siberia have been studied
  • Ecology of aboriginal acclimatized commercial species of mammals in the North-East of Siberia (sable, otter, American mink, brown bear, bighorn) has been studied, and scientific approaches to their use have been worked out

Number of defended theses

Over the period of existence of the Laboratory 3 Doctorate and 12 Candidate (PhD) theses have been defended by its workers.

Main publications

Abramson N.I., Petrova T.V., Dokuchaev N.E., Obolenskaya E.V., Lissovsky A.A. 2012. Phylogeography of the Gray Red-backed Vole Craseomys rufocanus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) across the distribution range inferred from nonrecombining molecular markers // Russian Journal of Theriology. Vol. 11. No. 2. P. 137-156.

Andreev A.V., Dokuchayev N.Y., Krechmar A.V., Chernyavskii F.B. 2005. Terrestrial vertebrates of the North-East of Russia: Reference book. Magadan: NESC FEB RAS. 315p.

Andreev A.V., Dokuchayev N.Y., Krechmar A.V., Chernyavskii F.B. 2006. Terrestrial vertebrates of the North-East of Russia: annotated catalogue. Second edition, revised and corrected. Magadan: NESC FEB RAS. 315p.

 Bannikova A.A., Dokuchaev N.E., Yudina E.V., Bobretzov A.V., Sheftel B.I., Lebedev V.S. 2010. Holarctic phylogeography of the tundra shrew (Sorex tundrensis) based on mitochondrial genes // Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Vol. 101. No. 3. P. 721-746.

Chernyavsky F.B., Kartavtseva I.V. 1999. On systematic status of the true lemmings (Rodentia , Cricetidae , Lemmus) from Kolyma Lowland // Journal of Zoology. V.78. #10. Pp. 1237-1244.

Chernyavsky F.B., Lazutkin A.N. 1999. Population dynamics and variability of ecological-physiological parameters at Siberian lemming (Lemmus sibiricus Kerr.) from Kolyma Lowland // Siberian Ecological Journal. #1. Pp. 99-105.

Chernyavsky F.B., Devyatkin G.V. 2001. Sable in the Far North-East of Siberia: results of reacclimatization // Vestnik FEB. #2. Pp. 80-86.

Chernyavsky F.B., Krechmar M.A. 2001. Brown bear (Ursus arctos L.) in the North-East of Siberia. Magadan: IBPN NESC FEB RAS. 93p.

Chernyavsky F.B. 2002. Population dynamics of lemmings // Journal of Zoology. V. 81. #9. Pp. 1135-1165.

Chernyavsky F.B. 2002. Cycles of lemmings // Priroda. #10. Pp. 34-40.

Chernyavsky F.B., Lazutkin A.N., Mosin A.F. 2003. Variability of some physiological-biochemical parameters of fluctuating populations of the Red-backed vole ( Clethrionomys rutilus) // News of RAS. Biological series. #3. Pp. 556-564.

Chernyavsky F.B., Krechmar M.A. 2003. Taxonomy and history of the Brown bear ( Ursus arctos L.) from Beringia // Journal of Zoology. V. 82. #4. Pp. 534-541.

Chernyavsky F.B., Lazutkin A.N. 2004. Cycles of lemmings and voles in the North. Magadan: IBPN NESC FEB RAS. 150p.

Chernyavsky F.B. 2004. On taxonomy and history of the Bighorns (subgenus Pachyceros , Artiodactyla) // Journal of Zoology. V. 83. #8. Pp. 1059-1070.

Chernyavskii F.B., Dokuchaev N.E., Dubinin E.A. 2005. Terrestrial and marine mammals of TauiskBay, Sea of Okhotsk and its coast // Biological diversity of TauiskBay, Sea of Okhotsk. Vladivostok: Dal’nauka. Pp. 628-643.

 Chernyavskii F.B., Lazutkin A.N. 2006. Population dynamics of small rodents in northern ecosystems // Scientific basis for biodiversity conservation of the North-East of Russia. Vladivostok: Dal’nauka. Pp. 272-282.

 Chernyavskii F.B., Lazutkin A.N., Yamborko A.V. 2007. Dynamics and demography of the Red-backed vole (р. Clethrionomys) population in the taiga zone of the Kolyma’s right bank // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #2. Pp. 107-111.

 Cook J.A., Hoberg E.P., Koehler A., Henttonen H., Wickstrom L., Haukisalmi V., Galbreath K., Chernyavski F., Dokuchaev N., Lazutkin A., MacDonald S.O., Hope A., Waltari E., Runck A., Veitch A., Popko R., Jenkins E., Kutz S., Eckerlin R. 2005. Beringia: Intercontinental exchange and diversification of high latitude mammals and their parasites during the Pilocence and Quaternary // Mammal study. No. 30. Р. 33-44.

Dokuchaev, N. E., Ohdachi, S. and Abe, H. 1999. Morphometric status of shrews of the Sorex caecutiens/shinto group in Japan // Mammal Study. V. 24. № 2. Р . 67-78.

Dokuchaev N.E. 1999. Biogeography and taxonomic diversity of the shrews in the North-East of Asia // Reports of RAS. V. 364. #3. Pp. 420-422.

Dokuchaev N.E., Pospekhov V.V., Lazutkin A.N. 2001. Undesirable introduction of the Field mouse in Magadan region // Kolymskiye Vesti. #14. Pp.19-20.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Ivanov V.V., Zasypkin M.Y., Primak A.A. 2002. Red-backed voles  (Clethrionomys rutilus Pallas, 1779) from MatykilIsland (northern part of the Sea of Okhotsk) // Theriological studies. Iss.1. St.Petersburg. Pp. 140-143.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2003. On distribution of nematodes from genus Soboliphyme at red-toothed shrews in Eastern Siberia // Theriological studies. Iss. 4. St. Petersburg. Pp. 86-92.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2004. On infestation intensity of moose by nematode Alcefilaria abramovi Oschmarin et Belouss, 1951 in North-East Asia // Theriological studies. Iss.5. St.Petersburg. Pp. 132-134.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2004. First registration of the harvest mouse (Micromys minutus Pallas) in Magadan Province, Russia // Russian Journal of Theriology. Vol. 3. No. 2. P. 59-61.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Gulyaev V.D. 2004. Red-toothed shrews (Sorex, Insectivora) as parathenic hosts of cestodes from genus Mesocestoides // Theriological studies. Iss.5. St.Petersburg. Pp. 135-138.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2005. Reproduction of shrews (Sorex) in Siberia // Advances in the biology of shrews II. Special Publication of the International Society of Shrew Biologists. P. 419-431.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2005. Amphibians and reptiles from the coast of TauiskBay, Sea of Okhotsk // Biological diversity of TauiskBay, Sea of Okhotsk. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. Pp. 576-578.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Dorogoy I.V. 2005. New records of Microtus hyperboreus Vinogradov, 1933 (Rodentia, Arvicolidae) in Chukotka // Russian Journal of Theriology. Vol. 4. No. 1. P. 75-77.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Dorogoi I.V. 2006. New data on small mammals of the Anadyr basin //Journal of Zoology. V. 85. #1. Pp. 124-128.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Lapinski A.G., Solovenchuk L.L. 2008. Genetic Diversity of the Striped Field Mouse (Apodemus agrarius Pallas, 1771) in the Russian Far East as Assessed by RAPD-PCR // Biology Bulletin. V. 35. № 4. P. 368-373.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Lapinskiy A.G., Solovenchuk L.L. 2008. Genetic variability of Field mouse (Apodemus agrarius Pallas, 1771) from the Far East of Russia according to results of RAPD-PCR analysis // Izvestiya RAN. Biological series. #4. Pp. 429-434.

 Dokuchaev N.E., Lopatina N.V. 2008. Shrews of the high-mountain plateau Ukok (Southern Altai) // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #3. Pp. 101-103.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2009. On lichenophagy of Red-backed vole (Clethrionomys rutilus) / /Jounal of Zoology. V. 88. #8. Pp. 1013-1016.

 Dokuchaev Nikolai E., Kohno Naoki, Ohdachi Satoshi D. 2010. Reexamination of fossil shrews (Sorex spp.) from the Middle Pleistocene of Honshu Island, Japan // Mammal Study. Vol. 35. P. 157-168.

Dokuchaev N.E., Dubinin E.A., Lazutkin A.N., Ivanov V.V., Grachev A.I. 2011 Mammals. Plant and animal kingdom of Magadan Natural Reserve. Magadan: NESC FEB RAS. Pp. 156-177, 283-285.

Dokuchaev N.E. 2012. Mammals // Zavyalov Island (geology, geomorphology, history, archeology, flora and fauna) // M. GEOS. Pp. 183-192.

 Dokuchaev N.E. 2012. Distribution peculiarities of shrews (Soricomorpha) and rodents (Rodentia) on the continental coast of the Sea of Okhotsk // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #3. Pp. 118-123.

Dubinin E.A. 1999. Summer-autumn feeding of the river otter (Lutra lutra L.) on the north-eastern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk // Ecology. #2. Pp. 149-152.

Dubinin E.A. 2000. Trophic relation of Otter (Lutra lutra L.) and American mink (Mustela vison Schreb.) in the North-East of Siberia // Siberian ecological journal. #6. Pp. 761-769.

 Dubinin E.A. 2001. Anomalous craniological variability of Sable(Martes zibellina L.) and state of environment // Ecology. #5. Pp. 367-371.

 Dubinin E.A. 2002. On distribution of Otter (Lutra lutra L.) in the north-western Priokhotje // Siberian ecological journal. #6. Pp. 791-794.

 Dubinin E.A. 2002. Craniometrical variability of Weasel (Mustela erminea L.) from the north of the Far East of Russia // Theriological studies. Iss.1. St.Petersburg. Pp. 35-42.

 Dubinin E.A. 2002. Otter (Lutra lutra L.) in the North-East of Siberia: distribution and population number // Ecology. #3. Pp. 237-240.

 Dubinin E.A. 2003. Craniometrical and phenetic variability of Sable from the north of the Far East of Russia: on results of acclimatization // Theriological studies. Iss.2. St.Petersburg. Pp. 12-21.

 Dubinin E.A., Valentsev A.S. 2003. On population structure of Kamchatka Sable // Ecology. #5. Pp. 382-386.

 Frisman E.Y., Last E.V., Lazutkin A.N. 2010. Mechanisms and peculiarities of seasonal and long-term dynamics of shrews’ populations (Clethrionomys rufocanus and Cl. rutilus):quantitative analysis and mathematic modeling // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #2. Pp.43-47

 Gulyaev V.D., Orlovskaya O.M., Dokuchaev N.E. 2002. Helminthes of bats of Magadan region // Plecotus et al. # 5. Pp. 86-92.

 Gulyaev V.D., Dukuchaev N.E., Kornienko S.A. 2007. Cestodes of the genus Staphylocystoides Yamaguti, 1959 (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae) from shrews of Beringia // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #4. Pp.75-85.

 Gulyaev V.D., Zubova O.A., Dokuchaev N.E., Odachi S. 2009. Redescription of Ecrinolepis ezoensis (Sawada et Koyasu, 1995) comb. n. (Сestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Ditestolepidini) from shrews of Hokkaido // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #4. Pp.54-57.

 Gulyaev V.D., Dukuchaev N.E., Lykova K.A. 2010. Description of Spasskylepis rauschi sp. n. (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae) from shrews of Alaska // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #2. Pp.75-77.

 Gulyaev V.D., Dukuchaev N.E., Regel K.V. 2012. On Transberinria distribution of Marmotocephala wigginsi (Rausch, 1954) comb. nov. (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Anoplocephalidae) // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #1. Pp.33-36.

 Hope A.G., Waltary E., Dokuchaev N.E., Abramov S., Dupal T., Tsvetkova A., Henttonen H., MacDonald S.O., Cook J.A. 2010. High-latitude diversification within Eurasian least shrews and Alaska tiny shrews (Soricidae) // J. of Mammalogy. Vol. 91. No. 5. P. 1041-1057.

 Karpenko S.V., Dokuchaev N.E., Hoberg E.P. 2007. Nearctic shrews, Sorex spp., as paratenic hosts of Soboliphyme baturini (Nematoda: Soboliphymidae) // Journal of Comparative Parasitology. Vol. 74. No. 1. P. 81-87.

 Karpenko S.V., Dokuchaev N.E. 2012. First finding of trematode Maritrema afanassjewi Belopolskaja, 1952 at Shrews // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #3. Pp.103-106.

 Koehler Anson V.A., Hoberg Eric P., Dokuchaev Nikolai E., and Cook Joseph A. 2007. Geographic and host range of the nematode Soboliphyme baturini across Beringia // Journal of Parasitology. Vol. 93. No. 5. P. 1070-1083.

 Koehler A.V.A., Hoberg. E.P., Dokuchaev N.E., Tranbenkova N.A., Whitman J.S., Nagorsen D.W., Cook J.A. 2009. Phylogeography of a Holarctic nematode, Soboliphyme baturini, among mustelids: climate change, episodic colonization, and diversification in a complex host–parasite system // Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. Vol. 96. No. 3. P. 651-663.

 Kornienko S.A., Dokuchaev N.E. 2012. Two new cestode species of Neoskrjabinolepis Spasskii, 1947 (Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae) from the tundra shrew Sorex tundrensis Merriam (Mammalia: Soricidae) in Alaska and Chukotka // Systematic Parasitology. Vol. 83. No. 3. P. 179-188.

 Lissovsky A.A., Obolenskaya E.V., Abramson N.I., Dokuchaev N.E., Yakimenko V.V., Mal’kova M.G., Bogdanov A.S., Ivanova N.V. 2010. Geographic variation of Microtus middendorffii (Cricetidae, Arvicolinae, Rodentia) sensu lato studied by craniometrical and mitochondrial teatures // Russian J. of Theriology. Vol. 9. No. 2. P. 71-81.

 Melnikova Y. A., Gulyaev V.D., Dokuchaev N.E. 2005. Cestodes of insectivorous mammals of the Far East // Studies of natural complex Lazov Nature Reserve. Proceeding of the Lazob State Nature Reserve named after Kaplanov L.G. Iss.3. Vladivostok. Pp. 82-90.

 Obolenskaya Ekaterina V., Lee Mu-Yeong, Dokuchaev Nikolay E., Oshida Tatsuo, Lee Mi-Sook, Lee Hang, Lissovsky Andrey A. 2009. Diversity of Palaearctic chipmunks (Tamias, Sciuridae) // Mammalia. Vol. 73. No. 4. P. 281-298.

 Ohdachi S., Dokuchaev N.E., Hasegawa M., and Masuda R. 2001. Intraspecific phylogeny and geographical variation of six species of northeastern Asiatic Sorex shrews based on the mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences // Molecular Ecology. No. 10. P. 2199-2213.

 Ohdachi S.D., Yoshizawa K., Hanski I., Kawai K., Dokuchaev N.E., Sheftel B.I., Abramov A.V., Moroldoev I.,  Kawahara A. 2012. Intraspecific phylogeny and nucleotide diversity of the least shrews, the Sorex minutissimus-S. yukonicus complex, based on nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and the control region // Mammal study. Vol. 37. P. 281-297.

 Pereverzeva V.V., Lazutkin A.N. 2009. Polymorphism of citochrome b gene mtDNA of the Red-backed vole population from the flood-plain of the Buyunda river // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #2. Pp.84-89.

Serizawa K., Suzuki H., Iwasa M.A., Tsuchiya K., Pavlenko M.V., Kartavtseva I.V., Chelomina G.N., Dokuchaev N.E., Han Sang-Hoon. 2002. A Spacial Aspect on Mitochondrial DNA Genealogy in Apodemus peninsulae from East Asia // Biochemical Genetics. Vol. 40. No. 5/6. P. 149-161.

Vladimirova E.G., Danilova O.A., Chernigovsky E.V. 1996. Some peculiarities in formation of pituitary-hypothalamic neurosecretory system of the arctic lemming from Wrangel Island during postnatal period of development // Evolution biochemistry and physiology Journal. V. 32, #3. Pp. 308-317.

Vladimirova E.G. 2005. Change of neurosecretory system during seasonal reproduction of Red-backed vole (Clethrionomys rutilus) // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #4. Pp.58-66.

Yamborko A.V. 2009. New finding of Northern bat Eptesicus nilssonii in Magadan region // Plecotus et al. # 11-12. Pp. 108-109.

 Zasypkin M.Y., Primak A.A., Pavlenko M.V., Dokuchaev N.E. 2007. Genetic heterogeneity of the Field mouse (Apodemus agrarius Pallas, 1771) of Magadan region and south of the Far East of Russia according to results of allozyme variability study // Vestnik NESC FEB RAS. #2. Pp.49-55.

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